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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2007 Bottle conditioned and purchased from the LCBO. Dark oak pour with a quickly fading white head. Smells of lemon and blue cheese. Taste upfront is moderately sour, but this is toned down by aggressive carbonation. As the drink flattens, the sour tone is enhanced, and the beer begins to resemble a red wine that has started to turn (but in a good way). The mouthfeel lets this drink down, as the carbonation is too intense and overpowers the flavour unless let to sit.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vlan1 (194) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours a deep ruby red with a big tan fluffy head. sour slightly vinegary nose with hints of oak. Mild tart flavor with earthy tannins and oak being at the forefront. Smooth ,slick clean mouthfeel. Very Drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2010
Served into a champagne flute from a 22 ounce bottle at a local beer tasting event. Dark brown in color. A small head recedes to nothing very quickly and then it looks kind of flat. Sweet malt aroma with oak and sherry tones. A little bit of tart sourness combined with some malty sweetness. Nice mellow sour finish. Mouthfeel is better than the appearance would indicate - the beer is creamy and carbonated. The "sourness" in this beer is more laid-back and enjoyable, imho. It’s much more drinkable than big sour beers such as the Petrus Aged Pale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
poech73 (187) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2014
Ma 2e Oud bruin après la Rodenbach. Celle-ci est moins sucrée avec un profil fort boisé dégageant des effluves acides fuitées. En bouche, c’est un corps fort léger, très agréable à boire qui offre des arômes de fruits de bois (cassis, myrtille) et une belle rondeur. Sur la fin, il ne me reste presque pas d’amertume, juste un peu ce goût acide assez désaltérant et cette belle rondeur légère qui rend la bière moelleuse, mais assez courte cependant. Plutôt que pour la dégustation, on dirait plus une bière pour la soif .

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Beer pours (in flute glass) a dark red-brown liquid with caramel colored head that dissipates quickly leaving a thin film. Aroma is of sweet mellon, and fruit. Flavor is of sweet fruit, and caramelized something. Very good. Has character. Nothing to be ashamed of. Sampled at 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - AUG 12, 2002
User_Ex ordered me a bottle of this stuff while at the bar at BJ’s in Irvine waiting for our table; my taste buds were just beginning to recover after the 2 hour car ride back from Stone’s VI anniversary festival. Fruity, musty aroma with a hint of bubblegum. Earthy, spicy, lactic (balances hint of fruit sweetness well), almost saison-like, taste. This stuff evokes images of Belgain barnyards. Delicious.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gpnterojd (176) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2007
Pours deep burnt read with a sizeable head. Aroma of grapes, dates, caramel and vanilla. No hops present. It almost tastes like a mix between coke and red wine: mild, acidic, and fruity. Dry on the mouth, a bit thin. Almost reminds me of a cider. What flavour it has is nice, but lacks complexity and is weak.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Aroma: sour malty Appearance: hazy brownish red Taste: a sour taste at first Palate: light carbonation with an abrupt finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2003
Not in the class of Rodenbach, but an excellent sour ale. Nice sour, yeasty aroma. Pours a nice brownish-red with minimum head. Nice Brussels lace after drinking. Delicious flavors..sour, sweet, tart, crisp. Beer became a bit thin on the palate towards the end as beer warmed. Very drinkable.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2010
pours dark brown, about 1/2 inch thick head. aroma is light, sweet. taste is barnyard yeast, butter, brown sugar, dough. refreshing light carbonation. not the best belgian brown ale.


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