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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2007 Bottle conditioned and purchased from the LCBO. Dark oak pour with a quickly fading white head. Smells of lemon and blue cheese. Taste upfront is moderately sour, but this is toned down by aggressive carbonation. As the drink flattens, the sour tone is enhanced, and the beer begins to resemble a red wine that has started to turn (but in a good way). The mouthfeel lets this drink down, as the carbonation is too intense and overpowers the flavour unless let to sit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2010
Served into a champagne flute from a 22 ounce bottle at a local beer tasting event. Dark brown in color. A small head recedes to nothing very quickly and then it looks kind of flat. Sweet malt aroma with oak and sherry tones. A little bit of tart sourness combined with some malty sweetness. Nice mellow sour finish. Mouthfeel is better than the appearance would indicate - the beer is creamy and carbonated. The "sourness" in this beer is more laid-back and enjoyable, imho. It’s much more drinkable than big sour beers such as the Petrus Aged Pale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MMJL (188) - Gliwice, POLAND - APR 7, 2015
apach z butelki dosyć słodki, owocowy, pojawiają się też nuty ciemne. Piana jest bardzo wysoka, beżowa, średnio-zwarta, trwała. W barwie piwo jest miedziane, całkowicie klarowne. W aromacie ze szkła dominują suszone owoce – głównie wiśnie oraz lekkie nuty chlebowe. W smaku kwaśność dosyć delikatna, winna – zbyt niska, kontrowana na dodatek delikatną owocową słodyczą. Skojarzenia z kompotem z wiśnie nie są nie na miejscu. Taka koźlakowa słodowość jest też trudna do niezauważenia. Lekka goryczka jest obecna, ale tak na granicy wyczuwalności.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Beer pours (in flute glass) a dark red-brown liquid with caramel colored head that dissipates quickly leaving a thin film. Aroma is of sweet mellon, and fruit. Flavor is of sweet fruit, and caramelized something. Very good. Has character. Nothing to be ashamed of. Sampled at 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhopsbeertalk (183) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - AUG 12, 2002
User_Ex ordered me a bottle of this stuff while at the bar at BJ’s in Irvine waiting for our table; my taste buds were just beginning to recover after the 2 hour car ride back from Stone’s VI anniversary festival. Fruity, musty aroma with a hint of bubblegum. Earthy, spicy, lactic (balances hint of fruit sweetness well), almost saison-like, taste. This stuff evokes images of Belgain barnyards. Delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saintjulien (179) - - APR 4, 2015
citrus, hay, brown, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gpnterojd (178) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2007
Pours deep burnt read with a sizeable head. Aroma of grapes, dates, caramel and vanilla. No hops present. It almost tastes like a mix between coke and red wine: mild, acidic, and fruity. Dry on the mouth, a bit thin. Almost reminds me of a cider. What flavour it has is nice, but lacks complexity and is weak.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Aroma: sour malty Appearance: hazy brownish red Taste: a sour taste at first Palate: light carbonation with an abrupt finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anfractuosity (174) - - OCT 26, 2014
This beer is pretty amazing. Normally I don’t like sour beers as I find them too sour, but you can taste the wood from this, very nice!


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