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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: 1303   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.


julian's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
julian (30) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Liefmans Goudenband 1974 Sweet malty aroma of raisin, toffee, dates, very mild chocolate, and some slight tartness and acidity. This has no signs of oxidation and still has decent carbonation. Mouthfeel is very smooth and almost creamy. For a beer that’s over 38 years old this has stood up exceptionally well.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (725) - 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 (1702) - 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 (34) - 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 (192) - 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 (24) - - 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 (1109) - 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.


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