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
96
world-class

104 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 31
Gots: 40 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DaveHS on 10-09-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brewed 2009
Bottled Feb2010
In a snifter the beer was a ruby red color with a medium-sized tan head.
Sweet fruit aroma, some spice. Alcohol noticeable, but not overwhelming. The aromas worked well with each other.
Very, very nice taste. Tart cherry up front, brown sugar, and a little late alcohol burn. Again, you feel the alcohol, but it complimented the other tastes.
Sharp, almost medicinal. Slight alcohol burn.
I had this after dinner, and thought it was a near perfect ending to a great meal. The alcohol, while definitely present, combined nicely. I would not have thought it to be 13% ABV without reading the label.

Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Photo of DaveHS
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a deep ruby with tan highlights and an inch and a half of vibrant khaki head. Leaves moderate, sticky lacing.

S-Caramel apples, red wine vinegar,dark candied fruits, cherries, a touch of earthy spice.

T/M-Moderately tart up front. Takes a while for this one to settle into your palate and reveal itself. There are some wonderful, complex sweet flavors underneath the tartness. Oak, candi sugar, plums and brown sugar. The mouthfeel is thin, with dry, prickly carbonation. Very impressive, but not quite as subtle as previous batches. That's not to say this isn't a spectacular beer.

D-It doesn't seem to be very available, but I will be drinking it until it disappears.

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De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2009 (Bottled 2010) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
96 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.