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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: 1494   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40453) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2007
37.5 cL bottle. Pours dark brown, unfiltered, amber rim, lacing light brown head. Aroma is sweet and bread malty (schwarzbrot). Flavour is first sweet, going into a burned caramel note and ending dry bread like.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
altonbrownd (5650) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle at home. Dark brown colour with tan head. Very sour nose. Dense texture of tastes, certainly. Various fruit flavours. Gets bitter and very sour towards the end.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Pours a roasted brown. Small tan head with some decent lacing. Initial nose was strong vegetal, like cooked squash and light cherries. The more smelled the more I decided on tomato soup. I agree with my bud KAggie that the taste just jumps at you compared to the nose. Brown sugar syrup mixed with lightly cooked cherries is dead on. I do have this strange sugary film left on my tongue that Iím not used to, but it makes me act like when my dog eats peanut butter...so cool by me. Full bodied and damn tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Bottle. Pours solid-brown and mahongany with bits of cherry-colored yeast freely floating amongst the libation. Weak pumpkin and strawberry greet the olfactory almost immediately-- a sign of things to come, perhaps? Flavor is an almost 180 degree turn, lending notes of cedar-soaked cherry and hints of brown sugar. Hints of cider in the finish leave a tingly film on the tongue. Nice and full mouthfeel that leaves a thick coating of flavor on the palate. Great beer; unusually sweet, but very balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Tasted 9/11/06 at Delirium Cafe, Brussels. An old school favorite, did you know it cures anthrax? Well thatís the rumor anyway. Murky brown in color with that wonderful sweet sour aroma. Either itís gotten sweeter since I last had it or my taste buds have gone south like paris hiltonís respectability. Still a very good beer, just didnít wow me like it used to.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Dark brown with a sour green apple nose. Faint brown sugar on the nose as well Sweet brown sugar body with a faint sourness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2984) - New York, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Pours a medium brown. Wow is this sour. Nice but hard to finish a full 750 ml.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Thanx to Boboski for sharing this magnum.Poured ruby red with a thin, lacing head.Hugh sour aroma.Tastes of sour cherry that has mellowed a bit with some sweetness peaking out.The finish was mildly sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Portion from a magnum courtesy boboski. Ruby-brown with loose soapy head. Slightly sharp aroma but pretty mild for a Flemish sour. Taste is mildly sweet, with apple and oak notes. Finish very dry. A bit undercarbonated for my taste, but good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Pours a light caramel brown with a very effervescent bubbly white head. The bubbles seem to stick to the side of the glass. Smells of sour apple or cherries, pretty sweet and a little syrupy. The taste is slightly sour, with big citrus fruit, mostly apples. Quite flavorful. The sourness is more of a mild sourness, a little funky but still very good.


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