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


on tap

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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A lightly acidic Flemish brown ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3209) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 11, 2012
LIVE RATE FROM T’KEIZERSHOF IN SCENIC BRUGGE BELGIUM!!! Pours a deep reddish brown/ cola color. The head starts big and off white, but dissipates to a small head and chills out that way for a while. The aroma is vinous, sweet, musty, and malty. The flavor is nicer, it’s easily the most sour Liefmans product I’ve tried yet. Although it is also a tad too sweet. Some malty chocolate notes lurk in the background along with some tart cherries. Basically though this is a 2 note sweet and sour beer, I know that there was a time I would have gone gaga over a beer like this one, and I still like it... But I’d love it to be much drier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2039) - SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a dark brown, with a beige head. Fruity aroma, candied sugar, caramel, quite sour, dark fruits, toffee, tobacco, licorice. Off-dry, medium bodied, low bitterness, balanced CO2. Fruity, sour taste, dark berries, chocolate, caramel, malt, wood (!). (2012-04-10)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Draft. At Town Hall Tap. Dark reddish brown color with a light tan head. Light cherry note in the nose. Light mouthfeel with carbonation. Fruity with caramel notes. Not really sour all that much. Some apple flavors as well. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
15th September 2009
Hazy brown beer. Dry crisp palate. Fruity tangy beer with a splash of coca cola. Somewhat let down by a finish that manages to be both dry and wishy washy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3598) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
Reviewed mid July 2010, on one of my random beer nights. 25cl bottle poured into a ’Forbidden Fruit’ chalice. The body was a deep, ruby red/brown colour. A tan/off white collar sat around the glass, what head did appear left within 10 seconds of the pour. The smell was a mix of old sour notes and a red berry sweetness. The taste followed on from the aroma, Cherry and Raspberry flavours to me, with more sourness than the smell. Certainly tart, but not a cheek sucking in special like some Belgian beers I could mention. I thought it on the fizzy side, which I believe is not normal in this style, but it added a new dimension to the tasting, which I enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3650) - Florida, USA - APR 16, 2012
On draft at the Brass Tap Sour Breakfast, poured a dark brown color, aromas of vinegar, oak, some lemony fruit, caramel, and a touch of funk. Flavors are the same but a slight cherry thrown in the mix, not as sour as expected from the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (757) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2012
.25 L pours a brown color with a medium white brown head. Aroma of cherries, wood, some roasted nuts. Medium bodied with a great sour finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6624) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2012
25cl bottle. Brunâtre/ambrée, col fin beige. Arôme surette, boisé note de malt/cara sucre. En bouche, sûre, léger fruité noir avec en retrait ce profile boisé aigre. Garde un palais un peu de renfermé. Palais est agréable sans être trop dans l’aigre/sûre, légère en fin de bouche avec un malt et profile sucré qui complètent le tout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2012
A decent brown ale but a bit too much vinegar and sweetness in this one to be at the very top of my list. Still worth seeking out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (851) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Nice brown pour. Nutty malt, with vinous notes and moderate acidity.not too sweet. Nice.

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