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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2007
This is dark red brown with a big, light brown, head that slowly dissipates to a thin, hazy top and leaves no real lacing. The aroma is sweet, pungent, with notes of molasses, earth, and fruit. The taste is sweet but sour, tangy, with earthy molasses elements, yeast, red wine, and fruit, almost like grape soda mixed with beer. It has a sweetish, slightly grainy finish. It’s ok, but not my style and I don’t really like it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pablo951 (509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Had it out of a bottle, poured a brownish head with a light head and a pungent hop sour aroma and a sour finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2009
Dark hazy brown with some red. tiny head. Malty notes of dark fruit, some sour berries, caramel, toffee, spices and little wood develops in mouth. Flavour is mainly sweet with some sour hint in finish. The malt is too dominating.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2002
Very nice indeed. Very sour but sweet at the same time. Nice brown head. One can definately tell it was in oak barrels. Very tart. This is an excellent beer to cook game birds in.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2005 Looks like coke - maybe my bottles were a bit flat. Malty, sour and (here’s a word I’ve never used to describe a beer before) "tangy". Quite nice, but a bit thin for my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (497) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. Color: brown-ruby, good foam. Aroma: dark malts with toffee, dried fruit and chocolate, light acidity, cherry and a little wood. Taste: sweet and sour, malt and caramel, sour cherries and other fruits. Good!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (496) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Butelka, warka lidlowa do 23/02/17. Ladna piana, lekko kremowa, drobna, opadajaca niestety stosunkowo szybko, ladnie zostajaca na szkle. piwo przejrzyste, brazowo-czerwonawe. Aromat na pierwszym planie estry owocowe (wisnie) i stajenny. czuc, ze kwaskowate. W smaku analogicznie, kwasno (choc niespecjalnie) odswiezajaco, z wyczuwalna goryczka (niska) i wlasnie ta goryczka przywodzi na mysl jakies drewniano-beczkowe skojarzenia (w aromacie ich brak). srednie wysycenie, malo ciala, calosc bardzo odswiezajaca. dobre. z 6ciu sprobowanych petrusow dla mnie najciekawsze i jedno z dwoch ktore mi pasuja calosciowo

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Pours a very dark red with a short tan head. Aroma is tart, infertile fruits, some oak, citrus, and horseblanket. Flavor is sweet and very farm animal. A slight pleasant tartness and hints of lemon and a very slight malty bread note. Medium bodied and foamy on the palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2010
Smells dark and thick, more like malt than beer. Dark but clear, hardly any head, only minimal lacing. Dark and malty on flavour, there is a lot of berries on the after flavour. A bit too much alcohol prescence. Smooth and creamy, but not too exciting on the swallow. Not bad, but a bit of an unusual blend of flavours - this seems more like a beer experiment than a true beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Derbeth (481) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle. Clear brown colour with red reflexes, minimal white head with decent lacing. Aroma is sour cherry, red wine, a bit of wood. Lightly sour. Lively carbonation, light body. It’s a rather simple beer and not aggressive, so I guess it might be good for people with little experience with sour beer. For me - quite ok.


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