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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: 1051   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2004
Bottled: Dark red coloured. Has a thin beige head. Aroma is a little bland. Some sourness and a little bit of fruitsweetness. The flavour is bland as well. A little acidic sourness but not as distinct as I prefer in this style. Is quite dry in the end, but dies quickly on the palate. A little disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - FEB 23, 2004
Not so sour Flemish sour. Good stuff, with an interesting tart finish. Great brown color.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2004
Beautiful deep amber/cherry color beer with a foamy tan head. Somewhat sour malty cherry flavor. Flavor is mild malty at first but after a while it bites with a nice and acidid underlying tone of cherries and wood. Very nice and refreshing but lacks a little more bite to the sourness. Still a very fine beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2004
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 (Bottled) Nice red-brown color with a small, fading head. Sweetish oaky-sourish-rhummy aroma. Slightly tart and sugary cherry flavor with not much malt. Medium-bodied, medium-carbonated palate. A quite decent oud bruin. (Bottled, 2/22/2004, was 6-4-6-3-12=3.1) Very dark, deep red color. no head. Very sour, malty, clove aroma. Sour, cherry flavor, vinegar? Quite full-bodied and sour palate. Gets better towards the end of bottle as one gets used to the sourness. An interesting bruin, but not quite my style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2004
pours light brown with a tan head. Malty. Delicious beer. Musty oak flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Pours light brown with a tan head. Musty malty oak aroma. Nice malty slightly sour oak flavor. This is enjoyable and delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Sour almost vinegar, oak, musty deep reddish-brown, garnet(finally found a use for that word)...very little foam. acidic sweet tanginess in the finish, not a lot of malt, but a bit! enjoyable lingering taste??? You gotta like the funk/acid to like this beer. I'd like to use it in a sauce...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 Paid $1.50 for a 250ml bottle. (Petrus Oak Aged Dark Beer is what this is labled here). Dark amber in hue, with some floaters, no head. Looks like wine almost. Very stong alcohol scent... a little tiny bit smoked, but not much. Taste is sweetly bitter, but not beittersweet. Has a hint, but only a hint of smokiness, but also has a tangy raisen and earthy, woody, something taste. Not bad. It’s really growing on me. Mouth is a little thin, but it suits this particulra beer well. Glad I found it, it definitely wasn’t a waste of money.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - JAN 31, 2004
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 Bottled. Dark red-garnet colour, creamy light nut-brownish head, fully diminishing. Malty aroma (walnut, toasted bread), fruity (dates, preserved plums with their syrup and clove, weak cherry), wet wood, lactic acid. Taste is light-sweet and sour, very refreshing. Retronasal wet woody, cherry skin and stone. Light body, watery texture. Quite sour-dry dark beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2004 Dark brown color with big tan head. Acidic cherry taste. Went very nicely with a hard, smoked, flaky gouda.


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