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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: 1090   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flyingshoes (100) - USA - JUN 9, 2009
11.2 oz bottle. Poured a dark mahogany with a large white extra-frothy head. Nose is of red grapes, apples, raisins, and a hint of malts. Flavor is outstanding; first red grapes, then quickly moves on to apples, cherries, and a tease of malts, and finishing with an intense splash of figs. This one is sweet up front, but sour on the finish. I actually thought it was a bit overly carbonated upon swallowing, but overall, this is a great brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mumares (98) - BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2011
25 cl bottle. Pours dark amber with an eggshell coloured head. The typical aroma’s that you would expect from an "oud bruin" are there, but all a bit muted. Also a bit metallic. Could use more sourness and a better texture. Now it’s watery and lacking some body. A very average oud bruin and cannot believe that this beer has been put in barrels for 20 months.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TopherDrinks (96) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with a nice off white head. Aromas of sour grapes, wood, Belgian yeast and sweet malts. Some mustiness, light fruits, and slight horse blanket come through as this warms a bit. Taste is slightly delayed and somewhat watery. Starts off malty and nearly sweet with light notes of oak, and a tart fruit finish. Not quite what I was expecting (due to the sour nose). Average carbonation and light bodied makes this an easy drinker. Perfect dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerEssential (96) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Fruity, skunky sour smell. Dark red-brown with a fluffy off-white head which leaves great lacing. Taste is very mild...I mean very. Not bitter or even very fruity. Some malt and very slight raisin/fig flavour. Easy to drink, but could be more complex and interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MOARBEER (93) - BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2013
Disappointed with this oud bruin. Rather watery and over carbonated. Also not as sour as expected.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
WillemG (90) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2011
22-jan-2011. 50cl bottle at beer tasting. Very sour beer, which was a surprise for me (Oud Bruin in Holland tends to be a pretty sweet, low-alcohol type of beer). This was a little too much for me, the smell of vomit was not really my cup of tea. Well, I’d have to retaste this in a couple of years I guess.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Aroma: heavy corn mash, wheat-bread crust, slight dish rag, I love the aroma; Appearance: slightly transparent brown, like most nut brown ales I’ve seen, heavy bubble action upon pour that, if you leave it alone, will result in a rootbeer float like head; Taste: initial impression is a good sour that you expect, but, after the initial impression, you start to kind of taste a sort of subtle apple cidery flavour, this is my 2nd bottle of this brew, and, maybe I’m nuts, but this one tastes more watered down than the first one, I wonder how much variability there is bottle to bottle in this brew, anyone know?; Palate: a slight mouth watering sour, you can pull out the hops only in the aftertaste, in my opinion; Overall: this is my last bottle of this brew, I would have liked to have tried a couple more because I’m confused in that I liked the 1st bottle a lot more than the second, nonetheless, I’m becoming a big fan of sour ales, and for that reason, I am well pleased and will give this beer a good rating

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Pours from the bottle a deep reddish brown with a beige, slightly fluffy head that sticks around for a while. Plenty of nice lacing in the glass. Slightly sour red wine aroma. Like the aroma, the sour presence in the flavor is mild and quite enjoyable, with a subtle bit of cherry in the malt. Not a complete pucker of a brew as far as the palate goes. Just a really well balanced sour brown. If you don’t typically reach for this style, you might want to rethink and give this one a try. Certainly more subdued than the deliciously evil, super-sour LaFolie Kevin from Paducah mentioned in his review.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2004
Aroma: Winey aroma, some alcohol. Some sherryish notes, and some oak aroma also in there. No hop aroma-fine for style. Appearance: Quickly disappearing head with large bubbles. Clarity ok. Murky reddish color. Flavor: Winey, vinous flavor with some metallic notes. No hop, which is fine for style. Flavor tastes cherryish, probably from the oak or extreme carmelization. The caramelish flavor is very pleasing. Mouthfeel: Very, very slight sourness, accompanied by some alcohol warmth. Overall: Nice beer, not sour or acidic to the point of hard-to-drink, would have had another bottle if I had one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mothroy (82) - - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle at home. Promising sour aroma. Flavour not as sour or sweet as expected. Quite thin and subtle. A gentler version Rodenbach ideal for a beginner!


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