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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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common

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RATINGS: 1456   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.


4.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Piposieske (7) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2004 does not count
Tastes more like a good wine than a beer. Full bodied and afruity, well balanced sweet/sour taste. A lot less sour than other winelike beers like ’Duchesse de Bourgogne’ or ’Rodenbach Grand Cru’. A personal favorite!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2004
Sampled in a beer tasting at Plan B, Copenhagen. Wonderful nut brown colour, great head. Aroma with honey and "øllebrød". Fine fruity (blueberries) flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Belly Full O Beer (57) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2004
This was darker in colour than I expected and the head had a rich colour all its own, not the basic everyday white bubbles. Taste was not as complex as I expected, but it was drank out of the wrong type of glass so that could be the reason. Nice for a treat, but more expensive than most imports availible.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2004
Brown color with a ruby shine, thin light brown head. The aroma is sour and fruity (cherries). Very complex flavor of cherries and moldy yeast riding along with sourness. Light body, medium carbonation, vinous texture, woody and chalky mouthfeel. Very good, very complex, feels like a very good port wine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Mild sour yeasty aroma. Chestnut appearance with small head. Balanced sweet sour flavors of dark fruits, apple cider, oranges brown sugar and pear. Yeasty sweet mild hop finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2006 Rating 613. Bottle from Pitfield Beer Shop, London . Corked 375ml bottle. Served in a snifter. Very dark, orange when held up to a light. Rich, sour and woody aroma. Smooth and rich in the mouth, sweet and sour & woody, Notes of Wine, spice & fruit. Slightly metallic and slightly dry. Very, very good.4.5/5 Rerate: Aroma is sweet, fruity and a touch woody. To taste this is sweet with some sourness and berry fruits. Still the sweet, slightly sour easy drink (for the alcohol) beer, but it did’nt seem as special as before, new rating 3.7/5. New average score 4.1/5!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2004
2003 vintage: nutty dark belgian fruity aroma, slight traces of Brett. creamy white head. Color is dark brownbut translucent. creamy mouthfeel with flavors of light roasted coffee and cherries. very distinguishable Brett flavor (barnyard) suprisingly refreshing

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Sitting in the glass it has no head at all over a dark brown color. it has a nasty aroma that completley reminded me of some kind of medicine that my mom used to make me take as a kid. very carbonated mouthfeel with that same nasty aroma smell in the flavor. yuk.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obisbeer (567) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2004
Amber Maroon, Brown with thick off white head. Sour musty nose, w/cherry faint honey and a vanilla/wood thing going on. Nice prickle in the mouth with medium weight. Lingering carmel and honey finish. Tart front palate w/subdued sweetness in the mid-palate. Bit’o’funk(brett), woodiness, light nut quality, milk chocolate, and very enjoyable. THough I don’t know much of the style and am not sure if this is in the spirit of it, I really like it in it’s own right!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 13, 2004
duvel tulip glass: sugary brown ale with champagne qualities. recommended by beer guy from Sams Wines Chicago for a sour ale. this isn’t sour, or this isn’t what i expected. for a lambic/sour ale i demand a puckering thang. this is good, but not what i want for the style albeit i’m naive.


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