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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: 1068   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 10, 2003
This brew poured a large head of fine to medium sized mostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a good lace and a hazy softly carbonated brown colored body. The aroma was fruity and reminded me of raspberries. The mouthfeel was smooth and slightly fizzy. The flavor was mildly sour, spicey and mildler than expected. It is very different from any of my other 700+ ratings.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Aroma is citrusy and nutty. Appearence is a reddish-brown with little to no head. Flavor was a little sour with some cherries and apples coming through. Pretty close to a brown ale in alot of ways with this nutty flavor present. A nice beer but I'm sure many better in this style exist.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
2yrs old. Small light brown head. Red-brown body. Malty, vinous, acidic, oak. Nice, but nowhere near Rodenbach Grand Cru.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2003
This is perfectly balanced traditional Belgian bruin ale. On draft, it blew me away with its sweet fruit and amazing balancing sourness. Awesome.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2046) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2003
Hazy brown in color, soft bubbly head, very sour flavors, bitter finish, a little too sour for my taste

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Soft and mild compared to some Flemish sours that I've tasted, this nice oaky, cherry candy ale was lighly carbonated and quite tasty. Alcohol was present in the first sip, but not too full of fire. Lasting notes of wood and cherry candies.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Alcohol, plum, oaken notes. Very sour cherry flavors. Fizzy, and some subtle malt flavors. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2003
This beer is a murky brown to amber in color. Topped by a thin wispy head. Smells tart and vinuous. The first impression is that this beer is lightly sour, not as much as I was expecting from this beer. A fairly dry beer as well. At first, when cold, there is not too much flavor. It is lightly carbonated, with notes of sour plum in it, as it warms up. It does become slightly more sour as well, and it becomes a bit fuller in the mouth. Overall a fairly simplistic version of a sour Flemish ale.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2003
A milder version of eg. Rodenbach Grand Cru. However it is still pleasant, complex and fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2003
Dark brown colour. Very pleasant acidic aroma. The flavour is slightly acidic at first, but then turns towards fruityness and sweetness.


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