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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


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   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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2008
I’m a sucker for a good sour ale, and I enjoyed this one. Not overpowering, but well balanced and clean.

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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 25, 2009
0.33l Pours a redish brown color with fizzy, bubbleish, vanishing off-white foam. Aroma of basement, earthy yeast, restrained fruity character with slight lactic acid feel. Discreet sourness with some oak in the mouthfeel. Slightly tart unfruity yeast leads to caramel and lactic-sweetness. Thin, watery body pairs with lifeless carbonation. Somwhat unclear, tart finish. Not too inviting, but quite decent though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doofgoblin (429) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tightslice (429) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle from Willow’s Market in Menlo Park, CA. Light fruit / sour / oak. Very little flavor. The seltzer of sours.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
junon (429) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 8, 2003
This beer has a most marvelously strong, sharp and very inviting bouquet. Tart aroma and taste of sour cherries and cranberries prevail throughout, with a very fruity yet dry finish. Awesome!

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.

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


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