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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: 1154   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2015 330ml bottle from St. Veronus. Deep red/black bodybwith huge tan head with great lacing. Very minimal sourness with an amazing light/medium body. Some funk on the nose with wood, cherry, raisin and fig. The most sessionable Flemish sour I’ve ever had.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rodriguez (313) - Quito, ECUADOR - JAN 7, 2015
Dark Amber with good head retention, sour and malty aroma and flavor, kind of fruity, dates, prunes. Medium sourness and body. Just a little bit funky. Tasty beer.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thisisontap (10) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2015
One of my favorite sours. Funky in a good way. Lots going on all over your palate

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2006
From a 11.2 oz bottle from the package store. Pours an extremely clear, reddish-brown with a very finely bubbled head. Sweet smelling, varguely floral. No ’beer’ aroma at all. The taste starts with an immediate cranberry tang and finishes with a subtle hop bitterness. The body is refreshingly light, while maintaining that characteristic Belgian fullness. Not a ton of depth in the flavor. Seems almost too easy to drink to be a beer. I can see gulping this down on a Friday night (if it weren’t for the cost) or just enjoying a single glassfull. I like it a lot. Man, I wish I could find *this* on tap.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (6547) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
pours looking like cola .. . decent foam .. . aroma of cherry skin, old boot, sour breasts, and dark fruit .. . very nice silky mouth .. . a joy to drink- more of an intro wild brew but still a damn fine brew! .. nobody move or i’ll shoot this heffer! ..

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3396) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 21, 2012
cereal, cheese, rotten eggs, medium sourness, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, soft carbonation,

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 8, 2003
This beer has a most marvelously strong, sharp and very inviting bouquet. Tart aroma and taste of sour cherries and cranberries prevail throughout, with a very fruity yet dry finish. Awesome!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2007
rbesg06, bottle at delirium. rich ruby red colour with a steady off-white head. full aroma of floorboards, fruit and funk. some light raspberry sweetness and oak and then a pleasant amount of sourness. flemish sour must be pretty close to my favourite style and this was a good example

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1018) - Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Pours dark, dark brown with a fizzy brown head. Smells generally malty without much sourness, no alcohol at all. Tastes sort of sour, but mostly just malted, and no alcohol at all on the taste. The sourness comes through on the finish, though not much. Petrus Old Bruin is medium-bodied with a wet texture and has okay mouth-carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brodzislaw (17) - POLAND - APR 17, 2015
Kolor ciemny rubinowy pod światło. Piana początkowo obfita z drobnych pęcherzy osiadła do minimalnej warstwy w czasie degustacji. W aromacie wyczuwalne są ciemne słody, owoce, winna nuta i czuć, że piwo leżakowało w dębowej beczce. Smak jest jeszcze bardziej złożony, aczkolwiek dominuje kwaskowość, wytrawność na pograniczu wina typu sherry, nuty ciemnych owoców, lekka goryczka - lekko zalegająca na finiszu. Szkoda, że to tylko 0,33 l. Piwo można pić i pić. Jest orzeźwiające (bardzo zbliżone do lambika), musujące.


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