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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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.


2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AndrewC (356) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2010
Acidic sour brown beer. I like sour. I like (well, kind ’er like) acidity. ...but sour acidity isn’t that pleasant. It was too much in your face for me. A bit like drinking dilute battery acid. ...but thanks go to Harrisoni I for letting me try this one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Racegoer (354) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2002
decent example, not Par to other FR Ales IU have had,sour , yeasty, not that good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
seynie (353) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2015
Ruby brown with little foam. Malt, caramel but not to much, sour cherries. A bite of bitterness towards the end. Medium malty finish, fizzy dry. Nice refreshing beer

1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
FraekkeFyr87 (350) - - JAN 16, 2015
The aroma is full of hops and christmas even though it isn’t a christmas beer. the color is dark caramel. The taste is full of christmas. It is slightly sweet and bitter at the same time. Not a fan at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
RaijinSen (350) - POLAND - APR 15, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2015 Cerise beer with a decent head that leaves some lacing. The aroma: delicate notes of dark fruits, vinous, some wood that from time to time changes miracously into... smoked note, cherry - the aroma is good, interesting but definitely too subtle. Vinous sourness in the taste seems to be allright but again asks for more intensity. The finish is a bit disturbing due to an irritating note of metal. Luckily, the latter vanishes into thin air when the beer warms up. Imperfect as it is, the beer is still good enough to enjoy it, although - to be fair and square - I’ve tried a way better sour ales than this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
emartell (349) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - DEC 6, 2013
ApariBuen aroma, ligeramente acido, vinagre, madera. Se percibe ligeramente notas a levadura. En apariencia color obscuro profundo, cuerpo redondo, corona de espuma media de baja retencion. En boca suave, ligeramente acida peroo bien equilibrada. Al paladar en primera instancia es seca y ligeramente acida. Posteriormente tras el paso por la lengua se equilibra para dejar paso a sabores frutales principalmente cerezas y nuevamente al caracteristico sabor ácido originado por la guarda en barrica. En resumen una cerveza más seca y fuerte que lo acostumbrado, sin embargo agradable y la cual se debe consumir con tranquilidad para apreciar cada un de sus diferentes sabores.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 17, 2005
aroma has strong sour character and some background sweet/floral action. pours a deep brown with tan head...good lacing. Flavor is not as sour as aroma would indicate: instead, malty, with a little nuttiness, and very smooth. excellent flemish brown.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
Smells like dogfood. tastes decent. cloying finish (oddly). Not bad overall. brown colour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle. Pours copper brown with a small, quickly diminishing beige head. Aroma is mild sour apple with some earthy notes. Flavor is initially tart and acidic with sweet caramel toffe notes coming in quickly before a lightly soured fruit finish. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2007
1/21/05. 330ml. Dark brown with reddish tins and small beige head.. Very musty with some sour taste. Thin. unexciting.


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