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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.


3.7
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3753) - 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.

3.7
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1799) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 Dark brown/ruby pour. Small, light tan head bubbled and hissed like a soda then settled quickly. Sour dried fruit aroma. Medium body, well balanced. Sweet and sour at the same time with subtleties of oak. Dry finish, sour aftertaste. Intriguing, must drink more.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (5238) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Bottle, undated purchased out of a cooler from Hop and Leaf, Knoxville, TN Feb 2005. Good ruddy strawberry-amber pour, with some darker orange-caramel shades and a moderate amount of off-white head. Aroma of sweet toffee, lightly tart yeast and brett, with pleasantly balanced hints of oak and some sweet butter-cream. Flavor begins on a wonderful tart yeast note, with oak and malt well integrated. Unfortunately, the beer dies off quickly after the initial flavor, getting horribly thin, very watery and losing any tartness. Finishes with some sticky caramel mixed with water, lightly sweet oak and sugar. Arg, why does it just die off?? Watery mouthfeel, low to moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1576) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2005
25 cl cool, from a Petrus glass. Extremely nice and not extremely demanding flemish sour ale - one you could actually serve to the uninitiated without provoking "what is this stuff"- type pangyrics. Lighter mouthfeel and body than Rodenbach Grand Cru, hard to even compare them I feel. The only reason I used to buy those mixed gift packs too. A screaming bargain now at the LCBO in Ontario for $2 a single bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4340) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2005
Bottle at the Swan and Rushes, Leicester (during RB Leicester crawl). Nice sour satchel smell. Soft, smooth, sweet, fairly full of flavour,and a nice sour mash taste. Very good actually. Dark tobacco colour, with a small fluffy head.


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