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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1302   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.


realaledrinker's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
realaledrinker (35) - Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2012
It is one of my favorite beer. It disappeared for a while and was called flemish brown when it left. Now called provision ale. While I love it now I loved it more before it disappeared.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (1696) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours brown color, lightly beige head. Aroma is sourish, cherries, plums, raspberries. Taste is medium sour, medium sweet, red berries, plums, raisins, hints of alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Satyroneto (121) - - NOV 18, 2014
Apresentação muito elegante em garrafa com rolha embrulhada em papel azul; Cor marrom escura com tons caramelo e alguns poucos sedimentos em suspensão; espuma marrom de média formação e média persistência com lacing razoável; Aroma extremamente complexo, evoluindo durante a degustação. No início, desde a abertura da garrafa, notas marcantes de acidez lembrando vinho branco; na evolução, presença de caramelo, mel, frutas escuras, chocolate amargo e café. Sabor também incrivelmente complexo de início de notas vinificadas evoluindo para um meio mais ácido (mas nunca agressivo) e levemente torrado. Final de acidez vinificada mais intensa que é cortada por um ensaio de leve amargor que se dissipa rapidamente dando lugar a um dulçor equilibrado de frutas vermelhas impedindo que a acidez domine o paladar e torne a cerveja "enjoativa"; retrogosto hora de leve acidez, hora de leve dulçor de frutas vermelhas; corpo e carbonatação médios. Altíssima drinkability, um show de equilíbrio.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (155) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
750ml form the LCBO, 2012 cork. Pours a cloudy maroon brown with minimal head. Smells sour, reminiscent of white wine. Taste is tart, grapes, white wine, some dark fruit. Interesting and tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zoret (113) - Badalona, SPAIN - NOV 12, 2014
Cervesa amb aromes de moscatell, caramel, mel, melassa, pebre, canyella, brioix i un punt ŕcid. De color marró una mica tčrbola i amb escuma de color ivori. En boca es ŕcida amb aromes de cafč, maduixa i un punt balsŕmic. El cos és mitjŕ-alt i vellutat i la carbonatació mitjana. Una cervesa ŕcida i complexa, ben composta i ben acabada.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2014
Una ottima birra molto particolare, scura con note tostate oltre che floreali, č particolarmente acidula

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BarleyandVine (33) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Bright, tart aroma and flavor with dark fruity undertones. Raisins, plums, dark cherries. A real treat after a long day!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (188) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
Smells like sweet and sour sauce. Not the faux Chinese variety, but the chicken-nuggets-sweet-and-sour-sauce variety. A bit more mellow in the taste and weirdly drinkable. I like this but I have no idea why.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doomy86 (22) - - OCT 24, 2014
caramel, earthy, licorice, brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, lightly sour, medium sweetness, sticky, lively,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1105) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2014
375ml bottle at home. Hazy dark amber brown with a full off-white soapy head with low retention. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Nice sour and sweet tones. Tart, wood, vanilla, hay, citrus and spices. Quite a nice sour brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ABT_S54 (177) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
bottle poured in Duchess de Bourgogne glass. Pours a wonderful garnet colour with a bubbly beige head which lasts a short while. Aroma is wonderful oak, vanilla and tartness. Taste is all these things but more - coffee, vanilla, oak and leather giving was to a perfectly blended redcurrant acidity. This is the most complex beer I have tried. I was sceptical of trying this as usually labels that proclaim such triumphs rarely meet my expectations. This doesn’t either - it far surpasses them and I am now a fan for life.


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