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

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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2009
Bottle 25cl. [ Vintage 1988 ].
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dark bread, roasted, caramel, raisin, sour notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20081212]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29699) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2004
The aroma is sweet malty with notes of grain and caramel. The color is brown and it has a fine light brown head though fast collapsing. The flavor is very sweet malty with strong caramel notes and a somewhat sour end. But not nearly as sour as I had hoped for taking the style into account. This is not a special beer in anyway but it is OK though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 25 cl) Brown with a ruby-red tint. Some caramel flavours that are rapidly erased by the dominating sourness. Sour ales are always refreshing in small quantities, this is no exception. 070893

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (21334) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2005
Bottled. Red brown coloured with a fast disappearing beige head. Acidic aroma with notes of fruits and wood, but not much aroma at all. Fruity flavour with notes of bread and wood and some acidic notes. Watery finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20883) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dedollewaitor (14089) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 14, 2008
25cl bottle @ Plan B, Copenhagen. Pours brown with a off white head. Aroma is sweet of roasted malts. Plum & caramel. Mouthfeel is weak. Rye bread, sugar & berries. No punch - pretty weak Belgium beer and even worse sour ale!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (13761) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2010
Bottle at home - shared with Sune. Dark brown - offwhite head. Light sourness, brown sugar, lacto, red berries, glue, rubber, roasted. Watery body.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MiP (13726) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2004
Bottle. Aroma of caramel/bonbon. Dark brown colour with red hue. Unstable head. Thin, acidic/sour flavour. Sour aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12966) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 18, 2005
Bottled 25cl (BB 06/2006)
Dark ruby color, small but steady coffee head, lace. Sour berries in the nose, also some roasted malts like in dark lager. Sourness mixed with chocolate, berry-like and candy sugar sweetness. Finishing quite watery. Mild sourness and decent carbonation makes this quite easy Flemish sour ale.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12777) - 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.


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