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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (585) - FRANCE - JUL 14, 2015
Brune foncée avec des reflets rubis, léger col de mousse beige. Nez boisé et cerise léger. Attaque acide et un peu amère, compensée par un peu de sucre, le côté boisé domine largement mais on décèle quelques notes de houblons herbeux. Corps léger, très bonne longueur. Une honnête vieille brune mais on trouve bien meilleur...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Derbeth (588) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle. Clear brown colour with red reflexes, minimal white head with decent lacing. Aroma is sour cherry, red wine, a bit of wood. Lightly sour. Lively carbonation, light body. It’s a rather simple beer and not aggressive, so I guess it might be good for people with little experience with sour beer. For me - quite ok.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kapusil (958) - HUNGARY - JUL 6, 2015
0.33l bottle. Reddish dark brown body, light brown head. Aroma of caramel, sour cherry, cloves, lemon zest and burnt sugar. You can feel the sourness from it but it’s quite mellow, not the type that roundhouse kicks you in the face for the first sniff. The taste has a sweet caramel base and on top of that some sour cherry, red wine vinegar, floral hops and lemon zest. Medium bodied with a low carbonation. Not so intense beer, but quite smooth and easy to drink. I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (2987) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2015
33cl bottle bb09/2016. Luminous burgundy-mahogani pour. Alas rather flat and damp like thaw water in aroma: raspberry oak cloaked by shades of speciality dark caramalts, Burnt toast and oaken floorboards - very little or inexpressive cured dark balsamico notes here. Taste is about the same mild, diluted rendition of that, sweet and sour only balanced because there is much of neither. Much like a Ruby Port cordial lemonade with a red berry/arabica bitter finish, making this an even milder entry-level Oud Bruin than Rodenbach. Still better quality than all the other local watering options like mixing Fritz Cola and Pils, - Had expected something more quenchingly dry and tart on a hot day like this...

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jagad5 (89) - - JUN 30, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Deep red. Not the best example of a Flanders ale. Good but not up to Belgian standards - but still a 3.8

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (1766) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
0.33l fles bij deen vandaan. Bruin met een crème schuimkraag geur en smaak zijn mooi met een wrang zuurtje.Nice zoveel beter dan Nederlands oud bruin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlinyDad1952 (110) - - JUN 22, 2015
INTRESTING BELGIUM DARK DARK BEERS. ALL BELGIUMS ARE SOUR BUT NOT MANY ARE DARK AND HEVY. THIS ONE IS LIKE FRUIT AND SPICE. TASTE PRETTY GOOD IF YOU PUTT ORANGE IN IT.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ghostbeer (64) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Pretty unimpressed. The sourness was lost on me, and I really wanted to like this one. It poured nicely and all, but just fell short in the flavor category. One thing that saved it is that I didn’t find it to be super fruity.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cristobal37 (534) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 10, 2015
First of all this is defo not my go to style. MJ500 brought me here. Sours have interesting aromas and flavors but are simply not my thing. This one has a nice ruby color, sourdough and tart (already) aroma. Flavor is breads sour cherry and maybe wood. A bit watery and the finish is rather abrupt. Not bad for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
seynie (299) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2015
Ruby brown with little foam. Malt, caramel but not to much, sour cherries. A bite of bitterness towards the end. Medium malty finish, fizzy dry. Nice refreshing beer


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