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

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RATINGS: 1115   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bstill (1) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2007
What can I say, this has got to be hands down my favorite beer that I can actually get access to at least annually. This beer truly blurs the line between wine and ale. The 13% is brilliantly disguised. Aroma of red wine, vinegar, cherries, candy sugar, and sweet malt. Excellent mouth feel, full bodied but far from cloying and rounded out by nice oak tannins. Taste is wonderful with dark fruits (cherries), red wine, oak, and candy. Again the tannins from the barrel and tartness from the yeast combined with the sweet malt provide an amazing combination of flavors!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (3069) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle shared with ebone1988 for the Koleminer20 turns 3k and Ebone1988 turns 1.6k Bonanza. 330 mL bottle received in a trade with berntholer, vintage 2012, bottled 2013. The pour is a darker brown color with a couple shreds of ruby coming through. There is a thicker egg shell colored head that falls to a thick ring and film leaving a few spots of lace. The aroma is really winey. There is a strong grape fruitiness and a good wine barrel character to it that Im not crazy about. Its decently crisp and clean but there is a bright wine character. The flavor isnt as good. Its more wine forward with a heavy grape and a strong barrel character. This isnt really my jam. The mouth feel is crisp and clean and carries a good bit of carbonation and a lingeringly wine barrel and hint of grape on the back end. Its good, but its not that good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1657) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20 for the Koleminer20 Turns 3k and Ebone1988 turns 1.6k Bonanza. For the book. 2012 vintage, bottled 2013. Aroma is wine, barrel, sweet fruit, tart, sour, floral, good. Appearance is red brown, light brown head, mostly hazy. Taste is woody, some wine, fruity, tart, sour, eh. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, woody wine tart aftertaste. Overall, Im not as impressed as I thought I would be.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
90 (212) - BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2017 Gedronken januari 2017; flesje van 2012: Mooie geur met tonen van van (wilde?) gist. Complexe zurige smaak in balans: licht azijn, lichte eik, licht zoet; rond en mooie tannine. In de afdronk iets jong, jonger dan 5 jaar oud bier zou doen vermoeden. Gedronken februari 2017; flesje van 2010: De smaak is doorleefde, gerijpter, en krijgt nu een 9.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlazerT (839) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle. Sensoric. Brown, medium hazy with small, dirty white head. Good Head retention and poor lacing. Aroma with quite strong acetone, vinegar accents, moderate oaky character. Moderately fruity (apple), woody and citric. Taste is sweet (thats nice and surprising), later one semi-dry and finally lightly bitter and sour. For that ABV highly drinkable, just a slight warming (or maybe this is subjective). In summary really complex beer, youll find here everything - sweet, sour, dry, bitter, oaky, maltiness, some fruity character. Everything perfectly balanced. Outstanding.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vipinvelp (4107) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2016
Clear dark bourgondien, tanned foam ring remaining. Sour & Sweet in aroma and taste, quite fresh, cherries. Great. (Essen 201612)

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jelledebont (119) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2016 Dit lijkt meer op een goede wijn dan op wat ik me in eerste instantie bij bier voorstel. Echt heel erg lekker! Ik heb de 2013-versie op.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Korcz (2220) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. 2005 vintage. Rewelacyjny, niesamowicie zbalansowany i ułożony, kwaśny Belgian Strong Ale. Wybitne piwo.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matzou (147) - SPAIN - NOV 13, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2016 Big smell of plum! Cask smell ? Amazing! Appearance is brownish with a lot of undesirable things floating around like some cork particles in a bad wine. Taste of passed fruits salads very sour but a good sourness masking the abv of this beer. Iam a bit confused about the sourness as it is too much or not?! But for a first try at sour beer it is definitely amazing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1992) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2016
12oz bottle of 2007 release. Pours a dark reddy brown color. Sour aroma. Delicious delicate sour red ale. Some cherry and plum flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (1991) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle at home. Murky, semi-opaque brown pour with a tan head. Huge notes of red grapes, grape vinegar, grape skin, vanilla, sherry, dried fruit. Medium to full body, medium carbonation and a sour, somewhat acidic finish.


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