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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1528   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2007 Smells sweetish, metallic, and almost wine-like. Pours a chocolately brown with LOTS of suspended yeast/proteins all throughout and a short lived off white head. Incredibly unappealing look from the excessive yeast/protein particles hanging out like mini shreds of wet toilet paper floating stationary like gel capsules. Taste is smooth, overly sweet, a touch alcoholic, and some nice sourness. Honestly tastes like a mix of brown ale and a cheap reisling wine. If you want your beer this sweet, you should just drink dessert wines, or champagne. The sourness is interesting but the sweetness level is not something I want in my beer, and although Im sure tons of people appreciate this style, I found at least this one cloying and left the last half for the sink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (9215) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2007
Bottle. High creamy light brown head. Hazy brown body. Caramel sinnamon aroma. Weird sinnamon flavor. Long aftertaste. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (6488) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2007
25 oz bottle, Wells Discount Liquors. Pours a reddish mahogany colored body, clear on first pour, with a dense light brown head one inch in height. Lots of carbonation maintains the head for the duration. The aroma is of dense fruitiness, lots of raisin, plum, cherry skins, light yeast, and in general quite vinous. The flavor is just slightly tart, yet still fairly sweet as well. Lots of tart cherry skins, cherry pits, plum, light yeast, and a touch of vinegar on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied and quite creamy in texture with perfect soft light carbonation. A nice crisp tartness on the finish. This was a great Oud Bruin. Exactly what I picture in my mind for a Belgian Oud Bruin. I had no problem finishing a 750 of this by myself, whereas the Kriek and Frambozen were a little hard to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (4362) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2007
nice brown/red color, next to no head. Aroma is slightly malty, and very vinious. Flavour is very much like wine with a tartness to it. Very interesting, this is somehwat sweet also, butt he sour/tart never really goes away. Very much like wine, im intrested to see how thos holds up after some cellaring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (42183) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2007
37.5 cL bottle. Pours dark brown, unfiltered, amber rim, lacing light brown head. Aroma is sweet and bread malty (schwarzbrot). Flavour is first sweet, going into a burned caramel note and ending dry bread like.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle at home. Dark brown colour with tan head. Very sour nose. Dense texture of tastes, certainly. Various fruit flavours. Gets bitter and very sour towards the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Pours a roasted brown. Small tan head with some decent lacing. Initial nose was strong vegetal, like cooked squash and light cherries. The more smelled the more I decided on tomato soup. I agree with my bud KAggie that the taste just jumps at you compared to the nose. Brown sugar syrup mixed with lightly cooked cherries is dead on. I do have this strange sugary film left on my tongue that Im not used to, but it makes me act like when my dog eats peanut butter...so cool by me. Full bodied and damn tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Bottle. Pours solid-brown and mahongany with bits of cherry-colored yeast freely floating amongst the libation. Weak pumpkin and strawberry greet the olfactory almost immediately-- a sign of things to come, perhaps? Flavor is an almost 180 degree turn, lending notes of cedar-soaked cherry and hints of brown sugar. Hints of cider in the finish leave a tingly film on the tongue. Nice and full mouthfeel that leaves a thick coating of flavor on the palate. Great beer; unusually sweet, but very balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Tasted 9/11/06 at Delirium Cafe, Brussels. An old school favorite, did you know it cures anthrax? Well thats the rumor anyway. Murky brown in color with that wonderful sweet sour aroma. Either its gotten sweeter since I last had it or my taste buds have gone south like paris hiltons respectability. Still a very good beer, just didnt wow me like it used to.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Dark brown with a sour green apple nose. Faint brown sugar on the nose as well Sweet brown sugar body with a faint sourness.

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