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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1239   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.


flemdawg's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemdawg (558) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Brown body with red highlights when held up to the light. Small head of tightly packed small off white bubbles. Sour cherries in the aroma and some fresh green apples. Understated sour flavor some hints of cherries and a bit of maltiness. Some woody flavors as it warms.. Rather thin on the palate and fairly bubbly.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boxereddy (406) - BELGIUM - APR 25, 2016
Donkerbruin bier met robijnrood lichaam en beige schuimkraag. Aroma: krenten, rozijnen, wijn, evenwichtige zoet en licht zure geur Smaak: vergelijkbaar met aroma, tonen van lichtzoete mout, caramel, donkere rozijnen. Mondgevoel: gemiddeld met een matige koolzuur. Afdronk: kort en zurig.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (2245) - SPAIN - APR 18, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, España. A: Reddish brown / Marron rojizo. T/S: Malt, sour, fruity, sweet / Malta, agrio, afrutado, dulce.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (1244) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
A great hoppy ,fruity, sour beer, very easy to drink, and quite refreshing,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1266) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
Had a bottle a while back at deTolly in Tartu. Poured reddish brown with smallish creamy head. Woody, fruity, spicy-ish aroma, somewhat sugary. Tasted sweetish sour, woody and fruity flavour. Light tartness, funky. Quite restrained sourness. Crisp and dry. Carbonation moderate to active. Lightish body. Overall pretty nice but far from outstanding.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkydodson (955) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 9, 2016
the aroma of cherry, plum, red wine with shades of apple vinegar and forest berries... the taste is fruity and spicy with notes of red wine, sour apple, plum and grapes... sweet and sour aftertaste...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buukwurm (29) - California, USA - APR 6, 2016
Poured a dark slightly golden brown. Pretty but not the ruby red mentioned in the brewer’s deScription. Nice malty aroma. Quite sour with a short sour finish. Thin. Lively carbonation. Nice but not great..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bontus (739) - Flanders, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2016
Bottle, 33cl, Geers. Pours dark red brown. Thick beige head. Lactic acid nose, old wet wood, slight vinous. Also sweet, medium oud bruin afaic.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (737) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2016
Robe brune, belle mousse crémeuse, abondante. Nez plus acidulé et balsamique que l’aged red, le fût est également plus marqué, la cerise acidulée apparaît à l’aération. Bouche à l’attaque qui manque un peu de fraîcheur et d’ampleur et qui déçoit après le nez engageant. Une brune assez moyenne.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dervock (827) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle - pours brown with small head. Aroma is mild tartness with some malt. Taste is very mildly tart, a bit of spice comes through in the finish. Palate is watery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (1071) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 23, 2016
Dark brown colored, bit red hue, medium beige creamy head, good lasting. Aroma is fruity tart, moderate sour vinegar, some caramel, bit bready. Taste is medium sweet malt, bit caramel, tart fruit, medium sour, some bread notes, bit metallic, light wood, dryish finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.


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