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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: 1187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Holy god, I’m impressed. I’m really surprised with it’s low score after sitting down and enjoying this. Wonderfully sessionable, slightly sour brew, that impressed me most with its creamy, almost frothy, and oily mouthfeel. If you want to have a friend step into the sour end of the pool slowly, I’d say this is a great way to do it.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Welley_Alves (226) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 3, 2013
Sour ale Oud Bruin da Bavik-Bélgica, essa "azedinha" marcou mais do que a classuda e pomposa Rodenbach. Talvez o estilo, um blend com uma Brown ale tornou-a menos enjoativa. Ótima apresentação, com cor vinho-escura, pouquíssima carbonataçao. Corpo escasso, com primeiro gole cítrico e azedo, quase sem amargor. Com os outro goles, essa breja começa a aparecer! O malte vem na seqüência, com o gosto do pao entrelaçando-se com o azedo de frutas silvestres. Cerejas azedas. Final seco, retrogosto duradouro de frutas vermelhas, bom drinkability. Gostei! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhopsbeertalk (226) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2014
This beer is tied with Monk’s for my favorite Flemish Ale to date. It features a lot of cherry aroma and flavor with a more subdued tartness and acidity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2004
Rich frothy head, cherry aroma. Dark clay color. Sweet flavour, also sour but not tart sour. Malty, cherry flavour. Not refreshing but certainly interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Pours deep brown with hints of amber. Head disapears as I pour this brew into my trappist glass. Aroma: dark malts, wood, vinegar. Mouthfeel is watery. Woody flavor with sour lemon notes that get you right on the sides of your mouth. I like this brew, I only wish it was meatier. Maybe slightly underrated at 76%

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Bottle. Cloudy, brown pour. Aroma of sweet malt; also somewhat sour. More sourness in flavor as well as prune, raisin and malt. Medium body. Nice smooth mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2006
A fully diminishing thin fizzy off-white ring tops up a clear medium brown body. No lacing. No particles. Few small bubbles. Aroma presents malt being moderate hay while hops are very faint herbs ... Yeast character is moderate earth. Also, there are evident evocations of sourness from oak barrel. Dominant in the nose. Cherry and vanilla impressions. Initial flavor is heavily sour while development is medium .. Finish is short and astringent. medium body... oily texture... Soft carbonation...
[Bottled ; dates are unknown]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Reddish copper pour with an off-white head. Good retention. Looks delicious. Fruity on the nose - mostly apple and pear, light vinegar, slightly metallic. Medium body, light carbonation, no alcohol warmth. Starts off tart and quickly transitions to sweet and finishes pretty clean. Nothing spectacular, but a great session beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2015 330ml bottle from St. Veronus. Deep red/black bodybwith huge tan head with great lacing. Very minimal sourness with an amazing light/medium body. Some funk on the nose with wood, cherry, raisin and fig. The most sessionable Flemish sour I’ve ever had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2004
Enjoyable brew...on tap at Taco Mac with Wunderbier and Shag...aroma and flavor of sour cherries and vanilla.


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