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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1269   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1005) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2004
Unmarked paper wrapped bottle. Cork read: 2002-17. For whatever that is worth. Pours deep red brown. Hazy with a large amount of sediment. Thin burnt butter head. Lightly yeasty, musty fruit nose. Well carbonated. Cherry/raspberry tart flavours. Prickly mouthfeel. Medium sourness. Bolder in fruits as it warms. Smooth clean malts. Alcohol comes out in the finish. A fine beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hansen (6429) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2004
Wello, I really don’t know about these sour ales. Have to try a lot more before I get to love them. But this one has the potential.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Smoother and maltier than I was expecting. Not much tartness. Mild on fruit character. Dried cherries or raisins, plummy. Tastes much the same. Little like a somewhat flat cola. I can smell a hint of the 8%. Nice carbonation. Lovely, malty finish. Very nice but kept longer for a bit more bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - APR 29, 2004
aromas of sour cherries, plum, malty chocolate cookie. ruby tinged color with a huge creamy off white head. orange, cherry sour tartness. slight malt flavor apppearing then fading back into sour fruits. alcohol, brandy and portish flavors. a wonderful complex ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - APR 22, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2004 On tap at the Liar's Club. A complex, sour ale but just not as flavorful as I thought it would be. Slightly thin, moderate tartness. I liked it much better the second half of the glass. Low on the carbonation with no head. I must try this again sometime. RE-RATE - In the bottle this time. Very dark brown hue with a nice head. Oh-no! The top of the bottle is a little chipped, will the be a bad bottle? Oh yes! It's still incredibly complex and tasty. Higher marks this time. Still too then on the palate for my tastes. Quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AFisher (1) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2004 does not count
Poured well, not much sediment. Fantastic dark ruby brown color. Smells of cherry,citrus and oak. Tastes very nice with a complex fruit flavor, quite spicey but leaves the mouth straight away. 2003 Cork. A quality beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1882) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2004
2003 cork. Dark brown in color with a light tan head. Oak and fruit aroma. Tastes earthy with a raisiny fruit base. Sour, but not so much as a lambic. Full flavor, not very bitter. Dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2004
This is a very nice beer. Nice paper wrapper with a corked green bottle. Pours dark brown colored with extreme complexity in aroma and flavor. Tart finish. I caught aromas of citrus, brown sugar, earth, toffee, cognac, slight port, and cherries in this one, and all those aromas are present to some degree in the taste. I am out of this now, and I haven't seen it anywhere in over ten years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2004
Sweet yet musty aroma - notes of citrus, oak, dark fruit, grape. Red copper coloured body with slight haze and yeast in suspension Generous, pillowy tan head that lasts nicely. Slight mustiness upfront is quickly overtaken by thick, vinous dark fruit flavours with a hint of sourness in the finish. Spicy yeast notes linger on the tongue. Medium-full body and lively carbonation make this a very enjoyable drink. Very enjoyable. Bottle (green - cork date 2002/05).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2004
Pours hazy brown-ruby. Nice balance of sour and caramel flavors makes for a very complex beer. Alcohol sneaks up on you. Dry, sour finish. Wonderful beer.

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