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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: 1280   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2004
330cl bottle at Markt, NYC. dark ruddy brownish hazy color, quick tannish head. blackish sediment. aroma of yeasty cherries and balsalmic vinegar. flavor is slightly tart/sour, with cherry flavor, medium body, light carbonation. malty sweetness is unimposing, a sprinkling of brown sugar. tart finish. cannot detect alcohol. this is how I like a flemish sour.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2201) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Some off notes in the aroma. Beautiful, reddish, orange, yellow. Small head. Caramel notes on the tongue. Alcohol and lively carbonation. I love this beer. If you pay attention, you can taste the sourness at the back of the tongue, but this is not a sour or tart beer, per se. Very nice. Aged hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Alcohol, pine, and sour aroma. The taste is sour at first, but then some malt sweetness sets in. It finsishes tart and there is some bubblegum in there as well. I am suprised that i liked this as well as I did.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2004 On tap at Anam Cara’s Belgian Month. Hazy brown color with hints of red. Aroma is yeasty with sawdust and sweet fruits. Taste is sour cherries and yeast. Finishes dry. re-rate (11/23/04): Vintage 2000 bottle. This aged well. Champagne yeasty. Deeper taste. Complex aromas. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (2994) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
Hazy brown body topped with a thin off-white head. Nice fruity aroma with hints of pine and herbs. Taste is very well balanced. Fruityness and sweetness (some brown sugar is added to the beer) prevents sourness to be too harsh. Nice and long sour finish. Very enjoyable Flemish Sour.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2561) - GERMANY - NOV 10, 2004
Beautiful sour vinegar nose. Clear but dark ruddy-brown and a low frothy head. Great start, but unfortunately this didn’t carry through to the taste and body. Light nutty malt with a mild broad sour finish that drys the sides of the mouth. Overall quite enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2004
Dark brown color, heavy spicy fruity aroma, medium sour taste, medium body, sour finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Murky brown with no head. Smelled funky with wood, barnyard, sweat, cherries, vinegar, sugar. Taste was not matching. Too sweet and some cherry taste, coupled with pennies (metal). Not good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Orange-red with slight haze and a nonexistent head. Full bodied aromas of fruits, malts and barnyard smells. Full of flavors-wood, berries, yeast, cheese and some metallic notes. Sour finish, but not distracting. Would make a good dessert beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2470) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Cork Date: 2004: Nice brown color, with hints of red. Small frothy head. Rasberry nose but light, also kind of yeasty. Fruity, blackberry taste, medium sweet. Medium, somehow misses textures. I guess it taste great the more it ages.


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