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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1062   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Draft, tasted side by side with Kelso Imperial Red and Bockor Bellegems Bruin. This one had the most bitterness, which clashed a bit with the deep sourness at the heart of the beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2002
I don’t think I’ve had a ’Flanders Red Ale’ before, but if this beer is representative, I can’t say I like the style. Brown beer with a hint of redness and minimal head. Sour cherry aroma and flavor. Dry acidic finish. Overall, seems fairly one-dimensional and lacking in complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle from Voldby. Clear very dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark sugar, wood and sour fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and light acidic. Light dry and light acidic finish. 080114

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2006
Pours clear dark amber with big fizzy off-white head. Yeasty and malty sweet aroma. Some berry feelings as well. Quite spritzy. It has a sweet taste though with caramel and a clear oak-like flavour at the dry end.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
Red brown with a small off-white head. Malt and molasses and fruit in the nose. Slightly tart and very dry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2008
11.2 oz bottle-pours a foamy tan head and brown/copper color. Aroma is rooty/earthy/spice, vinuous, vinegar. Taste is tart fruit, vinegar, rooty/earthy/spice, yeast. Good effervescence then somewhat thin finish mid-palate.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11056) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 23, 2007
33 cL bottle. Aroma of caramel malt and sour dark fruit. Color was ruby tinged brown, with a beige head that was furious and stayed. Definite sour note as the glass approaches the lips. Thin to medium bodied. Near creamy, from moderate carbonation. Not all that sweet, and there is a thrilling sour note running through it. Very pleasant. The malty sweetness is fairly balanced by the sour and light bitter. Not tremendously complex, but much more so than many. It really is nice to have in the mouth. The finish is touch of oak, dark fruit skin, touch of sour, a hint of bitter. Just excellent. Refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle at home in London. Pours cola brown with a moderate, tan head. Sour nose, some plum and ripe fruits. Light to medium sweet flavor, bit of toast and dark sugars, ripe and tart fruits, subtle bread. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Mild tart finish, slight vinegar, fruits, leather. Very decent stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
A: The beer pours a dark brown with a slight reddish tint. There is a thin layer of white foam. S: The primary aroma is roasted malt. This is followed by a slight lactic acid scent and a decent combination of barnyard funk and oak. T: I have not had too many beers of this style, so I was a bit unsure as to what I should expect. There is definite Brown ale character initially, along with a lactic zing. It is more sweet than sour, with lots of roasted malt and mild oak coming through. On the finish there are slight notes of dark fruits. M: This beer features plentiful carbonation and a dry mouthfeel, which is something I really enjoy. D: Moderate alcohol and an effervescent mouthfeel make this beer very drinkable. The flavors and aromas are good, but not great, so I doubt I will have this again at nearly $4 for a 330ml bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Petrus Old Brown Ale
Date: 01/25/2003
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Chattanooga

Dark brown, whispy white head, tart malt aroma, rich sour malt flavor,
-------- /> Name: Petrus Old Brown Ale
Date: 04/13/2005
Mode: bottle

very tart aroma with a nice woody aspect, rich malt, balanced tartness, hint of sweetness,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Score: **+/4
-------- /> Date: 04/01/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brewfest, Classic City

muddy brown, fine beige head, woody sour cherry aroma with an undercurrent of chocolate, great rich chocolate flavor well balanced by the woody cherry tartness, nice cherry pit character, very drinkable
-------- /> Date: 04/22/2007
Mode: bottle
Score: 3.6 to 3.5

creamy tart chocolate and cherry flavor, although rich it is drier than it first appears

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4


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