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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2005
Pours brown with a medium tan head that stays. Aroma is red fruit, wood, a slight sourness, and a nice rich maltiness. Flavor is mildly tart with dark fruits and wood. The finish is a little bit watery but all and all this is a tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2005
bottle. Nice aroma of fruit and yeast, really nice citrus effect on the palate. sour taste with a medium malt body and hints of yeast. really good...too bad the bottle is so small.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2005
Wonderful on so many levels. Sour yet fruity...creamy yet spritzy...warming yet I can see drinking a few to refresh in the summertime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2005 This could easily be my favorite SESSION brew if it didn’t cost so much per bottle. Pouring a cloudy brown with a spritzy tan head, this has a mild sour malt aroma. Very soft yet lively in the mouth, it’s got a gentle toffee flavor coupled with juicy dark druits (plums, grapes) and sweet spices. Quite pleasant to drink, it has a slightly sour finish that leaves one salivating for more.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Bottled. Brown color with reddish hues. No head. Surprisingly sour aroma. Malty and tart, raisins and prunes. Vanilla notes. Very "sour-brown" like. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Ruby in color with a small white head. Aroma if of light caramel,musty,light alcohol,dark fruit,rasin,plum,grape. Starts sweet,palate is slick and finishes moderately acidic and astringent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3685) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2005
Bottle, Criterion, Leicester Crawl Jan 2005. Amber chestnut, good beige head and moderate condition. Pleasant tinny caramel and funky farmyard notes in the nose, sweet caramel in the mouth and more funky lambic type notes in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
I love the Flemish browns. Very refreshing style. Lactic and sour nose with good hints of spice and malt. Nice persistent head with good gas release . Hosrse blanket and citrus acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
this is yet another uncharted adventure into the "sour" world.poured a dark red/brown with a nice creamy head.as the head sat down i was met with some nice lacing.nice balanced aroma of brown sugar,malts,and the sour funk.the taste was also very balanced with a mix of fruits,spice,pepper,brown sugar,and candy.this is a very nice change from some of the "sour beers" i have had.im going to get some more of this when i can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Very different from any beer I’ve ever had. Sour brown ale. Brown bour with a light tan head that laced very well. Underwhelming aroma that’s sour and spicy. Sour flavor with a finish that left my mouth dried out. Very reminiscient of the Devil’s Horn without the raspberry finish.

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