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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1220   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arondee (599) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Pours a clear brown color with a tiny white head that fades to nothing and small amount of lacing. Aroma is cherry, vinegar, and a little bit of malt. The aroma is a little weak. The taste is a typical brown ale with some of those familiar sour tastes but it’s very thin and watery. It’s an ok beer but it’s boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Carbonated Ale that has a slight reddish tint to the appearance. The flavor has a sour fruitiness but seems to taste somewhat like an RC cola.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ccex (1152) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3633) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sugary sweetish aroma, some caramel, dark fruits and light sourness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, light caramel and some sugar, light dark fruits and sourness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, light dark fruits and sourness. Sugary sweetish sour ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drjay44 (3158) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerGolem (763) - 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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4028) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (4514) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (5810) - 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.

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