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De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2010 (Bottled 2011) - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2010 (Bottled 2011)De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2010 (Bottled 2011)

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 50
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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 11-14-2011)
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
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4.35/5  rDev -0.9%

Poured into a tulip. Big thanks to SteveFinny for this. A 13% oud bruin, wtf?

4.5 A: Hazed deep plum color. Two fingers of frothy/pillowy beige head. Retention is very good, especially for the ABV and a big ring of lacing is left.

4.5 S: Huge cherry aroma. Tart and lightly acetic. Sweet, yet funky. Apple orchard, oak, vanilla, and berries. I'm amazed at how well this is hiding the booze. That in itself is a feat. This is fairly simple for the style, but it smells so good that I can't deny it a stellar score.

4.5 T: Like this nose, this has a big intensity and the flavors mesh so well. Cherries and berries are the highlight. So much flavor that it's like I'm drinking a cherry cider or something. Moderate tartness and again, lightly acetic. Vanilla and oak next. The funk comes out to play offering rotting wood, apple orchard, wet grass, and some mustiness. The booze is more apparent in the taste, but it's still well hidden. A bit of tannins from the barrel. Very good.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation, which is lightly spritzy and a bit stingy. Not particularly creamy, but it works and works well.

4.0 D: Very tasty beer. I can't believe I'm drinking an oud bruin this big. The flavors sure reflect that. Well done.

08-14-2012 01:09:33 | More by DavoleBomb
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

02-27-2013 13:12:27 | More by Bizoneill
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-07-2012 00:59:20 | More by beenitty
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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
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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
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

12-24-2011 04:21:52 | More by 13esd
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-18-2013 21:23:13 | More by Photekut
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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

01-06-2013 04:34:27 | More by Gonzoillini
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

07-20-2013 00:21:22 | More by Crazydaddyo
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

02-26-2013 20:47:12 | More by Seaba
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-03-2012 16:39:40 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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South Carolina

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
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

08-28-2012 22:45:22 | More by GRG1313
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

07-16-2012 02:38:57 | More by claaark13
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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
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

01-21-2012 20:26:11 | More by theminutemen
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-13-2012 15:18:55 | More by enelson
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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-30-2011 23:05:27 | More by Jay864SC
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

02-18-2013 05:06:28 | More by gtermi
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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.

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

02-08-2013 03:05:43 | More by st9647v3
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New York

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
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-21-2011 01:43:05 | More by richardflyr
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De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2010 (Bottled 2011) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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