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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2007 Bottle conditioned and purchased from the LCBO. Dark oak pour with a quickly fading white head. Smells of lemon and blue cheese. Taste upfront is moderately sour, but this is toned down by aggressive carbonation. As the drink flattens, the sour tone is enhanced, and the beer begins to resemble a red wine that has started to turn (but in a good way). The mouthfeel lets this drink down, as the carbonation is too intense and overpowers the flavour unless let to sit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2007
brownish red pour. decent foamy head. light aroma of malt and sour. light funk in the taste with cherry malt and oak. everyhing was balanced well nothing really tanding out. decent flanders style. expected it to be a bit more sweet. light bubbly mouthfeel. easy drinker and good initial step for someone unfamiliar with the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 15, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 bottle poured a dark deep brown in color with an initial two finger head that became a thick layer of tan foam on the beer. aroma is sweet, malt, raisin, apple, sweet fruit, and has very little in the way of wood. taste is light in the mouth feel, has some must, citrus, predominant sourness that just is not what i would have expected, has this strange twang on the tongue, good carbination, but on the thin side. this is my first sour ale and i just don’t really get this. warmed up to it after my tasters got accustomed but still not sure i really like it either.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wanne (65) - - AUG 16, 2015
The colour is red/brown, with a beige head. There are no outspoken or extraordinary flavors. There is a slight sourness that is well-balanced with the bitterness. Overall it’s not bad, but the taste is a bit plain for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
doradobotella (203) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 15, 2015
Apariencia: Color marrón cobrizo, con una capa de espuma abundante pero poco duradera Aroma: Asidrado: con notas que recuerdan a frutos secos, malta tostada, bayas y manzana. Sabor: Marcado por una acidez moderada y refrescante, con matices que recuerdan a frutos oscuros, manzana y ligeras notas a madera.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (694) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Amber brown with reddish hues and a beige head. Aroma includes cherry, oak, malt. Taste is sour, but not overwhelmingly so. Cherry, wood, and malt. Some sweetness to balance the tartness. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1037) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Aroma - some Bretty phenols, some apple esters Appearance - auburn body with good nucleation. The head is off-white and about 1/3" and settles to a foam. Sporadic lace. Taste - there is a subtle sour and somewhat vinous nature. There is some apple esters. Palate - body is on the light side of medium, the texture vinous, average carbonation, and somewhat tart finish a little dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quick3Beers (947) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Pours a rich dark brown from a bottle. Very light funky sourness, mostly fruity maltiness. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlueGaljoen (116) - FRANCE - MAR 5, 2016
Vieille brune à la très belle robe noire rouge Comme toujours type de bière spéciale Carbonatation légère Moins "vinaigrée" que la Rodenbach Intéressante mais sans plus

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bontus (754) - Flanders, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2016
Bottle, 33cl, Geers. Pours dark red brown. Thick beige head. Lactic acid nose, old wet wood, slight vinous. Also sweet, medium oud bruin afaic.


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