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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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.

SteC's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SteC (140) - Oostende, - FEB 6, 2007
This Flemish sour ale is in my opinion not the best in its kind. It has a beautifully dark red body, with a nice white pearly head. It tasted the typical sourness, but I missed a bit the finish, which was too empty for a flemish sour ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (776) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours darks reddish brown, lasting cream head. Cherrycoke, vanilla, malts, winegum, light vinegar, light oak. Sweet, cherries, red apples, light tart, malty, winegum, some pear. Cherrie and light wood comes. Smooth body, light alcohol. Light toasty finish, light dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4307) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2016
330 ml. Merci à electrotype. Robe brune acajou avec un anneau de mousse. Ses parfums de noix, de bois, de fruits aigres et de malts doux me sont bien agréables. Ses saveurs aigres et douces composés de baies (et autres petits fruits ronds), de chêne, d’amandes amères, de sucre brun et d’épices sont fortement appréciables. Son corps texturé comme un vin gras et ses bulles contrôlées facilitent la pénétration du liquide. Sa finale riche et complexe est attribuable à un beau savoir-faire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (896) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
Merci à Guillaume pour le partage! Le liquide est bien brun et mousseux. Vraiment fidèle au style, cette bière présente un profil très fruité où les mûres sauvages, le cassis, la framboise et la cerise dominent largement. Toutefois, ces arômes tendent à relever d’un sirop qui me déplaît quelque peu. J’eus préféré un nez plus mince et délicat. Celui-ci est très fruitée et me paraît par moments artificiel. Beaucoup d’effervescence en attaque suivie d’une bonne dose de raisins. Corps rond, acidité moyenne pour une bière de ce type (merci aux sucres qui balancent l’acidité finalement) et longue finale fruitée et plaisante. Globalement plaisante pour moi qui n’aime pas trop les bières fruités, celle-ci me plaît toutefois mieux en bouche qu’au nez.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3791) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 18, 2016
Liefmans Goudenband 8% A deep brown verging on black with a light beige head. The aroma is thick vinous and rich tart berries with mild woodsy notes. Medium-light bodied with a very dry finish. The taste is tart, very oaky, sweet cherries, berry syrup, some kind of gummy bear quality, raisins, light malty caramel. A bit too dry for my tastes but a wonderfully drinkable sour. I think it’s pair nicely with a thick slab of BBQ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (393) - Skogn, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2016
Bottle from 2015 from vinmonopolet. Aroma is heavy on the dark fruits and it has a slight funk/tartness to it. Slightly smoky. Flavor is delightfully refreshing with a mellow, balanced sourness. Slight malty flavor with notes of dark fruits and appleskins. Incredibly nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenWesthof (195) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2016
An extremely strong sour taste, that grabs you by throat at the first sip. It might seem a bit overwhelming at times, but especially the aftertaste makes it worth it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
apickles (374) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (486) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tarmok (768) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (1077) - 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.

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