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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1050   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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2007
its like the flemish sour for beginners. the ipa before the double. mine didnt pour with nearly the head thats in the picture and i cant see how it ever could. it was gone shortly after i set the glass down. i drank it from an arrogant bastard glass which made it better.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Pours brilliant ruby/brown with a medium head that dissappears quickly. Aroma is acidic sour with notes of cherries, oak, sweet caramel, and toasted bread. medium to thin body. Flavor is acidic sour, but not nearly as sharp as the aroma suggests. Lots of cherries, oak, and a lingering sweet caramel finish. good, but not great

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - JAN 31, 2004
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 Bottled. Dark red-garnet colour, creamy light nut-brownish head, fully diminishing. Malty aroma (walnut, toasted bread), fruity (dates, preserved plums with their syrup and clove, weak cherry), wet wood, lactic acid. Taste is light-sweet and sour, very refreshing. Retronasal wet woody, cherry skin and stone. Light body, watery texture. Quite sour-dry dark beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Not the best Belgian sour I’ve had. With the exception of the smell, everything is a little weak. I would have loved some more tartness and complexity. It’s not a bad beer but it doesn’t really have the flavors to stand out from the crowd.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAME (160) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Pours a deep reddish brown with a thin white head. Lacing is minimal. Aroma of red vinegar and spicy maltiness, Flavor is malty sweet and slightly sour. Mouthfeel is fairly light and this is very easy to drink. Overall a nice brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2006
Bottle: Appearence: ruby/amber color. Aroma: woody, sour cherries. Flavor: fruity, sour. Thank MrManning.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2009
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 notes coming in before a lightly soured fruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Labelled "Petrus Old Brown Ale aged in oak casks for 2 years". Bottle code 38085. 11.2 fl. oz. bottle served in a snifter. Aroma tart, acetic, slight dark fruity character Pours a crystal-clear reddish brown with an average, creamy head. Mouthfeel lively from the carbonation, with a little sting from the light acidity, thin bodied. Flavor is quite dry, slighty acetic, with a fast mldly woody finish. Conclusion: Sour character less than expected, milder and more balanced that similar beers in this style.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2009
High, high reviews for this one: I love it!

Bottle purchased December 2007. Tasted December 20, 2008.

App: Pours a bit like a porter or Munich Dark -- opaque, dark russet-brown. A copious tan head lingers nicely in my Unibroue goblet.

Aroma: Mild sour note, lots of yeast, chocolate, faint cherry, oak, sherry, vanilla.

Taste: Wonderful! Sour cherry, hop resin, dark chocolate, raspberry-sour note, toffee.

Palate: Thirst-quenching, spritzy-dry with palate-scrubbing-bubbles. A *tiny* hint of diacetyl-slickness, and is that a wine-like finish?

Overall: A terrific little Oud Bruin treat: definitely will have again! Try with duck, game, or good cheeses. Next time, I’ll use this in my Carbonnade a la Flamande.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2006
My bottle claims this is a 5.5% abv brown ale matured in oak barrels for 20 months. Well, I can tell you I produce a better brown ale in three weeks. It pours a dark, clear brown, but thin head and almost no lacing. There is no aroma or flavor to speak of. Thin body with no carbonation. What a waste of time in those oak barrels. I don’t even taste the oak!


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