Formerly brewed at Brasserie de l’Union - Alken-Maes (Heineken)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Jumet, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
A brown beer, full bodied with a sweet and slightly acid flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivo (2660) - GERMANY - NOV 22, 2005
Deep mahogany color, low tight dimishing head. Sweet caramelly nose with a slight sourness. Berry tastes, brown sugar, and a light woody end. Somewhat sour, but not really. Clear, straightforward and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2005
Musty and vinous aroma with light barnyard character offers up suggestions of molasses, peaches and plums. Opaque dark brown body with low tan head that recedes rapidly to ring. Mildly sour dark fruit flavour has hints of chocolate, honey, plums, grapes and brown sugar. Medium body is somewhat sticky with low to fair carbonation. Bottle (BB Sep-06) sampled at Plan B in Copenhagen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
Dark brown colour with no head. The aroma is of plums, figs, dark malts and port-soaked wood notes. Light body. Slightly acidic finish, but the flavours overall are quite sweet with notes of plums, brown sugar and wood. A little bit uneventful, though - this is a simple beer. That said, still pleasant and perfectly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25258) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2009 Bottled (fresh Oct 2005). Brownish ruby coloured, beige foamy head. Sweet berries and fruits in aroma. Gooseberry and red currant in flavour along with hoppy notes. Dry mouthfeel and a bit sticky palate afterwards. 6 3 6 3 12.

Bottled (BBE 1990 in Dec 2009). Brownish ruby colour, minor head., Aroma is sweet malts, some berries and wood. Flavour is wood, sweet malts and some rather earthy notes. Slight smooth sourness. Has aged quite nicely. 7 3 7 4 14.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2005
Bottled: Reddish brown coloured. Quite clear. Fluffy beige head. Berries and fruit in the nose. Quite sweet. Flavour is overly sweet for a flemish sour IMO. Is very smooth and easy to drink, but lacs some acidity and sourness, I think. Ends on a sweet and berryish note. Too vague in the aroma and flavour for my likings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2005
Brown beer with a light brown head. Light tart fruity aroma with clear berry notes. Chocolate malty flavor and a sweet fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2005
Nice dark brown colour with a small head. Aroma is a litle bit sour, typically "Vlaams Oud Bruin" Old brown beer. Taste is smouth, hint of sourness. Smouth and refreshing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2005
Reddy mud brown in colour with a short tan head. Mild nutty aroma with some berrie notes. Sweet nutty flavour with an oaky vanilla dry finish. Thin, slightly acidic feel. Ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (13077) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2005
(bottle, best by 9/9/06) Clear, dark red-brown body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, light anise, some metallic. Taste is very sweet, raisin, caramel, some cherry. Watery medium-full body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2005
(Bottled) Clear, deep dark red color with hardly any head but some lace. Sweetish, slightly tart aroma of fruit juice and raisins. Sweet-malty, fruity flavor with some sourness and acidity in the background. Light to medium-bodied, fizzy-carbonated and a bit watery palate. I really want to see the person who loves this beer...

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