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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1136   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Matured in Bordeaux casks.
2002 vintage: 12% ABV.
2004 and later vintages: 13% ABV.

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4.1
fonefan (52342) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2006
Bottle 2005 @ Kerstbierfestival 2006 in Essen, BE. Hazy dark amber color with off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, yeast, fruit (apple) wood and some sourness. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration. Very complex a nice ..

4
yespr (48876) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a crispy light brown and quickly disappearing head. Raisin sweet aroma, with a citric note and a mild malt presence. Sweet then dry and finally sour flavoured. Vague malt base beneath. Dry sour long into the finish. Very nice.

4.2
Ungstrup (38852) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2004
A hazy dark amber beer with a fine head. The aroma is sweet malty with hints of sourness. The flavor is sweet and sour, malty and very complex - with the alcohol completely hidden. A truly amazing beer. Thanks a lot to Jeppe (BierKöning) for sharing this one with me.

4
joergen (29598) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
Bottled. Hazy orange coloured with a small beige head. Acidic aroma of spices, wood and dried fruits. Acidic and woody flavour with notes of dried fruits. Interesting.

4.1
anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2005
2004 bottle. Hazy dark amber in colour. Small off white head. A little woody aroma and some fruityness. A little sour flavour and also a little woody. Notes from the alchohol asweel. The aftertaste is a little sour. But a very nice sourness.

4.2
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2007
Bottled (13%, 2005 version). Thanks goes to GarethYoung for this bottle, which I decided to share with rsmeds on his marriageday. Dark cloudy syrupyish reddish/brown colour with huge beige creamy head. The aroma is grapes, alcohol and sour fruits. Flavour is quite the same, along with some grassy notes on the tip of the tongue. Also lots of cocoa to be found behind the sourness once it gets warmer. The burps you burp after this also taste like cocoa or milk chocolate. Overall an extremely complex beer, which probably ages well and might make it a bit smoother.

4.7
Travlr (26404) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2010 2007 vintage. Thanks to Greg (a trade for a Westvleteren 8) at Birreria Paradiso in Georgetown. Deepest maroon color, lively sand-colored head. Aroma - smells like Christmas! Pine & cinnamon. Tastes like an old tawny port, starts vinous & grapy, progresses to a smoky, malty flavour with prunes, dates & oak. Finishes dry and musty, almost like a lambic! Superb. 2002 bottle at the Kulminator, shared with tarheels86. Very boozy, aroma of dates. Acidic taste with dark fruits and alcohol. Nice brew, but inferior to the 2007. 4.0

3.4
madmitch76 (26366) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2017
29th October 2009
Kulminator on the Borefts 1 trip. 2008 Vintage. Cloudy brown beer, good cream coloured head. Sour caramel. Minerally marmite. Creamy and tangy. Bitterish aftertaste.

A 2006 bottle smelled dusty and tasted dusty. Poor.

18th November 2017
2005 Vintage. Clear deep red - amber beer, good tan head. Nice of strong oxidisation and rubber. Smooth palate, semi dry and with decent fine carbonation. Fairly tart dark fruits with a little red berries buried underneath. Molasses. Prunes and cranberry mingle with a salty bitterness. No rubber in there from the nose but some oxidised tangy caramel is. Plenty going on but it is pretty challenging to drink, too much so really. 3.2

18th November 2017
2006 Vintage. Light haze on this deep orange - amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry, decent fine minerally carbonation. Tart fruits over a touch of toffee. Ripe lemon and orange and a trace of cherry. Caramel in the background as is a little pine. Finishes with a light savoury bitterness. Much more approachable than the 2005.

3.4
cgarvieuk (26360) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2009
Bottle at home ... 2006 ... Thanks to iowaherkeye for this one ... copper big bubbly head .... quite sour tart berries ... sweet roast malts up front and balsamic vinegar sour cherries in background ...decent but not really my thing

3.9
omhper (25941) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2004
Bottled. Hazy nut brown, lively creamy head. Vinous, woody and tart. Medium bodied with lightly toffeeish malt. Cherryish finish. Has dry white wine qualities.


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