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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervmagpt (653) - PORTUGAL - FEB 22, 2016
Reviews based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 23C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 0717A165. AROMA: moderate low malt toasty aroma with notes of cask, dried grapes, slight vinous and a balanced sweet and slight sour aroma. some caramel starts to show as the beer warms. no hop aroma discernible. APPEARANCE: dark brown color with ruby body against light. medium-large light tanned head, creamy, with good retention. clear. TASTE: similar to aroma with notes of slight sweet malt with a lisght sour background. moderate-low notes of toasty, some caramel, dark raisins. low bitterness but with a sweet-and-sour balance. finishes medium-dry. some cask notes are sensed with a mild vinous character, remembering a bit of oxidation. PALATE: medium low body with moderate carbonation. OVERALL: an oud bruin with notes that are consistent with the style, showcasing malt but balanced. Some notes derived drom aging. Its nice but it would imprive with mode esters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2004
Solid dark sour ale. The level of crisp tartness is such that this could be a good into to the style - not as harsh as others. The vinous (red grape) malting has some elements of my favorite Abt-syles (St. Bernardus and others). There is a lot to this beer, nnone of which is overdone. The only extreme is the amount of plegm it produces.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2006
Drank in a sniffer. Sticky small brownish head with a nice dark brown poor. Aromas of green apples, pears and balsamic vinegar... You can feel the aromas of the oak aging. Flavors of raspberries, sour apples, a little bit dissapointing. Missing to the palate as well. Slight aftertaste of caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 24, 2009
On tap at Novare Res. Whoa, didn’t expect a sour to taste this good to be honest! Pours a golden brown with an off white head. Aromas are dark malts, hints of sourness like apples, and some caramels. Flavor is crisp, clean, and sweet. The finish is a little sour, but not too sour as to be unpleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2009
Described as "Ouid Bruin" = Old Dark, top-fermented. Really very nice, and it was dark with a bit of a sweet taste. My first Belgian, I believe, and it’s true, they are like nothing else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2013
Donker bruin met rode glans, licht bruine schuimkraag. Neus, zurig, krieken, vanille. Smaak is aangenaam zurig, hout, beetje oaky. Finish is fris & droog, zurig maar niet extreeem. mooi gebalanceerd, goeie Oud Bruin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Draft at Burp Castle. Pours dark reddish brown with practically no head. Aroma is light, tart cherries and some earthiness. Taste is a balance between tart fruit and sweet caramel. Bright on the palate, light body, light finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pablo951 (636) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Draft ay iron abbey. Dark brown pour with thin head and some good lacing. Smell is the slightest vinegar. Taste is mildly sour with a heavy grape almost presence almost reminiscent of grape juice. Finishes thin but nicely quenching.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syzzer (633) - Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2012
This is one of my favorite wild ales, perhaps because the sourness is somewhat more muted than others. It is sour yet it does have an element of maltiness with an oaky companion. The element of sourness definitely dominates, hops are not easily detected. The head is a foamy white that dissipates fairly quick and stays as a halo around the glass. The color is a slightly hazy dark brown. The nose is slight vinegar & sour plum. Poured from 11.2 oz bottle; 5.5 ABV ; 8.17 BD

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