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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
inbirraveritas (1300) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 4, 2014
Bottled, 33 cl. Opal ruby colour, medium sized fluffy beige head, which diminishes quickly 2 a thin film. Mild nose of acid and some wood. The mild vineous aroma has caramel, sugar and apples, mouthfeel is slick. Dry, tart-earthy, somewhat woody finish. Mild and easy drinkable brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markducommun (297) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Clear, dark brown, light tan head. Notes of sour berries, some funk, basement odors. Lightly sweet body, touch of sourness. Medium body, fairly chewy, light-to-medium acidity. Fairly short finish. Fine.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
scirtes (75) - POLAND - MAR 29, 2015
0.33 cl bottle, bb 4.06.2016. Ruby coloured, a bit hazy beer with beige head, good head retention. Slight woody aroma, and some malts notes. Taste is dominated by malts, some hints of fruits. Not really sour. This is the first Flanders Brown Ale I am trying, and it is a bit disappointing.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marszal95 (38) - POLAND - APR 11, 2015
Dziwne piwo, nie za bardzo wiedziałem jak podejść do niego, generalnie dość słaby sour ale, przede wszystkim po leżakowaniu 20 miesięcy w beczce spodziewałem się lepszych efektów. Nie polecam wlewać tego co zostanie na dnie, ze wzglęu na spore ngazowanie nie zmieściła mi się cała zawartość na raz, a po dolaniu reszty pojawiły się nuty toaletowe.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2002
I can’t see what’s 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 I’m 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.

3
   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 it’s 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 didn’t do it for me.

3
   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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3412) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5580) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2003
Clear ruby color, short lasting head. Tart aroma. Very watery flemish sour ale, weak.

3
   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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