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


on tap

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A lightly acidic Flemish brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5161) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2005
[RBG Low Countries 2005] Pretty good well balanced aroma. Fruity. some wood. Brown coloured with an off-white head. Taste is a little sweet, fruity, bit sour, some malts. Medium body. Good flemish sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (6622) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2005
Bottled. Delirium Cafe, Gothenburg, Sweden. Dark amber. Small, beige and bubbly head. Sourish but too sweet in my taste. Cherries and cedar in the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (17322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2005
Dark amber, nice offwhite head. Clove aroma, sourish and with juniperberries. Quite sweet flavor, clove, some juniperberries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2005
Bottled. Sampled at Delirium Café, Göteborg. Dark brown-ish. Middle of the road-oud bruin, I found this to be very quaffable, still not unforgettable. Milky acidic nose. Light body. Perfect balance of milky sourness and a tad sweetness. Good beer, but not the best of oud bruin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2660) - GERMANY - OCT 29, 2005
Sour, dark applie cider nose with a weak wood character. Dark brown color with a beige foamy head. Raisiny malt, syrup and alight tart end. Medium body. Pretty good overall, but not so complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5770) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2005
25 cl bottle. Pours a dark brown with a finger sized off white head that settled to a thin film. Aroma of malt, muscat grapes, slightly sweet and sour at the same time. Flavor is just slightly acidic with syrupy malt, grapes, and a dry soy sauce finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly cloying finish and soft carbonation. Overall this may not be one of the top beers in the style but it is incredibly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Nice dark brown color with a small off white head. Sugar syrup nose - with some vinegar. Medium sourness, malty and molasses in the taste too - Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2007 No#68. (2002). This was one of those beers that i could just drink for days. Aroma comes off sourish, yet still a little sweetness and fresh also. Taste is sweetish for the style, still a bit sour. Maltiness comes in too, and an unexpected warming from it, with it only being 5% ? I want this again and a few bottles at that to keep me going. RERATE: Same score, alround a really nice sour yet balanced session ale, that id love to sit an have pints of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (10029) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2005
Bottle: Dark brown coloured with an mid-sized brownish head; fruity, sourish nose with a tinge of caramel, also: balsamico, port; initial sweet-sour fruity taste, mild sweetish flavour; gentle fruity-sourish finish with a touch of "barrique" and some "iron" (?). Not so complex as the "Goudenband", but very pleasant and going down well. Moreish !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15940) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2005
Bottled 25cl (BBE 03/2007)
Different (brown-blue) label.
Ruby red, small mostly vanishing tanned head. Quite typical FSA nose: sour (vinegar, balsamico) and sugary. Carbonated, a bit sweet, finishing sourish, oily aftertaste. Quite good example of this style, so if you want your first Flemish Sour Ale, this is easy one to start.

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