overall
100
99
style
Brewed by De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Diksmuide, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
available

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1111   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Matured in Bordeaux casks.
2002 bottles: 12% ABV.
2004 through 2013 bottles: 13% ABV.

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Arnoud (35) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Poured with a huge fluffy head that dissipated slowly. Brown with reddish tint. Nose is yeasty, fruity, perhaps a bit vinous. Flavor is tremendous... well balanced. Strong body with alcoholic warming. Fruity, tart, a bit dry at the end. Great, although I think I prefer the original Oerbier a bit more.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Belgo (154) - Kge, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2005
Beatiful mahogany colour. The aroma bursts with blackberries, cloves and toasted oak. This is almost like a beer-version of cognac. On the palate the beer is very sweet and heavy, but the sweetness is balanced beatifully by fruitiness and some sourness. Very long aftertaste. Thanks a lot to Jeppe (BierKnig) who let me have the privilege to taste this exceptional beer with him.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Aromas of Dates and plums witha big malt bomb of a body. Nice tart candied fruit and nuts with brownsugar and syrup. Only one problem with this bee. they did not make enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mucom (35) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2005
Not the best DB beer I had to drink. Hazy deep red brown beer with a little quick ending head. Very alcoholic taste with notes of cherry, port, vanilla and vinegar. The aftertaste is somewhat sweety, candy and ending in oaky alcoholness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rauchbier (3832) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2005
Bottle conditioned, at Essen Kerstbierfestival 2004. Hazy deep red brown, low head and moderate condition. Big woody alcoholic nose with hints of sherry, port and balsamic vinegar. Very spirity in the mouth with a vinous sherry note, lots of woodiness and even more alcohol but with some underlying candy sweetness. Long dry and oaky finish with retronasal alcohol.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2005
I could bury my nose in this glass forever. Cherry, grapes, and a hint of wood envolpe me. Beautiful light brown colour bordering on a deep red. A nice sized head that dissappeared into a patchy but thick lace. Wow, just a small sip is amazing. Tart flavour filled with cherries, dates, plum, green apple, and some sweetness. This ends with a sour aftertaste that is not offensive. Rather, it entices me to drink further. Exceptional!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Bottle thanks to Willblake. Brown/red color with a medium sized tan head. Sour, wine-like aroma with hints of cherries and wood. Flavor was tart, with some grapes, cherries and a nice warming alcoholic finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2005 I will call the color chestnut, with ruby highlights, with a good size tan head. Jimmack04 was so generous to share this. The aroma was complex with dates and malts and sourness. The flavor is deep with many different levels here. starts with something fruity, followed by oak, wood, malt and something I cant nail down. Finished smooth and dry. Thanx Jimmack05 and joeec5! Re-rate on a 2001 bottle, wow! I forgot to mention the NUGE sour component. Damn, this is like those sour warhead candies my nephews love!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorwart (2562) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Decent sized ivory colored head. Great carbonatin that keeps a thin foam on the surface of the brew. Inticing aroma of butter, wet oak, sour grapes, cherry and a hint of roastyness. Color is a cloudy dark brownish amber. Wow. powerful flavor. Big alcohol presence, offset by a nice tartness. More grapes, cherries and a bit of spices. Makes the mouth salivate and beg for more. Finish is very warming from the alcohol and dry. Bit of caramel in the finish with more tartness. A top quality belgian strong ale and one that I will seek out again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Deep ruby brown, thick head and total lacing action. Vinegar, cherry, vanilla frosting, and scotch jump out of the glass and achieve maximum olfactory impact. Then an oak tree fell on my tongue, spewing its acidic life blood of berries through my mouth and dumping scotch into the burning wounds. Appreciable, and complex, though not something I would want to subject myself to very often.


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