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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1050   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Petkus331 (210) - Redford, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014
A sweet and sour aroma of flowers and apples. Appears clear light golden yellow, thin foam, but nice lace. Taste is mostly sour balanced with some sweet and slight bitterness of bubblegum and apple. Palate is a little foamy, and thinnish. Overall, this is a very good beer! Should be considered a Berlinerweise.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
poech73 (147) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2014
Ma 2e Oud bruin après la Rodenbach. Celle-ci est moins sucrée avec un profil fort boisé dégageant des effluves acides fuitées. En bouche, c’est un corps fort léger, très agréable à boire qui offre des arômes de fruits de bois (cassis, myrtille) et une belle rondeur. Sur la fin, il ne me reste presque pas d’amertume, juste un peu ce goût acide assez désaltérant et cette belle rondeur légère qui rend la bière moelleuse, mais assez courte cependant. Plutôt que pour la dégustation, on dirait plus une bière pour la soif .

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (921) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle from Bruges. Pours a deep brown colour. Has a slight sour aroma, but nothing like as strong as you might expect. The flavours are red fruit, and a little malt vinegar. Tastes a little apologetic when compared to other sour beers.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoufCustom (744) - HONG KONG - FEB 1, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2014

330 ml bottle bought at Craftissmo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

Translucent dark burgundy colour with sticky traces of yeasts ediments; One quarter finger head and beige foam which last for 20 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing with zero carbonation; Quite fragrant tart aroma of malt, with balsamic vinegar, light red wine, oak, light funk, light tannic and thin grass; Light tart and near zero sweet taste of malt, with thin red vinegar, light lactic acid, wood barrel, red grape skin, thin tannic, light liquorices and notable bitter grass; Light body, thin and astringent palate; Mouth feel is thin, slightly water-down basic Sour Brown, not much fruity esters, and the light touches of lactic, vinegar, funk and oak barrel make their presence felt. Okay… Hoppiness is faint grass nose, and pretty sharp liquorices and grassy taste. Bitterness is unusually strong, for a lasting astringent and sour finish; Slightly dry after taste; Slightly sour and quite bitter to mouth.

Comments: For an Oud Bruin, this one is kinda basic, keeping the slight lacto sourness and wood barrels aroma and taste, but beyond that it’s not really exciting. It’s also unusually hoppy for the style. Not exactly an easy ride, I can barely say okay to this one, and not something I look forward again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7663) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
Draught at The Independent, Clearwater, on January 19, 2014.
Clear red to brown color, teal head. Acidic, sweet, currants taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Acidic aftertaste. Sweet and acidic scent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thanatosti (864) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2014
33 cl. bottle @ home, Gift from Hetty. Clear reddish brown with a beige head. Woody aroma with some dark fruits and some malt vinegar. Taste is a little sour but not overly so. Nice thirst quencing Flemish old brown.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1204) - Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Appearance: medium cola brown with a creamy medium tan head that shrinks to a collar, with spotty, tight-bubbled lacing. Aroma: very fruity nose, with sour cherry, raspberry, and grape juice; under that some brown sugar and balsamic vinegar. Taste: medium-light sour tartness, with flavors of woody green apples, sour cherries, black currants, and sweet malts (brown bread, caramel). Finish: slightly dry and relatively lively with carbonation. Notes: As others have noted, a fine introductory sour, where the initial sour tartness is restrained and the sweetish fruit notes are more prominent. Very easy-drinking palate. Refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
paintedmaple (366) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Nice entry level sour as it is only slightly sour and has a thin effervescent body that while good is a bit on the thin side. Good Belgian funk and a tart sour fruit finish...an easy drinking Belgian.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
androman (295) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2014
33cl bottle @ home. Dark brown color, strong beige head. Aroma champagne, grapes, caramel, fruits, haribo. Taste light sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour. Medium body, dry, average carbonation, short sour finish. Quite sour almost like wine or shit, don’t like at all, as I don’t like sour beer or spirits, but probably good one for those who like this style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle from Voldby. Clear very dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark sugar, wood and sour fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and light acidic. Light dry and light acidic finish. 080114


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