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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1557   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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3.6
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2007
A murky brown brew with musky aroma’s 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
ekstedt (6993) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2007
Bottled at Tre små rum, Göteborg, 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
ako (167) - 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
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
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - NOV 30, 2007
Brown ale com malte Barley Wine, motivo pelo qual sobressai o sabor de uvas viníferas. Carbonatação média, final excelente e refrescante.

4
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - NOV 26, 2007
Garrafa. Coloração vermelha escura, com creme bege muito bonito. Notas de uva (vinho tinto) e malte. Algo salgado, mas bom! Algo doce também. Carbonatação média. Personalidade!

3.6
ganache (6071) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Green bottle, corked (2006) and caged. Aroma acidic with gueuze notes, wild and slightly metallic. Light fruit and stronger yeast. Pours a deep brown that nears opaque with a rocky, soapy beige head. Very sweet taste, sugary with good, firm carbonation, some interesting angular fruitiness, and controlled sourness and acidity. If not for the initially cloying sugariness, this would be much more drinkable, much more so than other sours. Some strawberry-rhubarb. Underlying maltiness shows promise, but it’s not really allowed to come out an play. Alcohol is hidden. Full body. Aftertaste is somewhat bready. Rich dessert beer - I like this a lot!

4.2
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2007
A little wary of sour ale, I was so overtly astonished by the balance of this one, witht its grunty malt backbone and odd cherry-like tartness, I had to check it wasnt the kreik. truly luxurious and delightful.

3.6
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2010 2006. pours dark murky brown with varying chunks of suspended sediment and a thin but maintained head. smells of vinegar, cherries, dust and oak. incredibly smooth and mellow for its youth with such rich and expressive berry flavors, im surprised anyone’d want to add anything. raspberry and cherry all over the place. really sweet. Same vintage dranked 030110. Soaked wood aroma, some raspberry, somewhat flat in diversity and flat in the pour as well. Very light pop to the bottle, hardly any bubbles around the rim of the glass. Numerous sizable chunks of awesome plunked into the glass. Cool. Gentle and starting to fade. 111010 Another 2006 bottle seems to be on the decline as well, little too sweet, little too oxidized.

3.9
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2007
12 oz corked bottle. Date on cork was 2005. A bit of a sloppy pour by me, got a lot of yeast in the glass but oh well. Caramel brown color with a bit of red, minimal head goes away quickly. Aroma is tangy, sweet, plums, sugar. Hint of a quad flavor at first, with sweet brown sugar and raisin. Becomes quite tart with cherry and lemon weiss notes- "fruity acidity." Like 2 different beers in one! Complex and satisfying.


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