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: 1519   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Lively carbonation and foamy head round out a brown ale pour that has a nose of flemish sour tartness and a fair amount of woody toast. Palate is dry and sparkling with the best of the sours. The flavor of this brew is really quite rich. The tartness and astringency of the sour ale are complemented by the maltiness of the brown ale with a refreshing nutty finish. This is an excellent pairing of styles and an explosively rich brew overall.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2007
[email protected] B, Copenhagen. Small khaki head quickly fading into a small layer of foam. Clear dark burgund body. Fresh and fruity, almost tart acidicy to the nose. Surprisingly mellow and rounded taste, compared to the aroma: A gentle fruit-sweetness along with a mild lambik-like sourness in perfect balance. Good body. Dry and slight vinous mouthfeel. Nice fruity finish. A wonderful beer, a classic!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3171) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2007
not much to look at, like prune juice. still it gives off a fruity punch, with a sharp bite. a keeper

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2007
The aroma has funky yeast, sourness, tartness, and brown sugar. The appearance is like a flat cola with a foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall I dont really like it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2007
[bottle, 2006] Tart aroma, fruity with some woody oak character and slight acidity. Looks great-- dark brown with a ruddy tan head. Nice lacing. Funky vinegar and malt flavors, with some good tartness throughout. Nice sweet and sour balance. Full bodied; the alcohol content hides nicely, providing a little warmth in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2011 Murky mahogany pour slight red tinge with a little white froth for a head. Acidic aroma not too offensive for a flemish sour. Body is sticky sweet with minimal carbonation, would be better if it was a little more airy maybe. Flavor is quite good a little bit nutty brown a little bit flemish sour, neither seems to be dominant but rather in balance. Would be better if the body was less sticky. 8.4.8.3.16 rated 7.12.07 . . . . . . [rerate 9.5.11, bottle about a year old] 8.4.8.4.15, so same score... it was good, probably use some more age... or less. oxidation character was a bid distracting.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2007
Bottle - 37,5 cl at Akkurat. Yup... this is pretty damn near perfect, deep ruby red, thick long-lasting head. Perfect carbonation. And that aroma... sweet and sour, rich and complex. Taste is the only aspect where Im left wanting a little more.. I could go for more flavour. Perhaps cellaring will do the trick. The palate is perfect, rich and sweet but thanks to the tartness never cloying. I love this beer!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sunevdj (4011) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
Roskilde Festival Tasting. Pours a hazy brown. Sweet, like brown sugar. Bready with hints of rye. Also spicy towards the end. Not so good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3383) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2007
375ml bottle 2001 vintage via trade with beastifan2k. Shared with bikesandbeer. Pours like apple cider with some bubbles that quickly disappeared. The nose is huge full of fruit, vinegar and funk. The taste is really nicely sour with hints of fruitiness. The taste lingers and is overall pretty solid. Great beer. Thanks again beastie.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2007
This beer pours a deep brown with a very thin tan head. The beer smells very sweet and sour (yes I know those two contrast each other). The taste is something completely differnet than any beer Ive had. Its got that sweet belgian suggar flavor but it ends with a sour punch that is really great! This is an awesome beer! I really like it and I didnt think I would! Cheers!


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