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97
88
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: 1547   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Thanks to Facto for the 20 year old (1987) bottle!! Poured deep reddish-brown with a surprisingly existent cap of medium beige head. The aroma picked up deep darker fruits, caramel, and brown sugar with very little bitterness.. the malty layers play well with a low-to-moderate cherry sourness. The flavor had warmer cherries and some simple dusty sugars along with other red fruits.. grainy cherry bitterness rides through the finish.. sourness was moderate at most, and provided a nice layer of complexity. Medium-ish bodied with decent balance.. I was expecting more sourness, but it worked well as-is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2007
Its January 2006 and this brew is from 2004 Lot. D - expires 2014. Mahogany red with a very nice, creamy head. The aroma is vinous and malty with notes of caramel. The flavour is vinous and slightly sour, but not nearly as sour as expected from a beer of this style. Its also slightly sweet and has brief notes of apple, then more like berries, malt, caramel, fruit and a hint of nuts. Actually its quite complex.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Vintage 2006 dark brown pour w/ red hints and a nice thick off white head w/ thick lacing. Nice aroma dark fruits hints of syrups touch of apple sweet sugars. Palate is nice well coated. Very sweet flavor, where is the sour for the sour ale? Im not sure where that comes in it does have a very dry finish though.. syrups and dark fruits dominate. 1987 vintage thanks to Matt definite corked aroma to begin even sweeter than the new by quite a bit. so much syrups

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
cheap (5738) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 Slight vinous aroma. Affrighting, lots of big yeasty chunks in a cream soda colored brew. Almost looks like its rotten. Very scary looking. Mild creamy fizziness. Frabjous, somewhat tart, taste bud sensation but alky quietly peeks thru. Not quite as sour as I expected. A little disappointing, though good. Finish is mildly medicinal, probably due to the alky content.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2007
A murky brown brew with musky aromas of blue cheese, cherry, plum, dark sugar, oak and cigar box. On the palate it is sweet, and citric. Dried fruits, maple syrup, lots of CO2, also lemon and apple. Shame about the excessive sweetness, but the addition of sweetening syrup was to be expected from this brewery. However, this is surprisingly complex and balanced, a pleasant surprise from the dreaded Liefmans.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ekstedt (6681) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2007
Bottled at Tre sm rum, Gteborg, Sweden. Deep reddish with a minimal foam. Quite complex fruity aroma with cidery apples and red and dark berries, along with notes of wood. Light to medium in body with prickling carbonation. Almost perfect balance with a light swetness balanced by a fresh acidity.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ako (166) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2007
Dark red/brown. Thick, tan head. Aroma has yeast, berries, maybe grass. Tastes sour, as it should, citrus. Quite carbonated.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2007
Dark red-amber beer with a quickly disappearing head. Nice sour aroma. Flavor is initially sweet but than the sourness comes up. Nice balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beltramelli (470) - Campinas, BRAZIL - NOV 30, 2007
Brown ale com malte Barley Wine, motivo pelo qual sobressai o sabor de uvas vinferas. Carbonatao mdia, final excelente e refrescante.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - NOV 26, 2007
Garrafa. Colorao vermelha escura, com creme bege muito bonito. Notas de uva (vinho tinto) e malte. Algo salgado, mas bom! Algo doce tambm. Carbonatao mdia. Personalidade!


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