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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: 1132   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.


zaf's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zaf (259) - - MAR 5, 2013
aroma: acid, acetic apparenza: red, hazy, minimal head, gusto: heavily sour, lightly bitter, light sweetness, palato: light body, oily feel, flat, long finish, birra stranissima..la mia prima oud bruine..aroma molto particolare,aceto,acido leggermente maltato,assenza di floreale proveniente dal luppolo..birra rossa con poca schiuma e trasparente..sapore acido e acetoso molto pronunciato con corpo basso e poco frizzante..assenza di luppolo e aceto persistente dopo aver sorseggiato..non tra le mie preferite ma si deve sempre assaggiare!! bevuta al’elfo


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 (1149) - 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 (82) - 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 (291) - 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 (19) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mesjasz (106) - Lodz, POLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber color, big tan head. Aroma is acidic, oak barrel, wine, dark fruits. Taste is dry, tart, light bitter and sour. Oak, vinous and cherry flavors. Aftertaste is short tartness. Body is light to medium, thin texture, high carbonation. Beer is well balanced, but too watery, lack of complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3768) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
On tap during Brussels vacation. Brownish amber with lasting beige head. Aroma of tart berries, grapes, vinous notes, tart, plums. Taste is tart and a bit watery, dark malt, bread, plums, raisins and light cherries.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3205) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2015
07-MAR-2015, bottle @home, from Morten. Hazy Brown/amber with lasting tan head. Red wine, fruity, berry (cherry). Tart and sweet. More sweet than tart. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very nice.


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