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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 1250   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.


Bcoble003's rating

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bcoble003 (286) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Out of bottle smells of citrus tastes of multiple fruits pretty good I just don't think 3.50 for 1 bottle is worth it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogre71 (274) - Utah, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Barrel aged in oak which gives it plenty of oak wood flavor a bit more then I like.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenCL (5) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2016 does not count
Sweet, sour, dates, caramel, sweet. Dark red to brown, rather opaque. Malty yet sweet and sour, over ripe fruit, dried fruits, balsmaic, burnt sugar, earthy. Light short fizz in the mouth, very light vicosity, lingering flavour from sweet, to sour, to dry slightly bitter. This is another beer everyone should try if not this one then this style. Important.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlutonowyMan (399) - POLAND - JUN 15, 2016
Kolor br?zowy z rubinowymi refleksami, klarowny. Piana be?owa, ?redniej wielko?ci, krótkotrwa?a. Aromat winny. czerwone wino to wiod?ca nuta w tym piwie, jest wytrawny. dodatkowo w tle delikatne akcenty kwiatowe i owocowe. Smak wytrawny, ponownie winny, wi?nie i winogrona s? g?ównym tematem w smaku. Piwo jest umiarkowanie kwaskowe i nieznacznie "drewniane". Goryczka niska, wytrawna. Wysycenie ?rednie.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gephross100 (71) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2016
caramel, nuts, raisin, roasty, brown, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly sour, salty, light body, average carbonation,

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
N3lson1 (904) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Drank from a pint glass, poured from an 330ml bottle. Pours a beautiful clear brown color with plenty of light beige head. Slightly sour aromas of cherry, pears, and other fruits. Nice a complex brew that makes your tastebuds tingle, but incredibly smooth!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3386) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2016
sample, poured a dark ruby colour with a off head. nose is sour cherries, sour vinegar notice, vanilla, sweet cinnamon as like from cherry pits, vanilla, als slight leather notice. taste is quite weak compared to a rodenbach.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
indrekr (345) - ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2016
Aroma: sour, fruity, mould. Appearance: brown, clear, tan foam, rocky head, lasts long. Taste: medium sour, light sweet. Palate: medium body, creamy, flat,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (832) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark ruby red with a beige head. Tinny sour taste with sweet edge. Blended notes of plum, cherry, vanilla and fig. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nordic (411) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle @ deTolly Baar. Dark red-brown color. Medium carbonation. Aroma of vinegar, balsamico, some oak. Taste: sour, vinegar, hops in aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (1359) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours brown with small head. Aroma: sour, balsamico, cow shit, beriies, slight roast, raw apples. Taste: bread, sour, acid, weak roast, oak. Thin + body. Sour-dry finish.


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