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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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RATINGS: 1153   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Sour lambic aroma.Sweet, smooth,watery, sour flavor.Clean finish.Not very exciting for an oak aged Belgian ale.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
junon (427) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 20, 2008
It poured like a cola. Aroma was interesting but any interest faded after tasting. Doesnt even taste like a beer. Tastes like an alcoholic cola. Im completely serious and had high hopes but I just cant believe something like this would come out of Belgium. I will chalk it up to a bad bottle and may try it again to re-rate.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2012
11.2 oz bottle pours a reddish dark brown with a frothy beige head and some lacing. Aroma is full of dark fruits (especially cherries with a hint of oak. Body is medium with enough carbonation to keep the moutheel lively. finish is has a tart/sour flavor, for 20 months on it is not that oakey. but an interesting beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2007
The aroma was light and malty. The nose hinted at a sourness that wasn’t present on the palate. Kind of upsetting, but nonetheless, still a good beer. The beer poured a deep semi-cloudy brown color with good thick head. The flavor was rich with dark fruit and wood, with notes of apple and apricot. I was left wanting from the lack of sour. The mouthfeel was light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Very nice beer.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Listigovers (418) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanMM (413) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Pours deep mahogany, full head that lingers for a minute or so. Nose is black cherries, some funk, rich caramel. Medium body, surprisingly sweet right off the bat, with a mild and tart fruity finish. Really light tasting, refreshing, good carbonation. After 6 Petrus beers recently I’m starting to finally notice that brewer’s note coming through, maybe the mineral content in their water? There’s a kind of metallic note in the finish that seems consistent with all of the beer. Anyways, this one is probably one of the ones I’ve enjoyed the most so far.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vmilaxer29 (412) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle. Sour cherry, oak aroma. Very dark amber body, tall fluffy head. Flavor begins with sour cherries, followed by hop and malt notes. Lingering sour/malt taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (411) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2014
Dark brown bear with a beige head. Smells sour and woody. Taste is also woody and sour, some fruit and yeast. Sour aftertaste which disappears quickly.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2005
Amber, ok head. Aroma from juniperberry, cherry, pine and with some maly. Floral cherry flavor, some citrus. Sour and dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
Pours a clear brown with beige head with a nice lacing. Aromas of prunes, fresh tobacco leaves, and brown sugar. Taste is fruity, tobaco, lacto. Not as acetic as the petrus age pale and drinks a little by better than his one. Medium carbonation with a nice body. Worth having again but wouldn't do a 100 miles for it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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