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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1554   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1546) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle at Peter’s RBSG. Pours like murky iced tea. Aroma is predominantly tart cherry and prune with caramel as a sidekick. Flavor is like a red cherry blow pop dipped in a little bit of brown sugar. Tart and lemony finish. Unique and enjoyable overall; the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

loscovar (9) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUN 28, 2017 does not count
Brown -red color, nice carbonation. Not my favorite within the style, that i love.

Mister_Li (1342) - GERMANY - JUN 24, 2017
Klares, dunkles Braun mit relativ wenig Schaum. Malzig, leicht süßlich, fruchtig, Beeren, Kirschen, etwas säuerlich.

carlom (48) - ITALY - JUN 22, 2017
Colore rubino scuro, schiuma media poco persistente, lieve carbonazione. Al naso sentori vinosi e fruttati. Al palato vino rosso, ciliegia , acidità appena accennata, finale dolce. Birra molto equilibrata e complessa con diverse sfaccettature ad ogni bevuta.

rumproasts (5342) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Tap at Logan’s. Deep amber brown with one finger head. Light body for the style, but big tart cherry, dark fruit and light apple. Really interesting take on a bruin.

PowY (714) - AUSTRIA - JUN 8, 2017
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear, dense chestnut brown with a tan colored head. The aroma is lightly yeasty and lightly malty (biscuit) with a light fruity acidity, some perfume and notes of red wine. Medium body with a medium carbonation, a light sweetness, a light bitterness and a light acidity. The flavor is fruity with apples, tart berries, light citric notes, nectarine, vinous and some sweetish malt along with faint lightly roasted notes. Dry finish.

Luneylane (180) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - MAY 26, 2017
A bottle from Beers of Belgium drunk at Dad’s place while home on leave. Aroma: toast, wine. Appearance: clear, very dark brown, 5 mm. tan head. Palate: medium-bodied and sticky, average carbonation, astringent finish. Taste: sweet and sour - well-balanced, some salty taste at the finish. Not my favourite style at all, but interesting to try once.

Vivbeer (21) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2017
En bouteille. Bière de type vineuse. Brune et plate avec un goût suret. Arôme de pomme et de cerise. Correcte pour le genre sans wouaw!

Juggernaut84 (276) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2017
Kupfer mit feinporigem Schaum, der sxhnell verfällt. In der Nase ist es rot-fruchtig und spritzig. Brombeere, Traube, schwermalzig. im Geschmack eine tolle komplexe Fruchtigkeit gepaart mit der guten Balance der Säure und milden Bittere. Ein Vermutstropfen ist eine minimale Essignote im Abgang. Tolles Bier

gripweed57 (2314) - 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.

Wendigo (469) - 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.

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