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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: 1279   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.


otakuden's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Appearance: browns with deep garnet highlights along the edges. A tan head fades into a creamy layer with scattered bubbles along the edges. Swirls creamy and thick.
Nose: sour with sweetness along the edges. Soured burgundy wines and old leathered wine sacs. Musk – browned apples and pears with a touch of funk. Plums and grapes with skins and seeds for tart, tannic, sweet, and nutty. Whispers of brown sugar covered dates.
Palate: tartness skirts along the edges then slams the middle of my tongue, never letting go. Leathery and creamy and supple with red wine tannins and whole wheat breads. Grape and plum and more leather. Funk in the breath with horse and orchard musk. Old earth in the back. Brown sugar and dates comingle in the middle. Black breads.
Final Thoughts: at first a bit unassuming, but with each subsequent quaff, layer after layer of flavorful personality unraveled for my eager tastebuds to enjoy. Between the Cuvee Brut and Goudenband…I can’t pick a winner. Instead, I’ll pick both so that depending on my state of mind, I can have one or the other and come out a winner on both counts. Delicious!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stchloe (784) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Medium body lots of creamy notes, oak and cherry tartness help balance, nice aroma of cherry.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Mooie verpakking, maar spijtig genoeg een typische oud bruin waar ik geen fan van ben

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (319) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
A very rich, complex, and robust beer. Yeasty sourness is immediately present, which fades into notes of oak, burnt brown sugar, raisins, vinegar, etc.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (971) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Dark brown pour. Aromas of raisin, wine, oak, and acidic sour notes. Flavor is sour prunes and notes of raisin. Decent sour brown. I’d be interested in trying other products from them.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tandembrauer (83) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle bought in Belgium (Malting Pot in Brussels?). Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma complexly sour-sweet with plums, raisins, some medicine. Taste malty-sweet with somewhat sour-tart finish; dried dark fruits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (5800) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle @ St. Nicolas, Brussels. Pours very dark brown with a creamy offwhite head, leaving some nice sugary lacings. Aroma of malt, caramel, oak, light sourness, hints of redwine, balsamico, little spice. Flavor is nicely sour, malty, light caramel, vinegar, balsamico, wood, notes of dark fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, lasting tart / sour finish. 290714

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milo91hd (88) - Parabita, ITALY - JUL 24, 2014
Una sour davvero ottima, si presenta con un colore ambrato scuro e un generoso cappello di schiuma, all’odore e al sapore risalta immediatamente un carattere vinoso, con un buon corpo e una media carbonazione

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (3078) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle @ ’t Poatersgat. Pours hazy very dark ruby brown with small beige head. Clear aroma of malt and caramel, with notes of fruit and subtle touches of hops. Sweetish flavour of malt and caramel, quickly receding into intense vinous notes that stay long after the sip has gone down the hatch. Mild hoppy notes. Good stuff, but I was rather surprised to find the pronounced sweet hints, especially in the aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (431) - - JUL 22, 2014
On tap at Old town Paradiso. Pours a clear cherry reddish brown with silky beige head that fades to the edge. Aroma is sweet dark cherries, funky tang and light sweet oak. Flavor is complex sweet cherries, vanilla, and caramel malt with toffee. Finish of sweet fruit tang with bright carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (474) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Beautiful lactic sour, dark fruit, and oaky wood aroma. Taste is very full flavored. Sour is muted compared to some sours, maybe 3 or 4 of 10 sour. Great balance, great woody flavors. Some finishing sweetness that tastes like it comes from the wood. Very complex ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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