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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 1306   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.


fishonmyplane's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishonmyplane (474) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2-year old bottle. Might be a little more acidic than normal. No hops. Slightly sweet malt profile. A little bite from the alcohol. The flavor is dominated by vinegar, muted sour cherries, and bizarre yeast-induced off-notes (which may or may not occur only in aged bottles). Some apple cider too. Gloriously weird. A classic!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bastarda (103) - Freiburg, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2014
warm aromas of beef broth, sherry, balsamico, caramel, almonds under a tender haze of tartness. Wonderful mouthfeel with flavours of beautifully decomposing sour cherries, balsamico again, carried by a warm, malty undercurrent. Wow!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dagimp (734) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2014
750 poured into a wine glass. Pours a very dark brown or purple. Lots of thick white head and lacing. Nice tart grape and lemon aroma with mild raspberries. Mouthfeel is very rich, luxurious and decadent. Taste is berries, grapes, tart cherries and wine. Very good beer but not quite a start as I like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctiry (80) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 28, 2014
Brown colour with off-white thin head. Lot of aroma. Like porto wine, dark fruits, vinegar. Full complex taste. Taste more like wine than beer. Little sour for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (727) - POLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle Aroma-fruits, sour Appearance-brown, cloudy, tan foam, Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, Palate-medium body, slick feel, lively, sour finish Overall-very good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (1704) - 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 (124) - - 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 (159) - 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 (114) - Badalona, SPAIN - NOV 12, 2014
Cervesa amb aromes de moscatell, caramel, mel, melassa, pebre, canyella, brioix i un punt ācid. De color marrķ una mica tčrbola i amb escuma de color ivori. En boca es ācida amb aromes de cafč, maduixa i un punt balsāmic. El cos és mitjā-alt i vellutat i la carbonataciķ mitjana. Una cervesa ācida 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 (36) - 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!


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