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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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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1258   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Balabuska (9) - SPAIN - MAR 15, 2016 does not count
Brown body with red reflections; splendid fluffy foam, creamy coloured; very fine and vivid bubbles. Aroma of caramel, nuts, dried prune, candied cherry. Taste first of fine sourness, balsamic vinegar, candied cherry, quetsche; vinous. Quite pleasant indeed.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koshack (1303) - Gdañsk, POLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Kolor mocnej herbaty, klarowne. Piana bezowa drobnopęcherzykowa, ale pojawiają się większe bąble. W aromacie nuty owocowe i kwaskowe. W smaku kwaskowe, przypomina wiśnie. Lekko cierpki posmak. Ciemne słody, lekka karmelowość. Trochę zaklejające, pozostawia słodkawy posmak.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlueGaljoen (104) - FRANCE - MAR 5, 2016
Vieille brune à la très belle robe noire rouge Comme toujours type de bière spéciale Carbonatation légère Moins "vinaigrée" que la Rodenbach Intéressante mais sans plus

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervmagpt (647) - PORTUGAL - FEB 22, 2016
Reviews based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 23C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 0717A165. AROMA: moderate low malt toasty aroma with notes of cask, dried grapes, slight vinous and a balanced sweet and slight sour aroma. some caramel starts to show as the beer warms. no hop aroma discernible. APPEARANCE: dark brown color with ruby body against light. medium-large light tanned head, creamy, with good retention. clear. TASTE: similar to aroma with notes of slight sweet malt with a lisght sour background. moderate-low notes of toasty, some caramel, dark raisins. low bitterness but with a sweet-and-sour balance. finishes medium-dry. some cask notes are sensed with a mild vinous character, remembering a bit of oxidation. PALATE: medium low body with moderate carbonation. OVERALL: an oud bruin with notes that are consistent with the style, showcasing malt but balanced. Some notes derived drom aging. Its nice but it would imprive with mode esters.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (1971) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle 33cl. @local Lidl supermarket. Poured into a tumbler. Clear deep ruby brown, fine two finger frothy beige head, good retention, fair lacing; fruity aroma, cherries, light vinegar, woody notes, hint of cinnamon; taste medium sweet and sourish, fruity, light toffee, with average duration, mild sour finish, woody notes, bit watery; medium body, watery to sticky texture, soft carbonation; quite mild for an Oud Bruin, a bit too mild and watery for my taste.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulianBaughman (6) - Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2016 does not count
I have a cold so this may be better than I'm tasting but it's really middle of the road for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kamillozo (119) - POLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Butelka 330 ml. Barwa ciemnobursztynowa / miedziana, opalizująca. Aromat niezbyt intensywny ale wyraźnie winny (czerwone wino), lekko estrowy. Piana wysoka, puszysta, jasno beżowa, średnio i drobno pęcherzykowa, trwała, bardzo ładnie koronkuje. W smaku wytrawne, wyraźnie owocowo - kwaśne, aczkolwiek poziom tej kwaśności jest umiarkowany. Zdecydowanie kojarzy się z owocami niezbyt słodkich wiśni. Finisz dość suchy, cierpki, taninowy (dębina?). Goryczka niska. W odczuciu średnio pełne, umiarkowanie nagazowane.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SylvainCFC (55) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2016
Robe très foncée, reflets rouges. Mousse beige, bonne tenue. Arômes très peu maltés, fruits rouges surtout cerises, raisin, très vineux. Sûr sans excès, légèrement sucré, très peu amer. Corps léger, texture aqueuse. Forte carbonatation. Final court. Contrat rempli pour une vieille brune, mais peu aromatique et très courte.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkam (409) - POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Fruity and sour aroma, malty, wooden flavour, slightly sour. Dry, fruity finish. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quick3Beers (883) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Pours a rich dark brown from a bottle. Very light funky sourness, mostly fruity maltiness. Good beer.


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