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

bottled
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3370) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [bottle - Great European Beerfest 8, Sharp Edge Tavern - East Liberty, PA] The first Flemish Sour Ale Iíve ever had. Poured a rich brown color with not much of a head. Sweet and slightly sour aroma, lots of malt with some apples and other citrus mixed with earthy notes. Kind of cidery in the taste, apples mixed with malts and a semi-sour sensation that gives a smooth yet rather tart finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Sour apple, caramel, cinnamon. Brown coloration, thin dissapating head. Decent brew, nothing standing out though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 18, 2004
Pours a deep hazy brown with minimal slight off-white head. aromas of straw, light citrus, wood, apples and honey. Flavors arenít as dry on the palate as most of the sour ales iíve had. Apples, spice and pineapple dominate the palate as the flavor lingers on the palate. A light to medium bodied brew that would pair well with a good hearty meaty meal.. Nice oaky finish..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2014 Rerate 2/2013. +++ Sampled on draft this beer poured a hazy brown color with orange highlights and a medium sized foamy tan head that faded and left minimal lacing. The aroma was tart, sour and tangy with faint vinegar followed by maltiness, toffee, caramel, cherry, tart fruits, soy sauce and Sweettart candies. The flavor was dryish and tart with notes of caramel, bread, Sweettart candies, chalk, toffee, dark fruits, must and cola. Medium tart finish with lingering caramel, toffee and Sweettart candies. Moderately full bodied though a bit undercarbonated. Nicely complex.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2004
Dark clear copper color with a light tan head. Light yeast aroma. Taste of sourness strikes first followed by malt/fruit sweetness. Light and bubbly on the tongue. Finishes with a fruity sourness. A decent beer for sourness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5344) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Had on tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Chattanooga. Sweet, raspberry aroma, very pleasant. Light red appearance with a good thick mocha colored head. Delectable sour flavor, reminds me of sweet tarts. Raspberry flavor comes across as natural, not contrived. Has a good mouthfeel, wakes up your tastebuds

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Pours reddish brown, good sized tan head. Sourish malty aroma. The flavor is slighlty tart, moreso at the finish than upfront. Very nice mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2008 2008-02-03. Bottle. Mild sweet and sour cherry aroma, muted malt notes. Similar flavour, tart sour cherries over sweet malty foundation, mild notes of wood. 6/3/6/3/13 - 3.1 <P>May 2004. Bottle. Good size off white head. Reddish brown body. Sour cherry aroma, tart sourness in the malty body. Not bad, but a bit simplistic. 6/3/7/3/15 - 3.4

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2004
Reddish brown with lasting lace. Soft on tongue. Not too strong in alcohol and pronounced cherry tart taste, which could be worse. Carbonation and malt balance. Sour but pleasant aftertaste. Cheers Jercraigs for the sample.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 28, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2006 Rerate: 8.4 oz bottle. Pours with a copious, fluffy head; quite lively in carbonation; dark reddish brown color; lovely, yeasty, brandy-like aroma with definite hints of oak; sourish, acidic, maybe some cherry, grape, (iced-tea?) flavors; medium body; pretty malty and dull;


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