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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: 1557   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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3.8
fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2006
Bottle wrapped in paper. Dark brown color with a head that disappears. Aroma immediate hit of sour fruitiness, cherries, unripe plums, sloes, slightly vinous, with an underlying maltiness. Flavor is a complex sour fruit flavour, again, cherries, plums, sloes, plus crab apples and a sour wine element. Then there is the underlying maltiness that gives the finish a fine, sour taste.

3.2
yespr (45441) - 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.

3.3
Ungstrup (37574) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2003
The aroma is very fruity, sweet, and earthy with notes of wild yeast, raspberry, other berries, and rhubarb. The color is a deep red hazy one with a fine though fast disappearing head. The flavor is sweet, sour, and metallic from the wild fermentation with notes of rhubarb - somewhat undescribable. It ends on a pretty earthy note - with no hints of the ABV. A little disappointing for me - but my expectation was high.

3.7
joergen (28108) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy orange brown coloured with a yellow head. Light acidic aroma with notes of caramel, fruits and wood. Light acidic flavour with notes of fruits and wood. Dry woody finish. Good flemish sour ale.

3.8
anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with an off-white head. Sweet suggary fruity aroma with some sour hints. Sweet slightly malty and tart flavor. Fruity malty finish with some hints of wood in the aftertaste.

3.2
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2005
Bottled. Brownish red colour, mediumsized brownish head. Aroma is bitter fruity with strong cherryish notes. Flavour is plummy, bitter and has hints of cherry and strawberry. Long dry bitter aftertaste.

4.2
omhper (25113) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2003
Bottled, 1987 vintage. Cloudy nut brown. Acidic nos with lactic acid and coffee, and also hints of blood and metal. Vinous with clean maltiness. Very complex. Citric finish with dash of bitterness.

4
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 75 cl) 1991 vintage at 5,1% ABV: extremely pretty reddish brown beer, typical flavor blend of malty sweetness and sourness. Prickly feel to your tongue. Unique. 190893

1998 vintage: Riva turned the sourness down and the alcohol up. Still a great beer indeed but very different from the original. 7/4/7/3/14=3,5

3.3
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
20th January 2010
Clear dark red - brown beer. No head. Very moderate carbonation. Sourish beer but it’s a pretty light sourness. Malt with a little sour cherry, Splashes of worcester sauce and coca cola. Honey. Finishes semi dry. Joins up pretty well.

3.6
Travlr (24745) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2010 Purple color with lacy white head. Aroma of grapes and malt. Sweetish flavor with a background of tartness, sour finish. 3.7 55 year old bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94, thank you sir. And thanks to CaptainCougar for getting the cork out! Hazy brown, no head, no lacing. Aroma of balsamic vinegar. Taste of malt, cherry, sweet and sour, sweat. Drinkable! 3.6


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