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Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Moen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Flemish sour ale brewed with wild yeast, then aged on fresh cherries in French Burgundy wine barrels.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy red with tan bubbles. Nose of sour cherries, tart, funky, wet wood. Taste of wet wood, cherry, cranberry, tangerine, soft carbonation and easy to drink. Nice sour!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5419) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2010
75cl, as ’Kerasus Bourgogne OA’, new exclusive brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sour Kriek, yet refreshing, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, good brew, but very expensive!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5063) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
Bottled @ pre-ZBF 2010. Hazy pinkish color, short head. Aroma of cherry, fruity, marzipan, sourish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4817) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2010
750ml bottle pours a clear, garnet red with zero head. Nose is tart, bretty, red grapes, cherries, red wine, rose champagne. Flavor is tart, fruity, grapes, cherries, raspberry. Bull bodied, tart but drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
Pours reddish copper with a beige head. Aroma si cherries, almond, oak and vanilla. Flavour is dry, acidic, cherries, almond and vanilla. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2010
(Bottled, 0.75l) Murky dark red with a small pink head. Mildly tart cherry nose with the "strawberry ice cream brett mix" still evident. Quite mild cherry flavor with faint tartness and a peachy-mushy brett touch. Almost medium body, lowish carbonation. Still not very convincing after the barrel treatment - lacks tartness and body. 4254

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2010
On tap @ Pre ZBF. The aroma has cherries, wood. Hazy, red coloured beer with a thin head. The taste is slightly sour, has cherries, woody tones, perhaps some vanilla. Good balance there. Nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (4434) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle from De Gekraakte Ketel web shop. Red brown color with medium pink head. Aroma of cherries, vanilla, marzipan., wood. taste, cherries, red wine, hints of wood (oak?). Sour sweet finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2010
#26 Papsoe Blind tasting 21-08-2010. Average light reddish fizzy head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Hazy reddish amber color. Aroma of sour fruity notes. Light milky acidic, with some wood and berries like notes. Mild leather and barnyard feel. Light bodied with a soft carbonation and dry texture. Moderated acidic with some sweet flavor as well. Lingering sour fruity finish. 8/3/7/3/15 = 3.6

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Sampled July 2010
A solid pour into my Cantillon tulip produces a pink tinged, tan colored head that is one-finger thick. The beer has a concentrated red body to it that is fairly hazed and shows a bright, maraschino cherry color to it when held up to the light. The aroma smells of sour cherries, graham crackers, red wine berry like notes, some light spicy wood character as well as earthy wood notes and a touch of phenolic / plastic notes towards the finish.

The beer tastes sour as it first hits my palate, though it is not as sour as a Lambic. The beer is very dry and very light bodied. The flavor finishes with a spicy oak character and a bit of tannic astringency to it. Light cherry flavors are noticeable, though not as much as was found in the aroma, and this is accentuated by some tartness and floral character. Quite refreshing due to the light body, this might even have been a bit too watery if not for the tannic oak structure. The red wine character plays a definite role here with the wine like berry notes, an oak character that is very reminiscent of a red wine; it is very evocative of a red wine, even if it is a very small / faint one.

This is quite nice, even if it is a touch on the thin side. Definitely let this beer warm up, the wine character becomes much more apparent as it does and really makes this quite nice; there is even a touch fo funkiness that starts to come out (slightly cheesy and a bit musty). This was a nice surprise!


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