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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A lightly acidic Flemish brown ale.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2006
Bottle. Reddish brown colour with a small off-white head. Sweet malty and slightly sour aroma. Sweet malty with slightly sour flavor leaving you with a sweet aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2006
Nice, clear, deep red color with a small, bubbly head. Sour-sweet aroma with oak and cherry hints. Oaky, sweet-sour, quite balanced flavor with pear hints. Light to medium-bodied palate with lemonadey carbonation. A quite nice, easy and balanced oud bruin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
Bottle: Poured a dirty brown color ale with a huge off-white foamy head with pretty good retention. Aroma of sugar and tart cherries is quiet interesting. Taste is very refreshing with a well balance sourness covered by some sugar and some oak. Definitely not as great as Rodenbach Grand Cru but very interesting nonetheless and I would love to have access to this as a session ale for those hot summer days.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Clear, blood red with brown streaks and a thin, quickly diminishing tan head. The aroma is fruity, slightly acidic and malty. Cherries, plums, apples, caramel, toasted grains, light oak (is this even finished in barrels?), some residual sweetness and a hint of red meat. The body is moderate, but perhaps a little on the light side. In the mouth, the sweetness starts off the experience, but a bit of light acidity comes out near the end. The sweet fruity flavors are the dominate player here. The acidity is evident but doesn’t do a whole lot and isn’t as sour as I would like. It seems more like a session sour beer and a good one to get people introduced and acclimated to the style. However, in my advanced stages of enjoying sour beers, it wasn’t sour enough. It’s actually tasty and well made, but not something I’d drink all that often. Thanks a lot Martin; it was a treat!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2006
Dark red-brown colored, little brown head. Sour, spicy, mildly fruity, cherry and sweet aroma. Medium bodied. Sour and sweet flavor with lasting spices and cherries.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2006
LCRBM] dark amber colour, moderate head.fruity, woody, medium body, finish is dry and tart.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2006
Couleur brune aux reflets rouge foncé. Apparence presque opaque, moyenne quantité de mousse blanche concassée de nature plutôt persistante. Arômes fruités rappelant les cerises et les groseilles, puis le balsamique, le vieux bois et le jeune cuir. Saveurs inférieurement complexe aux arômes, faiblement maltée, une touche de sucre résiduel, boisée, acide acétique ainsi qu’une certe présence d’oxydation. Texture semi mince, faible carbonatation. Bouteille Délirium Café, Décembre 2005.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2005
Draught.- Dark amber colour. Acidic nose, with some fruit and malt nose. Malty taste, with a distinctive sour cooking-apple dryness, but with a slightly sweetish dry finish.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
Bottle. Ruby colour with a small baige head. Dark fruits aroma and a sweet sour dark fruits taste. Medium body and a sour finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2005
Deep reddish colour with a small off white head. Tart dark fruit aroma with hints of wood. Sweet berries in the flavor with a dusty and light tart finish.


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