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

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RATINGS: 1154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3864) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
On tap during Brussels vacation. Brownish amber with lasting beige head. Aroma of tart berries, grapes, vinous notes, tart, plums. Taste is tart and a bit watery, dark malt, bread, plums, raisins and light cherries.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3316) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2015
07-MAR-2015, bottle @home, from Morten. Hazy Brown/amber with lasting tan head. Red wine, fruity, berry (cherry). Tart and sweet. More sweet than tart. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (1410) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Aromas of tart berries, purple grapes, kind of wine-like, plummy. Dark black-red, a mostly vanishing off-white head. Some initial sweetness, quite fruity, with a great palate-cleansing tartness. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
buffalojump (14) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
strong beer...plums, raisins dominate...sour cherry as it warms thick , ropey recommend as a good flander’s old brun ( more intense than what I’m used to ) enjoyable 90%

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerFunGuy (809) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2015
I am a huge fan of sours and this one is right up there. It has wine like aroma and flavor. Pours a deep red brown with light colored head. It is a little mild in terms of its sourness but really enjoyable. The aroma would lead you to believe that it is more sour than it actually is. Very well done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2379) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
Sötsyrlig bruin med betoning på söt. Smak av ekfat, syrliga russin, nötter, körsbär. Lite urvattnad och smaklös och för söt. Bättre efter ett år då sötman rundats av och andra smaker släpps fram.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (986) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
DAA; Bottle 33 cl. Pours clear brown with a large, creamy, lacing, lasting tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, yeast, vanilla, sour berries, bread and spice. Taste is medium sweet and bitter with a lasting roasted, sour spice finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is lively.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (1029) - SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2015
Flaska inköpt@Bier Tempel Bryssel. Brunröd vätska med tunnt skum. Dofter av ekfat och bär. Lätt syrlig inledning som sedan övergår i lite sötma och jästig smak. Når inte fram till klassledarna.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (332) - - FEB 14, 2015
Copenhagen 10/1 2015. 75 cl bottle from Netto. Pours reddish brown with off-white head. Only slowly subsiding. Very spicy aroma with a little sourness. Clear notes of alcohol. Low carbonation. Taste is dominated by sourness. Some overripe fruit and a bit of alcohol. Not the Best Belgian I have tasted.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
joelwhite (30) - - FEB 11, 2015
Ok. Sours are not our cup o tea so this is the first we've tried. This one isn't bad. Mediocre


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