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De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2009 (Bottled 2010) - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2009 (Bottled 2010)De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2009 (Bottled 2010)

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 30
Gots: 40 | FT: 2
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DaveHS on 10-09-2010)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into Duvel glass.

Medium brown color; some head; opaque.

Smell is much milder than expected. Dark fruit, brown sugar.

And actually, even the taste is milder and more subtle than I remember. There is a kind of "old cellar" / vintage oak undertone. A sweet stonefruitiness is probably the main flavor, though. Combined with the acidity, there's very much a plum flavor.

The high sourness almost gets hidden by the sugar flavor (I guess there's still plenty of residual sugar; lips feel sticky after taking a sip).

Looking forward to opening my other bottles, trying them out at slightly higher temperatures, etc. I remember this being quite an excellent beer on other occasions that I've tried this beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours with a surprisingly large off white head. Thick collar. Wispy surface.

Smell - Malty and acidic. Acetic. Cherry and red wine aromas.

Taste - Caramel malt. Acetic sourness. Dry. Oaky. Lots of vanilla and no sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Boozy. Oaky. Dry. A huge sour. Still with full carbonation.

Overall - The slighest oxidation has set in. Otherwise this is just as good as it was when I first had it. It should be noted that this was my first sour. I was blown away then.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip.

This is an aggressively carbonated beer. A large, off-white sea foam froth forms over a caramel amber beer.

The nose is tart, with nice cherry notes. There is some oak, vanilla, and vinegar in the back.

The flavor mostly follows the nose. It is simple, but nice. Tart cherries,

The mouthfeel is really fizzy and bubbly. Even without a full body, it held the 13% ABV really nicely. It was tart and slightly acetic, but not incredibly sour.

This is a nice Flemish sour.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my first De Dolle's, and it happens to be a 13% monster Flanders Red...

Appearance. a rosy red hue that is surprisingly clear. Surprising amount of head that sticks around and laces well.

Smell: Lots of light and medium colored fruits. Spicy and sugary. Pepper and molasses. Put your nose well into the glass and you'll get other darker fruits and hints of leather and funky hay.

Taste: Pretty much as advertised: This is a souped up Flanders, with way more alcohol and flavor than you might be used to. Fruit up front, with a juicy, cherry middle, quite sour mid swallow... Nice oak tannin on the finish. Finish is long and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Quite highly carbonated, but that's not going to be whats slowing you down here, this is a sipper. Spend a good half hour or more with this little bottle.

Overall: Enjoyable, but not as drinkable and sociable as something like a Rodenbach Grand Cru.

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De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2009 (Bottled 2010) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
97 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.