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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: 1294   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - FEB 7, 2002
a near perfect beer. every sip evokes a different taste. great aroma of tart spiced fruit- a bit like green apples with pepper. cloudy brown color with no a very short lived fizzy head. sweet fruity tastes but with a pleasant yeast tart flavor that gives it a lot of bite and makes this a surprisingky refreshing and thirst quenching drink.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
runonbeer (2) - USA - OCT 8, 2006 does not count
This is a perfect beer. Deep red color, good head, strong balanced sourness and acidity. Not candyish like other examples. wish it was still availible here in Texas. The first time I had it I was 18 at a restraunt in Brussels. I was kind of looking at the bottle that the couple next to me were drinking. They noticed and offered me some. Must have contributed to my affinity for this particular beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
111 (1) - BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2012 does not count
Lekker frisse licht zurige smaak . Met een zeer aangename geur , mooie donkere kleur .

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
evilash99 (2) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2002 does not count
With it’s fruity aroma and it’s acidic, slightly sweet flavor and light bitter undertones this one makes my top 10 list any time. It’s excellent with game and, of course, Carbonade Flamande, but also as an aperitif or just to sip with a good book.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Perceptron (32) - USA - JUN 29, 2004
Spritzy carbonation - the initial glass from the 750 ml bottle pours ruby red and clear. Aroma of plum and raisin. Taste is raisiny malts giving way to a sweet/tart finish. The tart lingers on the tongue but does not overwhelm. An excellent beer that I have not had in years in Dallas but is a welcome friend here in Colorado.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brandonbrew (24) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2008 Truely my favorite beer in the world. Drank a 1988 cellared one a few months ago. The sourness had mellowed out. No head. Very dark as compared to a recent brew. A true symphony of flavors in my mouth. Only problem...they dont sell this in Nashville!!!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2006
This beer surprised me when I first tasted it. I like it very much. Really quite enjoyable. I hope I can try it again soon.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2007
A splendid beer with complex taste and beer you can save for 20 years and longer. Tasted a new version along with a 20 year old versin. Still perfect to drink not that sour anymore but still a perfect beer. One of the best sour ales

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SuperTiti33 (558) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
375ml. Levure sauvage. Vinaigre balsamique. Anis. Légèrement florale. Caramel. Fruité. Chêne. Chocolat. Réglisse. Framboise. Fraise. Un peu salin. Porto corsé. Salade de fruit. Belle acidité. Vineuse. Très complexe. Absolument sublime.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2003
UPDATED: APR 16, 2004 this rating is about a beer from 1987...stored at the brewery.. where they still sell it. Of course the beer lost all it's aciddity, and turned into a kind of port wine...excellent palate, los after taste, but no foam, poor it like a wine and eat soft cheeses with it, kind of heaven. Last week i had another bottle out the collection of 1987. This one was fresh s it can be. There was no maderisation at all, there was still the acidity. there was foam. Truly amazing!!


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