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


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RATINGS: 1262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (1000) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2016
Robe brune, belle mousse crémeuse, abondante. Nez plus acidulé et balsamique que l’aged red, le fût est également plus marqué, la cerise acidulée apparaît à l’aération. Bouche à l’attaque qui manque un peu de fraîcheur et d’ampleur et qui déçoit après le nez engageant. Une brune assez moyenne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dervock (967) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle - pours brown with small head. Aroma is mild tartness with some malt. Taste is very mildly tart, a bit of spice comes through in the finish. Palate is watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (1363) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 23, 2016
Dark brown colored, bit red hue, medium beige creamy head, good lasting. Aroma is fruity tart, moderate sour vinegar, some caramel, bit bready. Taste is medium sweet malt, bit caramel, tart fruit, medium sour, some bread notes, bit metallic, light wood, dryish finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6324) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 19, 2016
330ml bottle. Clear chestnut color. Small size, tan head, stays as a thin layer. Sourish, berries, woody, bit earthy in aroma. Sourish, black currant, twiggy, some leaves in taste. Sour dry woody aftertaste. Crisp mouthfeel. Feels bit dirty, but maybe this is just me. Nice spicy hops in late aftertaste. Quite drinkable.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koshack (1335) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlueGaljoen (116) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervmagpt (655) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (2043) - 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.

   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

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