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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (702) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2007
330 ml brown bottle. Date code stamped on back label>

Toffee brown with a creamy beige head. nice lace pattern left on the glass>

Aroma is lightly malty, lightly acidic.

Flavor is tart cherries backed by a dose of cider vinegar. Touch of pepper and oak on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerDaveC007 (14) - Stockton, California, USA - APR 29, 2007
This beer had a nice caramel color. It started with a slight tart taste of mild cherries with a slight oak flavor. Almost a flemish light taste to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
diabel (1634) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 Bottle Deep brown (caramel coloured), muddy body with a creamy, lightly brown head. Woody, fruity aroma with some port and smoke. Not that complex. Lightly bitter, lightly sour initial flavour. Lightly bitter finish (bit dry). Quite plain flavour, not very complex. Lightly carbonated. Lightly bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (4291) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2008 330 ml in Mason quart. Dark brown with red highlights. Tan, medium-sized head that stays with you. Aroma is tart fruit and some slight vinegar. Taste is sour cherry, not as mouth-puckering as some FSAs, and dry. Just a touch of vinegar, the less the better for me. Palate is light, tingly and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2007
11.2oz bottle, poured into Rodenbach tulip. Deep reddish brown with a frothy off white head. Restrained acidic aroma, with a bit of oak. Sweet on the palate, with a bit of oak. Mildly sour, very mellow for the style. Tasty, but lacks the tartness that I like in this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
Mahogany red with a nice head. The carbonations is prickly. The aroma is slightly sour with notes of caramel. The flavour also is slightly sour (not quite typical though). It’s refreshing with notes of caramel and fruit, and it’s a smooth, pleasant and very charming a day on the terrace. I actually liked it a lot, even if I would have preferred more sourness..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fukito (945) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 30, 2007
Tap, March 07, shared with Jbrus. Clear brown color with some hues and a nice beige medium sized head. Beatifull winey, toasty aroma. Flavor is winey, toasty, sour but not over the top, mild, enjoyable. Medium MF and moreish. Nice, mild, deep, undemanding, rewarding oud bruin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Bottle. Mahogony brown beer with a big beige head, LIght malty, yeasty aroma. Oaky, light malt, yeasty flavor with some backing berry fruit and a tinny finish. Lingering tin and yeasty berry/malt. Medium body. Only slightly tart. I remember this as being somewhat better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2007
The aroma was tart with a strong acidity and an oak presence. The aroma was earthy and had hints of estery cherry character. Some light presence of chocolate was notable as well. The beer poured into the glass clear medium brown with a white low head that did lace the glass. The flavor was grainy and lightly tart with a citrusy acidity. A light presence of chocolate was notable and a tart cherry character coupled with a nice presence of oak. The finish went dry with lasting impressions of fruit and oak. The body was medium light and with a decent level of carbonation the beer was quite refreshing. A nice beer, nothing complex, but still a nice thirst quenching bottle. 25 cl bottle. 17 06 04

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DYCSoccer17 (3509) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
11.3 ounce bottle purchased in a mixed 6 pack (on sale) at BevMo in Stockton, CA. Lightly sour, lactic aroma with some metallic notes present. There is also some roasty, chocolate, and banana estery aromas. Pretty nice. Beautiful moderately hazy mahogany body with a reddish garnet coloration present along with a large, frothy, khaki-colored head that leaves some nice lacing. Starts with a very mildly, lightly sour flavoring, which becomes quite sweet and cloying in the middle. A little roastiness with some chocolate flavors are present in the middle. Finishes a bit watery and rather thin. The sourness doesnt really add a whole hell of a lot to this, and it just contrasts and makes the thin body stand out even more and seem more flawed. Pretty boring.

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