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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2003
Tasted in Toronto from LCBO. Tasted in Raftman tulip glass. Dark reddish brown colour, very small light white head. Very sour aroma, hints of sour berries. Taste is fairly muted and subtle. Slight sour taste with a dry finish. Feeling of strong carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2003
Dark amber color. Strong aroma; cherries and vinegar. Quite dry, not too much sour, but with a background bitter note out of place. Average Oud Bruin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4379) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2003
Plain dark Belgian beer with a fruity and herbal flavour and aroma. Bitter on the palate, and overall OK.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2003
This beer had a small sized ivory head that was both creamy and smooth and contained fine-small sized bubbles that was mostly lasting. The nose was sour, fruity and citrusy. The flavor was sour and fruity with a smooth and thin textured palate. This was a light bodied beer with fair lacing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4749) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2003
Very sweet and fruity (cherry) aroma. Very dark red coloured with an offwhite frothy and lasting head. Taste is malty, fruity, wood, sweet and sour. Bit metallic finish. Overall a good beer however its taste could be stronger.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Glowing cherry color, slightly cloudy, with a small off-white head. There were plenty of large chunks settled at the bottom of the glass. Full cherry and oak aroma. The flavor was a great mix of sweet, sour, cherry, wood, and grapes. Crisp feel, very soft on the tongue.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5029) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 10, 2003
This brew poured a large head of fine to medium sized mostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a good lace and a hazy softly carbonated brown colored body. The aroma was fruity and reminded me of raspberries. The mouthfeel was smooth and slightly fizzy. The flavor was mildly sour, spicey and mildler than expected. It is very different from any of my other 700+ ratings.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2656) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Aroma is citrusy and nutty. Appearence is a reddish-brown with little to no head. Flavor was a little sour with some cherries and apples coming through. Pretty close to a brown ale in alot of ways with this nutty flavor present. A nice beer but I'm sure many better in this style exist.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
2yrs old. Small light brown head. Red-brown body. Malty, vinous, acidic, oak. Nice, but nowhere near Rodenbach Grand Cru.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2003
This is perfectly balanced traditional Belgian bruin ale. On draft, it blew me away with its sweet fruit and amazing balancing sourness. Awesome.


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