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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: 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bierridder_S (155) - BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
07/02/2015 - 33cl bottle @ my brother-in-law’s. Ruby red, small head. Sourness, dark berries, syruppy in smell & taste

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopCircus (10) - Penticton, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Light sourness, somewhat malty. Slight mineral on the palate. Overall very good -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1297) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2015
Pours a very deep copper body with a creamy, beige, long-lived head. Good lacing. Quite strong aroma of sweet and tart fruits, cask wood and bark. Notes of vanilla and red wine in the back. Moderate flavour of acidic and tart fruits and berries (especially red ones). At the same time the fruits and berries feel sweet. So, sweet & sour it is. Also quite woody, and with caramel in the back. The taste is light sweet, light bitter and very light sour. Light bodied, dry and moderately carbonated. A very gentle and not terribly exciting sour. But enjoyable.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 8 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kespecial (100) - - FEB 7, 2015
Pours dark brown, tan head. Smell is wood, mineral, currant. A little chemical-y to my nose. Taste is medium sour, grape, prune, oak. Needs more acid IMO; I like my sours much more zingy. OK sour but would not get again. Their aged pale is much better.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChristianHR (217) - DENMARK - FEB 6, 2015
The smell is very hoppy with notes of citrus and caramel. Pours clear brown with a white head. The taste is rather sweet with a hint of sweet grapes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (516) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. @Welsh pub, Angers, France. A clear dar brown beer with a good white head ; medium retention ; OK lacing. Woody roasty aroma, acid, caramel, fruity in the end (prune). Medium sour to light (end of tasting), light sweet, bitter note. Not too dry. Medium body, watery texture, average to soft carbonation, sweet>sour finish. Overall, I enjoyed this oud bruin : 2 times during tasting. First part develops woody aroma & medium sourness. Second part develops fruity notes by decreasing sour intensity. Happy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Milter (241) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
Dark mahogany pour with medium off white head. Smell is dark ripe berries, oak, minerals,currants. Taste is minerals, oak, light sweet and light tart, grape skins.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1981) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Dark mahogany pour with medium off white head. Smell is dark ripe berries, oak, minerals,currants. Taste is minerals, oak, light sweet and light tart, grape skins.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
flemmingwillum (1069) - Nysted, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
Rating #1047, flaske fra Netto i Nysted

Brun klar øl med utroligt holdbart lille lysebrunt skum. Syrlig duft med hindbær og karamel. Syrlig smag med en god portion karamel, ubestemmelige bær, en smule træ og en smule alkohol. Meget drikkevenlig. Ret tynd, men blød og med lavt kulsyreindhold. Alt i alt en fin øl, som dog mangler lidt kant for at blive en spændende drik.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ippopotamo36 (605) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 16, 2015
0,33 bottle in Kosovo, courtesy of Pepa from Belgium. Thank you. Pours very dark amber, almost black with very nice reddish reflexes in the glass. The foam is cappuccino-like, medium lasting. Nose:some mild wooden notes (remotely in the background), dusty, macerated red fruits. Mouth: light tartness, again red fruits, tart and dry end.


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