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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

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RATINGS: 1056   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pepsican (1444) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2010
dark ruby pour with a off white head. Aroma is dusty oak with some fruity sweetness. Flavor follows through, not much sour going on in this one. Just sort of falls flat on the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Pours a nice brown with little head. Nose is clear on oak, with malty taste and woody, slightly sour. Nothing special, but not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernbourbon (1297) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Bottle. Pour is clear and deep brown with hint of red - almost looks like coffee. Also a small beige layer of foam. Aroma is lightly tart with notes of chocolate covered cherries, light chalk, and a distant light maltiness. Flavor is initially tart with a very effervescent body and light berry notes. Then...almost nothing. It’s pretty strange; there is an initial burst of flavor and then almost nothing. There is a hint of wood and tartness in the finish. Very easy going down. Certainly one could drink gallons of this stuff. I did not dislike this beer, there is just not much there. I will likely drink it again, especially in the summer months.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle thanks to swalden28. Poured dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was cherry, grape, chocolate, and grain. Flavor was cherry, chocolate, and caramel/grain. Body was light and fizzy.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2011
bottle - pours a very dark brown with a finger of off-white head. Nose has a lot of caramel and wheat. Taste is mildly sour hops and then finishes cleanly. Palate is a bit thin. Overall, this is a bit disappointing for me, as it is rather one note (sour) and that’s it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zymurgeist2 (981) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Brown with garnet highlights. Disjointed aroma. Some dried fruit on the palate, but not much going on for a west Flanders. Slight sour throughout is too subtle for style. Sweet malt is in the background.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nocturne (764) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2012
330ml bottle. Brown with a red glint and a decent head. Bread, vinegar and a hint of soap on the nose. Taste is palatable but a bit undistinguished, and doesn’t pack the sour punch I was hoping for. Worth a try.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrW (407) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2012
Bottle @ZBF ’12 Sour aroma, hints of wood. Dark with beautiful white head, fading away. Light taste, fresh acidic, little sweetness. Aftertaste is the fresh acid fading away.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (6659) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle at home. It pours deep brown with a purplish hue and quickly dissipating thick beige head. The nose is oak, musty, dust, barnyard and a touch of vinegar. The taste is wood, dark fruit, plum skin, faint cherry, light tanginess, vinous aspect, pithy lemon and dull sweetness with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation. Disappointing lack of any real sourness. Not bad, just rather forgettable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Tap @ ECT. Clear, deep red-brown pour with a brief, short beige head which fades quickly toa rim and leaves spotty lace. Nose is cardboard and a hint of tart fruit - cherries. Nedium body, with moderate, fine carbonation. Black cherries, brown sugar, apples, a bit of woody umami. Finush is short and sugary. Not spicy, sour/wild or complex like the better Oud Bruins, tastes like an average Oud Bruin blended with malt extract.


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