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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1294   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.


1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
SilkTork (5225) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2004
Iíd stored the bottle for two years, then opened it for a nice meal during the Christmas period. Damn. This stuff is unpleasant. I loved Duchesse de Bourgogne and thought Iíd have a treat with this famous oud bruin. Nope. Iíve tried it chilled and Iíve tried it all the way up to room temperature. It tastes like an old beer. Thereís flavours for sure - chocolate, vinegar, hint of cherry, etc - but nothing is pleasing. Iíve not enjoyed Liefmanís products, and I think this will be the last time I try any of their products. I struggled through 3/4 of the bottle, but now Iím giving up and tipping the rest in the sink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2544) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2004
[From bottle at Le Petit Moulinsart] Ruddy dark copper with a thin lacy head. Complex aroma including obvious sourness and a little horseblanket. Fruitiness: strawberry and banana. Felt smooth and creamy with a medium body. Flavour includes some bitterness and orange, but is very complex. Perfect balance of sour, bitter, and warmth. Excellent.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Having a murky brown color with a slight white head, this has a sour, vinegary aroma. The flavor is of sour cherries, vinegar, and a hint of sweet malts. Itís got a tart finish that leaves my mouth watering. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2007 Bottled 750 ml. 2003 and 2001. Brown with medium offwhite head. Sour aroma. Sour cherry taste. good body. Good but not as flavorful as Duchese de Bourgogne. Did well with aging.

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 (2217) - 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 Caraís 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 (3053) - 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 (2571) - GERMANY - NOV 10, 2004
Beautiful sour vinegar nose. Clear but dark ruddy-brown and a low frothy head. Great start, but unfortunately this didnít 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.


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