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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ascelja (953) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 20, 2016
Bottle 0.33l. Hazy ruby to brown body, minimal white head. Aroma of wild and sour dark cherries, red wine, nutmeg, cherry compote. Taste is sour with slightly bitter finish and very slightly sweet base. Again many cherries, red wine, red grapes. Medium body, high carbonation.
A fuller body would fit better, but never mind, it’s great one! I enjoyed it so much!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MiamiBarman (59) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Perhaps I’m too unseasoned to really appreciate this. Copper color with off white head that lasts relatively long. Faint, subtle aromas of cherries and raisins and fig. Lots of red wine-like qualities in this one. Not very malty and I don’t really get a lot of caramel characteristics. More like orange peel on the taste. No bitterness at all but there are some sour elements to it. Medium-full body....I’m very confused.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gubihumle (584) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2016
Farven er mørk ravbrun med en lysebrun skumkrone. Aromaen er vin, citrus, træ og kirsebær. Smagen er vinøs, kirsebær, træ og den er mega sur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Dark amber-brown pour with a thin, beige head. Aroma is toasty, woody and bready malt with just a hint of woodiness, some medium acetic acidity, earthy fruit and sweet floral notes. Flavor is earthy wood, a hint of roast, bready and biscuit malt, some acetic tartness and wildflower floral notes. Light bodied with slightly syrupy, soda-like feel and medium carbonation. Pretty good stuff overall, a bit on the plain side for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1077) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Aroma - some Bretty phenols, some apple esters Appearance - auburn body with good nucleation. The head is off-white and about 1/3" and settles to a foam. Sporadic lace. Taste - there is a subtle sour and somewhat vinous nature. There is some apple esters. Palate - body is on the light side of medium, the texture vinous, average carbonation, and somewhat tart finish a little dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (3148) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle (from Koht). Pours dark ruby with beige head. The head stays for a second. Aroma is acidic, fruits, sour cherries, citrus with medicinal notes. Flavor is sour and sweet, less sour than nose would suggest, fruits, caramel, malt. Finish is short sour and sweet with slight metallic notes. Overall: ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (768) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 23, 2015
Pours dark red with small head. Aroma is classical, sour, fruity, some notes to grapefruit, wood. Taste gives a warm loopback, sour. Notes of grapefruit, wood, barrels, cellar, fruity. Quite complex after. Not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (2027) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2015
33cl bottle. Appearance: a deep brown color with a light brown head. Aroma: dried fruit, oak, leather, plums, cocoa, earthy tones, wood and vinegar. The taste: Moderate sour, vinegar, oak some chocolate, some dried fruit, some earthy tones. Light sweet, light bitter. slick and soft mouth feel, light to medium body, and a light carbonation. (backlog rating)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lele (433) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 18, 2015
Birra che mi ha deluso. L’aroma è abbastanza complesso e fa ben sperare, con note acidule, legnose e leggermente caramellate. Ma in bocca non dà alcuna emozione. L’acidulo si sente poco e il resto ancora meno. Non dà brutte sensazioni in bocca, ma neanche belle. Direi che è molto acquosa nel sapore. Francamente mi aspettavo di più

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (2846) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with big gluffy offwhite head. Lots of dry old wood, hints of grapes, prune, roasted malts. Very light sour over a faint brown sugar backbone, outcome in the middle is a bit blank, leaning towards cardboard, but not like some other unfortunate brews. Very creamy, nice fizz going on, body is quite thin. Quite a nice beer with an old timey feeling. Not remarkable but I like this!

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