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

bottled
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 Malty fruity complex flavour that’s lightly sour. Great beer, the only problem was I only had a 250ml bottle... Rerate: 2006-02-09 Not nearly as good this time, lighter body and hardly sour at all 13/20.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
Clear brown colour with thin beige head. Mild tart acidic nose. Mild sour taste with slight warming finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
Nice red/brown colour with a thin light tan head that lasted the duration of the sampling. Aromas of cherries, oak, and belgian yeast. The taste is great. Sour cherries, oak almost red winelike highlights, big carbonation, nice quick finish. Very nice

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Very subtle spice and fruit flavors overshadowed by a sour, tart flavor. Not an especially strong flavor. It has almost no head and pretty nice lacing. Also slightly acidic with a carbonated moutfeel. The nose is not very big. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
11.2oz. bottle served in a new style Boulevard Chalice. Bottle conditioned. Brown with some red highlights. Sparse head. Not a lot of carbonation. Fruity aroma with some cherry. A bit of acetic sourness in the nose as well. Fairly sweet in the flavor however. More dark fruit and some caramel. Just a hint of sourness. A little metallic in the finish to start, but this faded. Didn’t get much wood flavor. This didn’t do a whole lot for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
geophagus (464) - Lubin, POLAND - MAY 10, 2013
(Bottle 75 cl) Dark brown, untransparent color. Brown, medium sized, creamy head. Medium body, a bit creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Aroma is winey, funky, with oak barels aromas and basement with notes of red fruits. Taste is good balanced with soft to medium strong sourness and notes of caramel malts. Dry but not watery beer with interesant character of red wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2001
Dark, dark, dark. Big head. Very sour and acidic. But i love the style. The sour acidity just works for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2002
Not as good as the Rodenbach Red, but a good alternative when the US’s supply is cut off.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2012
Bottle from Ale Yeah! in Decatur, GA. Dark caramel brown, balanced, malty, slightly sweet and sour. Delicious.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arek (452) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Lidl, Wrocław, Poland.
Brązowe piwo z puszystą ale niezbyt obfitą pianą i słodowym aromatem czerwonych owoców. W smaku wodniste, owocowe i kwaskowe, lekko przypalane z bardzo łagodną, pestkową goryczką na finiszu.


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