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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foffern (1470) - Bodø, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle at home. 1 year old. Has a deep brown color with a light brown head. Aroma of dried fruit, oak, leather, plums, cocoa, forest floor and vinegar. The flavor is more sour with more vinegar, oak, forest floor, some chocolate and dried fruit. Has a slick and soft mouth feel, light to medium body, and a light bitterness. A nice oud bruin but a little careful in both aroma and taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainTilven (73) - Nancy, FRANCE - OCT 2, 2015
Brown body with red reflections; splendid fluffy foam, creamy coloured; very fine and vivid bubbles. Aroma of caramel, nuts, dried prune, candied cherry. Taste first of fine sourness, balsamic vinegar, candied cherry, quetsche; vinous. Quite pleasant indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jelledebont (46) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
Lekker fris donker bier. Een beetje zuur, wat daaraan bijdraagt. Wat waterig in de nasmaak en verder niet heel onderscheidend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Anthobeers (32) - - SEP 26, 2015
Arômes, café, pain grillé, apparence noir, assez légère et subtile, raisin, café. Palais agréable, globalement une bonne petrus

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MelvinKalksma (196) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
Aroma: Sour fruit, oak, roasted malts, brown sugar. Appearance: Ruby red when hold in light, brown when not. Slight white head. Taste/Palate: Starts sweet with caramel and brown sugar, turns sour thanks to the oak and sour fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
majkelr (249) - Lębork, POLAND - SEP 22, 2015
Aromat wiśniowy, owocowy, kwaskowy, drewniany, także słodki. W smaku kwaskowe, owocowe, czerwona porzeczka.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1797) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Reddish brown with a small slightly off-white head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Pretty sour with some fruity sweetness and bitter tones. Green apples, caramel, malts, brett, ripe red ruits and herbs. A nice sour brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROSE1962 (113) - POLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Barwa ciemnorubinowa. Piana beżowa, drobnepęcherzyki. Oblepia szkło do gońca. W aromacie nuty karmelowe, owocowe, wiśniowe, lekkie nuty palone. W smaku zdecydowanie wyczuwa się nuty winne, wiśniowe. Cierpkie, lekko kwaskowe z nutami palonymi. Goryczki prawie nie ma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
chucklemation (876) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin long-lasting white head. Aroma is slightly woody, fruity, and funky. Flavor is subtle wood and tart fruit. This is decent, but lacking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tekstr1der (173) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Didn’t like this one. Pours slightly reddish brown with some light brown big bubbles. Aroma is light, though I can smell the tartness to come. Sour flavors ruin what could be nice notes of sweet berries. This was close to the drain.

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