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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Brownish with a small off white head, almost tannish. Sticky spots of lace. Sour aroma of grapes and malts. Some caramel notes. The flavor is tart and a touch dry. The sourness flows into cherries and again some malts. Body is crisp and the finish is a touch jaw clenchingly tart.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Bottle: Pours a dark copper brown scotch color with thin head and decent lacing. The nose is ripe and fruity with some oxidized caramel malt, light balsamic vinegar (not the sour part) and cherry notes. The flavor is balanced with a tart and snappy sweet impact with a smooth malty creame mouthfeel. Finish is a bit metallic. Overall itís not quite that memorable, but itís still a tasty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1752) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Bottle thanks to HogtownHarry. Poured a deep red body with decent size head and alot of head retention, looked great. Aroma is of grapes, plums, similarities to a red wine. Flavor had plum, grape, and cherry qualities to it with some yeast being present. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2007
on tap at maproom, brown w/ reddish hue color, not much head. aroma of cherries, raspberries, and vinegar. sweet cherry, vinegar, plum, and dark fruits. semi-sweet but not sour enough. finishes with some sourness. palate is weak, watery, and doensít last long enough.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Deep copper colored beer, nearly clear but a slight bit of haze. Poured into a stemmed glass, it gives a couple of inches of tan foam. Very fizzy at first, mellow out quickly to a slow stream of bubbles. Smells a little bit tart, with definate malt and some raspberry. Sweet maltiness up front, chased by some candi sugar and raspberry flavor. Rounded out with a faint tart acidity and some earthiness. I remember this beer having more acidity in the past. Honey and some more raspberry in the finish. Also an almost sherry-like aftertaste, very pleasant. Very soft on the palate with a complex residual tartness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2007
Had some high expectations to this, but to mussels I better prefer something more sour. Otherwise itís great. Sweetmalted in a good combination with the sourness and Liefmans makes definately some of the best beers in the world. Vinous, fruits, vinegar, metal and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with a thin beige head. Aroma is quite sour, some ripe fruit, some woody notes, and some earth as well. Flavor has quite a bit a sweet malts that go well with the typical Flemish sourness. Quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - JAN 12, 2007
2006...courtesy of zebracakes...live in tokyo. Pours a bit of cloudy coca cola...with a light tan head. Aroma is a bit of sour malt and a bit of funky fruit. Flavor is similar...subtle, but balanced...there is also some notes of higher alcohol...quite tasty. Mouthfeel is medium and a pretty sweet dryness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Bottle. Vintage 2006. Pours hazy red caramel, thin off-white head. Aroma is apple, spices, plum, raisons, port, wheat. Flavor is tangy, spicy, wheat, fruit, but not too sweet. Well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
twindadplus2 (641) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2007
2005 bottle according to the cork. Deep murky red with lots of floaties and a minimal head. Aroma is dusty malt with strong notes of sweet cherries and wine. Malty with a lightly acidic sourness up front that fades into a cherry sweetness and a nice dry finish. I didnít think I cared for Flemish sours but this one is great.


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