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Goudenband - Brouwerij Liefmans

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94
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1,064 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,064
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 105
Gots: 108 | FT: 1
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 02-24-2001)
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-26-2012 00:03:19 | More by Goldfishman
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Kmccabe33

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-24-2012 16:48:38 | More by Kmccabe33
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WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle of this at Gigs in London. Poured a dark brown with decent carbonation. Tastes slightly sour with fruits like pear and grapes coming through in the finish. Some tartness in there as well. Very nice mouthfeel and its quite easy to drink. A very nice belgian sour overall.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 00:43:15 | More by WeedKing4
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Rootimus88


1/5  rDev -76.2%

07-20-2012 04:29:53 | More by Rootimus88
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lecoupdejarnac

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-18-2012 04:16:59 | More by lecoupdejarnac
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into tulip glass.

A: Pours an opaque reddish brown with a thin off-white head. Only a bit of visible carbonation.

S: Sweet, tart, cherry, funky pineapple, with hints of barnyard.

T: Similar to nose but it seems kind of a thin flavor profile, and not nearly as sour as expected. Has a mildly tart aftertaste.

M: Body on the thin side, decent carbonation but slightly less than I'd prefer. Fairly dry finish.

O: It's not bad, maybe a beginner's sour. Doesn't compare to the best in class.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 04:03:18 | More by macrosmatic
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RickS95

Indiana

3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I haven't had this style before, so I've got nothing to base it on, but it's a nice looking beer. Dark, rich brown with some floaties wandering around in the dense liquid. The head is a finger thick, slightly off-white and dissipates quickly leaving just a white ring up top.

Malt forward scent, with a combination of vinegar and Granny Smith lurking. Has a bit of a saison funky yeast smell to it.

Not as bad as I expected. Granny Smith apple, malt and Belgian yeast dance on the tongue. A bit of apple cider vinegar and a touch of alcohol.

Good complex feel. Very full bodied, with a heavy malt profile, but balanced by the sweet, tart fruits and yeast. No hoppy bitterness, just a dry pucker for a finish.

I expected the worst from this, but was pleasantly surprised. Sure, it's tangy and tart, but there's balance that makes it relatively drinkable overall. Good alcohol content that's mostly masked.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 03:40:41 | More by RickS95
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enelson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-04-2012 15:09:49 | More by enelson
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scninmer08

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-04-2012 13:53:12 | More by scninmer08
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-03-2012 01:17:38 | More by GennyCreamAle
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-30-2012 02:19:36 | More by ms11781
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Mitchill

Kentucky

4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lately this and the classic Rodenbach Grand Cru have been my go to sour fix within a reasonable price point. The appearance being a dark rusty brown color might not be the greatest thing you have ever seen but what it lacks in appearance it makes up for in taste. The smell is quite varied, you get oak, some acidity, and sour dark fruit. The taste seems to change and develop with both consumption and temperature, at first I get the oak presence, the dark fruits, vinegar acidity and then finally the much anticipated tartness. This beer is not too sour but has just enough lactobacillus to make me happy. It is priced reasonably and gives you the sour many of us crave until you can get your hands on 3F or Cantillon which seems to be more and more rare in my neck of the woods

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 01:02:01 | More by Mitchill
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL corked & caged bottle. 2010 printed on cork.

appears dark chestnut brown, with thick off-white head. mostly opaque. nice lacing left on the glass as I drink. sharp tart aroma. smell is slightly vinous, some dark fruit.

taste starts sweet and malty, but finishes slightly dry and sour. refreshing to drink. smooth, thin to medium body. low carbonation. easy to drink the whole bottle myself.

overall well balanced and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 02:42:20 | More by jmdrpi
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-26-2012 01:25:30 | More by polishkaz
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer as part of a rewards program to sample many different styles. They get you to participate in many different beers.

This is a very good examples of a Flanders Oud Bruin. I really enjoyed the sour, fruity presence. It is a great sipper, with the mix of body, sweetness, and some sour.

I recommend this for sours. It is an acquired taste, and I am glad for having it.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 17:02:22 | More by ummswimmin
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Polasiuss

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-15-2012 23:18:17 | More by Polasiuss
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OdinMcHaggis


3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I received this beer as a gift, so already I like it. Nice presentation served in frozen schooner. Dark beer with a thin tan head. The smell is fruity, to me it smells like champagne. The taste is sour cherry with a dry finish. This a medium body beer with light carbonation and dry finish. Interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 22:26:51 | More by OdinMcHaggis
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mcss

New York

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

06-07-2012 22:07:53 | More by mcss
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-05-2012 00:31:25 | More by pirmannt1
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Cork dates 2010?

An extremely dark brown red with hints of sort of.. black edges around. Head forms real tan brown and creamy, makes barley a finger and tops to about half size. Small puck settles nicely.

Nose is real wonderful. Cinnamon and cream, tart cherry, a sweet candy sugar with a hint of fig, a great mix of sweet and sour. I am getting a strong Belgian candy sugar action on this but nothing too crazy, almost hints at maple syrup.

Palate fills slightly wet, but hits with a light carbonation and noticeable fizz. Tart cherry hits throughout the palate. Malt action seems to give a bit of density particularly on the finish, and a great lingering cherry taste that follows the ending.

Overall, real solid, not sure why I haven't had this before, going to have to try the cherry infused one at some point. Refreshing, and light with a little bit of cream malt and density. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 22:49:54 | More by smakawhat
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cshull

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

05-31-2012 23:49:05 | More by cshull
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Tomblerone

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +19%

05-27-2012 17:18:45 | More by Tomblerone
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prisdefer

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

05-25-2012 21:03:43 | More by prisdefer
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bkrbdan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

05-22-2012 20:46:55 | More by bkrbdan
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brewerb223

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet. The appearance was dark amber/ brown. Formed a head which dissipated immediately. Smells almost of dates, a little bit of a acidic smell, just a tad of sweetness. A nice flavor overall, not overly acidic, a nice dual between malty sweetness and sourness. I would consider it kind of a acidic fruit kind of a flavor. The body isn't really thin, but not overly thick either. Overall, I like this beer, each time you put down the glass, you get some of the flavors lingering in your mouth and want to pick up the glass again, I def. would buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 01:41:14 | More by brewerb223
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