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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1206   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 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doofgoblin (472) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2013
A decent oaken brew. Pours brown with a faint off-white head. Aroma is woody with basement funk. Taste is funky, malt, slightly sweet. It also has a fermented fruit kind of note going on too. Finishes nice, sweet, and mostly dry. Overall, it’s not grand slam, but it does have some nice interesting qualities.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrW (469) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 Malty fruity complex flavour that’s lightly sour. Great beer, the only problem was I only had a 250ml bottle... Rerate: 2006-02-09 Not nearly as good this time, lighter body and hardly sour at all 13/20.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
Clear brown colour with thin beige head. Mild tart acidic nose. Mild sour taste with slight warming finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
Nice red/brown colour with a thin light tan head that lasted the duration of the sampling. Aromas of cherries, oak, and belgian yeast. The taste is great. Sour cherries, oak almost red winelike highlights, big carbonation, nice quick finish. Very nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cristobal37 (465) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 10, 2015
First of all this is defo not my go to style. MJ500 brought me here. Sours have interesting aromas and flavors but are simply not my thing. This one has a nice ruby color, sourdough and tart (already) aroma. Flavor is breads sour cherry and maybe wood. A bit watery and the finish is rather abrupt. Not bad for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Very subtle spice and fruit flavors overshadowed by a sour, tart flavor. Not an especially strong flavor. It has almost no head and pretty nice lacing. Also slightly acidic with a carbonated moutfeel. The nose is not very big. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
11.2oz. bottle served in a new style Boulevard Chalice. Bottle conditioned. Brown with some red highlights. Sparse head. Not a lot of carbonation. Fruity aroma with some cherry. A bit of acetic sourness in the nose as well. Fairly sweet in the flavor however. More dark fruit and some caramel. Just a hint of sourness. A little metallic in the finish to start, but this faded. Didn’t get much wood flavor. This didn’t do a whole lot for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2015
330ml bottle into tulip. Pretty decent for the style. Nice aroma, fruit and sit notes. Typical appearance. Body was a little thin. Flavor less complex than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2001
Dark, dark, dark. Big head. Very sour and acidic. But i love the style. The sour acidity just works for me.

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