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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: 1121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


cooplander's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2012
muddy red color, aroma of barnyard funk, tart fruits, vinegar, dark fruits, oak, flavors are the same, med body, light on the sour which makes it easy to drink


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
buffalojump (14) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
strong beer...plums, raisins dominate...sour cherry as it warms thick , ropey recommend as a good flander’s old brun ( more intense than what I’m used to ) enjoyable 90%

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerFunGuy (793) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2015
I am a huge fan of sours and this one is right up there. It has wine like aroma and flavor. Pours a deep red brown with light colored head. It is a little mild in terms of its sourness but really enjoyable. The aroma would lead you to believe that it is more sour than it actually is. Very well done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2282) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
Sötsyrlig bruin med betoning på söt. Smak av ekfat, syrliga russin, nötter, körsbär. Lite urvattnad och smaklös och för söt. Bättre efter ett år då sötman rundats av och andra smaker släpps fram.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (938) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
DAA; Bottle 33 cl. Pours clear brown with a large, creamy, lacing, lasting tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, yeast, vanilla, sour berries, bread and spice. Taste is medium sweet and bitter with a lasting roasted, sour spice finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is lively.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (951) - SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2015
Flaska inköpt@Bier Tempel Bryssel. Brunröd vätska med tunnt skum. Dofter av ekfat och bär. Lätt syrlig inledning som sedan övergår i lite sötma och jästig smak. Når inte fram till klassledarna.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (249) - - FEB 14, 2015
Copenhagen 10/1 2015. 75 cl bottle from Netto. Pours reddish brown with off-white head. Only slowly subsiding. Very spicy aroma with a little sourness. Clear notes of alcohol. Low carbonation. Taste is dominated by sourness. Some overripe fruit and a bit of alcohol. Not the Best Belgian I have tasted.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
joelwhite (30) - - FEB 11, 2015
Ok. Sours are not our cup o tea so this is the first we've tried. This one isn't bad. Mediocre

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bierridder_S (109) - BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
07/02/2015 - 33cl bottle @ my brother-in-law’s. Ruby red, small head. Sourness, dark berries, syruppy in smell & taste

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopCircus (10) - Penticton, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Light sourness, somewhat malty. Slight mineral on the palate. Overall very good -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1260) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2015
Pours a very deep copper body with a creamy, beige, long-lived head. Good lacing. Quite strong aroma of sweet and tart fruits, cask wood and bark. Notes of vanilla and red wine in the back. Moderate flavour of acidic and tart fruits and berries (especially red ones). At the same time the fruits and berries feel sweet. So, sweet & sour it is. Also quite woody, and with caramel in the back. The taste is light sweet, light bitter and very light sour. Light bodied, dry and moderately carbonated. A very gentle and not terribly exciting sour. But enjoyable.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 8 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]


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