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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: 1091   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.


bmerz's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz (715) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Draught. brown clear with good lace. Aroma is thin but clean earth grass, light spice. Flavor is well balanced, mildly astringent, moderately sour, a little bit of raisin, and funky. Very clean and cooling palate. Easy drinker and very well put together. Probably great for food.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewerale (46) - - DEC 26, 2014
Escura e avermelhada com média formação de espuma. Aroma com notas de frutas vermelhas, muita cereja, malte e sugestões de vinho. No paladar o aroma se reproduz, as notas de cereja e vinho aparecem com mais intensidade. Corpo médio, final longo com baixa acidez e carbonatação. O retrogosto é frutado, adocicado e levemente azedo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3469) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle from saveur-biere.com: Aroma with notes of apples, wood barrels, sourness, caramel. Mahagoni brown color, brownish creamy head. Flavor is sourly sweet with notes of caramel, sugar, fruits and earthy woodiness.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
cobellig (31) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
It’s like a squeezed a lemon in my mouth than poured beer on it....a bad sample i hope??!! i threw the beer away lord forgive me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hkrivera (131) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - DEC 19, 2014
I know gold when I drink it. Almost feel the oak in the tongue. Dark, yet subtle to palate. Go for it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
Classic ’oud bruin’ matured in oak barrels for 24 months. Deep copper brown colour under a thinnish, pale beige head. Aroma dominated by sour fruits (redcurrant, lemon hint, starfruit), a bit vinegary, woody touch but in all, less complex than e.g. Rodenbach. Same for the taste: passion fruit, red berries, wine vinegar sourishness, candi sugar, sweet caramelly malts and some wood hints in the finish. I think Bavik would please beer afficionados with a fully ’old’ or more authentic edition, like Rodenbach does with their Vintage series. For now: quite okay as an honest and accessible introduction to this underrated and disappearing beer tradition.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egidis (6) - LITHUANIA - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
dark brown colour with a nice dense head. medium sweet with a light sourness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2461) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Shared at the BFD Christmas Party, thanks to who ever brought it. Tart fruit and light brown sugar light vanilla and earthy woodiness. Great brew, I’m surprised I haven’t rated this before.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chris_W (2) - Atwater, California, USA - DEC 2, 2014 does not count
Carmel head with dark mahogany color. Slightly flowery and sour aroma with complimenting sour/tart flavors, nice acidity and malty finish with little aftertaste. Easy refreshing beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SVD (661) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle at home, brown/red beer with a small head, aroma is sour, taste is sour some malts. Ok beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CPH2200 (302) - DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
bottle 75 cl, 5.5% abv. Dark brown with beige head. sour aroma. Taste likewise with malty notes. not my favourite type of beer but interesting.


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