De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2010 (Bottled 2011) - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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3.05/5 rDev -30.5%
A - A red-brown hazy kind of beer. The head is a nicely shaped foam ring, light beige of color.
S - A strong sour wine oder mixed with old cherries.
T - Oak, cherries, light sour, sweet and still it feels to dry.
M - Medium carbonation, a little less would have been nice even as a thicker body! A wooden and bitter finish.
O - I expected a lot more, certainly a fuller and thicker body.
11-20-2011 12:31:33 | More by Mar02x
4.18/5 rDev -4.8%
Thin tracings of white bubbles. Deep red-amber body. No lace.
Powerful nose, sour, backbone of red wine vinegar but with a big sweet undertone. Pretty boozy.
Wow. Boozy (fresh) and strong, makes a full progression. Starts sour, then vinegar, then raspberry, then bitterness, then some boozy raspberry vinagrette. Interesting gamut.
Good feel, smooth, foamy enough to break it up from becoming vinegar.
Nice Flemish sour... interesting that there would be one this strong ABV-wise. It's tangy.
12-11-2011 05:48:48 | More by zaphodchak
3.78/5 rDev -13.9%
Big thanks goes out to JYounger30 for this one as part of the Birthday BIF! Enjoyed while watching the Auburn @ Alabama game during Rivalry Saturday! Served from bottle into a Unibroue La Fin Du Monde tulip. Poured brown with a two finger very light tan head that remained throughout the glass. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart, sour, tart cherry, fruit, and wood. The flavor was of sweet malt, wood, earth, tart, fruit, and subtle cream. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. The nose on this one was actually pretty nice and complex. It would however lead you to believe that this beer is more sour/tart than it actually is on the flavor. The flavor was quite a bit more subdued. I can honestly say that the ABV of this brew was NOWHERE to be found. Kind of scary considering what it weighs in at. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance to do so.
11-27-2012 21:28:26 | More by thagr81us
4.55/5 rDev +3.6%
It's time once again for this annual transcendental brew.
Served in a wine glass at 50º.
Decanted slowly to keep the yeast out, though a wisp does float through the deeply saturated crimson liquid. Otherwise perfect clarity, with a dirty tan cap of foam on top. A thin collar of lace remains around the edges after the first few sips.
Almond, cherry, oak, and leather. A perfectly balanced and intoxicating aroma.
Smooth buttery oak lubricity, light carbonation. Light acid starts to pucker the cheeks, then the wet woody oak rolls through, drying out the palate completely. Cherry pits with bits of visceral clinging flesh, firm oak dryness, traces of yogurt and damp hay. A masterful Oud Bruin that is a treat to savor. Thank you Kris Herteleer!
03-07-2012 02:04:47 | More by emerge077
4.22/5 rDev -3.9%
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.
A real nice dark garnet almost red, but mostly dark brown body. Head forms with a simple tan head, but manages to stay with a lot of retention. Basic, simple, good. As drinking commences, a collar never leaves the glass of a light tan appearance.
Nose, is dark sour fruits, and a hint of heat. Warming, caramel, slightly rich but also kind of salty beef jerky. I dig this! Rich tasting in sense from the smell. Lingering.
Taste brings an interesting bunch of flavors. Malt and sour sense but tolerable, with a fantastic mild salty finish. Texture bring all the right notes, with not a hint of alcohol booze what so ever. Nice rich salt and brine, a faint caramel. But mostly a tolerable charming sourness.
Overall pretty solid, and I would want this again and again. The high ABV on this is hardly even noticeable, which aside from its flavor and taste profile, is probably the most impressive thing about this beer. I will look for you again my friend, come next year! Cheers!
12-18-2011 05:31:07 | More by smakawhat
3.68/5 rDev -16.2%
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy dark orange mahogany amber. Thin off-white head dissipates immediately to leave a thin ring around the glass, which leaves light lacing. Aroma of sour light fruit, cherry, light sweet fruit, somewhat vinous. Flavor is sour cherry and apple, moderate red wine note, likely from the oak, complex and well integrated. Somewhat lacking in carbonation. This is obviously well made, but not my favorite style. Tasted alongside a 2005 bottle.
02-11-2012 04:31:20 | More by LiquidAmber
4.33/5 rDev -1.4%
A: The beer is slightly hazy dark red in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of sour cherries in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the beer has flavors of cherries and oak and light amounts of sourness and tartness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. There is a bit of dryness in the finish.
O: There are no traces of alcohol whatsoever in this beer, which is very surprising considering its strength.
12-16-2011 15:35:08 | More by metter98
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2010 (Bottled 2011) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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