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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1323) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 Paid $1.50 for a 250ml bottle. (Petrus Oak Aged Dark Beer is what this is labled here). Dark amber in hue, with some floaters, no head. Looks like wine almost. Very stong alcohol scent... a little tiny bit smoked, but not much. Taste is sweetly bitter, but not beittersweet. Has a hint, but only a hint of smokiness, but also has a tangy raisen and earthy, woody, something taste. Not bad. It’s really growing on me. Mouth is a little thin, but it suits this particulra beer well. Glad I found it, it definitely wasn’t a waste of money.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - JAN 31, 2004
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 Bottled. Dark red-garnet colour, creamy light nut-brownish head, fully diminishing. Malty aroma (walnut, toasted bread), fruity (dates, preserved plums with their syrup and clove, weak cherry), wet wood, lactic acid. Taste is light-sweet and sour, very refreshing. Retronasal wet woody, cherry skin and stone. Light body, watery texture. Quite sour-dry dark beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2004 Dark brown color with big tan head. Acidic cherry taste. Went very nicely with a hard, smoked, flaky gouda.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Beer pours (in flute glass) a dark red-brown liquid with caramel colored head that dissipates quickly leaving a thin film. Aroma is of sweet mellon, and fruit. Flavor is of sweet fruit, and caramelized something. Very good. Has character. Nothing to be ashamed of. Sampled at 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5036) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2004
Poured a dark red brew with a nice head. Aroma of cherry (probably from coming from the oak) with acidic taste. Body is a bit light and no complexity. I would have appreciated a bit more spice or aftertaste. Overall, this is a very average oud brun and I won't be seeking this one anytime soon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JAN 13, 2004
Cloudy mahogany color with a quick lasting head. Wierd aroma. Cherries and other fruit. Light sour flavor. Fruit and light hops. First of the style and very interesting!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2004
very dark mahogany, quick fizzy head. Complex aroma, sour cherries. Flavour is incredible! Evident fruit, hoppy, lingering sourness. My first of the style and I'm quite impressed. I'll have to hunt down some others.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2004 Smells acidic, tastes of strawberries, wildberries, tart, mind you, no sugar added. Burnt oaky aftertaste that nicely complements the fruit. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Very subtle spice and fruit flavors overshadowed by a sour, tart flavor. Not an especially strong flavor. It has almost no head and pretty nice lacing. Also slightly acidic with a carbonated moutfeel. The nose is not very big. Not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2003
This year's vintage is especially oud bruin-like. It has an excellent acitity combined with a rich malt backbone and is rather clean for an oud bruin.


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