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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 1090   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.


Bcoble003's rating

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bcoble003 (246) - 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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3469) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle from saveur-biere.com: Aroma with notes of apples, wood barrels, sourness, caramel. Mahagoni brown color, brownish creamy head. Flavor is sourly sweet with notes of caramel, sugar, fruits and earthy woodiness.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
cobellig (31) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
It’s like a squeezed a lemon in my mouth than poured beer on it....a bad sample i hope??!! i threw the beer away lord forgive me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hkrivera (127) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - DEC 19, 2014
I know gold when I drink it. Almost feel the oak in the tongue. Dark, yet subtle to palate. Go for it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
Classic ’oud bruin’ matured in oak barrels for 24 months. Deep copper brown colour under a thinnish, pale beige head. Aroma dominated by sour fruits (redcurrant, lemon hint, starfruit), a bit vinegary, woody touch but in all, less complex than e.g. Rodenbach. Same for the taste: passion fruit, red berries, wine vinegar sourishness, candi sugar, sweet caramelly malts and some wood hints in the finish. I think Bavik would please beer afficionados with a fully ’old’ or more authentic edition, like Rodenbach does with their Vintage series. For now: quite okay as an honest and accessible introduction to this underrated and disappearing beer tradition.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egidis (6) - LITHUANIA - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
dark brown colour with a nice dense head. medium sweet with a light sourness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2459) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Shared at the BFD Christmas Party, thanks to who ever brought it. Tart fruit and light brown sugar light vanilla and earthy woodiness. Great brew, I’m surprised I haven’t rated this before.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chris_W (2) - Atwater, California, USA - DEC 2, 2014 does not count
Carmel head with dark mahogany color. Slightly flowery and sour aroma with complimenting sour/tart flavors, nice acidity and malty finish with little aftertaste. Easy refreshing beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SVD (661) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle at home, brown/red beer with a small head, aroma is sour, taste is sour some malts. Ok beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CPH2200 (302) - DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
bottle 75 cl, 5.5% abv. Dark brown with beige head. sour aroma. Taste likewise with malty notes. not my favourite type of beer but interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle split with wife, pours brown ruby, some what translucent. Typical Belgian nose with some cherry. Taste is pure cherry cough syrup, light sour. Body is watery but syrupy at the same time.


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