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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: 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.


1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
FraekkeFyr87 (76) - - JAN 16, 2015
The aroma is full of hops and christmas even though it isn’t a christmas beer. the color is dark caramel. The taste is full of christmas. It is slightly sweet and bitter at the same time. Not a fan at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5643) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is sugary, caramel, fruity, taste is similar.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markducommun (305) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Clear, dark brown, light tan head. Notes of sour berries, some funk, basement odors. Lightly sweet body, touch of sourness. Medium body, fairly chewy, light-to-medium acidity. Fairly short finish. Fine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (3872) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear light brown with a fluffy head. Aroma medium malty (caramel, fruity, wood). Flavor medium sweet, light bitter and fruity. Light body.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thisisontap (10) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2015
One of my favorite sours. Funky in a good way. Lots going on all over your palate

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rodriguez (313) - Quito, ECUADOR - JAN 7, 2015
Dark Amber with good head retention, sour and malty aroma and flavor, kind of fruity, dates, prunes. Medium sourness and body. Just a little bit funky. Tasty beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gorkogrlo (208) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep red color with small-medium head. In aroma some cherries, caramel and tiny "brett" notes. Flavor is slightly winey, with notes of caramel. Sweetness and sourness are well balanced. Good beer, for my taste, missing some lambic and spice character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours dark mahogany with a small light beige head. Aroma is vinous, acetic, plum, dried cherry, and raisin. Taste is slight tartness, also a hint of sweetness, lots of berries and dried fruits, vinous, a bit of apple, and an aftertaste of grape candy. Bubbly carbonation, light-med body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
florent.janssens (195) - - DEC 28, 2014
Bière qui a un côté sour ale. un peu acide mais pas aussi acide qu’une vrai sour ale. Arrière goût quasi inexistant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ulysse (269) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2014
Aroma of sour ale. Tastes like some cherries were added. Not as sweet as it would seem.


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