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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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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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 thereís no detectable carbonation. Sour cherries, spicy, big malt flavor, sour apples with molasses. There is no carbonation, not thatís a bad thing. But this isnít 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!

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 canít place. Very nice long lasting lingering finish of earthy apple and tart cherry.

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

hotstuff (5140) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Corked and caged bottle. Tan medium sized fizzy head that was mostly lasting with a lot of floaties, virtually no lacing, visible carbonation, and a brown hue. Sweet, fruity, alcohol, sour, tart, and some maltiness for the aroma. Flavor was sweet, sour, somewhat tart, fruity, and somewhat vinuous. Dry finish. Tingly, dry mouthfeel. Medium body. Just too sweet and sour tasting for my liking. A complex brew IMO. Decent for the style though.

davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - AUG 27, 2007
Appearance: mahogany color with reddish tones, beautiful. Medium head, beige color, medium persistency. Aroma: very sour-fruity of plums, berries, pears, green apples and green grape; sweet-fruity of figs. Liquory like champagne. Lactic sourness, like natural yogurt. Spicy tones, like tea, clove, damp wood and mustard. Flavor: highly acid like natural yogurt; sour-fruity of lemon, orange, pears, plums, green apples and chardonnay grapes. Liquory, similar to chardonnay wine and champagne. Intensive acid start; very sweet finish without hoppy; tobacco, wood, clove, metallic and cork aftertaste. The sourness and sweetness hide the alcoholic degree. Palate: medium body, oily texture. Medium carbonation. Relatively complex, underline the Rodenbach.

BelgiskOlklub (1078) - Viby J, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2014 Red-brown beer with a small white head. The beer has a lot of raisin and plum in the taste. A good balance between the sweet and the sour. It has a medium/full body, which is unmoral for the beer, and it has some sediment in the bottle - thatís more normal for Goudenband.

Tejas (1006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Tons of sediment which I hate. Pretty darn drinkable. Not to sour. Good but wonít drink again. Just not my thing. Still though I can appreciate that this is good.

ilovedarkbeer (2737) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2007
When I untwisted the metal... the cork popped out... Does this mean that the beer is rotten? Either way I was not into the taste. Tastes very sour and does not have much character. Once again this may be rotten because this is my first flemish sour ale. I will have to revist this type.

rsauermann (38) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2007
My first venture into Flemish Browns. Definitely a different beer. malty, and tart, I could drink these back to back to back. No sourness though, was looking foward to it.

davidflores99 (225) - Signal HIll, California, USA - AUG 17, 2007
I had this while I was in the Netherlands, and what a great beer it is. Aroma was sweet and sour, good mix. Flavor was also a little bitter sweet and tangy with light carbonation. An exceptional brew!

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