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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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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 29
Gots: 38 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers visit their website

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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New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Relative to the alcohol percentage, this was a very easy-drinking beer. I found it to be a dark ruby color and compared to most of this style it retained its head well.

The taste was pretty one-dimensional, but not in a bad way. It had a sourness that stayed with the beer. The typical sour + wood flavor I would associate with the style.

Again, I don't mean "one-dimensional" to be a negative. Well worth seeking depending on the price.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2010 04:29:41 | More by GeoffFromSJ
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New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-04-2014 02:10:55 | More by taospowder
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4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 04:56:47 | More by shleepy
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

04-12-2014 02:44:43 | More by kodt
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-15-2014 22:55:16 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

11-19-2013 02:40:53 | More by campfirebrew
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3.95/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 02:25:31 | More by Alieniloquium
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

09-13-2013 19:12:25 | More by KevinmusPrime
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

09-08-2013 20:34:20 | More by ShemRahBoo
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-20-2013 01:09:22 | More by aasher

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-05-2013 03:50:15 | More by WOLFGANG
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4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 01:32:12 | More by KickInTheChalice
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-29-2013 19:10:45 | More by drummermattie02
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Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 01:26:23 | More by uno99
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-12-2013 13:34:08 | More by fbc24
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-22-2013 06:14:24 | More by rydev24
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-09-2013 15:08:26 | More by Thorpe429
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-15-2013 18:49:44 | More by HamGlade10
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-12-2013 03:08:59 | More by spycow
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-22-2012 02:09:52 | More by ElGallo
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-20-2012 15:24:29 | More by ajs4bd
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4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 23:51:25 | More by Rickythejeweler
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

06-03-2012 01:58:23 | More by rmaste6282
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New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a dark mahogany color with a wisp of head. The aroma is bursting with sweet candy fruit. The flavor has more that complex sweet fruit, mixed in with hard candy--almost like a tootsie pop. Rich in character and complex in body, the beer is great for digestion following a heavy meal. The alcohol is skillfully hidden its complexities.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 01:53:14 | More by BeardedBoffin
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-12-2012 11:22:21 | More by Metal4Breakfast
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De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2009 (Bottled 2010) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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