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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1062   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Top-fermented dark beer brewed with the finest hops and malt varieties. Matured on oaken barrels during 20 months. Serve by preference at 8 to 12 deg. C.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
obguthr (3840) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
New rubber, with currant and apple core highlights, tart. Clear rust colored, thick tan head. Low tartness, low character. Apple core is dominant. Subtle woodiness in the finish, but not really oaky. Really mild, light bodied, somewhat spritzy. Could be much better. To quote Elivs Costello, "Pump it Up!"

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1371) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
On tap at D’s Six Pax and Dogz near Pittsburgh. Pours opaque reddish brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of sour black cherries, some sweet malts, not much going on. A or follows with tart black cherries, sweet caramel malts, just a bit of sour. Medium plus palate with low medium carbonation. Not bad but there are better examples out there. I’d happily have it again though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graziano85 (311) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2014
Brown colour, with medium brown head. Smell is lactic acid, absolutely wood, and some vinous notes. Taste is wood, leather, and again some lactic acid, but less than in the nose. Dry finish. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (791) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Pours a dark reddish brown color with a khaki head. Tart, cherry, oak and slight yeast aroma. Tart, cherry, slight oak and yeast flavors. Light body with lively carbonation. Not very sour but has nice characteristics. Abrupt, dry cherry and tart finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BobEvers (282) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2014
Fles 30 cl. Kleur bruin met cremeschuimkraag. Geur fruit zoet. Caramelachtig. Smaak minder zoet dan gedacht. Mout en licht bitter. Geen uitgesproken smaak

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeadyDE (505) - Delaware, USA - MAY 11, 2014
bottle pour..dark brown pour..solid amount of carbonation on sides rising up..little film like head that sticks around..aroma is wild black cherry with a bit of sourness as well..not getting much from the oak barrel..taste is same as the aroma..overall expecting a bit more from this..pretty thin..not much intrigue..

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dEnk (3806) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle @ home. Aroma is red fruits, caramel, bready caramel. Flavour is tart red fruit water with a hint of caramel malt. But then better then I make it sound.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (7437) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2014
Dunkelrötliches Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich, holzig, Karamell, würzig, genauso schmeck es auch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (2188) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Decent Vlaamd oud Bruin. Usually these beers have a little more character, this one is a little plain.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3097) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle from ABS. Clear dark brown pour with thin white head. Aroma is quite woody, nice winey notes, light earthy bretty notes. Taste is malty, not so sour, light oakiness, very light acetic character, rather bretty and earthy. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation. Much more mellow and balanced than I expected. Nothing exceptional, but still a nice easy drink.


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