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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: 1050   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2003
UPDATED: APR 10, 2004 Bland red cherry wine stuck in a miry caramel syrup...Sweet candy canes falling away into oblivion...Pleasure does not linger and tartness is a no show...A lower than average Flemish Sour...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2005
An almost headless chestnut body gave off a strong aroma of sou/tart cherries and hints of oak. Pronounced carbonation. Medium bodied. The flavor was very sour, biting.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (6444) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2006
Dark brown beer. Off-white lasting head. Kind of vinegar aroma, roasted too. Flavor acetic, oak?. Thin.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
marcus (6320) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 5, 2006
This reddish-brown ale poured with a medium tan head, most of which dissipated rather quickly. There is, indeed, a sour brown flavor, but it is so thin as to be almost undetectable. There is a slightly astringent finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - JAN 19, 2007
Certainly looks good...with a nice yeasty aroma, but disappoints in the taste. A slight sourish taste, accompanied by a watery finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Ruby. Lightly sour, bit oaky. Caramel sweet with a touch of cola sugars. Bit of cherry, but not much going on here.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2007
On tap, from old notes. Deep brown in color with tan foam. Aroma of cider and oak. Flavor is mostly sweet with a slightly metallic sour finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2007
This is dark red brown with a big, light brown, head that slowly dissipates to a thin, hazy top and leaves no real lacing. The aroma is sweet, pungent, with notes of molasses, earth, and fruit. The taste is sweet but sour, tangy, with earthy molasses elements, yeast, red wine, and fruit, almost like grape soda mixed with beer. It has a sweetish, slightly grainy finish. It’s ok, but not my style and I don’t really like it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
matt7215 (2151) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2007
330 ml botlle. birthday present from my brother. pours dark brown with no head. sour aromas, fruity with yeast but mostly sour. flavours are sour fruits with a dry woody finish. its also pretty thin whats there is nice there just isnt enough of it. this was ok but not something id go out of my way to get again.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
junon (408) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 20, 2008
It poured like a cola. Aroma was interesting but any interest faded after tasting. Doesnt even taste like a beer. Tastes like an alcoholic cola. Im completely serious and had high hopes but I just cant believe something like this would come out of Belgium. I will chalk it up to a bad bottle and may try it again to re-rate.


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