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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: 1052   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaraCurtis (116) - Nevada, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber/orange color, thin frothy beige head, with some apparent lacing. Aroma shows through with some oak and berry. A slight sourness to the taste, earthy, some dryness to the end and a bubbly mouthful that quickly dissipates., but is nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GBZ59 (1094) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAR 31, 2014
Botella de 330ml. Copa Globo. Color marrón rojizo profundo con tintes caoba a contraluz. La espuma beige presenta buena retención y deja encajes. Aromas de roble, bayas agrias y uva, notas tartáricas y leve dulzor. La entrada en boca de agrio/tartárico, fruta y madera sobre maltas tostadas. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación moderada. Paladar sedoso y textura densa algo aguada. Como se espera del perfil aromático, una áspera acritud permanece en el intermedio y se prolonga en el final; se agradece que las maltas tostadas la mantengan a raya y la tornen refrescante y no molesta. Uvas y madera en el retrogusto. Se diría que es un vino de malta –es broma; resulta ser un buen trabajo y buena representante del Estilo. Perfecto maridaje con guiso de ternera muy especiado. 330ml bottle. Snifter glass. Deep reddish brown, mahogany tints to the light. Beige froth shows nice retention & lacing. Oak, sour berry & grape aromas, tartar hues & slight sweetness. Tartar/sourness, fruity & woody notes over toasted malts on the forefront. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Silky palate, dense to watery texture. As expected from aromas, harsh tartiness remains in the middle & lingers into the finish. Thankfully, toasted maltiness holds it, making it refreshing instead of bothering. Grape & wood on the aftertaste. Sometimes I wonder if it is a malty wine –just kidding!, it´s a good job & nice spot of the Style. Suggested pairing with heavy spiced cooked beef meat.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2199) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’ place. Thanks Stas, Vova and Ariel T. Clear dark brown with beige head. Walnut, cinnamon aroma, mildly sour taste with cinnamon undertones, rather carbonated, medium-bodied and a lingering, apricot-sourness finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (3483) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle: Dark red-brown with a thin tan head. Sharp, oaky, vinegar...malty aroma. Tart apple, wild cherry, oak flavours. Very sweet over tart. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (1941) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2014
11.2 oz bottle with a off white head. Aroma of malts, oak and a hint of vinegar. Taste is oak, malts, fruit and a little sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rproff78 (82) - - FEB 26, 2014
Hmm different but good. I am curious to try other beers from this brewer. Tastes more like a sour.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3161) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle. Deep orange-red-brown body, medium beige head. Nose of apple and apple skin, toffee, and bready, spicy esters. Tart, vinous body, sweet and perhaps too close to grape juice with some cloying sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3924) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Single bottle from Spirits Brick. Poured an okay looking deep brown body with ruby edges and a few floaties that sink to the bottom along with a bubbly average sized beige head. Aroma isn’t all that, a bit subdued actually. Notes of sour grape juice, band aid, sour dark cherry and some wet wood. The palate has a medium density but the carbonation really fizzes up leaving a very full mouthfeel and a bit of harshness from acidity on the end. Flavor is better than the aroma. Notes of sour cherry, wood, earth, brown bread toast, vinegar. Okay but not the best in this style by any means.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crazy_cat_lady (108) - - FEB 21, 2014
February 20, 2014. 33cl bottle at beerbistro. Nice balanced sour. Red brown colour, whitish head. Lovely sour aroma with hints of fruit and toffee. Lovely sour flavour with some sweetness to balance it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1166) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
(bottle) clear dark amber colour with a tall brown head; aroma starts with noble hops, then leather and earth; pleasant sour flavour with a touch of mineral


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