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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

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RATINGS: 1187   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (538) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2009
Bottle, 330ml. A dark brown colour with a good head. Aroma of brown sugar, blackcurrant, caramel and hops. Taste has roasted malt, blackcurrant, a little oak, citric hops and cocoa. A little sourness in the finish. An interesting and enjoyable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2007
Bottle. Healthy-looking deep brown. Unusual aroma is difficult to break down, with hints of chocolate, lemon and steel layered over a sour malt body. Tight, fizzy palate could use more malt to flesh things out. Sour chocolate flavour is nuanced by a herbaceous/celery element. Slight bitter finish. Different and worth trying again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2005
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy reddish brown with persistant beige head. Aroma of oak, cherry, balsamic vinegar, yeast. Medium mouthfeel with sweetish finish. Not bad at all.

3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pras (532) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Dark brown but filter clear. Little to no head. Nose is very faint. Can’t pick anything up on it. Malt comes through with some deep fruit flavors (plum/prune). Slight oak flavor and slightly sour. Finishes extra dry. Nice beer, but I would have liked it to be slightly more sour.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Listigovers (529) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
Bottle at beerbistro. Brown, slightly sour, but also sweet. I’m not sure I was a fan of the sweet ending in a sour beer, usually the sour aftertaste is what I crave. Was not a bad beer, but not really my thing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Poured brown with an off white head. Aroma of sour cherries. Flavor started off some sweet fruit, mostly cherries, and finished with a sweet oak texture. Different but nothing special.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
330ml bottle, 5.5% A/V Pours dark dark brown/red with tan head. Nose consits of an incredible red wine smell with some malt and complex bitterness. Tastes fairly grapey, with malt and red wine aspects. An almost grape juice finish which is an interesting departure from almost any beer ive had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Simplistic compared to Rodenbach GC. Reddish brown in color with a medium, tan colored head that sticks around for the most part. Aroma is sour and sticky sweet at the same time with minor wood notes. Initial taste is sour and fades into a discernable barnyard flavor that is overwhelmed by the fruity sweetness. Creamy through the middle and finish. Not bad at all, but it was not as interesting as I qould’ve liked.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pablo951 (518) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (512) - - FEB 14, 2015
Copenhagen 10/1 2015. 75 cl bottle from Netto. Pours reddish brown with off-white head. Only slowly subsiding. Very spicy aroma with a little sourness. Clear notes of alcohol. Low carbonation. Taste is dominated by sourness. Some overripe fruit and a bit of alcohol. Not the Best Belgian I have tasted.


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