De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2012 (Bottled 2013) | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2012 (Bottled 2013)De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2012 (Bottled 2013)
BA SCORE
94.9%
Liked This Beer
4.3 w/ 118 ratings
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2012 (Bottled 2013)De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2012 (Bottled 2013)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Belgium
dedollebrouwers.be

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by emerge077 on 12-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
118
Liked:
112
Avg:
4.3/5
pDev:
11.86%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
26
Trade:
4
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

33cl bottle at De Dolle Brouwers (Esen, Belgium)

Smells like a dream. A wonderful mix of sour cherries, oak, vanilla, apples and Belgian yeast. The cherry gets more and more pronounced and assertive with the passage of time with the woody characters still solidly imprinted in the background. I wish I could smell this all day.

Tastes very much like it smells; tart sour cherries, oak, a dash of vanilla, and a very mild hint of sweetness toward the end. The oak is a bit more resilient on the tongue than it is on the nose, but not at all in an intrusive way. For a split second I kind of wondered if I wasn't drinking a kriek.

There is no way in hell this is 13% ABV because it drinks nowhere close to a beer of that size; light bodied with medium carbonation that spreads evenly over your tongue.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As close to a perfect sour as it can get. This is rich and dry with a great raspberry, green apple sourness. The oak aging cuts the harshness of the sour and lends a well balanced roundness to the beer. Honestly this is one of the best sours I've ever had...and I lived next to Cascade

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into a Piraat tulip glass.

A: Pours a 2 finger off-white head initially that settles in a minute into a little less than a 1 finger head, but retains well. Brickish tawny red color.

N: Full of sour black cherry, barnyard barrel funk, and plenty of earthy/herbal complexity.

T: Full-bodied (13%) but very focused and balanced from start to finish. The beer lacks any "hard edges" or significant off putting heat and has a good amount of acidity. Finishes dry with earthy/herbal complexity... like dried rosemary and tree bark.

O: An excellent example of a Flanders Oud Bruin. I will definitely be picking up a couple more of these if I can get my hands on them!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2012 (Bottled 2013) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Beer rating: 94.9% out of 100 with 118 ratings
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