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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   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.

   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.

   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!

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.)

   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.

   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.

   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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