Formerly brewed at Brasserie de l’Union - Alken-Maes (Heineken)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Jumet, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
A brown beer, full bodied with a sweet and slightly acid flavor.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2004
Brown color, light weak malty aroma, sweet taste, caramel, light body, watery finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2004
Deep brown color with a brown head. The taste is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, oranges and nuts. Has a light sourness on the palate, but could use a more complex bitter or sour pattern.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Fine tan head on a brown reddish body. Quite full and fruity aroma with tones of oranges and apricot. Nice and sweet! Flavor is very sweet fruity and sugary. Obvious notes of oranges. Little thin on the palate but all in all a nice and refreshing beer. Lacks a bit of sourness though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maupie (926) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2004
This beer has a red body - hue apperance and a fine light red scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a low carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is between sweet and light acid.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Chestnut with some red, little head. Aroma is very faintly of old, musty sour cherries, but not in an appetizing way. Flavor is bland, a little malty, faint hint of sourness. This beer never quite seems to realize it is even in the glass. Sad to say that I lugged this loser all the way back from Belgium. But hey, I bought it in a supermarket on a whim for the sole reason I had never heard of it. What could I expect?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (35695) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2004
The aroma is sweet malty with notes of grain and caramel. The color is brown and it has a fine light brown head though fast collapsing. The flavor is very sweet malty with strong caramel notes and a somewhat sour end. But not nearly as sour as I had hoped for taking the style into account. This is not a special beer in anyway but it is OK though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (9672) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2003
Colour of Coca-Cola; head idem ditto, and not more stable. Nose starts with chalk, bit nutty, brown bread, ending in buttermilk. Very bready taste again, with a lactic aroma retronasal, sourish palate. Watery, thinnish texture. Very plain, unremarkable. doesn't even come near the real Oud Bruin style, or the old Anglo-Belge on which it is based. A dark, lactic lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SteC (140) - Oostende, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2003
This one has virtually no head, it should be named more something like 'tafelbier'. The taste is ok, but too weak. Seems like I don't like beers like these.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2003
Dark with a smallish head, sour/brett aroma. Sour fruity grape/plum flavour. Thin acidic finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (6819) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2003
Served pretty cold, which made the head die quickly. Dark ruby color. Tart aroma of cherries. Decent flemish sour.

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