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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)

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by DaveHS on 10-09-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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

Cap is stamped Bottled Feb 2010.

A - Dark garnet, two fingers off white head that keeps getting bigger, massive amount of carbonation bubbles, good lacing.

S - Raspberry, strawberry, yeast, oak; as it warms you get aromas of raisons, figs, candi sugar, and hints of caramel.

T - Raspberry, strawberry, brown sugar, tart, oak, yeast, molasses, green apple.

M - Medium-full bodied, moderate-high carbonation, dry finish.

O - I had Duchesse De Bourgogne recently and this is like a darker/mellower vesion of that. Great beer.

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

This beer pours a dark mahogany color with a wisp of head. The aroma is bursting with sweet candy fruit. The flavor has more that complex sweet fruit, mixed in with hard candy--almost like a tootsie pop. Rich in character and complex in body, the beer is great for digestion following a heavy meal. The alcohol is skillfully hidden its complexities.

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2oz. ( 330ml) Bottle poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Dark reddish brown an initial 1/4” head that quickly becomes a cap. Good lacing.

Smell: Mild sour cherry vinegar notes.

Taste: Again, like the smell a fruity sourness or maybe“fruity vinegar” would be more accurate. Not extremely strong (like when this flavor is found in an infected quad) and therefore not totally unpleasant. This funky flavor does dominate the beer. The alcohol is completely masked; you will have no idea that this is a 13% ABV beer.

Mouthfeel: Tangy, well carbonated.

Overall: As an important note to those reading this review, I must note that I do not like sour beers or “funky” beers. I purchased this beer awhile ago because I love De Dolle Brouwers and Oerbier especially. I did not know at the time that the Special Reserva was not a BSDA like Oerbier but instead a Flemish Red. If I was rating this beer as a BSDA it would score poorly as it would for my personal overall enjoy ability; however, I will try to rate to style and therefore score the beer higher.

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De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2009 (Bottled 2010) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 105 ratings
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