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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1170   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 17, 2005
aroma has strong sour character and some background sweet/floral action. pours a deep brown with tan head...good lacing. Flavor is not as sour as aroma would indicate: instead, malty, with a little nuttiness, and very smooth. excellent flemish brown.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
Smells like dogfood. tastes decent. cloying finish (oddly). Not bad overall. brown colour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle. Pours copper brown with a small, quickly diminishing beige head. Aroma is mild sour apple with some earthy notes. Flavor is initially tart and acidic with sweet caramel toffe notes coming in quickly before a lightly soured fruit finish. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2007
1/21/05. 330ml. Dark brown with reddish tins and small beige head.. Very musty with some sour taste. Thin. unexciting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2007
Nice beer, poured a redish brown with soft white head slight iron on the palate and on the nose flavour is slightly reminiscient of black doris plum seeds mixed with a sourish note. Very dry on the finish.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AndrewC (337) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2010
Acidic sour brown beer. I like sour. I like (well, kind ’er like) acidity. ...but sour acidity isn’t that pleasant. It was too much in your face for me. A bit like drinking dilute battery acid. ...but thanks go to Harrisoni I for letting me try this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2007
The aroma was tart with a strong acidity and an oak presence. The aroma was earthy and had hints of estery cherry character. Some light presence of chocolate was notable as well. The beer poured into the glass clear medium brown with a white low head that did lace the glass. The flavor was grainy and lightly tart with a citrusy acidity. A light presence of chocolate was notable and a tart cherry character coupled with a nice presence of oak. The finish went dry with lasting impressions of fruit and oak. The body was medium light and with a decent level of carbonation the beer was quite refreshing. A nice beer, nothing complex, but still a nice thirst quenching bottle. 25 cl bottle. 17 06 04

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2007
On tap, from old notes. Deep brown in color with tan foam. Aroma of cider and oak. Flavor is mostly sweet with a slightly metallic sour finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Petkus331 (335) - Redford, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014
A sweet and sour aroma of flowers and apples. Appears clear light golden yellow, thin foam, but nice lace. Taste is mostly sour balanced with some sweet and slight bitterness of bubblegum and apple. Palate is a little foamy, and thinnish. Overall, this is a very good beer! Should be considered a Berlinerweise.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - FEB 23, 2004
Not so sour Flemish sour. Good stuff, with an interesting tart finish. Great brown color.


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