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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1558   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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3.7
Rask0lnikov (1299) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours hazy reddish brown colour. Moderate beige head. Notes of berries, burnt caramel, slight acidity, notes of bread, hints of dark fruits, slight sweetness in the aroma. Notes of berries, slight acidity, notes of burnt caramel, slight bitterness, notes of wine. Slightly acidic finish. Berries and burnt caramel in the aftertaste. Quite complex brew. Bit sweet maybe, but still very well drinkable.

4.7
mviljamaa (180) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 21, 2017
Pours with an okay amount of fluffy foam. Color is dark brown, watery coffee like, clear. Aroma is unordinary being burnt, but also having some sort of anise liquor feeling to it. Also reminds a bit of Jägermeister. Hints of typical "sour" aromas of sour beers. Palate is well balanced. Carbonation feels a bit weak and too fine, but it might be suitable for this style. Actually, after drinking a bit more, I think the carbonation is actually on the spot for this style. Taste is hard to describe, but it tastes good. It has some of the typical tastes one would find in sour beers, but the good thing about this is that the sourness is not too pronounced. Rather it’s pleasantly balanced. There are definite Jägermeister notes in the taste again, but this time it reminds of a cocktail made with Jägermeister, such as the Jägerbomb. I don’t consider the beer that complex, but it doesn’t matter, because it’s still a very, very good sour beer. Mainly because of its balance and that nothing in it is overwhelming, but simply pleasant.

4.1
SvanteL (549) - SWEDEN - APR 17, 2017
Mörkt rödbrun med beiget skum. Komplex doft med ekfat, syrliga bär och frukter. Även smaken är riktigt komplex med rejäla fattoner, syrlighet från bär och frukt, körsbär, lite rödvinstoner. Flaskan har lagrats i många år och det har nog gjort att inga smaker sticker ut, utan allt har gift ihop sig. Riktigt gott.

4
vinivini (2426) - Gomel, BELARUS - APR 13, 2017
Hazy brown, tall beige head. Aroma: candy, raisins, cherry, oak, sour fruit. Light to medium body. Complex taste. Lots of barrel, dark malts, dry. Fruity. Light to medium acidity. Tart finish. Very nice.

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3.2
BrewWhatIWant (213) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
Pours a dark reddish brown with a small beige head. It looks like cola. Aroma is fruity like apples and pears. Taste is sour with notes of apple and pear and hints of caramel, cherries and wood. The green apple flavour is surprising in such a dark, aged beer, and unfortunately it’s quite prominent. I’m surprised how highly rated this is.

3.5
MMR (752) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2017
I normally don’t enjoy sour ales that much but this one was great. The balance between sour and sweet is just fantastic.

4.2
davidf93 (133) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 24, 2017
Oaked cherry with spices almost like chutney. Deep red/brown colour. A great complex beer.

3.8
shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2017
Bottle. Bit cheesy, leather and oak, bit of dark fruit. Taste is very Belgian, light sourness, fruity, bit of sweetness, cherry, nice.

4.1
Moravius (1291) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - MAR 7, 2017
Flasche (75 cl, MHD: 10/2023, einige Jahre gelagert). - Tiefstes Kastanienbraun, dunkelbeigefarbener Schaum. - Nase kräftig säuerlich mit schönen Balsamico-Noten, elegant gealtert. - Antrunk kernig säuerlich mit guten, nicht zu extremen würzig-holzigen Noten, Karamelmalzbittere und fruchtiger Restsüße (Boskoop). Perfekte Karbonisierung, angenehm erfrischend. Etwas kurz und schwach ranzig im Abgang. - Sauer, herb und scharf, aber (bis auf den etwas unschönen Abgang) sehr gediegen. Sehr gut!

3.5
xaddar (3) - FRANCE - MAR 6, 2017 does not count
Interesting. Good acidity and candy like fruity taste. Finnish a bit short but maybe my beer was too cold. Tasted draft at Le PLB Poitiers, France


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