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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: 1259   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.


MacDouglass' rating

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Aroma: heavy corn mash, wheat-bread crust, slight dish rag, I love the aroma; Appearance: slightly transparent brown, like most nut brown ales I’ve seen, heavy bubble action upon pour that, if you leave it alone, will result in a rootbeer float like head; Taste: initial impression is a good sour that you expect, but, after the initial impression, you start to kind of taste a sort of subtle apple cidery flavour, this is my 2nd bottle of this brew, and, maybe I’m nuts, but this one tastes more watered down than the first one, I wonder how much variability there is bottle to bottle in this brew, anyone know?; Palate: a slight mouth watering sour, you can pull out the hops only in the aftertaste, in my opinion; Overall: this is my last bottle of this brew, I would have liked to have tried a couple more because I’m confused in that I liked the 1st bottle a lot more than the second, nonetheless, I’m becoming a big fan of sour ales, and for that reason, I am well pleased and will give this beer a good rating


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PanMarek (223) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Strong aroma with notes of tart acid and some sweet malts. Pours a reddish brown with a thin beige foam. The flavor is complex and balanced with a good vinous end. The malt gives it a smooth, woody richness that gives over to the dry fruit. Medium body, little fizz with a good, long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChadPolenz (1678) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 23C Oud Bruin

AROMA: Moderate sourness in nose with nature cherry-like scent. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Beautiful mahogany hue; mostly clear. Fairly large, light tan foam laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Malt-centric palette though sourness is a major flavor component. General amber/dark malt taste, though none stand out individually. Slight cherry note as it finishes. Faint peppery hop character, otherwise mild. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; low CO2. Slightly flat sensation though very smooth. Tart finish is pleasant, but it fades away quickly and cleanly. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: A well-made brew albeit a bit boring. 7/10

TOTAL SCORE: 36/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoth (665) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2016
Pours dark chestnut brown with a puffy medium beige head, excellent retention. Rich malty aroma: caramel, biscuit, with citrus, yeast, and fig. Medium-light body, smooth, medium carbonation. Medium sweet, lightly sour, faintly bitter finish. Refined and subtle, enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1137) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 7, 2016
Aroma has dark malt, some brown sugar and a hint of balsamic vinegar. Taste starts a bit tart and acidic, continues with toasted malt and finishes quite balanced with a hint of bitterness. Body is on the light side and has a medium to high effervescence. Not bad, easy drinking and slightly tart but it lacks the complexity that other beers of this style have.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjoeng (837) - SINGAPORE - AUG 3, 2016
5.5%ABV. Sour Brown. Poured out brown. 28ºSRM. Nose has whisky sweetness with a hint of fruity sour. Mature acetic aroma. The fruity sweetness still reminds of dates and plum preserves. Mouthfeel is watery. Palate has dark malty flavors, mature woody flavors, light brown sugar. There is a light dry sour to the palate. Finish is woody and dry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonev (252) - POLAND - JUL 25, 2016
Piwo klarowne w kolorze brunatno-rubinowym z ladna piana ktora znika bez sladu. W aromacie kwasnosc i beczka, wisnie i lekko dzikie. W smaku balans miedzy kwasem a lekka slodycza, raczej bez goryczki z wysokim wysyceniem. Czuc wino i cierpkosc na jezyku. Zostaje posmak beczkowy. Wypite ze smakiem.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauroruellas (789) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUL 14, 2016
Coloração marrom com tons avermelhados,espuma cremosa acanelada,volumosa e com boa persistência;no aroma malte,notas acéticas e frutadas;no sabor uma mistura de acidez com dulçor,apresentando frutas escuras(ameixa,uva passa),vinagre,caramelo,frutas vermelhas(cereja),retrogosto e final agridoces. Cerveja bem interessante,ao mesmo tempo complexa fácil de beber,aprovada.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ByTheirLimpin (277) - New York, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Dark ruby red pour from the bottle. Fine off white head. Nose is slight lactic, dark cherry. Palate follows with a sweet, slightly fizzy mouth feel makes this refreshing. Decent and approachable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (759) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle pour. Dark muddy brown with a light tan head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is sour dark fruit, oak, light funk, and cherries. Taste is watered down cherry juice, oak, and mind funky yeast. Creamy than dry and fizzy. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogre71 (300) - Utah, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Barrel aged in oak which gives it plenty of oak wood flavor a bit more then I like.


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