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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

63 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.03%
Wants: 21
Gots: 16 | 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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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -7%

2012 bottle. Pour is copper with ruby edges and a tight light tan head. Nose is sour cherry, light oak and vanilla, a bit of acetic acid. Taste is quite nice, acetic acid fades away, sour cherries are very well integrated with oak and vanilla. A bit of malt mid to late palate. Well balanced and very tasty, lighter body and very well carbonated.

08-11-2014 00:46:57 | More by cpetrone84
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metter98

New York

4.46/5  rDev +1.1%

A: The beer is very hazy reddish brown in color. It poured with a short tan head that consistently covered the surface and left bits of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sour cherries and oak are present in the nose. The cherries become stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional hints of underlying malts and the oak seems to be more prominent and lingers through the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and tart on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer taste nothing like a 13% abv beer and is incredibly easy to drink considering its strength. If I had to venture a guess, I would say it tastes more like a 7% abv beer. It has plenty of malts and tartness to cover up the alcohol.

08-02-2014 18:08:08 | More by metter98
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

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Jonada

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

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De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2012 (Bottled 2013) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
96 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.