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


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RATINGS: 1069   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1779) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
this is yet another uncharted adventure into the "sour" world.poured a dark red/brown with a nice creamy head.as the head sat down i was met with some nice lacing.nice balanced aroma of brown sugar,malts,and the sour funk.the taste was also very balanced with a mix of fruits,spice,pepper,brown sugar,and candy.this is a very nice change from some of the "sour beers" i have had.im going to get some more of this when i can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Pours ruby with a 3-4 finger off-white head. The aroma is oaky malty, with nuts, bourbon, brown sugar, port, merlot, and some funk. This tastes initially like a slightly sweet Flemish sour, but gains a solid merlot flavor profile and palate feel, coupled with some oaky malts and berries. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Pours deep burgundy with a thin tan head. Aroma of funky brett, cherries, leather, and barnyard fruitiness. Taste is cherry, plum, nutty toasted malts, and oak. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation. Finish is pleasantly acidic with a restrained sourness. I wasn’t sure I’d ever like a sour beer. This brew is delicious, and has changed my mind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
macbar (30) - ITALY - APR 21, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2006 Bottle. Ruby colour with beige head. Some sour bruin aroma.Some vinegar notes and cherryA touch oxidized as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigabe (194) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
It’s like taking a good belgian dubbel and mixing it half and half with your favorite flemish sour ale. It definitely had sour notes, but it also got chocolatey, malty and even a little bitter at the finish. It’s a VERY complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2011
Appearance: clear deep rich mahogany and ruby port hues. Little to no head with an off white collar. Small puddle in the middle and swirls thicker along the sides.
Nose: soured grapes, granny smith apples, and a hint of aged rum. Red apple skins caramelized with pure cane sugar granules. Sauvignon Blanc followed by red grapes and old woods polished and worn.
Palate: little sweet, little tart, little frothy. Gentle burnished old woods and mahogany essence. Dry in the back and finish with old wood. Cherries, rhubarb, apple orchards with the apples still hanging off the branches. Seeded grapes. Bit of pitted dark fruit meatiness right in the middle, very short lived but packs a punch. Would pair well the right cigar.
Final Thoughts: beer meets port meets wood meets my tender loving tastebuds. Delicious, divine, and inspired by olden times.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Rich reddish brown with a tan head, medium retention. Light aromas of tart cherries, very little malt aroma, no hops present. Very crisp and light, leaves your mouth watering. Flavors are subtly tart cherries with the slightest sweetness and barely noticeable bitterness for balancing. Not the most tart Oud Bruin you’ll find, but it’s very drinkable and has no noticeable faults. A great introduction into sours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cattaneopapa (189) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
33cl bottle from Allen’s. Toronto, ON. 5.5 alc. /.vol Pours a dark brown colour with two finger of lasting tanned head Dark cherry aroma.Taste matches the aroma. Light body with moderate carbonation. Lacing clings to the side of the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (757) - Collinsville, USA - JUL 15, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. This had a nice sour aroma. This is good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vanbrewver (9) - - AUG 11, 2013 does not count
Aroma: citric, acidic, not over-powering Appearance: Reddish brown, 1 finger of head that dissipates quickly, nice lacing Taste: tart up front, followed by some complexity from the oak barrels, mild malty finish, hops present but subdued Palate: medium body Overall: a refreshing sour beer, easy to drink, not overly complex, but not one note either. Would recommend.

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