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


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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.

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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (881) - CROATIA - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle; pours dark brown with some red tints and a thin beige head; aroma of tart red fruits, malt, vinegar, and hints of wood; taste is initially sweet with red fruits then becomes light sour with vinegar, more red fruits, and some malt hints; finish dry and tart; very nice sour beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bierridder_S (242) - BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2015
14/06/2015 37,5 cl bottle @ Eenvoudig Bestaan, Kerkhove. Red-brown with nice head. Aroma : Sour, red fruits, light caramel. Taste : sour red fruits, earthy, balanced sweetness, dry red wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeniorZozo (184) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 22, 2015
Nice red brown glass. Sour and sweet and astringent. Spices, sherry, fruit green apples malt, caramel liquorice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PauloAG (193) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
375cc bottle. Pours almost clear brown with white off head. Winey, cherries, cherry liquor and wood. Mouth starts sweet and caramel them come in the wine, cherries, compote. Really got some "Portuguese ginginha" flavours. Some herbs. Finishes slightly tart. Very nice mouthfeel, carbonation. Outstanding oude vlaamse bruin!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (97) - - JUN 13, 2015
Very dark, sour aroma. Extremely sour in taste. Good in general, but not my style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (917) - LATVIA - JUN 13, 2015
Dark brown with medium beige gead. Sour aroma. Nice rich sour taste with good balancing sweetness, fruity anf kvass notes as well as some roasted malt on the background.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1351) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2015
Botella 37.5 cl tomada en el momento en el kraken el 12-06-2015 lote 25 01403 hasta 2023 (ilegible ). perfecta integración de sabores dulces caramelos y frutas del bosque y cerezas ligeramente ácidas con toques de maderas. En su estilo bastante buena.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davidmvt (2) - BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2015 does not count
Gorgeous and complex beer. I love those sour brown beers and this one truely honors the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TH28 (235) - - JUN 6, 2015
750ml. 2014. Appearance: dark brown with only the slightest hint of ruby. Almost completely opaque. Moderate khaki head. Aroma: Malty undertones, with red wine and sour cherry most prominent. Hints of apple and pear. Taste: Starts sweet and malty, quickly leading into sour cherry and apples. Vinous. Lactic acid bite, otherwise very clean. Bitterness is there to balance but definitely malt forward. Mouthfeel: Medium body with a high carbonation. Hint of alcohol warmth. Finish: Semi dry with some lingering tartness. Overall: World class Flanders Brown. Perfect balance of maltiness, fruity esters, and lactic tartness. Complex aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (801) - - JUN 2, 2015
deep mohogany color with a thick head; sour cherry aroma; fantastic; very smooth with a fruity, sour dark fruit - cherry, plum - flavor on a medium bodied malt base

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