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Stille Nacht 2010

We were inspired by @Ira Schwartz’s post to pull one of these out. Cap reads 2010. Immediate hiss and scent of burnt caramel. Carbonation is à point. Palate is fresh—figs, brown sugar, honey, dry finish. A great winter warmer. Fun to age these. — 2 years ago

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@Lyle Fass the Belgian equivalent
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@Andrew Schirmer crazy color. Looks intense.
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@Lyle Fass @Andrew Schirmer the one I drank looked like wine.

De Struise Brouwers

Blue Monk Special Reserve 2013

@ Delectable: De Struise Brouwers Blue Monk Special Reserve.

Speciaal, verwarmend (door de alcohol) bier met koffie, kandij, specerijen en vanille in de smaak. Drie jaar gelagerd op vaten van Chateau Margaux. Dat is dan weer leuk voor een wijndrinker 😀.
Iets voor een winteravond, voor de open haard.
— 4 years ago

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De Dolle Brouwers

Oerbier Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Erich Broksas
9.7

De Dolle Oerbier (Belgium). Name means "wet and strong" — 6 years ago

De Dolle Brouwers

Reserva Special Oerbier 2017

I am not a serious beer drinker, usually at the ball park or a barbecue. Curiosity gets the best of me and like wine I enjoy seeing what’s out there. Holy s#%t! This was insane. A very murky reddish brown liquid and a cream colored foam filled my glass. Yes that is a wine glass. Intense Port like aromas of dry figs and chestnuts along with cherries(?). Powerful flavors of toffee, coffee , chocolate and balsamic vinegar. Spot on balance of sweet and sour. I always thought Duchesse de Bourgogne was the most vinous beer I have ever tasted until now. Perhaps most amazingly the 13% alcohol was no where to be found. I realize others on Delectable have had beer like this but for me it was an epiphany. A totally polarizing beverage . I will definitely try other vintages to see what age creates. — 2 years ago

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Great brewery. Their winter/Christmas beer can age really well.
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@pascal cremers I appreciate the info. Have you had versions with more age on them?
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@Andrew Schirmer Thanks for the heads up! 

De Struise Brouwers

Aestatis Saison 2015

This is what hops should taste like — 4 years ago

De Dolle Brouwers

Special Extra Export Ale 2016

Flamenca color cafè amb gust torrat suaument amargant, poc cos i final de regalèssia. — 6 years ago

De Struise Brouwers

Black Albert Batch '0'

Sludgey goodness from the bottom of the barrel. Great with a Cohiba Siglio IV. — 4 years ago

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I like the Chinese cigarette butts in the ashtray.

De Struise Brouwers

Reserva Pannepot Belgian Ale 2012

Vintage 2012 / Ale aged on oak / Lots of character / fruity accents / At cafe de Troubadour — 4 years ago

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De Struise Brouwers

Cuvée Delphine "Truth Can Set You Free"

This is like the best “stout” ever — 5 years ago

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De Dolle Brouwers

Mad Bitch Tripel Malt

Tastes like a decent tripel, but pretty carbonated. — 6 years ago