overall
97
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: 1549   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - 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.

4
   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.

3.5
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3795) - 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.

3.6
   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!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (7387) - 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 (4418) - 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 (10882) - 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


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