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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 1451   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4037) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 18, 2016
Liefmans Goudenband 8% A deep brown verging on black with a light beige head. The aroma is thick vinous and rich tart berries with mild woodsy notes. Medium-light bodied with a very dry finish. The taste is tart, very oaky, sweet cherries, berry syrup, some kind of gummy bear quality, raisins, light malty caramel. A bit too dry for my tastes but a wonderfully drinkable sour. I think it’s pair nicely with a thick slab of BBQ.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (419) - Skogn, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2016
Bottle from 2015 from vinmonopolet. Aroma is heavy on the dark fruits and it has a slight funk/tartness to it. Slightly smoky. Flavor is delightfully refreshing with a mellow, balanced sourness. Slight malty flavor with notes of dark fruits and appleskins. Incredibly nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenWesthof (196) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2016
An extremely strong sour taste, that grabs you by throat at the first sip. It might seem a bit overwhelming at times, but especially the aftertaste makes it worth it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
apickles (413) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
Red wine like in nose. Very dark red with a cream head round the edge of the glass. Red wine taste, fairly drying on the mouth with a sour edge - red wine beer! Quite complex flavours.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (561) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2016
Rouge des flandres légèrement sûre, mais très peu comparée à d’autres. Se boit très, très facilement : l’alcool est ridiculisé. C’est agréable, mais sans réelle suprise. Une bonne bière, non géniale, mais que je pourrais boire sur une base régulière sans aucun problème!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tarmok (1004) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 5, 2016
Dark brown liquid with small head. Aroma has hint of cherry. Taste has cherry, balsamico, kosmos marmelade, light sweet, heavy sour. Full body, light feel, lively

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (1235) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle. Pours brownish with small tan head.Aroma: Sourish, bread, soap. Taste: Sourish with mild sweetness, Medium body. Not so sour but nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoctorHU (292) - UKRAINE - JAN 3, 2016
0,375 l paper-wrapped and corked bottle from drankgigant, 2014 vintage Clear, dark brownish red with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan head. Funky, sourish-fruity aroma of bitter almond, vinegar, raisins, ripe cherries, blackcurrant, red wine and wood. Funky, sourish-fruity taste of red wine, bitter almond, vinegar, ripe cherries, blackcurrant, raisins and wood. The acidity increases and develops into a medium sour finish with strong vinous notes and lots of oak. Thin to medium body, spritzy and slightly astringent mouthfeel, almost flat. Great complex brew, living up to my high expectations. The level of acidity is just so high that it adds to its refreshing character, but doesn’t overshadow the numerous, subtle flavours.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daanminator (476) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2016
Geweldig lekker biertje. Mooie smaak eraan. Het bier drinkt misschien wel iets te makkelijk weg.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDesmadre (2893) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle, cellared for a couple of years. Malty, light fruity base, enhanced with a soy sauce and sherry-like oxidisation. Cherries, a bit of redcurrant, some rum and brown sugar. The aroma is amazing. The flavour - light tart, fruity and dry - fails to uphold that complexity, however. Very good beer and disappointing at the same time.


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