Of the Sour red / browns I have tried so far, most have a mild tartness offset with a nice sweetness on the lips. Goudenband was the first that was straight up sour. Still nothing lip puckering but different.
This was a 2011 750ml bottle. Pouring a dark ruby-red with a small light brown head, the initial nose was of dark cherry and maybe some balsamic vinegar. The head faded rather quick.
The taste was of tart cherries, apple, leather, and a hint of yeasty bread. I found the alcohol presence rather forward with this one. Very dry with a good malt base.
It was perfectly balanced out, no bitterness to speak of, making for an easy drinking experience. No issue with finishing the bottle by myself, and only makes me more excited to give Duchesse a go next.