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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1262   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 23, 2008
Bottle @ <a href=http://www.ale.dk/index.php?id=4638 target=_new> Sour ale Tasting - DOE Holstebro. Clear medium brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, brown sugar, sour fruit, oak. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (250308)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2009
25 cL bottle at DHVL, 1992 vintage. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small off-white head. Dry and wooden initial aroma, followed by a brown sugarish and raisin sweet note. Somewhat oxidised. Flavour is dry malty, subdued metallic and towards dry breadish. Dry malty finish with a light yeasty fruity accent. Nice to find yet clearly over the top and flavour has none of the sweetness the aroma promised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34326) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2003
The aroma is powerful; sour and acidic with notes of sweetness and sharpness. The color is deep red, almost brown and it has a fine light brown head, though fast disappearing. The flavor is sweet, wellbalanced and round - the sharpness must have been taken by the oak-casks. But the sharpness lies hidden. A fantastic flavor, though a little thin in the middle before it starts prickling the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2006
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with a beige head. Light acidic aroma of vinegar, caramel and red wine. Flavour of malts, caramel and red wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2006
Bottled. Dark red colour, huge off-white head. Aroma is spices, vinegar and sour fruits. Flavour is sour fruits with some malts and slight metal. A bit caramel. Aftertaste is sour fruits. Slightly metallic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2005
(Bottle 25 cl) Clear, brown with a reddish hue. Not really sweet, not really sour. More dry with a slight hint of hops in the finish. Light in body and very pleasant and quenching. Spends 20 months in oak vats - that’s a long time indeed. Perhaps one could expect more flavours from that long period of maturing? 070795

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23430) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2002
I sampled the 1996 version in 2001. Brownish red apperance, not much head. Slighty acidic, mild and soft with hint of cask character. Refreshing and complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2006
Pours a deep burgundy colour with a thick longlasting off-white head. Malty aroma with some hints of tartness. Malty flavor with some fresh citrus flavor and some tartness. Dry acidic and tart finsih.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2010
2nd May 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Brown beer. Slightly sour but nothing like a Duchesse. No bitterness. Rereshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2009
RBESG Sheffield 2009, day 3, The New Oxford, Manchester. Bottle,... deep brown ... sweet caramalised suger nose ... sour fruit ... soft swett roat malt ... little cinamon.

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