Category Archives: Belgian Flanders Oud Bruin

De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2015

Brewery: De Dolle Brouwers
Country: Belgium
ABV: 13%
Style: Belgian Flanders Oud Bruin

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Aged in oak barrels, refermented in bottle.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.1
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml bottle, brewed in 2015 and bottled in April 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A dark brownish red colour with a two finger tanned head that had pretty good retention and left some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tart, sour, cherry, vinous, red wine, vinegar and oak with hints of almond/marzipan at times.
Taste: Sweet and sour, tart, vinous, red wine, cherry, fig, vinegar and oak.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Nice complexity, aroma and taste. Quite surprised that it’s supposed to be 13% ABV as you certainly don’t feel it while drinking.

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Bacchus Vlaams Oud Bruin

Brewery: Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Country: Belgium
ABV: 4.5%
Style: Belgian Flanders Oud Bruin
Other Notes:

Brewer Description: (from wrapping) A typical Flemish beer with a pleasant wine-like taste and a rich past. This dark brown beer, which is matured in oak casks, has a slightly acid aftertaste.

My rating: 1
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.44
My ratebeer.com rating: 2.9

Intro: A 375ml wrapped bottle with a best before date of 25th November 2016 and poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
Appearance: It poured a clear dark brown colour with a less than one finger tanned head that dissipated quickly but leaves some nice stringy lacing.
Aroma: Mainly tart cherries with some grape, apple juice and vinegary elements.
Taste: Taste is similar to the aromas with tart cherry sourness and grape bubblegum sweetness with hints of apple juice and brown sugar.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, with mid to high carbonation.
Overall: This was better than the Kriekenbier version that I tried before. However, unfortunately, according to the wrapping, it seems they add Stevia to the beer. I don’t use sugar substitute sweeteners in anything ever, and I don’t see why I need to start doing so in beers.

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