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

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RATINGS: 1135   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.


ThisWangsChung's rating

3.4
   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 Ive 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 dont 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 - its 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 youre looking for something mouth puckering, this aint it. Rather, its balanced and easy to drink, if unexciting. A good one to introduce sour newbies to.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDesmadre (1940) - Mikołw, POLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle. Red wine, redcurrant, some cherries. Not really noticeable oak. Light tartness, boosting the refreshing qualities of this beer. It lacks flavour depth and complexity but its a very nice, very fruity thirst-quencher. Light metallic but that did not bother me much. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
scirtes (45) - POLAND - MAR 29, 2015
0.33 cl bottle, bb 4.06.2016. Ruby coloured, a bit hazy beer with beige head, good head retention. Slight woody aroma, and some malts notes. Taste is dominated by malts, some hints of fruits. Not really sour. This is the first Flanders Brown Ale I am trying, and it is a bit disappointing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
car13many (111) - POLAND - MAR 29, 2015
AROMAT: Słodowy, stęchły, lekko owocowy. WYGLĄD: Ciemno brązowe, przejrzyste. Beżowa, gęsta piana. SMAK: Kwaśne. Lekkie owoce i drewno. PIJALNOŚĆ: Dośc treściwe. OGLNIE: Piwo ciekawe, inne niż AIPY :)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogniskowicz (290) - POLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Przeciętny do potęgi, ale dający się wypić sour. Można wypić, ale w pamięć na trwałe się nie wryje.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1183) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Old rating. Brown ruby colored. Caramel, cherry, oak, vinegar. Decently well balanced, but not particularly smooth with the sourness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matbli (84) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle 330ml, pours ruby with creamy colored head that reduces fast to a light lacing. Aroma of cherries, oak wood, cramel, barnyard, green apples, raisins and vinegar. In taste medium and very fruity sourness, nicely balanced with medium sweetness and a minimal touch of bitterness in the finish. Very light for the belgian style. Carbonation could be slightly lower, but in general very good drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PawelD (292) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Butelka. W aromacie cocacola, lekkie nuty octowe, stajnia. Kolor bardzo ciemny bursztyn, klarowny, kożuszek białej drobnej piany, wysycenie wysokie. W smaku słodko kwaśne, pełne, smak słodki na myśl przychodzą wiśnie, a kwaśny - agrest. Bardzo gładkie, mega pijalne, minimalna goryczka chmielowa na finiszu. Udane.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sokuzs1 (117) - - MAR 25, 2015
Aroma: vinegar, barnyard, malty, caramel Taste: heavy sour, medium sweet, malty, vinegar

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuszek (249) - Gdynia, POLAND - MAR 24, 2015
Brown ruby color, nice head and lacing. Aroma of barnyard, barrel, some cherries, raisins. Taste is sour sweet, wood and fruits. All is easy drinking, no challenging. Still a good one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
karpik (22) - POLAND - MAR 24, 2015
Very "polite" sour ale. Medium bodied, reddish-brown. The acetic aroma could be more perceptible. Initially nice frothy head after several minutes descends completely. Dark fruits in taste with some sour flavour. Overall nice beer but nothing special.


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