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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ccex (1080) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1507) - 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 (2995) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerGolem (757) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2013
Bouteille 330 ml. Servie dans Tulip. Au nez, levures sauvages, fruits et malts. Goût davantage sur le malt. Mince. Plutôt décevante en regard du style...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2013
Tap at Beer Study. Reddish with a pinkish head. Nose is cherry pie, glue, yoghurt, wood. Flavor is similar--tastes a little off but it’s most likely just the combo of acids produced by the yeast/bacteria. Similar to rodenbach, but less clean and balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (4006) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle (330 ml). Clear reddish brown with a medium quickly diminishing beige head and little lacing. Aroma of malt/caramel, oak, slight red fruits and sourness. Taste is about the same. Thin to medium body. Slightly watery. Not complex at all. Lack of fruits and sourness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (5381) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2013
This one poured a reddish brown color with a small beige head. Aroma was of apple cider vinegar, hay, and tart cherries. Flavor was similar, sweter than I was expecting and more or less a one dimensional sour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1469) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
11.2 oz bottle. Pours ruby amber with a big fizzy light tan head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is subdued - some acidic fruity sourness and some funk. As it warms it’s more sweet woody cherries.

The flavor is sweet acidic malts with tart fruits and some light sourness and funk. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some sharp carbonation.

Overall, an OK mild acidic sour that is more sweet than sour. Probably a good beginner sour.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1749) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Little sour or oak. Mostly a faint brown ale taste. Clear brown with average head and body. $2.99 for 11.2 oz. makes it not worthwhile!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
One2remeber (189) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle. Thick, micro bubbles, tan head. Deep black, amber hue in light. Same as Aged Pale Ale. Bit more malty, caramel, chocolate is faint. Metallic and vinegar near back end. Bit confusing with the sour and brown malt flavors. Not for me. Pale Ale was delicious though.


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