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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: 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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2002
I canít see whatís to get worked up about on this one. I like a Flanders red ale that make you pull that super sour face and make your head snap back a little. This one Iím afraid was rather wussy and had nothing strong about it. Faint hazy red brown with small tan head. Light cider/vinegar and some caramel malt aromas. A light body and very little to activate the taste buds apart from some very faint wood and faint yeast. Soft sour, slightly yeasty start, sweeter middle and weak dry finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2002
Bottle says itís a brown ale. I expected a more diverse taste for something that was aged 2 years. Lots of apples in aroma and taste. Somewhat spicy. Just didnít do it for me.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2002
decent example, not Par to other FR Ales IU have had,sour , yeasty, not that good.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3341) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2002
Oud Bruin is of an earthy red brown color--blood-stained soil; with a crisp head that diminishes and moderate carbonation. Subtle vinegary (red wine?) emanations carry easily--too bad the flavor is a subtle sour/vinegariness having a light mouthfeel. The essence of flavor escapes across the palate like sand lifted away by a desert wind. Simple, 1 dimensional, and fairly insubstantial for the style--yet, a nice change of pace and not without some enjoyable qualities.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5202) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2003
Clear ruby color, short lasting head. Tart aroma. Very watery flemish sour ale, weak.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2007 Dark ruby with thick frothy beige head, decent lacing. Sweet malt aroma. Candy-type sourness. Relatively light finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2005
Bottle. Brown colour with a medium baige head. Malty fruity light sour aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet sour finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2005
brown reddish clear with large off white head., sour aroma, taste is slightly sour, rasberryish maybe, but also wet cardboard. , falls a bit flat. ok though.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2005 Bottle (250ml) - in a Petrus glass. Poured dark ruby-amber, lively and cloudy, with a good creamy-rocky light mocha head. Familiar sour nose, slightly sour wine, apple jack, spices, apple jack, nice tart malt, earthiness and a hint of kerosene. Flavour ... well, I worked hard to find anything other than minerals and metal - after warming a while, I got sour fruit, some toffee-ish malt, wine or malt vinegar. I was underwhelmed and remember being quite shocked by the sourness when I first had it in 2004 - in July 2005, I was left with a metallic, salty mouthfeel. I will put this on my re-rate list, I liked it a lot better before.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1269) - TAIWAN - FEB 11, 2006
acidic and fruity aroma, the mouthfeel is mildly sharp. deep amber hue with reddish head, this is a decent sour ale.


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