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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1546   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 17/20
markextrae (4375) - Alingss, SWEDEN, - AUG 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 pours a brown / red color with a beige head. nice aroma of sweetness and also the sourness. smell of wood, some tart, some fruity notes, and caramel, taste of figs, tart, some barrel taste, some cherrie, raisins, eart. verry good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (2121) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2017
From old tasting notes. 1988 vintage. Deep mahogany brown color with a rocky tan head. Small champagne-like bubbles. Complex bouquet reminiscent of sultanas, cloves and molasses. Palate is zesty malt with a tart, dry finish. Long citrusy aftertaste. As Belgian brown ales go, this is a true classic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wendigo (435) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2017
0.33l bottle. Blended in 2015. Fruity aroma, candized cherries, plums, raisins, dates, caramel, light sweet toffee notes. Dark brown color, white head. Malty taste, plums, raisins, dates, caramel, light alcohol notes, light to medium sour, light sweet, light bitter. Full body, slick texture, soft to medium carbonation and sour-sweet finish. Very good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
stijnemans90 (196) - - MAY 10, 2017
Vlaams oudbruin. Tamelijk mild, maar zuur overheerst. Je moet er van houden, maar dat doe ik niet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MasDen (341) - Mogilev, BELARUS - MAY 9, 2017
Aroma: Sour, cherry. Appearance: Dark brown with small white head. Taste: Malt, cherry, alcohol Palate: Medium body, light carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlainG (2190) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2017
Elle est brune rougetre. La mousse est veloute et fige sur place. La dentelle est admirable. Cerises, bois et air automnal comme premires impressions olfactives. Les raisins secs et la compote de pomme comme seconds violons. Les saveurs me semblent moins intense que les armes. Cest mince, mais doux, cest sec et fruit. Agrablement acidul. Ensuite, une impression de rhum brun o lalcool nest pas du tout agressif. (Version 2016) (2171-300417)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rask0lnikov (1172) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mviljamaa (130) - Jyvskyl, 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 Jgermeister. 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 its pleasantly balanced. There are definite Jgermeister notes in the taste again, but this time it reminds of a cocktail made with Jgermeister, such as the Jgerbomb. I dont consider the beer that complex, but it doesnt matter, because its still a very, very good sour beer. Mainly because of its balance and that nothing in it is overwhelming, but simply pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (459) - SWEDEN - APR 17, 2017
Mrkt rdbrun med beiget skum. Komplex doft med ekfat, syrliga br och frukter. ven smaken r riktigt komplex med rejla fattoner, syrlighet frn br och frukt, krsbr, lite rdvinstoner. Flaskan har lagrats i mnga r och det har nog gjort att inga smaker sticker ut, utan allt har gift ihop sig. Riktigt gott.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (2052) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewWhatIWant (165) - 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 its quite prominent. Im surprised how highly rated this is.

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