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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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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1483   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3803) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2007
12oz bottle- A dark brown body with floaties and a very small ring for a head. Aroma of tartness and sourness. Taste of sourness and tartness. A nice sour ale.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LadyCooper (100) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2007
Pours a lovely dark caramel colour with a small, brown head. Has a fruity aroma with a hint of vinegar. The flavour, oh wow, is rich, malty, and tart.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 11, 2007
Acetic. Dryer than expected. Tan head. Deep brown. Soft, but relatively big carbonation. A nice beer I almost never order ... but probably should more often!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (15253) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2007
Bottle, 8% at Kafe Belgie in Utrecht. Sour vinegar aroma. Semi-stable light brown head. The flavour is a little sweet with a distinct sourness to balance. The sourness is like vinegar and fresh lemon. Good mouthfeel. Very drinkable in spite of the acid flavours, not puckering, but burns my throat a bit. Very flavourful and good. I do not really taste the alcohol much.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
Have had this a couple times and this is not a good now as the great brown ale MJ says it was. Page 282 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 337 out of 500 Classic Brews to go.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2007
375 ml bottle. Brown color slightly different than any other beer. No foam. Smells like a nice dry sherry. Taste is very dry, and can be intimidating. Sour as a Jolly Rancher, yet low on specific fruit notes, until a bit of cherry comes in further down. Some good oak notes, too. Great taste, even with a slightly watery mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
[200-20070201] 375mL. Raisin currant sweet aroma, medium alcohol and a little wine. Cloudy, red brown body. Tastes like sweet currants and a little perfume, has barley characteristics and noticeable alcohol. Medium body, nice smoothness. Overall good togetherness, a little barleywine-esque. (Happy Anniversary, Mabels.)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2007
375 ml 2005 bottle. Pours a murky sandy brown color with a small white head. Unfiltered, with lots of tiny hops floating around. Aroma is winelike-lots of sour fruits present. Pears,berries,sour apples and vinegar. Taste is dominated by sweet and sour fruit,vinegar and light brown sugar. Not bad for this style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2007
Bottled. Very very dark red (almost black) with nice curtains. Theis’ bike glue again - sour/sweet with notes of berries, syrup and spices. Pretty good but a bit too onesided and sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle at DTE - thanks to Bager for the taste !! Almost black - white edges. Rubber, bike glue, sour, brown sugar, high sweetness, fruity, pear, peach, too sweet !!


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