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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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common

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RATINGS: 1493   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.


floris87's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
floris87 (35) - Utrecht, - MAR 30, 2011
Appearance: dark reddish brown, small off-white head. Great complex aroma, fruity sourness, apple and plums, but also some caramel and quite some vanilla. Nice woody aftertaste, and a bit funky, but not too much. Taste seems not as full as a few years ago. My favourite beer, I’m very happy I can buy it close by. Once openend one after keeping it a year, and it was even better - maybe I’ll do another rating of that later.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gehbe (226) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - SEP 27, 2016
Pours deep ruby brown with a big light tan head and nice lacing. Wonderful aroma of red currants and cherries, funk, vinegar, candy/caramel, hints of darker malts and chocolate. Nicely balanced taste: medium sourness upfront with light sweetness lingering behind, hints of crispy bitterness on finish. Light to medium body, high carbonation, nice mellow alcoholic warmth on finish, some stickiness. Excellent!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbertels (336) - NORWAY - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml. Almost no head, dark brown with a hint of red. Red currant, grass, nice sour notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (810) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2016
0.75 l bottle with a champagne cork from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Appearance is dark brown. Aroma has raisins and other dried fruits. Caramel and liquorice or something... and sourness in your throat. Very complex. This was blend 2016 and I probably drank it too young.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Unde (890) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Clear brown beer with smallish head on top. Aroma has dried fruits, some berries, wooden notes, raisin and slight wine note. Taste has wooden notes, dried fruits, raisin, red berries, malt bread in the end. Fullish body and medium carbonation. Nice sour brown beer.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimbo2 (187) - DENMARK - SEP 16, 2016
Decent biere rouge, but certainly not with the complexity od others within the style. Fairly easy to drink and enjoyable though.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dermi (1112) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2016
75 cl, bottled. 2016. Pours dark red brown with a small beige head. Aroma: Malt, tart notes. Wood, leather. Slight alcohol. Taste: Medium sweet, malty. Tart berries. Sweet, sugar. Vanilla. Small acidity. Wood. Palate: Medium body, mild carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1884) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget, BBF 2022. Pours cola brown with a very quickly disappearing fizzy, beige head. Aroma is slightly tart with wood, leather, dark red berries and dried fruit. Tart and oaky flavor, with malt, yeast, red berries and bubblegum. Lacks complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (936) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2016

Aroma:
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, berries and red fruit.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque ruby/dark brown beer with a slight/medium beige/brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Medium sweet and slightly dry and sour with malts, caramel, berries and red fruit.

Overall:
This beer is intense and balanced, but lacks complexity. Too malty and sweet, could have benefitted from more complexity. Like the addition of some real berries and red fruit, or a red wine barrel-aging.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Schlumpfhunter (144) - Bavaria, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2016
Farbe: überraschung: dunkelbraun! Schaum: fein bleibt ein restschaumring Nase: geuzig nach mostiger hefe, apfelig. Lustig: eindeutig nach cola. Geschmack: sehr gut: ein starkes Geuze! Sauer, feinsprudlig, vor allem der Abgang ist super: kräftig komplex, nach Kirsche Cola Apfel, feinsäuerlich, fassig. Sähr läcker.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (4916) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 7, 2016
(En fût à The Glendale Tap): Amandes grillées, teinte chocolatée, vigueur fruitée et un fond sucré tellement adéquat. L’acidité est rondelette comme les céréales qui la supporte.


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