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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

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RATINGS: 1179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PawelD (312) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Butelka. W aromacie cocacola, lekkie nuty octowe, stajnia. Kolor bardzo ciemny bursztyn, klarowny, kożuszek białej drobnej piany, wysycenie wysokie. W smaku słodko kwaśne, pełne, smak słodki na myśl przychodzą wiśnie, a kwaśny - agrest. Bardzo gładkie, mega pijalne, minimalna goryczka chmielowa na finiszu. Udane.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sokuzs1 (220) - - MAR 25, 2015
Aroma: vinegar, barnyard, malty, caramel Taste: heavy sour, medium sweet, malty, vinegar

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuszek (540) - Gdynia, POLAND - MAR 24, 2015
Brown ruby color, nice head and lacing. Aroma of barnyard, barrel, some cherries, raisins. Taste is sour sweet, wood and fruits. All is easy drinking, no challenging. Still a good one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
karpik (240) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAR 24, 2015
Very "polite" sour ale. Medium bodied, reddish-brown. The acetic aroma could be more perceptible. Initially nice frothy head after several minutes descends completely. Dark fruits in taste with some sour flavour. Overall nice beer but nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mesjasz (253) - Lodz, POLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber color, big tan head. Aroma is acidic, oak barrel, wine, dark fruits. Taste is dry, tart, light bitter and sour. Oak, vinous and cherry flavors. Aftertaste is short tartness. Body is light to medium, thin texture, high carbonation. Beer is well balanced, but too watery, lack of complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (4228) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
On tap during Brussels vacation. Brownish amber with lasting beige head. Aroma of tart berries, grapes, vinous notes, tart, plums. Taste is tart and a bit watery, dark malt, bread, plums, raisins and light cherries.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3497) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2015
07-MAR-2015, bottle @home, from Morten. Hazy Brown/amber with lasting tan head. Red wine, fruity, berry (cherry). Tart and sweet. More sweet than tart. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (1560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Aromas of tart berries, purple grapes, kind of wine-like, plummy. Dark black-red, a mostly vanishing off-white head. Some initial sweetness, quite fruity, with a great palate-cleansing tartness. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
buffalojump (14) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
strong beer...plums, raisins dominate...sour cherry as it warms thick , ropey recommend as a good flander’s old brun ( more intense than what I’m used to ) enjoyable 90%

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerFunGuy (845) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2015
I am a huge fan of sours and this one is right up there. It has wine like aroma and flavor. Pours a deep red brown with light colored head. It is a little mild in terms of its sourness but really enjoyable. The aroma would lead you to believe that it is more sour than it actually is. Very well done.


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