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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Dark ruby red – red as wine. The style is also called the Burgundy of Flanders, and is a very typical and common beer in West Flanders
Created by a secret blend of the aged and sour ‘mother beer’ with fresh brewed sweeter beer, this beer produces a sour-sweet balance, set off by the underlying bitterness of the hops. A discovery! The best in its style! Light in alcohol, exciting complex flavors and tastes come to the forefront.
Although serving cold is recommended, taking time to drink it will release more aromas towards the end of your glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (9015) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2005
(bottle) Dark reddish brown colour with a moderate foamy tanned head. Sour and woody malty aroma. Very mild and smooth mouthfeel; light to medium bodied, which is a bit disappointing, but anyway well-balanced. Soft sweet cherry-fruity and malty start with a vinous, slightly bitter and dry finish. Aromatic and flavourful brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2005
A very interesting brew. Has an amber hue in the glass with a garnet colored head. Literally the hed was slightly purple or red. Awesome. Smells like rusty iron and grapes. Immediately able to taste the oak aging. The oak flavor runs papery and smooth across your tongue. Also tastes like red wine. Aftertaste. Mediciney and rusted. Good brew very drinkable. grat

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2005
Deep reddish hue, with a frothy tan-colored head, with a winey, fruity, cheery tannic notes and hint of oakiness in the nose follows through on a medium-boied palate with chocolatey and maltiness accent, soft fruity acidity, leading towards a smooth sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6142) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Bottle: Aroma is mostly sweet and sour cherry. Nice, but not as strong as the better Flemish Sours. Pours a dark reddish-orange with some hints of transparency. Small off-white head quickly fades to a ring. Sourness/tartness is a weak compared to many Flemish Sours. Flavor is sweet cherry with slight hints of tartness. Finishes with a moderate wood presence and a touch of flowery bitterness. Doesn’t compare to the Aged Pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12732) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Snifter draft at Taco Mac in Chattanooga. Dark reddish brown color with moderate off-white head that diminished slowly. Complex citrus and spice aroma. Medium body with smooth texture. Same complex citrus and spice flavor with a moderate sweet finish. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Beautiful brown ale with a thick and lasting off-white head. Aroma is slightly citrus with some oak in there as well. Nice woody flavor with a great citrus taste. Some nuts and berries as well. Very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Bottle. Pours a darker amber color. Nice off white head. Smells of citruis and bitterness with hints of malts. A slight spice to taste but mainly a citruis fruit taste with an acid taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9270) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2005
Bottle. Dark red brown with an initially large head. Aromas are woody and malty with berries and palma violet sweets and of course some sourness. More sourness comes through in the flavour. Cherries and berries are the fruit present along with some mustiness and more floral hops lingering. The finish is sour and fruity. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 Smell was muted. Some vague sourness and tartness, but really not much of that or anything else. Brown color with a lazy thin head. Watery with a mild sourness. but there is something in the background a kind of bready and sweet flavor that is compelling. Not overly impressed all in all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9727) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2005
Dark ruby to amber coloured, lacing, firm brownish head, lively carbonation; fruity, sourish, "barrique" nose, some traces of caramel and malts; fresh, fruity, sweet(caramel)-sour taste; short, a bit adstringent and slightly bitter aftertaste; very refreshing - very pleasant !

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