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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 1548   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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4.7
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Vintage 1982 tasted 2007. Wow. Probably the best beer I have ever had. The 25 years have done wonders for the flavor of this masterpiece. Tasted at the original brewery (which now only brews as the fermentation and packaging are done elsewhere). Bottle pulled out of the cellars which still contain cases and cases of 1980’s era Oud Bruins, so check it out if in the area. Hazy reddish brown. Some head. Amazing portlike aromas. Sourness: acidic and tart and horse and sweat. Rich sweetness as well. Wonderful delicate balance between sweet and sour. Huge sour flavors and major sweetness battle, or rather dance. An incredible experience. Thank you Liefmans for having the forsight to keep that cellar.

4.7
Grzesiek79 (4378) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Doskonale Brown Ale. Jak wspaniale starzone i wytrawne wino czerwone. To piwo jest taninowe winne i lekko cierpkie. Wspanialy zapach wisni i winogron. Prawie piany nie ma ale nie ma co sie czepiac bo bardzo stary egzemplaz kosztowale, Osad osiadly na dnie bez mozliwosci go wybeltania. Smak cudownie wytrawny. Uwielbiam wina wytrawne a to bylo naprawde bardzo zblizone. Zero slodkosci i sto procent wytrawnosci nut kwaskowych i ta tanicznosc. Niesamowite. Zawiniete w bibulke, ale te starsza i dobrej jakosci korek szampasnski z grzybkiem.

4.7
_Philomath (16) - Canton, Yukon, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
Nose of big sourish berries, some burnt malt, wood, and a touch of funk. Dark brown color, small tan head, which diminishes quickly. Light acidic initial, sweet ripe berries, thin cheesy notes, brown sugar. Thin-medium body, gentle carbonation, light astringency. Unexpectedly good and complex.

4.7
drmet (1004) - GERMANY - JUN 2, 2015
S: -sour cherry,red grape,balsamic vinegar,champagne T: -Follows the nose plus a clear plum flavour O: -Classic Oud Bruin

4.7
Bierridder_S (1060) - BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2015
14/06/2015 37,5 cl bottle @ Eenvoudig Bestaan, Kerkhove. Red-brown with nice head. Aroma : Sour, red fruits, light caramel. Taste : sour red fruits, earthy, balanced sweetness, dry red wine.

4.7
schavuitje (278) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2016
volle zure smaak van donkere bessen,pruimen,oude wijn, ben liefhebber van de volmout en/of volhop bieren maar dit is een goede variant in de fruitbieren

4.7
josanguapo (1854) - SPAIN - AUG 2, 2016
From lacasadelacerveza. In Teku glass. Watching Los Soprano 1x02-03. Excellent. Reminds me a good quad with subtle tart notes that even improves it

4.7
mviljamaa (183) - 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.

4.6
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Pours a very dark amber with a thin white head. Slightly sour aroma that is a nice balance of maltiness and sour fruit. Perfectly balanced sour ale that is not to sour nor to sweet. A nice amount of maltiness and sour fruit combie to give this a beer an extremely smooth very drinkable taste. The best sour ale I’ve had yet.

4.6
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2010
Very dark brown beef with a beigish off-white head. Aroma of smoked wood and sour cherries. Taste is first uncomplexily sour, then tart and the aftertaste is sticky sourish which lingers on for a very long time. Very complex and awesome beer. Instantly one of my alltime favourites!


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