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


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RATINGS: 1050   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mothroy (69) - - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle at home. Promising sour aroma. Flavour not as sour or sweet as expected. Quite thin and subtle. A gentler version Rodenbach ideal for a beginner!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (688) - USA - DEC 2, 2013
Drunk from 33cl bottle. Lovely old brown beer. Sweet sour taste. Similar to rodenbach. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (628) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 23, 2013
12oz bottle pours semi clear dark chestnut brown with finger of off-white head. Nose is tart woody cola, berry. Taste is sour cola, oak, light funk, meaty, crisp, earthy, light acidity. Finish is tart sweet oak and earthy dark berry. Very thirst-quenching, solid mid-level sour. Nothing mind-blowing but doesnít do anything wrong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle - pours light brown with thin off white head . Slight vinegar aroma. Nice lacing . Moderate sourness balanced by a healthy dose of malt . Barnyard meets salad dressing . Nice ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
hop_head_undead (2) - denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
A well crafted beer, however its just eh for me. Very drinkable and not bad by any means, but not memorable either. A little more tart or sour couldíve really made this beer shine. Petrus has better beers, but again itís not a bad beer...just eh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
peponi (255) - POLAND - NOV 14, 2013
Aroma: sour, light sweetness, iron, bubblegum. Appearance: dark amber color, nice lasting head. Taste: sour, dark malts, spicy. Palate: medium body, high carbonation, finish is slightly astringent. Overall: Classical beer, quite nice, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (420) - Diest, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2013
Donker bruin met rode glans, licht bruine schuimkraag. Neus, zurig, krieken, vanille. Smaak is aangenaam zurig, hout, beetje oaky. Finish is fris & droog, zurig maar niet extreeem. mooi gebalanceerd, goeie Oud Bruin

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vlan1 (188) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours a deep ruby red with a big tan fluffy head. sour slightly vinegary nose with hints of oak. Mild tart flavor with earthy tannins and oak being at the forefront. Smooth ,slick clean mouthfeel. Very Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Aromas of roasted malt, light hops and that distinctive sour aroma. Itís a very dark brown color with a thinner tan head. There are some funky barnyard flavors here, but plenty of roasted malt and a bit of a hop backbone. Thereís a flavor of sour cherries throughout, with a touch of syrupy sweetness there that makes it taste kind of like maraschino cherries. Itís very drinkable and itís a great introduction to the sour style. Itís certainly no match in terms of sourness to the big tart monsters that breweries are doing in Colorado and California, but itís much more approachable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (3266) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle at home. Clear reddish brown pour, creamy off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, bready yeast, some red fruits and a hint of varnish. Flavor is spicy yeasty, slightly sour, somewhat fruity and quite watery.

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