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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: 1088   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2004
Enjoyable brew...on tap at Taco Mac with Wunderbier and Shag...aroma and flavor of sour cherries and vanilla.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2013
A bit of a disappointment since I liked the sour Petrus Aged Pale which is blended into this Oud Bruin. Notes of oak, corn, dark fruit and cider. Relatively weak flavor and aroma. Not much tartness or sourness. Unoffensive flavor, but not bad either.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerlord (215) - tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2008
deep ruby body with no head. Musky sour aroma. Very thin lifless body with sour malt flavors and not much more, I’m going to chalk this up to a poorly stored bottle as i have had these in the past and enjoyed them

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
poech73 (215) - 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 .

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
cloudy brown with a hint of red, fluffy tan head and nice lacing. vinegar, cherry, raisin, lemon. light sourness for the style. light body, thin feel, lively carb. the light sour makes it easily drinkable, but it’s a bit of a letdown after the aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
adamah (214) - - SEP 1, 2013
The aroma has mild citrus, wood, and vinegar. It pours a dark brown color with a tinge of red and thin white head. The taste is mostly a malty sweet but rounds out a little with light sour tartness. I was hoping this would be a bit more acetic but it mostly malty. The sourness is nice but gets lost a little bit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlagstoneHill (214) - Erie, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Bottle.. ...Dk Brown, cloudy. Not much of a head.. ...Sour predominating, with sweet malty notes. Hints of Fruits (cherry, raspberry?).. ...Sour with malty hints. Has a funky mustiness in the finish.. ...Med body. Moderate carbonation.. ..Interesting flavor. Sour, but not overdone. Flavor is a bit thin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2008
Draft at Akkurat in Stockholm (thanks again Johan!) Refreshing is the key word with this beer. Bags of light berry and cherry fruit flavours with enough acidity to make it extremely thirst quenching but without setting your teeth on edge. Attractive chestnut brown colour. Uplifting!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
330ml bottle from the LCBO. Beautiful pour with a thick white head. Fruity, with a bit of sour backbone. Very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BritAlesRule (213) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Nice murky chocolate color. Little head in my St Bernardus chalice. Sour lighter fruits on the nose with some astringency and rubber. Some fresh mortar. Taste is more of the same, bursting through with even more fruits and some sour. What I love about this is that it changes character in your mouth like every second for like a count of seven. Awesome.


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