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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: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A lightly acidic Flemish brown ale.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4923) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Hazy brown colour with predominant ruby highlights and no head. Aroma of metal, blood, malt and sour fruit. Medium to Light-bodied; Sweet flavour initially of pears, peaches and granny smith apples fading to an inherent sourness. Aftertaste clean and a bit sour. Overall, a less flavourul flemish sour, but not too bad. Worth trying if you enjoy the style! I bought this 25 cL bottle at Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia and sampled it on 22-November-2003.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 12, 2003
Not many USA boys trying this one. I bought it bottled and imported in Fort Collins, Co or Denver, co I can't remember which. Nice nut brown/leather color to it, with a very pale off-white head with fine bubbles and good structure. The nose is very complex, but malt and a pungent acid edge predominate--there is some musty funk as well, but in a good way. The flavor is sweet--like candy sugar and malt, but quickly followed by a decidedly fierce sour character--more than the fruit lambics. There are also hints of toffee, orange, fruit (maybe cherry or cassis), and bread. Very complex and not easily described. Try one, and then you see what I mean!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2003
I´ve only drunk this one once, in Westmalle many years ago. This one was in a champagne-bottle stored in the bar-cellars for 5 years. This was really a fantastic experience. What an explosion of tastes in the nose and palate.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5465) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2003
Quite weak flemish sour ale. Brown color, lasting head. Tart and oaky aroma. Watery, but typical flemish sour ale flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2003
A nice beer. The only issue I have with it is the lack of aroma. The appearance is quite nice, nutty brown with an off-white head. The first taste is surprisingly sweet, then the sour kicks in. The sour flavor is the predominate aftertaste as well. The body is pretty thin but it leaves a nice sugary coating in our mouth to complement the sour taste. I am not as familir with this style as others so I can not rate it relative to others of this style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
confusedboy0 (99) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2003
Jammer dat sommige cafe-uitbaters nietmeer zorg dragen voor het serveren van hun Bier. Een ontgoocheling maar toch een smakvol biertje met inhoud.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2003
A great beer. More complex than Rodenbach classic. Very refreshing, slightly acidic. Has a funny / special after-taste that proberly terrify "normal" people who don't love this particular style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2003
Light sour and malty aroma. Red/brown color, light brown head, nice lace. Rusty, cherry, raisin flavor, light sour. Not the best in it's style but more than ok.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jerohen (2046) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 Those Liefmans-dudes rock! I love everything they make. Dark brown, clear. Sour malty nose. Typical Flemish Sour Ale flavour (and i like that). Good. Additional note: Cherry nose. Flavour is more buttery. Not as sour as some other Flemish reds, but certainly good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10728) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2003
Slight cherry aroma, malty. Vinous flavor with some sourness, cherry and oak. Thin to medium bodied. Very likeable beer that has quality and even some depth.


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