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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1540   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1505) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2016
DAA; Bottle 330ml, blended in 2015. Pours moderate to large, brown with a lasting, creamy, frothy, light brown head. Nose is moderate to heavy malt, caramel, moderate, berries, cherries, light toasted almonds and spice. Taste is medium sweet, sour and light bitter with a lasting, sparkling fruity caramel finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is average. Served with no paper wrapping, despite Christmas, but still enjoyed to the fullest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarpa (1526) - FINLAND - DEC 23, 2016
Tap @ Konttori. Pours hazy dark brown, creamy beige head. Tart, dark fruits, wood,dark sugar in the aroma. Tart, fruits, plums in the flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (2768) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2016
Tap at konttori, tampere. Dark brown color, tanned head. Aroma has sweet fruity notes, some sour notes, caramel. Sweet and sour malty body, caramel notes, some plums.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (3819) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2016
37,5cl and 75cl bottles over the years, often when cooking (stew, marinades). First sampled 1998-ish, Loppem. Various vintages, here: 2014 (bb 2024) vintage. First: a true shame this has undergone Palm Craft Blenders streamlining into slick, golden-rimmed 33cl bottles: the darkblue paper wrapper and corked bottles went with the exclusivity of the territory.. - A bit of a shock and challenge when first presented to me as the natural pairing for spareribs, served at room temperature: aceto balsamics vying for gastronomical relevance in a cassonade cream of a red ale. Baked apple, cocoa-dunked morello cherry, spicy wood & its cured meat umami flavours abound. - The 2014 vintage has come into its own, mellowing into citrus-zippy sherry, and creamy as a draught Guinness. Guess Ill be holding onto the few vintages stored (and looking forward to decanting that moulded & oxidised 80s bottle, merci tderoeck). Smooth, if swift finish. - That this balanced piece of art for the ages, even if sanded off a bit by mainstreaming Moortgat, does not naturally qualify as a Top 50 Sour Red/Brown reflects rather poorly on the distinguishing RB masses...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jelledebont (122) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2016
In de geur zit iets cola-achtigs en rood fruit. Erg aangenaam en uitnodigend. Smaak is wat zuur, maar wel lekker fris. Anders dan andere bieren, maar heeft mij aangenaam verrast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theSlipperyPen (280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2016
Very pleasant. A dark greyish brown beer with a frothy to creamy tan head. Lots of old cherries and cola on the nose, with an earthy red wine vinegar note. Much the same in the mouth but very nicely balanced with the malt. Theres a tart woody flavour that makes the whole thing very moreish. Really comes into its own when paired with food and the fruity flavours come to the fore. For how widely available it is, it really is a good solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DroolYeast (1409) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle @ Dlirium Caf Amsterdam. 2015-bottle. Aroma of cherry, fruity, caramel malt and some brett. Dark brown colour with tan head, lasting. Taste is light+ sweet, light sour and light bitter. Medium body, oily feel and dry fruity cherry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrOrla (2648) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle @ Dunken. Pours deep red brownish. Aroma of cherries sweet, very cheesy salty, vinegar, woody, cheerry sauce. Taste is quite sour with sweet cherries. Woody and tannic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2016
375ml cork and cage bottle wrapped in blue paper. As Liefmans Goudenband, 8%, 2014 vintage. Consumed at home watching the rare event of Wales beating South Africa. Murky purple brown, opaque, ring of beige head. Aroma is dry sherry and vinegar, dried blueberries and dark sugars. Body is smooth, soft carbonation, rounded. Taste is mostly sherry, tangy apple and cherry tomato, touches of vinegar, seems oaky (though Im not sure whether its oak aged). A pretty unique beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (1264) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2016
Havent had this since Im on ratebeer it seems. 37.5 cL bottle at home, about 3 years old. Pours hazy brown/reddish with a small off-white head. Aroma has qtuie some wood, caramel, bit of dark fruits, hint of lactic acid. sweetness. Taste is quite sweet, wood, little bit of tartness, dark fruits, vinous. Medium body and carbo. Really liked this when I started drinking beer, but a bit too sweet for my liking now.

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