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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2001
Dark red color, foamy head. Tart fruity aroma. Light tangy, acidic tastes. Spritzy. Quite a short, dry palate. I thought this beer was good, but timid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2002
Dark coca cola coloured beer. A bit sour malty taste. A bit flat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerdedbastard (22) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2002
Aged in Oak casks for 2 years,this beer comes packaged in the familiar brown 8.4oz bottle with a crimson foil wrap.There was a sourness in the nose that I was expecting from having had the Petrus Aged Pale in the past,but there were hints of nutmeg and citrus there also.A fluffy tan head rose from tiny bubbled carbonation.It had a hazy-chestnut color and left some lace on the glass post sip.A meak sourness and smooth mouthfeel with a drying(oak)follow through.It was a bit thinner than I remember the Aged Pale being,but all in all a non-remarkable sour brown

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Sour lambic aroma.Sweet, smooth,watery, sour flavor.Clean finish.Not very exciting for an oak aged Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2003
Initial sour, vinegar aroma; followed by strong aroma of cherries. Pours a dark brown, head is weak. I've never had a flemish sour ale and this is one strange beer. Tastes like an over-fermented wine. Tingly palate with acids, cherries. I'm confused, I don't know what to think...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2003
This beer is a murky brown to amber in color. Topped by a thin wispy head. Smells tart and vinuous. The first impression is that this beer is lightly sour, not as much as I was expecting from this beer. A fairly dry beer as well. At first, when cold, there is not too much flavor. It is lightly carbonated, with notes of sour plum in it, as it warms up. It does become slightly more sour as well, and it becomes a bit fuller in the mouth. Overall a fairly simplistic version of a sour Flemish ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 15, 2004
8+ oz bottle. Reddish brown, decent foamy head. Fruity, yeasty sour aroma. Flavor is, well... Sweet n' Sour. Interesting but not something I would seek out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3642) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2004
Brown with large lasting tan head.Sour, acidic nose.Tart, acidic flavor with some underlying malt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2004
This beer has a red/brown body - hue apperance and a fine light white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a low carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is acid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Sour apple, caramel, cinnamon. Brown coloration, thin dissapating head. Decent brew, nothing standing out though.

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