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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1241   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermaven_to (2) - - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
A beautiful beer. Very much to style and a wonderful intro for new Sour beer drinkers. Colour is a deep rusted ruby, full nose and bright white head with medium-large bubbles. Tart yet with balanced sweetness in the taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris__hartley (274) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
It pours deep ruby with slight purplish tints; the head is off-white and foamy. The aroma has notes of: berry-marmalade, toffee, lemon-juice, and a slight barnyard funk. The taste is medium sour with a slight sweetness; there are notes of: all the aforementioned aroma notes, plus a very vinous characteristic, and slight woodiness. The palate is medium bodied, has medium carbonation, is slightly sticky, and has a medium finish. Overall, much drier than I’d assume it to be - and not that complex, pleasant though.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cyrenaica (965) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
750ml paper wrapped corked and caged bottle
8.0% ABV
King/Spadina LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
February 14, 2014
The beer pours a slightly translucent dark copper colour with a thin tan head that slowly dissipates to a thing ring and islands. The aroma is tart fruits, yeast, grains, and funk. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lower than average carbonation. The flavour is tart fruit, traces of molasses, grains, and yeast. An excellent beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJoer (562) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2014
’clear’ brown red glow cola like colour, no head, sour ’pavlov’ fruity cherry frambose smell with some ground hints, no bitter, medium to low bitter some coffee bitter, a bit watery fruity cherry, apple sour hints wine like and vinegare aftertaste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (212) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
[2012] 750ml bottle. Murky dark burgundy with a foamy off-white head. Flavors are cherry, grapes, malty sweetness, oak and vinegar with winey notes. Light tartness and sourness. Medium body, soft carbonation, thin texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (441) - Besançon, FRANCE - FEB 16, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 37,5cl, couleur brune et une petite mousse, en bouche elle commence avec une petite attaque acide puis sucrée, ensuite ressort le côté fruit rouge, très intéressant

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cattaneopapa (91) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
750ml bottle from LCBO. Toronto, Ontario. Pours a opaque redish dark brown colour with a light mocha head which dissapates extremely fast. Wine, grape, notes of cherry. Red Wine, citrus Light body, low carbonation

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparf (101) - Östersund, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2014
Ett kärt återseende av en gammal bekant, men som jag inte bedömt tidigare. Komplext syrliga fruktaromer med tendens till källaraktig jäst. Även en viss maltighet slår igenom. Inte alls skarp syra, endast aromatiskt flyktig. Doften kunde dock vara lite kraftigare. Knappt genomskinlig brygd med mer brun än röd ton. Bra skum som sjunker snabbt men lämnar kvar en tunn krona jämt över ytan och fina lämningar på kanterna. Smaken är först rak och enkel med en frisk syrlighet. Därefter en viss komplexitet med inslag av fat och torkad frukt. Eftersmaken är sublimt balanserad med en kvardröjande frukt- och bärsyra och efterhand en torrare känsla. I övrigt en mjuk fyllighet med välavvägd kolsyrenivå.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (989) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Cork and cage. Pours murky brown with a fast tan head. Soured aroma with a bit of woodsy and earthy. On the palate it is medium bodied, balanced and has a sweeter finish. The tartness isn’t overdone and for this...i enjoy it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazy_cat_lady (82) - - FEB 10, 2014
February 7, 2014. 750mL bottle from LCBO. Toffee and raisins on nose. Riddish brown, opaque colour. Nice lacing. Slightly sour, mostly sweet. Toffee and raisins in flavour. Sweeter than I was expecting.


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