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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1389   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1044) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 18, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2015 375 ml bottle, 2014 printed on cork, from Ammersin 5, Vienna.
Very dark copper, brownish body, with a big, creamy, lacing, beige head.
Aroma of sweet barrel notes, sour cherries, sweet-sour berries, overripe fruits, wine, some leather.
Tastes of fresh, sour fruits, barrel, wine, ripe and dried fruits, smooth malts, some bread, leather.
Full, creamy, velvety mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes smooth, sour, quite dry, a bit salty, a bit sweet, fruity and with barrel notes.

Tasty. Classic example of a Flemish sour beer, greatly balanced and very smooth. Alcohol is completely hidden, drinks very nice. Overall not the best beer of this style I’ve had, a bit less sour than I prefer, but very comfortable nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kayres (652) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2015
2000. Very sweet smooth bits of apple and grape. Sherry and raisin. But if a dry finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wanne (58) - - MAY 14, 2015
Color is a reddish-brown, with a beige head. Overwhelming aroma. Typical smell of a flemish brown beer but much intenser. Notes of red fruit and some maltiness in the background. Taste is a combination of sour and vinous details. The alcohol is present in the taste, but gives it an extra dimension. My favorite brown beer (so far).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle at Mas Plenum stand at Vinocom, Zagreb. Pours dark brown with brownish head. Sourish fruity aroma. Fruit, berries, malt, not too sweet, pleasantly sour. Quite a good one and a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1973) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
Dyp brun uklar med lavt beige skum. Lukter sure bær, eik og vanilje. Sur, noe syrlig smak av bær, noe trevirke. Sur medium lang avslutning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrGD (108) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle. Dark ruby colour with beige foam. Aroma: red fruits, spices, wood. Taste: fruity and sour, raisins, black cherries, cinnamon, wood, alcohol presence. Smooth mouthfeel. A great, complex beer that everyone should try!

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirstyrabbit (1433) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 6, 2015
Small corked and wrapped bottle with a printed impression of someone’s autograph and all. Dark red/brown body. Aroma has simple tart cherries and some oxidised sweet malt mixed with hints of alcohol. Basic cherry/oxidised malt taste. What complexity? This is a very basic sour beer. I don’t know or care to know how good this beer was in the past, currently it rates "meh". Ratebeer seems to have an unhealthy fascination with anything related to sour. I wonder whether the highest rated potao chips on Ratebeer would have vinegar or sour cream in taste...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Draft at Olympic. From notes. Spicy and fruity. Notes of red berries and cinnamon. Nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (414) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 2, 2015
Dark brown. Minimal head. Aroma is intense and reminds of wine: loads of fruit (depending on the age of the beer there is variation: younger beers smell of strawberry and cherry; older ones of prunes, dates, figs and raisins); liquorice, chocolate, molasses, caramel, even Maggi and Lea&Perrins sauces. Sheer sourness, light body, no bitterness. Not for everyone; nevertheless it will please those who are capable to understand it. It’s a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1561) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2015
Bottle (from Wines of Galilee). Pours dark ruby with beige head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is sour, cherries, malt. Flavor is sour, oak, cherries, malt. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: good one.

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