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87
style
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: 1549   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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bierridder_S (857) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
schavuitje (204) - 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
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (1559) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mviljamaa (137) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
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 Ive had yet.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cuso (8566) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle from Presporska pivoteka, Bratislava. Dark red-brown with medium beige head. Aroma, sour, cherry, hints of chocolate and caramel. Taste, starts mild, then continues apples with light sweet notes. Nice sour finish. Very nice complex beer.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
canary dog (763) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Oh wow. This stuff is delicious. Im a real sucker for Flemish/Brown sour ales, but I think this stuff is just great anyways. Champagne and almost ethereal lightness on first few sips. Brown and a little rich, with subtle but satisfying malt body. Very vinous nose and palate helps contribute to the sharp but full bodied tartness. There is slightly more bitterness on the finish than other sour ales I have tried. Rich and intriguing brew. I love it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 3, 2012
Aroma: Winy, brandyish, alcoholic, woody. Almost like a retsina. Green apple, yoghurt and sour raisins. Mouthfeel: Smooth and not very big. Astringent. Taste: Begins with a piercing fruity sourness on the edges of the mouth, somehow remniscent of berries. Musty, yeasty. Some balancing sweet background. Great, very satisfying. Not overwhelmingly sour. Wood on the palate. Finish: Sour and dry. Like a dry wine, but more dense. Overall: Great stuff. Extremely appetizing and quite drinkable, despite its strength. Very, very appetizing. Top stuff, here.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 28, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours hazy burnt brown with lively carbonation. Sour grapes and alcohol on the nose. Sugary sour grape taste, some citrus hops on the palate, a different ale, but fantastic nevertheless


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