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


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RATINGS: 1159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 3/5/13. 11.2 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a nice-looking three finger light cream color featuring a great texture - and downright fantastic retention for the style. Good lacing is left down the glass. One of the most attractive looking sour ales I’ve ever encountered. S: Not very tart or sour compared to others in the style, though a minor presence of lactic sourness and tart apple exist. A combination of caramel malts and diacetyl are at the forefront instead. I could live without the latter quite easily. T: This one has three stages: the initial flavor is slightly tart, the midtaste is a bit chocolaty, and the finish is sadly high in diacetyl. No big deal, I don’t really mind the diacetyl presence so much here. Really, the subdued sour profile allows its malt base to shine through; it gives off notes of almonds, caramel, brown sugar, and the aforementioned chocolate. It could have used more fruity esters, though. M: I actually really like the mouthfeel of this one - it’s soft at first, yet crisp and dry to finish. The tannins are a subtle compliment to the creamy texture, aided by firm carbonation. O: Decent, but if you’re looking for something mouth puckering, this ain’t it. Rather, it’s balanced and easy to drink, if unexciting. A good one to introduce sour newbies to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tightslice (330) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle from Willow’s Market in Menlo Park, CA. Light fruit / sour / oak. Very little flavor. The seltzer of sours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (5688) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours clear red brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas of red fruit, cordial, something sweet. Taste is Cola, light sour tang. Quite fizzy. Sweet finish. Herbal notes. Not quite what I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PabloZab (390) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Butelka 0.33l (23.02.2017). Piwo klarowne o rubinowo-czerwonej, opalizujacej barwie. Piana jasno-bezowa, obfita choc niebyt trwala. Aromat winny, slodkawo-kwaskowy, owocowy, niezbyt intesywny. W smaku lekko wytrawne z nutami adekwatnymi do aromatu z delikatnym, subtelnym winno-kwaskowym posmakiem. Piwo delikatne, pijalne, bardzo przyzwoite ale tez niczym sie specjalnie nie wyroznia. Jedynym przyjemnym zaskoczeniem jest gladkosc piwa, moze to zasluga lezakowania w beczce choc bezposrednio na smak i aromat jakos sie nie przeklada.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bill Becker (511) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 9, 2015
A deep brown beer with reddish hues and a decent head of foam. Notes of candi sugar, yeast, and a light tartness in the smell. Some of the brown ale hits my palate to start. Followed by a wee bit of the candi sugar, yeast, and a very mild sour taste or two. Light body and lots of carbonation make for a so so mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
330ml bottle from Saveur-Biere.fr. Pours dark brown with a shy receding head. Taste is fairly light on oud bruin flavours, with a soft sourness and teasing sweet flavours. Certainly not a bad oud bruin but just expected more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hoppy_Luke (552) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 21, 2015
Seria Petrusów ma jeden podstawowy problem - jony żelaza. Z każdej butelki czuć to samo. Bardzo to psuje odbiór. Oud Bruin miało zakusy na całkiem niezłe piwo, ale w ogólnym rozrachunku wypadło raczej średnio. Kolor czerwonego wina, ze sporą, szybko znikającą pianą. W aromacie czerwone owoce, wino. W smaku podobnie. Czy czuć beczkę, w której piwo leżakowało? Nie wiem... Może delikatnie. Lekko kwaskowate, z lekką goryczką. Gdyby nie ten metal...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BadAprilia1000 (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pours a very dark brown with a good head in a snifter. Aroma is wine, citrus, very wood forward, funky, cherry, very tart and sour. Taste is slightly stronger than the aroma, wine and cherry forward, sour but not too much, dry wood finish. Great beer, could drink it all day long in the summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brodzislaw (22) - POLAND - APR 17, 2015
Kolor ciemny rubinowy pod światło. Piana początkowo obfita z drobnych pęcherzy osiadła do minimalnej warstwy w czasie degustacji. W aromacie wyczuwalne są ciemne słody, owoce, winna nuta i czuć, że piwo leżakowało w dębowej beczce. Smak jest jeszcze bardziej złożony, aczkolwiek dominuje kwaskowość, wytrawność na pograniczu wina typu sherry, nuty ciemnych owoców, lekka goryczka - lekko zalegająca na finiszu. Szkoda, że to tylko 0,33 l. Piwo można pić i pić. Jest orzeźwiające (bardzo zbliżone do lambika), musujące.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arek (491) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Lidl, Wrocław, Poland.
Brązowe piwo z puszystą ale niezbyt obfitą pianą i słodowym aromatem czerwonych owoców. W smaku wodniste, owocowe i kwaskowe, lekko przypalane z bardzo łagodną, pestkową goryczką na finiszu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikaLukanainen (130) - POLAND - APR 15, 2015
Cerise beer with a decent head that leaves some lacing. The aroma: delicate notes of dark fruits, vinous, some wood that from time to time changes miracously into... smoked note, cherry - the aroma is good, interesting but definitely too subtle. Vinous sourness in the taste seems to be allright but again asks for more intensity. The finish is a bit disturbing due to an irritating note of metal. Luckily, the latter vanishes into thin air when the beer warms up. Imperfect as it is, the beer is still good enough to enjoy it, although - to be fair and square - I’ve tried a way better sour ales than this one.

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