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87
style
Brewed by Liefmans (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Oudenaarde, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Infinitely complex in aroma and flavor with notes of maltiness and tartness throughout. An unsurpassed old brown with the richness and complexity of a vintage wine.

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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (6344) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2007
750ml 2004 Bottle Pouts out a murky brown topped with a little baby ring of a head. A great fruit aroma of sweet apples and spice. Tast is pretty good a little sweet and spice. Not bad but not great. thanks indiana_red.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (3989) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Bottle Caged and corked 750ml pours a murky light brown. Small skin of a "head" with spotty lacing. Nice sweet and sour aroma of over ripe pears apples and raisons. Apple butter. Flavor is a rather dissapointing sour apple a bit metallic. Thin fizzy and lacking is character. Tastes like it used to be something special. I love this style but this is a bit of a let down. Give me "The Duchesse" any day.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2009 9-5-07 Malty aroma, for some reason it smells like a dopplebock? Rich malts, molasses, very sweet smelling. Pours dark brown with reddish sides, no head, besides the pop of the cork theres no detectable carbonation. Sour cherries, spicy, big malt flavor, sour apples with molasses. There is no carbonation, not thats a bad thing. But this isnt my favorite flemish sour. 11-5-09 Sweet caramelly nose with hints of funk and raspberry. Pours a rich amber brown with no head. Smooth sourness with a hefty maltiness, rich caramel and hints of tart berries, somewhat sweet but just enough tartness to balance it out. Very good!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Pours a very nice deep dark burnt brownish with a nice tan head. Very nice apple, brown sugar, sweet malt, ripe fruits, and tart cherry on the nose. Very nice sweet ripe cherry upfront as well as some tart apple. There is also a nice balance of sweet brown sugar and and an odd spicy character I cant place. Very nice long lasting lingering finish of earthy apple and tart cherry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 02/23/2005
Mode: Bottle Conditioned
Source: Tasting

muddy brown, whispy tan head, nice sour aroma, rich malt flavor, good balance between malt sweetness and tart character, nice earthy quality,
-------- /> Date: 08/24/2005

wonderful rich fruity malt flavor, just enough tartness to keep it interesting,
-------- /> Date: 02/01/2007
Score: iiii to iii
Words: Bottle
Words: Ale Atlanta

dark brown, sweet chocolate chocolate and sour cherry aroma, creamy chocolate flavor, touch of cherry tartness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4902) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Corked and caged bottle. Tan medium sized fizzy head that was mostly lasting with a lot of floaties, virtually no lacing, visible carbonation, and a brown hue. Sweet, fruity, alcohol, sour, tart, and some maltiness for the aroma. Flavor was sweet, sour, somewhat tart, fruity, and somewhat vinuous. Dry finish. Tingly, dry mouthfeel. Medium body. Just too sweet and sour tasting for my liking. A complex brew IMO. Decent for the style though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - AUG 27, 2007
Appearance: mahogany color with reddish tones, beautiful. Medium head, beige color, medium persistency. Aroma: very sour-fruity of plums, berries, pears, green apples and green grape; sweet-fruity of figs. Liquory like champagne. Lactic sourness, like natural yogurt. Spicy tones, like tea, clove, damp wood and mustard. Flavor: highly acid like natural yogurt; sour-fruity of lemon, orange, pears, plums, green apples and chardonnay grapes. Liquory, similar to chardonnay wine and champagne. Intensive acid start; very sweet finish without hoppy; tobacco, wood, clove, metallic and cork aftertaste. The sourness and sweetness hide the alcoholic degree. Palate: medium body, oily texture. Medium carbonation. Relatively complex, underline the Rodenbach.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgiskOlklub (1059) - Viby J, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2014 Red-brown beer with a small white head. The beer has a lot of raisin and plum in the taste. A good balance between the sweet and the sour. It has a medium/full body, which is unmoral for the beer, and it has some sediment in the bottle - thats more normal for Goudenband.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (992) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Tons of sediment which I hate. Pretty darn drinkable. Not to sour. Good but wont drink again. Just not my thing. Still though I can appreciate that this is good.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ilovedarkbeer (2717) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2007
When I untwisted the metal... the cork popped out... Does this mean that the beer is rotten? Either way I was not into the taste. Tastes very sour and does not have much character. Once again this may be rotten because this is my first flemish sour ale. I will have to revist this type.


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