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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: 1062   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Top-fermented dark beer brewed with the finest hops and malt varieties. Matured on oaken barrels during 20 months. Serve by preference at 8 to 12 deg. C.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Such a tiny bottle (8.4 ounces); I would like to try this again before finalizing an opinion, but it struck me as a fine beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bcoble003 (244) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Out of bottle smells of citrus tastes of multiple fruits pretty good I just don't think 3.50 for 1 bottle is worth it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
geophagus (244) - Lubin, POLAND - MAY 10, 2013
(Bottle 75 cl) Dark brown, untransparent color. Brown, medium sized, creamy head. Medium body, a bit creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Aroma is winey, funky, with oak barels aromas and basement with notes of red fruits. Taste is good balanced with soft to medium strong sourness and notes of caramel malts. Dry but not watery beer with interesant character of red wine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
emartell (244) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - DEC 6, 2013
ApariBuen aroma, ligeramente acido, vinagre, madera. Se percibe ligeramente notas a levadura. En apariencia color obscuro profundo, cuerpo redondo, corona de espuma media de baja retencion. En boca suave, ligeramente acida peroo bien equilibrada. Al paladar en primera instancia es seca y ligeramente acida. Posteriormente tras el paso por la lengua se equilibra para dejar paso a sabores frutales principalmente cerezas y nuevamente al caracteristico sabor ácido originado por la guarda en barrica. En resumen una cerveza más seca y fuerte que lo acostumbrado, sin embargo agradable y la cual se debe consumir con tranquilidad para apreciar cada un de sus diferentes sabores.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2007
brownish red pour. decent foamy head. light aroma of malt and sour. light funk in the taste with cherry malt and oak. everyhing was balanced well nothing really tanding out. decent flanders style. expected it to be a bit more sweet. light bubbly mouthfeel. easy drinker and good initial step for someone unfamiliar with the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zaf (242) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2013
aroma: acid, acetic apparenza: red, hazy, minimal head, gusto: heavily sour, lightly bitter, light sweetness, palato: light body, oily feel, flat, long finish, birra stranissima..la mia prima oud bruine..aroma molto particolare,aceto,acido leggermente maltato,assenza di floreale proveniente dal luppolo..birra rossa con poca schiuma e trasparente..sapore acido e acetoso molto pronunciato con corpo basso e poco frizzante..assenza di luppolo e aceto persistente dopo aver sorseggiato..non tra le mie preferite ma si deve sempre assaggiare!! bevuta al’elfo

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BazookaJoe (241) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Pours dark red with a nice sour/tart aroma. Body is not as flavorful with no tartness and just a little but of caramel malt finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJC (238) - USA - NOV 19, 2006
Beautiful, deep amber color, with a head that disappeared almost immediately. Slightly sour aroma; reminds me of weak apple cider. Mild malt flavor, and one can certainly tell it was aged in oak barrels. Light palate, and good carbonation. Quite refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Pours with a thick off-white, tan lace. Redish caramel color. Hints of green apples, very malty taste. Finishes clean with no burn or aftertaste. Nice but not great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (231) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Dark red, brown with smal head Aroma medium sour notes, red fruits, little oaky, malt, caramel. In taste dark malts with medium to low sourness. The finnish is tart cherris and oaky. Medium body. Good drink


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