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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1959) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Very dark red color with dark cream lace. Aroma is deep sour. Flavor is almost a creamy sourness. Pretty tastey actually, if a bit simple.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 29, 2006
Pours brown with a tan head. The aroma is barnyardy, earthy, fruity, and sour. Flavor is mild with a mild sour impact on the palate along with elements of some fruit and spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Pours brown with a decent light brown head. Smells of funk, wood, earthy hops, some fruitiness. Taste is more sweet than sour with some decent fruity elements.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Cola colored- white head – faint nose of sour raspberries, maple syrup, green vegetation and mold – taste is initially malt then sour raspberries as one swallows, medium body – aftertaste short

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kepano (247) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 10, 2006
I grabbed a bottle of Petrus Oud Bruin hoping for a good surprise in a style I already love. The pour did not radiate optimism, leaving me rather impassive to its vapid brown body and fizzy gray head. Nonetheless, the nose successfully combines natural aromas of green apples, brown sugar, pepper, and caramel to surprising scents of soap, banana yoghurt, leather and chocolate chip cookies. This sweet and airy fragrance does not translate well onto the palate, unfortunately, as it seems faint and watered down. Flavors of sour cherries, grapes, oak, coffee, caramel and a slight metallic tone blend with little impact, seemingly sharing a will to vanish in neutrality. The Flemish Sour Ale generally resounds as a strong and characterful style, but this example is decidedly antagonistic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2006
Tried in Belgium but now also available at the IBS Perth. Cherry aroma - aged - musty. Deep cherry body with light tan head, reasonable sweet taste that is not too overpowering. Some spice, cloves zestiness throughout.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (559) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 6, 2006
It’s like liquid Sweet Tarts®. This stuff will get your gal power-drunk since it has none of the beer qualitites we all love. This will straighten her angles and solve her problems. Delicious stuff. Like a La Folie Light.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2006
Bottle. Tastes of red wine and fruit. Ive never had a beer that has tasted so much like red wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2006
Bottle. Clear reddish brown in colour with an off-white head. Malty and sweet but at the same time it has a feel of vinegar and citrus. Hints of caramel and wine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (22202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2006
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with a beige head. Light acidic aroma of vinegar, caramel and red wine. Flavour of malts, caramel and red wine.


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