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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark ruby red Ė 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 Ďmother beerí 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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2002
A very light Belgian. Almost like very weak lemonade minus the lemon. Not really a particularly tasty beer at all. Probably would never order it by itself. Maybe Iím just not a fan of the Flanders Red style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (612) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2013
(bottle) Dark brown body with a big, stiff tan head., moderate lace. Slightly musty/earthy aroma, wood, roasted malt, sour notes, fruit (cherry, apple). Light to medium body, lots of soft carbonation. Moderate sweet, sour fruit (grape, cherry, apple) and acidic, some yeast, dry finish. Nice balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (612) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Amber brown with reddish hues and a beige head. Aroma includes cherry, oak, malt. Taste is sour, but not overwhelmingly so. Cherry, wood, and malt. Some sweetness to balance the tartness. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Thanks to Brewfiend for sharing. Pours a nice dirty brown. Nice dark fruit sweetness with a good aoky sour bite. Great light sour bite on the front palate, but the flavor fades quickely. Decent flavor, but nothing spectacular.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Bottle: Dark brown colored pour with medium sized head. Sweet, fruity, malty aroma with a sweet cherry like finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2008
on tap at monks- pours nearly opaque, lacing, lightly tanned head, nose is slightly metallic, off, bread,hints of coffee and acidity, tastes very light, apples, long lingering bread finish with hints of sour acidity. very mild.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Bottle. Not bad, mild tingle on the tongue with a nice smooth palate and a sweet/dry finish....overall, a little too thin but still quite an enjoyable beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arondee (599) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Pours a clear brown color with a tiny white head that fades to nothing and small amount of lacing. Aroma is cherry, vinegar, and a little bit of malt. The aroma is a little weak. The taste is a typical brown ale with some of those familiar sour tastes but itís very thin and watery. Itís an ok beer but itís boring.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Bottle. A - Deep redish brown with a good sized beige head. Retention is decent and has pretty good lacing. S - Sour dark fruits (a lot of it cherry and grape like). Also a decent amount of malt sweetness. These together give it kind of a sweetened tart/sour smell with tart/sour winning. Also slight oaky smell. T - Follows the smell a lot. Again sour/tart flavors come predominately from dark cherry and grape, and are edging out the sweetness from the malt. The tart/sour is the feature but the malt comes in slightly after to keep it in check. I would describe it as starting off more vinegar like then the malt comes in and it is more tart juice like. Throughout there is an oaky aspect to the beer, but it never fully develops or is prominent; rather it is more of a persistent subtle background flavor. All together, it seems a little watery though. M - Somewhere between medium and light body and with a decent amount of carbonation. Crisp taste. D - Decent, the sour/tartness isnít too overpowering and the body is good. Not exactly the most refreshing beer to drink and much better suited for sipping. Wouldnít drink too many in one sitting, but I could see myself drinking more in the future. Notes: Pretty good as far as balancing the tartness. If you want a lot of oakiness, there are probably better choices, itís always there but never outstanding. I liked this, it just seemed a little watered down flavor wise.

3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pras (577) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Dark brown but filter clear. Little to no head. Nose is very faint. Canít pick anything up on it. Malt comes through with some deep fruit flavors (plum/prune). Slight oak flavor and slightly sour. Finishes extra dry. Nice beer, but I would have liked it to be slightly more sour.


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