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


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RATINGS: 1069   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmahut (1017) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (1032) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (1861) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a brown colour with a thin beige head, light roasted malt aroma, taste is sweet malt with a dry sharp finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
pandakiddo (2) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2014 does not count
Very dark with sweeter malt after taste. Nice aroma and color. Good brown beer, but unknown when I would desire the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1057) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2014
Pours a cloudy brown with orange edging and a fairly thick khaki head that settles to a thick ring and film, leaving some dripping webby lace. Nose involves oak and apple cider vinegar, a hint of brown sugar. Somewhat sweet, quite tart, a bit bitter. Light bodied, very active, cleansing drying tartness on the tongue, finishing fairly lengthy with oak tartness. Pretty decent, not a lot of complexity, but it’s mostly agreeable and somewhat versatile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RumRunner101 (793) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
Deep Ruby pour with tan head. Aroma is red wine, oak, sweet berries. Flavour has red berries, red wine flavours, oak. Low carbonation, slight tart best. Okay.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GBZ59 (1137) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2422) - 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.

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