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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1534   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 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 (8215) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Bottle. Pours rich, hazy brown with amber highlights. Excellent lacing all the way down the glass. Tart cherries and vinegar aroma. A hint of grape Kool-Aid. Mildly sour. Quite pungent. Sweet grapeness on the palate. Some yeasty dryness but a perfect balance of sweet and sour. Medium to full bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. A beautiful Flemish sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown color with a thin beige colored head. Aroma is tart fruit, vineous, malt, earthy. Flavor is tart fruits, vineous, malt, earth. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, finishes dry and tart. Not one of my favorites, decent but doesnt hold a candle to the betterFlemish Sours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3651) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2007
Dark, hazy brown with a medium , tan head. Notes of spices, fruit and malt. Sour with some sweetness and fruit taste. medium body with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Poured from a 2006, 375ml bottle cork removed with a loud pop. Cloudy dark brown pour, medium sized frothy tan head. Aroma is yeasty, spicy, and earthy with a bit of mild lemony citrus. Light, crisp palate with fizzy feeling carbonation. Flavor starts slightly malty and the sour lemon-like flavor kicks in. Reminds me of a sweet-tart, nice!

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