Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Harelbeke, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Oud Bruin fermented with cherries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (296) - Kansas, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Maraschino cherry over slightly tart cherry cobbler and berry nuances, one of the better heavily fruit influenced beers I’ve had

A deep red body with volcanic highlights when illuminated; a large frothy island initially caps an exceptionally tight pinkish tan, skin tone colored head leaving rounded islands and spots of lace evolving into more angular cave drawings as the serving progresses
Cherry cobbler with Maraschino cherry highlights are the main attraction with the sweet, somewhat bready notes balanced by berry tartness, some faint floral notes and light oaky characteristics are also present in the shadows; lemon bar appears as this warms; a medium-light, somewhat syrupy, mildly acidic and carbonated body reveals an abrupt finish with residuals of tart cherry accented by hints of barn wood

25.4oz cork & cage of 2013 release at 45º into TeKu

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4976) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2013
750ml a friend picked up at Chevy Chase Wine. Pours a hazy caramel amber with some creamy, off white head. Nose is sweet, syrupy, cherries, candy sugar. Flavor is pretty much the same, some candy sweetness, plenty of cherry, some light vinegar, some malt. Medium, sticky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (4287) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2013
At Epic Beer Fest 2013. Clear dark amber with a thin light beige head. Aroma has lots of syrupy cherry on the nose with a slight cough medicine tone. Flavor unfortunately reminds me of bubble soap. But luckily there’s a sweet syrupy cherry tone underneath to knock that aside. But the finish still reminds me of soap.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2157) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
On tap at City Beer. Literally smells and tastes like black cherry juice. I like black cherry juice. The only problem with this is that with warmth, it edges a little into cough syrup territory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (983) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
The best cherry beer we've had, but not saying much unfortunately. Cherry is just tough for beer, too sweet. This smells and tastes like cherry jello, or black cherry soda. Not too sweet, but pretty intense. Had on tap it East Side Club Tavern in Olympia. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2013. Beautiful garnet red colour, effervescent pinkish head. Sweet black cherry aroma dominates. You know this is going to be sweet! Dark cherry fruit, almost syrupy, saved somewhat by strong woody undertones, mild tartness, and a silky mouthfeel. Sweet yes, but I still enjoyed it. The fruit works here for me, like a malty kriek.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Serving: 330 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a dark, ruddy brown with a slight head. The nose is all dark cherries. I was surprised at the sweetness in the flavor. There is a huge dark cherry flavor to go with and a hint of sour and wood. A little sweet for my taste, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1033) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2013
On tap in Seattle. Fairly sweet, could use more tartness. Alcohol strength is welcomed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4494) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle - Maraschino cherries, sticky, sweet and a hit of vinegar. Maroon, cloudy and a thin pink head. Cherry syrup and some barrel sourness. Needs the right environment as it is sweet, but still nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arthaey (15) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2013
This beer is EXTREMELY cherry-flavored, with a very strong cherry aroma too. I'd like to try it over shaved ice, actually. It tastes okay, but is pretty overpowered by the cherry flavor.

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