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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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.

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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (46) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Amber brown with reddish hues and a beige head. Aroma includes cherry, oak, malt. Taste is sour, but not overwhelmingly so. Cherry, wood, and malt. Some sweetness to balance the tartness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (36) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Aroma: cherry with sweet and sour undertones; not as Robitussin-like as other Petrus beer; Apperance: very dark brown/red with frothy head that dissipates quickly; a little lacing; Taste: sour dominates with some sweet cherry notes; refreshing; Palate: medium body; lively carbonation; long, sweet finish; as temperature rises the hops start coming through along with a somewhat unpleasant aftertaste; Overall: a nice sour though I would like a little more complexity. Would buy again if looking for a drinkable sour that isn’t too overwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2015
330ml bottle into tulip. Pretty decent for the style. Nice aroma, fruit and sit notes. Typical appearance. Body was a little thin. Flavor less complex than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14326) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle split at home, 21/11/15. Rich chestnut brown with reddish hues topped with a decent beige covering. Nose is tarte red berry, light funk, spices, wood must, apple core decay. Taste comprises tarte fruit, sharp red berry, damp straw, light farmyard, cherry skin. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light acidic rise in the close. Ok Flanders red.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (926) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2015
Donkerbruin bier met schuim. Smaak is licht zuur en fruitig, iets zoet met kersen en pruimen.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruuurd (173) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2015
Watery, no strong flavours, i'd like to say something nice about this beer but i cant..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Brown tint on a red base with light carbonation and an off white head. Smelled of mild brown malts and sour peaches. Has a good caramel sweetness and then some tart sour peaches come in. Pretty good balance could use time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
doradobotella (176) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 15, 2015
Apariencia: Color marrón cobrizo, con una capa de espuma abundante pero poco duradera Aroma: Asidrado: con notas que recuerdan a frutos secos, malta tostada, bayas y manzana. Sabor: Marcado por una acidez moderada y refrescante, con matices que recuerdan a frutos oscuros, manzana y ligeras notas a madera.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foffern (1499) - Bodř, 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 (87) - 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.

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