De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2009 (Bottled 2010) - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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4.35/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
04-26-2014 04:56:47 | More by shleepy
3.95/5 rDev -10.4%
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.
10-15-2013 02:25:31 | More by Alieniloquium
4.04/5 rDev -8.4%
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.
07-02-2013 01:32:12 | More by KickInTheChalice
4.05/5 rDev -8.2%
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.
05-25-2013 01:26:23 | More by uno99
4.43/5 rDev +0.5%
Cap is stamped Bottled Feb 2010.
A - Dark garnet, two fingers off white head that keeps getting bigger, massive amount of carbonation bubbles, good lacing.
S - Raspberry, strawberry, yeast, oak; as it warms you get aromas of raisons, figs, candi sugar, and hints of caramel.
T - Raspberry, strawberry, brown sugar, tart, oak, yeast, molasses, green apple.
M - Medium-full bodied, moderate-high carbonation, dry finish.
O - I had Duchesse De Bourgogne recently and this is like a darker/mellower vesion of that. Great beer.
06-09-2012 23:51:25 | More by Rickythejeweler
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2009 (Bottled 2010) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
96 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.