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


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RATINGS: 1056   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7783) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thanatosti (904) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1246) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
paintedmaple (395) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
androman (360) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10973) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickTheRick (365) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
Une belle petite mousse sympathique surmonte une robe brune aux reflets rouges. Ça peut sembler à priori péjoratif, mais une odeur frétillante de vieux bois sec est détectable, pour notre plus grand plaisir. Des notes de fruits rouges, notamment la framboise, peuvent être reniflées. Au goût, ces mêmes fruits rouges occupent la majorité de la place dans la bouche, les céréales procurent également un petit aspect sucré. Pas très acétique, juste assez, j’en aurais bu une caisse de cette Petrus Oud Bruin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
apickles (109) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle from Bruges. Lovely dark brown colour. Sour cherries on the nose. Quite a mild sour taste and fizzy in comparison to the other sour browns I’ve tried.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - DEC 22, 2013
A somewhat sweet brown ale is made slightly sour. Both elements seem to be playing with each other, sweet brown at first, and finishing with the sour elements. Interesting. I tried this after I had the aged pale; maybe I can get a better idea, or appreciate it more, trying it alone or as the first beer of the night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Interesting that this has such a riot of flavors. Dark fruits, caramel, malt, citrus, raisin, sour grape, etc., not worth writing it all down, not something I want to try again, kind of a mess.

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