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De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2012 (Bottled 2013) - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2012 (Bottled 2013)De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2012 (Bottled 2013)

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 6.79%
Wants: 15
Gots: 17 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 12-16-2013)
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle served in a teku glass

Appearance: Pours a dark red brown color with 3 fingers of a light tan, creamy head with nice retention and lacing. Body is dark amber but relatively clear when held to light. Lots of visible carbonation.

Smell: Green apple, belgian yeast, raisins, vinegar, red grape and sweet bready malt background.

Taste: Starts with a medium acidic sourness which carries through the finish. Most prominent are notes of red grape, sour cherry, oak, brown bread, red apple and a slight booziness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with high carbonation. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Moderately strong alcohol warming sensation in the back of the throat, but goes down smooth.

Overall: Really good beer. I had a 2010 Reserva a couple months ago and I actually preferred this over the aged beer (Whether that's due to differences in vintage, or just preferring the beer fresh, I don't know). One drawback is that I'm not sure the 13% ABV is really necessary (A complaint I had with the 2010 as well). I think they could tone down the booziness a bit without losing any flavor. With that said though, it's still a great beer that's worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers returns.

Poured into a HF stemmed glass. Served at cellar temperature (~ 57F today)

A: Rich mahogany-red body with ruby red highlights. Crystal clear. Huge 2+ inch head that is off-white and full of bubbles. Te head dissipated in 4-5 minutes but left a ring of foam around the surface of the beer and moderate lacing in the glass. Swirling regenerates the head to about 1/2 inch.

S: Green apples with a hint of wood and malt. Notes of spice and a touch of alcohol from the Calvados casks. Rich and full.

T: Tart cherry with notes of smoke and leather up front followed by dry, earthy tannic finish. Well balanced with vinous notes and the essence of Calvados. Hints of rich malt and brown sugar. There's an ever so gentle hop bite on the finish as well.

M: Sightly (IMO) overcarbonated, especially for a Flemish Red, but it works in this beer as the bubbles bring out new flavors from the tip of the tongue to the back of the throat. Medium to heavy body that needs carbonation to aid drinkability.

O: This vintage at this point in time is one of the best expressions I've had. Smooth and even throughout, the alcohol is well hidden. So happy to see it back in production.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled September 2013. $9.99/330 ml. Poured into a tulip.

A fine beer but not outstanding in any characteristic. 3.75

A – Pours brown with reddish tints and an ivory two-finger head. 3.75

S – Sweet and sour, raisins, orange. 3.75

T – Sour, big lactic, oaky, low to no bitterness, some finishing sweetness, clear fruit flavor, all on top of a nice malty base. 3.75

MF – Medium bodied, semi-dry finish, good carbonation, a bit of a pucker. 3.75

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De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2012 (Bottled 2013) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
96 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.