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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2010
UPDATED: APR 7, 2017 I love this. Complex and perfect balance of sweet and tart and sour. Most pleased. Serving: Bottle

rodenbachvintage (33) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2017
Goudenband, gouden bier. Fles van 1996 uit de originele brouwerij in Oudenaarde na 20 jaar gedegusteerd. Geen schuimlaag, geen koolzuur meer, maar o zo volle melkzuur romige smaak. Onge�venaard. Enkele weken later fles van 2016 gedronken en die smaakte me niet. Best dus even laten liggen, dan top!

GustavJ (33) - Drammen, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2017
A true classic. “Made in open vats with beer of mixed fermentation, left to mature for four to 12 months in the cellar. Mature beer is then fortified with younger beer, so the fermentation process starts up again.” Excellent for storing. My example was a young one. Best before 2026! Brown with a low dense white head. Aroma of sour cherries, plums, leaves and hints of nuts. Vinous taste with the same notes in aroma. Delicate play between refreshing sour fruit and a mellow sweetness. Not so sweet as another personal favorite; Duchesse de Burgundy and with less acid than Rodenbach Gran Cru. The great thing about Guodenband is, in my opinion, the combination of intensity and elegance. Finish with a sweet-sour “take-a-new-sip” kick. Now I will look for more stored bottles.

90 (507) - BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2017
Drank it in 2017 and this one was produced in 2017. I have the overall impression that this beer wast too young. Aroma is very woody with some caramel. In taste wood, caramel, slightly sour. Interesting palate, oaky, wry. Dry finish.

nathanvc (537) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2017
75cl bottle. Pours hazy dark red/brown with a small, foamy, tan head that disappears and leaves some lacing. The aroma contains apples, sour cherries, malt, wood, wine, some vinegar and caramel. It tastes medium sweet and medium to light sour, with a light ’woody’ bitter touch. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Almost no hint of 8% ABV. Indeed, complex in aroma and flavour, yet subdued.

milesbloom7 (2) - - JUL 24, 2017 does not count
Not especially sour. Well balanced. Good malt flavor. Reminds Grace of the winter warmer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Roger60 (223) - - JUL 15, 2017
SB beställning , flaska. Verkligen komplex arom. Vacker mörkt rödbrun färg.åldrade bigarråer och torka eller stålsmak. Vad det nu betyder. Lite aceton och doppelbock fladdrar till i tankarna. Fräck öl. Om det nu är en öl...

fdomig (1025) - München, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2017
330ml bottle at home in Feldkirch. Aroma is light cherry, light malt. Appearance is cloudy brown with a small brown foam. Taste is sour and light sweet. Very good.

Pyrmir (6126) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2017
Backlog from Leuven. Small bottle shared. Brown with off white head. Aroma is yeasty, malty, bready, biscuit, light tart notes, red fruits and woody grape notes. Taste is fruity, apples, tart berries, light citric notes, citrus, grapes, bready malts with a fairly dry finish

basjansen14 (416) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2017
Brown coloured ale with a offwhite head. Aroma: sour, bread, cherry. Taste: sour, sweet, dark fruit and some cherries.

vsyrbu (141) - MOLDOVA - JUL 3, 2017
The color of black tea with a small and rapidly disappearing foam. Aroma of sour wine and fruits. The taste is very well balanced sweetly sour component. Grapes, sugar, syrup, some ripe fruits and a bit bretta.

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