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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1282   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.


polaxis' rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
polaxis (73) - - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle at home, @10°C Deep red colour. Fine, fast disappearing head. Fruity sweet arome. Hints of yeast and berries. Flavour is sweet-sour with notes of rhubarb (only thing coming close). No hints of the high alcohol content recognizable. Did not know that it was rated this high on ratebeer but now comprehensible for me.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerconnaiseur (78) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
37,5cl bottle from 2005 - batch from before the 2007 bankrupcy of Liefmans. Pours a dark red with smooth head. And the smoothness continues.. Soft cherry aroma and mild taste. Honey, barn yard, aged malt, cherry (!), framboise. Full bodied 'provision' beer!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerVal (6) - - AUG 27, 2014 does not count
Aroma - heavy on the cherry, light on the oak. Taste is complex; dark cherry followed by a nice oakiness and finishing with a lingering and developing tartness. Not too sour though - just enough to make it refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chirolante (11) - ITALY - AUG 23, 2014
Birra a doppia fermentazione, prima spontanea come le classiche lambic e poi in bottiglia. Forti note acetiche sia come profumo che al palato. Una specie di "Duchesse de Bourgogne" ma meno acetosa. Molto più bevibile per palati non abituati all’acido!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stchloe (786) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Medium body lots of creamy notes, oak and cherry tartness help balance, nice aroma of cherry.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikske79 (1118) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Mooie verpakking, maar spijtig genoeg een typische oud bruin waar ik geen fan van ben

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (337) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
A very rich, complex, and robust beer. Yeasty sourness is immediately present, which fades into notes of oak, burnt brown sugar, raisins, vinegar, etc.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (978) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Dark brown pour. Aromas of raisin, wine, oak, and acidic sour notes. Flavor is sour prunes and notes of raisin. Decent sour brown. I’d be interested in trying other products from them.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tandembrauer (97) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle bought in Belgium (Malting Pot in Brussels?). Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma complexly sour-sweet with plums, raisins, some medicine. Taste malty-sweet with somewhat sour-tart finish; dried dark fruits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (5901) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle @ St. Nicolas, Brussels. Pours very dark brown with a creamy offwhite head, leaving some nice sugary lacings. Aroma of malt, caramel, oak, light sourness, hints of redwine, balsamico, little spice. Flavor is nicely sour, malty, light caramel, vinegar, balsamico, wood, notes of dark fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, lasting tart / sour finish. 290714

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milo91hd (102) - Lecce, ITALY - JUL 24, 2014
Una sour davvero ottima, si presenta con un colore ambrato scuro e un generoso cappello di schiuma, all’odore e al sapore risalta immediatamente un carattere vinoso, con un buon corpo e una media carbonazione


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