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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: 1069   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1470) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2004
Cloudy mahogany color with a quick lasting head. Wierd aroma. Cherries and other fruit. Light sour flavor. Fruit and light hops. First of the style and very interesting!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2221) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2004
very dark mahogany, quick fizzy head. Complex aroma, sour cherries. Flavour is incredible! Evident fruit, hoppy, lingering sourness. My first of the style and I'm quite impressed. I'll have to hunt down some others.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2004 Smells acidic, tastes of strawberries, wildberries, tart, mind you, no sugar added. Burnt oaky aftertaste that nicely complements the fruit. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Very subtle spice and fruit flavors overshadowed by a sour, tart flavor. Not an especially strong flavor. It has almost no head and pretty nice lacing. Also slightly acidic with a carbonated moutfeel. The nose is not very big. Not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2003
This year's vintage is especially oud bruin-like. It has an excellent acitity combined with a rich malt backbone and is rather clean for an oud bruin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2003
Tasted in Toronto from LCBO. Tasted in Raftman tulip glass. Dark reddish brown colour, very small light white head. Very sour aroma, hints of sour berries. Taste is fairly muted and subtle. Slight sour taste with a dry finish. Feeling of strong carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14991) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2003
Dark amber color. Strong aroma; cherries and vinegar. Quite dry, not too much sour, but with a background bitter note out of place. Average Oud Bruin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4260) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2003
Plain dark Belgian beer with a fruity and herbal flavour and aroma. Bitter on the palate, and overall OK.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2003
This beer had a small sized ivory head that was both creamy and smooth and contained fine-small sized bubbles that was mostly lasting. The nose was sour, fruity and citrusy. The flavor was sour and fruity with a smooth and thin textured palate. This was a light bodied beer with fair lacing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4561) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2003
Very sweet and fruity (cherry) aroma. Very dark red coloured with an offwhite frothy and lasting head. Taste is malty, fruity, wood, sweet and sour. Bit metallic finish. Overall a good beer however its taste could be stronger.


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