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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2008
Deep mahogany color with a good sized bubbly head. Malty sour aroma, that is pleasantly subdued. Flavor is a nice balance of sweet malts, some subdued cherry sourness and a touch of piney hops. Some light hints of oaky vanilla as it warms. Not as complex as I would have expected, but very well rounded; smooth and drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pablo951 (559) - 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
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pras (558) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemdawg (554) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Brown body with red highlights when held up to the light. Small head of tightly packed small off white bubbles. Sour cherries in the aroma and some fresh green apples. Understated sour flavor some hints of cherries and a bit of maltiness. Some woody flavors as it warms.. Rather thin on the palate and fairly bubbly.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2007
330ml bottle. Snifter. Deep amber or mahogany with a thin head. Aroma was of sour cherries and malt. Taste was quite sour with notes of green apples and vinegar. Thin mouthfeel. This one isn’t for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (553) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 24, 2005
Murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma of fermented cherries and prunes. Caramel, fruit, and a woodsy dryness in the flavor. Gueuze-like sourness in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheRealMGD (552) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Tap @ ECT. Clear, deep red-brown pour with a brief, short beige head which fades quickly toa rim and leaves spotty lace. Nose is cardboard and a hint of tart fruit - cherries. Nedium body, with moderate, fine carbonation. Black cherries, brown sugar, apples, a bit of woody umami. Finush is short and sugary. Not spicy, sour/wild or complex like the better Oud Bruins, tastes like an average Oud Bruin blended with malt extract.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Sampled at Stone’s Sour Festival, July 2007. poured brown (or bruin, en vlaams) with a deent beige head. Malty aroma with some sour funk. And intersting mix of sour, sweet, malt and spicy, but not all together great. An interesting brew, but no the best that Belgium has to offer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2010
a very nice beer. little sweet caramel malt, some hops, and some green apple and sour oak in the aroma and flavor. descent carbonation and lacing overall a nice beer.


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