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Brewed by Liefmans (Moortgat)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Oudenaarde, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Infinitely complex in aroma and flavor with notes of maltiness and tartness throughout. An unsurpassed old brown with the richness and complexity of a vintage wine.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Bottle. Sour cherry aroma. Dark reddish brown color with a tiny head. A sweet-sour cherry flavor primarily with spice tones (nutmeg, cinnamon). An old hay aftertaste which may not please everyone but I really enjoy. A good unique beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3319) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 5, 2005
2003 Bottle. Sour aroma with some fruity esters in the nose. These appear to be cherry-like with some spices as well. A little bit similar to the Quelque Chose. Mostly transparent ruby/garnet color with a light tan head. HUGE HUGE HUGE yellowish chunks of crap are in this at the bottom. Mildly sour to start, turning fruitier with cherry hints. Doughy, bread-like finish with a mild sweetness. Pretty mellow and drinkable. A bit of funky barnyardiness in the end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sten (632) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2005
Dark ruby colour with a nice white head.The flavour is sweeter than I expected, there is a sour aftertaste. You can also taste the malt. A nice beer but, not really special. Maybe I will buy some more bottles to age in my basement. (corked bottle 75cl)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
schuimkroaat (415) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2005
37.5 cl bottle, bbe 2014. Deep ruby dark red with a light brown hue, clear; weak, lacy head. Nicely entangled aromas of caramelised sugar, home made plum jam and a touch of alcohol. Gentle yet very expressive sour-sweetish, crispy taste with fresh red grapes and discrete but wonderful hop bitterness towards the end; a hint of alcohol here, too. Good body, satisfying carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2005
[bottle from peckhams] Pours reddish brown with little head. Nose is fruity with some cherry skin and apple, also some leathery notes and some acidity. body is very light which conceals the alcohol content more than any liver doctor would deem safe. Excellent malty profile with a slightly tart finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
1996 version: Brown and faded without head, but leaving liquid lace. Candy suger in aroma with light acidity, and metallic notes. In mouth, oxidized and acid, mediciny. Doesnt age well. 72428. 2004: Paler than 1996, with a nice moka big bubbled head. Candy sugar aroma, resinous and herbal. Good sweetness in mouth, with light medicinal notes. Contaminated also??? 736312

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2005
Bottled. Sampled at Byns Bistro, Göteborg. Dark brown. Sweetish nose, notes of spices, licorice and a bit yeasty. Flavour is a little milky acidic with notes of melon, licorice and pepper. Body is medium. Easy drinking here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2005
Pours dark brown with a quite decent white head. Spicy, slight yeasty and liquoricy nose. Acidic flavour with hints of green apples. Medium bodied. Long aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2007 Unexpected this, i was sure this was an unblended lamic, but i now know this isnt the case. Anyway, aroma is smaller than expected but as it warms it has alot more malt and sweetness going on than i thought, similar to a dubbel. Taste is full, fruity, slightly sour though not as much as i expected, and a sweetnes to it also. Alround a very pleasent suprise, need to get it again as iv found 2 places in glasgow that now have it. Same score re-rate, 1987 botle from the kulminator, beers should be like this at all times. RETARE: 1.5L magnium from the kulminator 2002 bottle. Amazing what 5 years has done, theres hints of tart fruit but no sourness at all, rum and raisin are present, over ripe fruit. Smashing beer that never lets me down.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2005
im not a big fan of the sours, pours dark drown with a reddish hue, little head that quickly fades away. the taste was sour, fruit (fermented cherries), sweentness, & some spice present also, the sourness was overwhelming on first sip, but by you 3rd sip hardly noticeable.


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