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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

italarican's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1539) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle at Peterís RBSG. Pours like murky iced tea. Aroma is predominantly tart cherry and prune with caramel as a sidekick. Flavor is like a red cherry blow pop dipped in a little bit of brown sugar. Tart and lemony finish. Unique and enjoyable overall; the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeanF (2227) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2016
So if it comes in a paper bag is it malt liquor? Or because itís a fancy paper bag itís something high end? Well itís Belgian ennyweighs yakno. Let it breathe for a bit, then pour.... This has modest head, grows a bit, and a dark brown body with heavy Lambic carbonation. Grape, fruity esters, graham cracker, furniture varnish on the nose with hints of rhubarb. Flavour is sweet oak with cherries, more rhubarb, faint lambic funk. Good sharp finish. Lots of sweetness but not overly cloying - this is a great balanced beer, good sweetness that n00bs to Belgian styles would like. If I was destitute and homeless Iíd pick this beer in a paper bag fo shizzles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (1028) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAY 25, 2016
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours dark red brown with a white head. Aroma of mild sourness and fruit. Bitter finish. Not much happening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5034) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2016
Flemish red like aromas with fermenting fruit, amber malts, red wine notes. Very flavourful, not too clean. Nice stuff. (33cl bottle from Dekoninck)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2018) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a deep brown with some mahogany highlights. Green apple, cherry and muscat on the nose with a light bit of oak. Nose is very vinous. Above average carbonation with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Finish has some dates and more cherry, muscat and a hint of oak and vanilla. A Belgian classic, very drinkable and enjoyable sour. Pairs well with food too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnG_BrgNor (378) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep brown with small head. Aroma is cherry and oak. Taste is dominated by cherry, but oak, malt and some spices is also present. A good one because its not to sour or as some others, just sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1645) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2016
Sample from bottle @ Sur & Bitter, Sandnes. Pours dark brown, with a brown, rocky head. Aroma is dark fruity notes of raisins and dates, as well as tannins, leather and oak. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is light lactic notes, with fruity notes of cherries, plums, some rum raisins and dates, as well as wood, leather and light farmyardy notes. Sweet, dark fruits in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zita (6003) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
light sour malty caramel and bread aroma,brown, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, nice harmonic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1571) - USA - MAY 1, 2016
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from Delhaize in Brussels. Dark, sweet sour classic Flemish style ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (449) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2016
Pours dark red with strong off-white foam. Aroma is berry, some old cask, light cherry, currants. Taste is quite sweet, light fruits, cherry, alcohol, light radish, sweet grapes. Not bad at all!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (622) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown with a mostly lasting beige bubbly head. Aroma is of nuts, caramel, slightly roasted, spice, hint of balsamic vinegar. Taste is of caramel, vinegar, dark fruits, some cherry notes, some acidity. Dry oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

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