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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: 1169   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.


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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrW (449) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2012
Bottle @ZBF ’12 Sour aroma, hints of wood. Dark with beautiful white head, fading away. Light taste, fresh acidic, little sweetness. Aftertaste is the fresh acid fading away.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Dark brown pour with a thick, lasting beige head. Aroma of vinegar, brown sugar, and sweet fruit. Smooth and easy drinking. Sweet-sour flavor. The caramel sweetness is bookended by vinegar and tart cherry. Only mildly puckering. A good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zeke626 (447) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Thanks to akevitt for sharing. Pours a red-brown body with off white, bubbly head. Oaky aroma with dark fruit and sour apple. Apple juice-like mouthfeel; a tad thin in the middle of the palate. Light, sour apple flavor with some oak and a hint of vinegar. Clean finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bork (445) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Highly refreshing beverage with a gentle acidity and tartness on top of a solid malt foundation. Not very high in flavor but light and easy on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2013
11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with red highlights and a big head that dissipates quickly with not much lacing. Aroma is sour cherries and brown sugar. Taste is slightly tart with sour cherries and then sweet with toffee and brown sugar.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (436) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a dark amber color with a foamy head leaving a little bit of sticky lacing. Smells funky. Sour, overripe fruit: apples, pears, plums and grapes. Taste is pretty good, sour fruit, wood, and even a cola like flavor mixed in there as well. Light body, moderate carbonation, very dry. Cloyingly dry in the finish which really hurts this, it could be much better otherwise.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2005
A very interesting brew. Has an amber hue in the glass with a garnet colored head. Literally the hed was slightly purple or red. Awesome. Smells like rusty iron and grapes. Immediately able to taste the oak aging. The oak flavor runs papery and smooth across your tongue. Also tastes like red wine. Aftertaste. Mediciney and rusted. Good brew very drinkable. grat

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Hazy red-brown with large tan head. Aroma of sourdough bread and yeast. Flavor is less complex. Thin malt and a one-dimensional sourness with just a wisp of fruitiness. Ok, but not particularly interesting.


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