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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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RATINGS: 1468   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
apickles (433) - 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 (608) - 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 (1072) - 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 (1359) - 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 (356) - 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 (3078) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DiarmaidBHK (4085) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Draft at Thirsty Monk Biltmore Village. Pours dark brown with a half inch of khaki foam. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Massive red wine and wood notes on the nose. It's both seductive and it kicks your ass. Tart and vinegary on the tongue like a good red wine. Finish lingers a bit. I really really dug this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PanMarek (81) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Very dark, thin foam, malty, apple nose. Moderate sourness with a touch of cherry. Perhaps a cola effect from the fruit and malt. Ends with a slight dryness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyhallmanti (212) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
37.5cl bottle at home. Pours a dark brown colour with a beige head that leaves lacing. Aroma of apple, caramel, liquorice. Taste is sweet and sour with a slight dry finish. Notes of apple cherries and other berries, vinegar. Texture is sticky with average carbonation.


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