1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2009 (Bottled 2010)De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2009 (Bottled 2010)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

95 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 52 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Neffbeer
Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-17-2011 22:44:01 | More by Neffbeer
Photo of theminutemen
theminutemen

Missouri

5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-21-2012 20:26:34 | More by theminutemen
Photo of Jay864SC
Jay864SC

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-20-2011 22:55:47 | More by Jay864SC
Photo of charladam
charladam

Colorado

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-02-2011 22:01:38 | More by charladam
Photo of fbc24
fbc24

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-12-2013 13:34:08 | More by fbc24
Photo of Kaydogg
Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-30-2011 00:27:24 | More by Kaydogg
Photo of sideshowe
sideshowe

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-15-2011 16:26:18 | More by sideshowe
Photo of Metal4Breakfast
Metal4Breakfast

Florida

5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-12-2012 11:22:21 | More by Metal4Breakfast
Photo of InspectorBob
InspectorBob

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-01-2011 18:29:46 | More by InspectorBob
Photo of HamGlade10
HamGlade10

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-15-2013 18:49:44 | More by HamGlade10
Photo of patm1986
patm1986

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-23-2011 23:47:33 | More by patm1986
Photo of victory4me
victory4me

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-16-2011 02:30:44 | More by victory4me
Photo of WOLFGANG
WOLFGANG

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-05-2013 03:50:15 | More by WOLFGANG
Photo of Rochefort10nh
Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-25-2011 23:29:00 | More by Rochefort10nh
Photo of josefnewsong
josefnewsong

New York

4.93/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Has to be the best sour beer I've tried (yes I'm lumping it into the bigger category of "sours") I know it's not a style. Deep red in color, billowy off-white head...I could smell the sour in the air before my nose approached the glass. The taste was immaculate, such that I raved about the beer for a good 5-10 minutes after sipping a few times. The 13% abv wasn't in your face at all, only showing itself about halfway through the beer. Huge sour/tart raspberry taste dominated with hints of oak and other fruits as well. Can't say I've ever had a beer quite like this. Well crafted by all means. If only the price was more reasonable I'd be buying cases.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 19:04:10 | More by josefnewsong
Photo of mj001jk
mj001jk

California

4.83/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber with a light hazelnut-colored foam that leaves a thin creamy lace around my Andersson Valley Brewing Company gold-rimmed tulip glass.

Ethereal perfumes of grandeur escape from the glass and caress my anticipation. This is a remarkable beer, where the spirit is cloaked by a crescendo of aromas, ripe red apple, cherry, quince and dates. The oak barrels add just the right amount of toffee, vanilla and mulling spices to the nose.

The flavors are amazing, red and green apples, sour cherries, dried apricot and walnuts, with hints of astringent plum skins as it lingers on the palate.

The mouthfeel is smooth, just the right amount of carbonation with a tiny hint of sweetness counteracting the dry sourness.

This is a very complex and enjoyable beer. At the alcohol level it is at, I could only imagine the amount of time you could put this away and still be blown away many years later. In my mind it has set a new bar for this style of beer, quite possibly the best I have had so far (and wife concurs).

I should leave it at that...

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 05:48:32 | More by mj001jk
Photo of HopsSchnapps
HopsSchnapps

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. brown bottle. 2009. A reddish-amber beer with a big expanding head in a Duvel tulip. The aroma is simply wonderful. I was not expecting this. Fruity, floral almost like roses and has a nice sourness like lemons. It smells like there is Brett or some other wild yeast in there.

The taste is tart, lemony and a fizzy mouthfeel that prickles the tongue. The yeast seems to add its own form of bitterness. The one thing that sticks out is the hidden 13% ABV. This is dangerously smooth.

I always hear people say that a beer blew them away.That rarely happens to me. Well this beer did that. Ultra smooth, dangerously drinkable, lots of complex flavors going on, perfect sourness. This is a special beer and now I want to acquire more. If I came up with a list of 5 beers that would be stocked in my cellar this would be in that list. Simply wonderful and one of the best beers I've had.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 19:00:30 | More by HopsSchnapps
Photo of crossovert
crossovert

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottle.

It pours an amazing translucent red, deep and crimson. The head is frothy and off-white with some great lacing.

The smell is amazing. It is full-on with some surprising hops but mainly a rich, sweet fruit decadence. There is a ton of pineapple and citrus with some maraschino cherry.

The flavor is utter dominance. It is sour, but not mouth-puckering. This one defies logic though. At 13% it isn't sweet at all, it is sour, but not over powering, and above all there is no hinting of alcohol what-so-ever. It has apricots, apples, cherries, raspberries, and pears. IT is a fruity, rich, malty, but tart and sour beast.

Just a beast.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 06:39:46 | More by crossovert
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-15-2014 22:55:16 | More by GreenMountainBoy
Photo of bbadger
bbadger

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

11-15-2011 02:28:27 | More by bbadger
Photo of uturn
uturn

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

12-01-2011 22:47:14 | More by uturn
Photo of Jazzcrop
Jazzcrop

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tastes are spoiled coffee (in a good way), spices, apple cores, nuttiness, oak, strong yeasts, maltose, love, pralines, pecans, hickory, smoked meats, lavender, honey, cane sugar, dryness, marigolds, capers, chrysanthemums, booze. Smells like booze, strong malt, candied fruit, some funk, medicine and lollipops. Awesome!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 22:51:03 | More by Jazzcrop
Photo of DIM
DIM

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a very dark cola color with lighter, golden edges. It poured with a large, uneven, and clumpy head.

s: Old, very lightly sweet berries, mild apple cider vinegar, and maybe some caramel. There was some gentle warmth, but 13%? Hard to believe.

t: Light sweetness up front in the form of candi-sugar and dark fruits. Quickly gives way to tart, musty fruits and something vinegary. This tastes like it has half the abv listed here. There is a lingering tart berry flavor and an oaky tingle. I've definitely never had anything quite like this.

m: This has a bigger body and light apritzy carbonation.

o: I don't have the vocabulary to describe beers like this one. It was in a price range I don't venture into very often anymore, but it was worth every penny.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 10:47:40 | More by DIM
Photo of jayhawk73
jayhawk73

Maryland

4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Danbar- Thanks Dan!

Review from notes:

Pours a dark brown with a nice cocoa sliver of a head. Great carbonation and decent lacing. Smell is that of wine, oak, and funk. No alcohol in the nose at all- which at 13% ABV is really impressive. Taste is simply unbelieveable. Super easy to drink, and a fantastic finish. Where's the 13% alcohol? Unbelieveable it could be masked this well. Awesome feel- very wine like. Overall, this is a world class brew, and I'm glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 17:30:10 | More by jayhawk73
Photo of mikesgroove
mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

always one of my favorite beers every year, i always look forward to the days when i get to try this! poured into a snifter

Rich, deep, mahogany in color with an impenetrable from light consistency to it. No head at all though, which kind of shocked me to be honest, but still good color for the style.

The aroma was deeply sour, with tons of apple vinegar like aroma to it. Richly funky this one was one crazy ass smelling beer. As it warmed I started to pick up some nice notes of caramel, some nice dark fruit notes and a slight hint of some earthy malts, but all layered underneath and incredible layer of deep funk. The flavor started out the same way, almost lip puckering strong notes of vinegar, followed by some nice tart fruits that just layered and stay upon the tongue. Some nice, dark earthy flavor then upon that. Really rich and complex. The finish was just as tart, drying out the palate and really just letting the rich flavor peak through your tongue and last long with an almost sour cherry like finish.

overall an instant classic as always!

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 21:13:14 | More by mikesgroove
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2009 (Bottled 2010) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
97 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.