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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1345   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rzymol (108) - - FEB 6, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2015 Pours dark with reddish reflections and nice sticky, beige and long-lasting head. Aroma is dual - scent of old humid cellar but balanced with fruity freshness, grapes and raspberries. Taste is malty sweet and goes into tartness finish, a bit sour and dry. Malts make it smooth but the carbonation could be a bit boosted up. Overall, refreshing, wholesome and of high drinkability. Enjoyable drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9544) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
9300th rating, and it’s a classic! 375mL bottle, 2007 vintage. Pours a clear dark red with no head and large particles. Aroma of mildly tart grapes, caramel and a bit of cork. The taste is grapes, citrus, cranberries, caramel, hints of oxidation. Medium bodied, mild lingering tartness and some yeast follows. Has help up well over the last 6.5 years. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3446) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Super dark almost black pour from draft at rocking horse. Sticky off white head. Cherry front and back for taste. Super smooth, not sour, like a sweet fruit juice. Very easy to drink. Good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McWorta (768) - LUXEMBOURG - JAN 28, 2015
Copper-brown colour with light ruby red reflections, fine light tan fading head with good lacings. Aromas of unripe plums, cherries, wood, earthyness and light notes of balsamico vinegar and malts develop. Soft rescence/effervescence with a light texture and medium body. Sweet flavours at first developping a fine acidity and tartness. Medium lasting finish. Complex and harmonic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (125) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 26, 2015
Poured into a teku glass showing very little latte foam that builds around the edges and a light translucent coffee brown. The nose shows hints of caramel and brett but the dominant aroma is mostly the sweet malt flavors you usually pick up from a Belgian blonde or brettier beer (think Orval). The palate is full bodied with a distinct Belgian/Trappist-like hint of sweetness (it’s still dry) and very tart plum-like sourness. Light to moderate carbonation. Flavors akin to dried fruit (e.g. prunes, cherries). A little too tart for my tastes but the dried fruit flavors make it interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cenzura (183) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Aroma: sour fruits, cherries, plums and wild notes. Taste: again sour fruits and wild notes. Fresh cherries and little dose of white wine. Nice balanced beer with little alcohol warming. Small head, no lacing and medium carbonation. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 20PLN (0,3 bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fombe89 (204) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 19, 2015
Botella .de @Señor Lúpulo. Despacho de cervezas ...................... Casa18/01/2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teddybeer (2422) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 18, 2015
Dark brown color with a minimal light beige head with short duration. Aroma has vinous notes, barrel and ripe red fruits. Flavor is sourish, notes of tartiness and red wine with barrel hints, some cherries and burnt sugar. Sourish final with a great complexity and a light sweetness with ripe fruity notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
_Philomath (16) - Canton, Yukon, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
Nose of big sourish berries, some burnt malt, wood, and a touch of funk. Dark brown color, small tan head, which diminishes quickly. Light acidic initial, sweet ripe berries, thin cheesy notes, brown sugar. Thin-medium body, gentle carbonation, light astringency. Unexpectedly good and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregorymconway (167) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
Deep brown body. Tan head. Fig/cherry/plum/earthy aromas/ some raspberry. Medium sour presence. Finishes like a dubbel as the dark fruit and earthy character of the beer overpowers the palate. unique.

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