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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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RATINGS: 1243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (443) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 23, 2015
Pours dark red with small head. Aroma is classical, sour, fruity, some notes to grapefruit, wood. Taste gives a warm loopback, sour. Notes of grapefruit, wood, barrels, cellar, fruity. Quite complex after. Not bad!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2013
11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with red highlights and a big head that dissipates quickly with not much lacing. Aroma is sour cherries and brown sugar. Taste is slightly tart with sour cherries and then sweet with toffee and brown sugar.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniel0017 (441) - Yukon, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
Lightly fruity and malty to the nose with clear, dark brown body and very little head (contrary to what I was expecting from a belgian). Flavor of apples, citrus, malt vinegar and hops with an exceptionally well-balanced dry finish. The palate felt a little too thin and watery however. In general this was a great beer. I would definitely buy it again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a dark amber color with a foamy head leaving a little bit of sticky lacing. Smells funky. Sour, overripe fruit: apples, pears, plums and grapes. Taste is pretty good, sour fruit, wood, and even a cola like flavor mixed in there as well. Light body, moderate carbonation, very dry. Cloyingly dry in the finish which really hurts this, it could be much better otherwise.

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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
p5ychol (433) - Poznań, POLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Piwo o barwie rubinowej, pod światło jest przejrzyste. Piana jest jasnobeżowa, obfita, puszysta, złożona głównie z drobnych pęcherzyków, ale i odrobiny średnich, nie opada całkowicie, ładnie oblepia ścianki szkła. Aromat nie jest przyjemny, przede wszystkim mocno utleniony, na dalszym planie pojawia się lekka nutka owocowa, śliwkowa, wiśniowa. Przez moment przemknęła również słaba nutka ni to drewniana, ni to orzechowa. W smaku jest zdecydowanie lepiej niż w aromacie. Jest wyczuwalna lekka owocowa kwaśność najbardziej kojarząca się z czerwoną porzeczką, ale trochę też z wiśnią. Skojarzenia z czerwoną porzeczką potęguje delikatna cierpkość, całkiem przyjemna. Goryczki właściwie brak, posmak pozostaje owocowy, słodko-kwaskowy. Wysycenie jest średnie. Alkohol dobrze ukryty, choć na chwilę pojawiła się lekka nutka winna. Piwo jest dobrze pijalne, dzięki swojemu lekko kwaśnemu charakterowi jest bardzo orzeźwiające i dobrze pijalne. Piwo z zestawu, który był dostępny w promocji w sieci sklepów Lidl. Zdecydowanie nie jest to najgorsze piwo z tego zestawu.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
grat (432) - 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

3.1
   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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
junon (430) - 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.


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