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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1333   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

   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McWorta (721) - LUXEMBOURG - JAN 28, 2015
Copper-brown colour with light ruby red reflections, fine light tan fading head with good lacings. Aromas of unripe plums, cherries, wood, earthyness and light notes of balsamico vinegar and malts develop. Soft rescence/effervescence with a light texture and medium body. Sweet flavours at first developping a fine acidity and tartness. Medium lasting finish. Complex and harmonic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (62) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Poured into a teku glass showing very little latte foam that builds around the edges and a light translucent coffee brown. The nose shows hints of caramel and brett but the dominant aroma is mostly the sweet malt flavors you usually pick up from a Belgian blonde or brettier beer (think Orval). The palate is full bodied with a distinct Belgian/Trappist-like hint of sweetness (it’s still dry) and very tart plum-like sourness. Light to moderate carbonation. Flavors akin to dried fruit (e.g. prunes, cherries). A little too tart for my tastes but the dried fruit flavors make it interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cenzura (158) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Aroma: sour fruits, cherries, plums and wild notes. Taste: again sour fruits and wild notes. Fresh cherries and little dose of white wine. Nice balanced beer with little alcohol warming. Small head, no lacing and medium carbonation. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 20PLN (0,3 bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fombe89 (138) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 19, 2015
Botella .de @Señor Lúpulo. Despacho de cervezas ...................... Casa18/01/2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teddybeer (2383) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 18, 2015
Dark brown color with a minimal light beige head with short duration. Aroma has vinous notes, barrel and ripe red fruits. Flavor is sourish, notes of tartiness and red wine with barrel hints, some cherries and burnt sugar. Sourish final with a great complexity and a light sweetness with ripe fruity notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
_Philomath (13) - Canton, Yukon, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
Nose of big sourish berries, some burnt malt, wood, and a touch of funk. Dark brown color, small tan head, which diminishes quickly. Light acidic initial, sweet ripe berries, thin cheesy notes, brown sugar. Thin-medium body, gentle carbonation, light astringency. Unexpectedly good and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregorymconway (163) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
Deep brown body. Tan head. Fig/cherry/plum/earthy aromas/ some raspberry. Medium sour presence. Finishes like a dubbel as the dark fruit and earthy character of the beer overpowers the palate. unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scouser (279) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Pours a amber brown colour with a little beige head. Aroma of black cherrie, smells great. Tastes of black cherry, vinegar (mild). A really nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatthijsE (913) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours deep amber with a small beige head. Aroma of cherries, berries and caramel. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. medium bodied, oily texture and flat to soft carb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
g_georgiou (324) - CYPRUS - DEC 31, 2014
Dark brown body with a head that disappears really fast. Aroma is sour fruit, wine, a bit earthy. Taste is sour and winey. Light to medium body, sour dry finish.

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