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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: 1250   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Pours with a thick off-white, tan lace. Redish caramel color. Hints of green apples, very malty taste. Finishes clean with no burn or aftertaste. Nice but not great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Clear brown pour with a short tan head. Caramel, oak, cherries, and funk in the nose. Sweet and sour bite with oak, malt, and green apples in the taste. Sour and dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7760) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2007
Bottle. Cola like colour with almost no head or carbonation. Aroma of red fruits with a slightly sour edge. A bit woody in the mouth, the flavour was of caramel with some dark fruits. Finish was again slightly sour. Very drinkable for a beer of this ABV.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Sampled at Stone’s Sour Festival, July 2007. poured brown (or bruin, en vlaams) with a deent beige head. Malty aroma with some sour funk. And intersting mix of sour, sweet, malt and spicy, but not all together great. An interesting brew, but no the best that Belgium has to offer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigBeer45 (1404) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Bottle: pours a dark ruby with off-white and tan bubbles, sweet and sour fragrances, faint wood fragrance here and there, faint caramel sweetness and brown sugar fragrances, hints of a sour cider fragrance, flavors of dark malt, malt and sweet mixed with sour tart on the tongue, this was not as flavorful or intense as some other Flemish Sours, faint taste of chocolate, the sweet and sour flavors are there but not as big as some of the better Flemish Sours, medium carbonation, finishes dry leaving a small tartness on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13735) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 23, 2007
33 cL bottle. Aroma of caramel malt and sour dark fruit. Color was ruby tinged brown, with a beige head that was furious and stayed. Definite sour note as the glass approaches the lips. Thin to medium bodied. Near creamy, from moderate carbonation. Not all that sweet, and there is a thrilling sour note running through it. Very pleasant. The malty sweetness is fairly balanced by the sour and light bitter. Not tremendously complex, but much more so than many. It really is nice to have in the mouth. The finish is touch of oak, dark fruit skin, touch of sour, a hint of bitter. Just excellent. Refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (3032) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2007
Bottle: Dark reddisch brown with a white thin head. Aroma was sweet malt and fruit touch. Medium body. Taste was complex sweet (caramel) malt, a bit souness to.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Dark brown with a fizzy white head. Slightly sour aroma with hints of oak and fruit. Taste commensurate with aroma, pretty good.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2007
330ml bottle. Snifter. Deep amber or mahogany with a thin head. Aroma was of sour cherries and malt. Taste was quite sour with notes of green apples and vinegar. Thin mouthfeel. This one isn’t for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2007
The color was a deep amber red. The head was creamy, thin/medium bodied and light beige. The aroma was sour, fermented fruit, grapes, and somewhat aged. The flavor was not as tart as the aroma suggested. IT was tart, fermented fruit and some bitterness. The palate was smooth and the finish, clean.


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