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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: 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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftbeerdesign (2215) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin off white head. Light oak and dark fruit notes. Really lacking the depth desired in a sour ale across the nose. Med body with cherry notes along with figs, oak, vinegar and a vinous quality. Sweet and sour finish with a touch of vanilla.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Pours a clear brown color with a tiny white head that fades to nothing and small amount of lacing. Aroma is cherry, vinegar, and a little bit of malt. The aroma is a little weak. The taste is a typical brown ale with some of those familiar sour tastes but it’s very thin and watery. It’s an ok beer but it’s boring.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (2531) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 25, 2012
33cl bottle. Brown colour with a large, frothy and tan head. Aroma is sour, slightly spicy and moderate malty. Flavour has red fruits hints, slightly sweet at the beginning and a final moderate sour and dry; vinous traces on palate, dense. Carbonation is lively. Body is medium.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Aroma: sour malty Appearance: hazy brownish red Taste: a sour taste at first Palate: light carbonation with an abrupt finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopfenWeisse (1233) - - APR 3, 2012
Bottle from bierzwerg.Dark amber with small head. Not too sour. Best sour that i have tried so far.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Carbonated Ale that has a slight reddish tint to the appearance. The flavor has a sour fruitiness but seems to taste somewhat like an RC cola.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ccex (1022) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
33cl bottle pours a reddish dark brown with a frothy beige head and some lacing. Aroma is full of dark fruits (especially cherries with a hint of oak. Body is medium with enough carbonation to keep the moutheel lively. Taste is sour, of course, but not as vinegary as Petrus’ Aged Pale. Finish is short but has nothing offensive. A passable example of one of my least favorite styles.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3320) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sugary sweetish aroma, some caramel, dark fruits and light sourness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, light caramel and some sugar, light dark fruits and sourness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, light dark fruits and sourness. Sugary sweetish sour ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1502) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Dark apple and cherry notes, also a little woody from the aging. Crimson tide style red color, plenty of carbonation and tan head. Taste is not exactly sour, it’s more like a muted overripe. Which is good because I don’t like overly sour beers but have good memories of this from a beer-hole called the Abbey. Pretty rich stuff which almost translates to a full body feel on the palate, yet the beer floats across without really lingering. Anyway, interesting stuff for what amounts to a macrobrew in it’s homeland.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drjay44 (2868) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2012
33 cl. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, light beige head, with moderate lacing, over a clear copper brown (SRM 20) body.....nose is light cherry, light Balsamic.....taste is light plum, cherry hints, cola tones, light sourness on the finish.....mouth feel light, light astringency, carbonation low. Although this meets the style of a Flanders Red, it is low on complexity in both aroma and flavors with just a hint of sourness. BJCP 7/3/11/4/6


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