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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Pours cloudy, with chunks, dark brown, with a clotty sort of top. Scary! Aroma is sweet and malty. Rather akin to dark fruits. Flavor is very much like prunes, dried cherries. with a little sourness and a strong, sweet body. Moderate palate. Very excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12317) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
375ml bottle-pours a thin light tan head and cloudy brown color. Aroma is medium/dark fruit-berries, some sourness, medium malt-caramel, oak (barrel?), a lot going on and nice. Taste is lots of fruit-berries, secondary wood/earthy medium malt-cardboard/caramel/sugar, metallic on aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Thanks jwc215 for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Bottle. Dark murky brown with a medium ring of bubbles. Nose-malt vinegar, cherries, light cider vinegar. Taste-sweet cherry syrup, thick tasting, very very light funk, woody on the back end, some unsalted soy, really the sweetness dominates, there is a flavor here that I cant place but it is a sp[icy fruitiness that is very good. Maybe a product of the malts, I dont know, but its good. Brown sugar, berries. The sum is much better than the parts. Loose a point on overall for the obnoxious sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4937) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Taster at the fall beer tasting at the Flying Saucer in Fort Worth. Hardly any head. Brownish in color, cloudy sort of muddy look. Sweet smell is fruity and the flavor is complex, slighlty sour but pleasing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2007
375ml bottle. 2000. Aroma: Light maltiness with some light oxidation. Cherries and light vinegar, raisins, cinnamon, and yeast. Appearance: Dark reddish brown in color and very hazy. No carbonation. Flavor: Bready maltiness with some oxidation notes (cardboard and sherry). Yeast, spice, cherries and raisins. Sourness still has some nice pucker to it. Palate: Medium bodied. No carbonation. Overall: I picked this bottle up awhile ago and was saving it. I was hoping it had held up well, but it hasnt. Oxidation was nice at first, but built up over time and made this unfinishable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Bottle at The Diamond: Pours a deep murky burgundy/purple-ish color. You cant see through the beer. The tan head collapses, (maybe it was served a bit too cold). The aroma is fruity and vinous full of maple, berries, chocolate, toffee and more. Has a great texture on the palate, with a rich flavor. Its simultaneously sweet and tart. Theres a nice raspberry tartness, along with rich milk chocolate, oak, toasted toffee and a wine-y character. The finish is smooth and has suggestions of toffee-like sweet fruits. There was something new with each sip. A very complex and smooth Ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Cork reads 2005. Now if I read this cap right, this beer is good until February 2015. I am glad I am getting to this while I can. The next eight years are a little booked for me. Pours a clouded ruby brown that is very dark. No head. Nose is musty, woody, with a floral sweetness. Flavor is outstanding. Nice slighty fruity touch with a sugar sweetness. Definite wood on the edge. Feel is good. Nice level of bubble attacking your mouth in a fairly aggressive way. Highly drinkable. Damn good. Worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Poured into a snifter with a large off white frothy head. Lots of large brown particulates. Aroma resembles a robust white wine overlayed with dark fruits, tartness is apparent. Initial taste begins with a slight malt, fizzy mouthfeel, and sour. Finishing with a cherry tartness that rocks the sides of your tongue. Palate seems to put its brakes on and falls short. Head retention is good and lacing of the glass is beautiful. 8% is well masked. Well balanced and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2007
(bottle, BB 11-2016): Pours a dak brown color, little head, tannish. Sour sweet aroma. Dark fruit aroma, plum. Really fizzzy, sour taste. Dark fruit. Sweet sugary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2007
Concerned to read this described as Beer containing sugar and sweeteners on the wrapper. Weighty burgundy with creamy tan legs. Juicy cherry stone tartness on the nose, with wood, malt vinegar and caramel. Sweet-sour with some lurking notes of chocolate. Sticks around with a fragrant breadiness after the swallow. Surprisingly mellow and malty. Alcohol beautifully disguised. An enticingly complex beer with a bum note of chemical sweetener.

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