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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Pours oily murky brown/dark red to liht. No head. Huge amounts of sediment. Aroma is very sour vinegar, woodsy, dark sour cherries. Flavor is all sour cherry and vinegar with some wood notes in the finish. Very nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Pours dark brown with a large tan head. Very fruity aroma, like a Wild Cherry Capri Sun with added green apple and grapes. Also fresh bread and a hint of alcohol. Flavor of dark fruits, cherries, cola, wood, earth. The finish is light sour grapes and coppery blood (or bloody copper). Not as good as the Duchesse de Bourgogne, but I like it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4695) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2005
2003 bottle with Poperinge. Borwon. No head. Small floaties. Alcohol aroma with background sourness. Flavour is more sweetness than sour with some woody notes. Interesting lemon and cherry flavour. Tasty and introspective.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Dark amber and slightly opaque in appearance, this beer has aromas of: sour cherries, fresh bread/yeast grapes and sour apple. In the mouth, it’s moderately sweet and aromas of oxidized copper and roses become apparent. The palate is very creamy and alluring with a long-lasting sweet finish.Yummy!

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
shakespiers (11) - Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2005
Another beer ruined by a takeover. All you get is a horrible sickly sweetness now instead of complexity of an old style brown ale. A crying shame.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Mmmm, I love beer that has floaties all over the place. This thing was like a fucking aquarium. Awesome. So weird, I know. The beer in general was not very sour at all, which was dissappointing, but still exhibited nice fruitiness and balance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 IT was really good, like one of my new pals said, you can stash it until a great time comes, like when one of my kids, if I ever got one at least, gets married.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2005
The aroma was soury dark fermented fruit, slight barnyard, and candy notes. The flavor was soury dark fermented fruit, candy sweetness and berries. The beer poured a cloudy medium brown color w/ thin lasting head and lacing. The mouthfeel was light to medium bodied, creamy, and a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20827) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2005
Bottled. Brownish red colour, mediumsized brownish head. Aroma is bitter fruity with strong cherryish notes. Flavour is plummy, bitter and has hints of cherry and strawberry. Long dry bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2005
A Mes rate: A delicate slightly tart nose that is clearly a flemish brown with some extra candy floss thrown in for good measure. Wonderful murky (I know thats not a word that is usually used next to wonderful but I’m gonna go with it) chestnut brown appearance with a lovely thick head that unfortunately settles reasonably quickly to just a very thin film. This has the laciest looking lace of any beer I have had so far. Handcrafted by an old Belgian lady in a pinafore I am sure. Fruits are coming at me from all different directions. There is earth and leather and straw underneath too. Rich and complex and just very very good indeed. Think of a more delicate stronger Rodenbach or Odnar and you are not too far off. YUM


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