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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1090   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   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!

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 101 102 103  104  105 106 107 » 109

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50