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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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RATINGS: 1056   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dEnk (3779) - 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 (7147) - 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 (2143) - 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 (3011) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (714) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle. Clear brown with medium off white head. Aroma of tart dark fruit, some CO2 burn, and a hint of malt. Light body, dark fruit notes, light malt, medium tartness, and a sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (474) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a medium dark brown with ruby highlights and a two finger head. Head falls some, but is very persistent. Aroma - sour cherry, sweetness underneath, and a touch of yeast. Sweet and sour with a small to moderate funk, sweetness underneath, finishes with a hint of dark malt. It is not really rich or watery, but in between, fairly clean finish with a hint of cherry lingering at the back of the tongue.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cattaneopapa (155) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
33cl bottle from Allen’s. Toronto, ON. 5.5 alc. /.vol Pours a dark brown colour with two finger of lasting tanned head Dark cherry aroma.Taste matches the aroma. Light body with moderate carbonation. Lacing clings to the side of the glass.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmahut (951) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2014
Dark ruby body with low white head. Aroma is light acidic, mostly caramel, but very light indeed. Taste is light roasty and caramel sweetness with soft earthy bitterness, yeasty after taste with some alcohol. Body is full, dry on tongue, high carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (964) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Pours a very dark red/brown with a thin, short-lived head. No lacing. Aroma is relatively mild with cherries, sour berries, oak barrel, malts, caramel. The taste is sour cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, oak barrel, dark malts, and wine. The finish is slight tart cherries and oak barrel. Light to medium body. Smooth.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tdubesq (14) - - APR 17, 2014
Smells sour and fruity. Pours much dsrker then expected. A rich broen color. Has a sour citrus yeasty taste. Finishes clean.


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