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


on tap

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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A lightly acidic Flemish brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5910) - 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 (5593) - 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 (10179) - 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 (16195) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sten (742) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2005
A cola-coloured (brown-black) beer with a small pale brown head. A very complex taste, a bit malty and sweet but the nice sourish taste is overwelming. A very good sour ale. (Bottle 25cl)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2005
Dark brown with some amber, with a small head. Aroma of acidic grapes and wine, with obvious alcohol. Sour biting taste, with a long sour finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
(Bottle 25 cl) Dark brown with a reddish hue, and a nice light-brown head. Tart, fresh nose. Medium body with wooden, vinous notes. Some sourness in the finish. Crisp and very quenching. 200895

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MiP (15296) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
Draught. Dark brown colour, red hue. Big creamy, light brown head, quite stable. Aroma of acidic berries. Very sweet, acidic flavour. Some berry/raisin/grape notes. Aftertaste has a very tiny hint of sheery/prune. I am not a fan of oud bruin, but I think I would prefer it less sweet than this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
On tap at the white horse. Pours a cloudy deep brown hue with a light frothy head with sour aromas and flavors. Not as acidic as I would have thought. Flavor was much better than the aromas.

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