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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Mostly I would have to say this is a like it or hate it beer...but I just donít know myself. Lots of floaties. Strong old alcohol paint smell but not too bad. Almost no head. Instnat blast of sourness, which disappears to a wide, complex fullness, but slowly grows back to sour/sweet finish. My dad thinks its "rotten" and "spoiled". Certainly a new type of beer and experience for me. Canít say whether Iíll have it again. But probably will

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Geiserich (3769) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 2, 2005
Yeasty aroma, very fruity, sugary. Sweet flavor with a nice fruity acid note and hints of candy and cherries. A very pleasant, complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2005
this is just great. aroma:wood, sherry, cherries. taste: sourish, citrus, woody, sherry, straw-like(barnyard), bit of licorice. finish is more sweet then sour, sticky and long. this is a like it or hate it beer. (the lady didnít like it, so i got 2 glasses:)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2005
Appley, fruity malt notes in the aroma--very much like fresh apple cider. Quite sour and lemony tart flavors predominate. Deep brown with a very slight, almost purple look. Little carbonation and a thin head. A very deep flavor profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 75 cl) 1991 vintage at 5,1% ABV: extremely pretty reddish brown beer, typical flavor blend of malty sweetness and sourness. Prickly feel to your tongue. Unique. 190893

1998 vintage: Riva turned the sourness down and the alcohol up. Still a great beer indeed but very different from the original. 7/4/7/3/14=3,5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Pours with a reddish-brown body with little head or lacing. Itís slightly sour with a touch of sweetness and a slight flowery note. Medium bodied and smooth with a touch of dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2005
On draught, ABT-beer of the month. Redbrown dark clear beer with a nice darkyellowish head. Sweet, very fruity aroma. Very nice fruity flavour with some bitter notes (like orangepeel) coming through better at the end. More sweet than sour, could have been a bit more sour, but nevertheless, this was very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2005
Reddish brown with no head and subtle carbonation. There is the sharp/sour taste of red wine and cherry, contrasted by intensly sweet caramel malts. Highly unique and unforgettable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2008 pours a hazy brownish hue with a small off-white head. Aromas of funk, flowers, pine and honey. Flavors of prunes, grape juice, dates with a hint of spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2005
this is from oudenaarde, belgium. after iíd said íoudenaardeí about three times, it kinda stuck with me; using a minnesota accent, say "oooooh denaaaarde!" i think that it could be a mild expletive meaning that everything has suddenly gone sour. yeah, you betcha then. this is a beautiful drink, but youíll never convince your non-beer geek friends of that. it looks like the murky bath water after a belgian plow horse and a den of muskrats have wallowed in it. it has just slightly more head than a glass of turpentine. it smells like roast beef in a marinade of lemon, grenadine and milk chocolate. with both dark fruity malts and skanky-dank euro-microflora, one can also smell clay and burlap, a damp washcloth, and crumbling parchments-- orange with decay-- from the ming dynasty. spreading faster than wind swept fire on parched grass, it coats the tongue with gripping sourness as a presursor to the sweet old peach pit fruitiness which ascends to attempt a balance. itís sour burgundy and christmas cake. so, in this case, finally, "oooooh-denaarde" finds a pretty positive connotation. okay then.

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