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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: 1389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 26, 2006
Bottle, pours dark brown, thin white head, Fruity aroma, plenty of malt. Taste is of yeasty, fruity malts, bitter pallate, not a great deal of complexity here. Nice surprisingly good beer. Slightly sour. Very enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (12395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2006
Bottle. Aroma is cherry and yeast.. Sweet yeast and sour fruits flavour. Beutiful beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1844) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Bottle into a Snifter glass. Pours a dark bownish hue with a hint of amber tones, with a nice and thing white tannish head that hugs the sides of the glass. Aroma consists of a very nice cherryish vinegar smell that is rather potent. Flavor brings out a sweet and sour vinegar taste which moves into a tiny tartness into and past the finish. Very smooth!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbiere (101) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2006
Superb head, very compact, sustainable, good carbonation. Troubled raspberry colored brew. Nose of cherry and apple vinegar. Starts sweet then turns acidic though not that tart. Watery without being thin. It is hard to believe there isn’t any fruit in this brew. Very well done, refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (4065) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle at Paters Vaetje. Redbrown with a little light brown head, mostly lasting, ok lacings. Aroma heavy fruity. Flavor heavy fresh, as well sweet as acidic, in good balance. Light body, watery, some carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2939) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Poured a reddish brown with very little head and near to no lacing. Lots and oodles of sediment in this one. Aroma was malty and of sweet fruits. The flavor was of a caramel malty base, some breadiness (both odd for this style?), and spiced (coriander? again, odd for the style?), while the tart fruits took over ’til the finish of each sip (with a semi-sweet ending). Mouthfeel was flat, but nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
macbar (30) - ITALY - JUN 5, 2006
Dark reddish-brown with a beige head. Slightly tart, it does share some aspects of a good red wine. The fragrance fills the nose and mouth with each sip. Earthy, complex, and generally enjoyable to have in hand.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6573) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
375ml bottle. Pours a hazy ruby-brown with a large mostly lasting off-white head. Aroma (which is milder then I expected) of fruity malt, mild vinegar, spices, a very slight tartness and some hops. Fruity malt flavour without any of the sourness that I expected, there’s only a very mild tartness. Medium bodied and very carbonated. It’s O.K. but it didn’t knock my socks off, I expected much better.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15042) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2006
37.5cl bottle. I didn’t know what to expect from this. I’ve liked previous Liefmans beers. This is a brown/ruby colour with lasting beige head. Cherry fruit (both red and black) on the aroma. Some brown sugar sweetness in mouth. I really like this, tad too sweet though and could be sourer for both my palate and balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Much more than what I was expecting. But, then again, I was really have any expectations. I was familiar enough with the style to know what I was getting myself into, though. It was sweeter than anticipated and tasted like a raspberry Tootsie Pop. That was good enough but then it finished with this throat clutching bitterness. Quite good.


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