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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: 1287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7397) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel braunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr fruchtig, leicht säuerlich. Geschmack leicht säuerlich fruchtig, saure Waldfrüchte.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (483) - Louisiana, USA - APR 27, 2014
Appearance: this beer pours with a large tan fizzy head that dissipates quickly, the beer is a pretty dark brown color but light does get thru it at the edges Aroma: cherry, tart, red wine, sourness, a bit faint Taste: has red wine undertones, some sourness but not really sour, tart, hints of alcohol Palate: average carbonation, light mouthfeel, leaves very faintly bitter aftertaste, also alcohol on the finish Overall: seems like the red wine aroma and taste dominates the experience, it’s a good sour beer, not great though

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
2012 vintage. 750 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a tulip. Pours hazy chestnut with a moderate tan head that remains and leaves a large amount of fine lace. The nose has subtle notes of plum and apple cider, along with caramel, brown sugar, oak, earth, barnyard and a subtle fruity tartness. The flavour is well balanced between moderately sweet, caramelly malts on the one hand and soft tart fruity notes on the other. Oak, earth and malt vinegar also come through nicely. The finish is medium in length and malty with a slight sour fruit accent. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice sour brown ale; it is nicely complex and exquisitely balanced between malts and delicate fruity tartness. 2014-04-23

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (703) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Pours a coppery bronze with a small head. Complex aroma with oak, ripe plums, some malts and light toast. A light tart note as well. Very well integrated flavours make for a complex and wonderful oud bruin. This is a superb brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1376) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
Pours coca cola like with low off white head Aromas of cherries, brown sugar, burned caramel, sweet fruits, hints of butterscotch Taste is intensely sweet, has butterscotch, brown sugar, cherries, oak

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1996) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
Pours dark brown with medium off-white head, like Coca-Cola. Aroma of cherries, yeast, red wine barrels, light brown sugar, dried dark fruit. Taste is sour cherries and red fruit, slightly abrupt finish. Body is light and crisp with soft to average carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
revolution2718 (229) - New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2014
2011 I think. Pours a dark mahogany brown with minimal head. Nose is grapes, red wine, balsamic vinegar, something malty. Taste is sour cherries, cherry cough syrupy, rotten wood, funk, vinegar, very assertively tart, dry kinda nasty aftertaste. I can't drink this. I'm no stranger to sours but it's so assertive and NyQuil-ish I just can't do it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stefannilssons (1462) - SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
Det här var oväntat försiktigt, smaken är snarare söt än sur med toner av plommon och vindruva. Kroppen är helt okej och balansen likaså men jag hade hoppats på en lite mer pikant och intressant öl, alltså är jag nog lite besviken.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pour on tap at Tap n Handle, 2012 pour, dark reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, hints of sour lemon, vinegar, slight grassy notes into a bit of oak, earthy notes, a bit off. Taste had a bit of grass, earth, some lemon, vinegar, oak into some caramel, toffee, finishing slightly sour, bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (1289) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
En rätt lugn wild Ale. Balans i smaken och relativt fyllig i kroppen. Del syrlighet i smaken


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