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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: 1161   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11710) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Snifter draft at Taco Mac in Chattanooga. Dark reddish brown color with moderate off-white head that diminished slowly. Complex citrus and spice aroma. Medium body with smooth texture. Same complex citrus and spice flavor with a moderate sweet finish. Interesting brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11665) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11387) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11374) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (11329) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2006
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. OK flavor, average finish. Watery palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11197) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
Bottled, 330ml at The Anchor, Birmingham. Mahogany with cream head. Sharp and tangy with a sweet fruity aside note. Fullish on the palate, there is a tartness that gives it a twangy edge. Pretty decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11140) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2010
Dark amber, small smooth light brown head. aroma is dark fruity, sourish, true to style. flavor is soursh, dark berries, dark fruity, ends bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10945) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2004
Complex aroma of oak, porto, raisin, cherry, caramel and chewing gum. Sweeet and sour flavor with chewing gum, some oak and grapes. Well made Flemish brown.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10922) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2008
Bottle poured a clear dark copper brown with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of cherry, oak, carmel and a hint of tobacco. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, oak and light fruittiness with a crisp slightly tart finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - 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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