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


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RATINGS: 1267   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.

flemdawg's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemdawg (559) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
witthatsbier (521) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2016
bottled at sour petrus tasting @ six degrees north glasgow pours a dark brown with beige head,bit sour malty with sweet tones ok but needs to be more sour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
L_Lovecraft (263) - - OCT 18, 2016
Good acetic notes, beautiful light brown with a good head, light body, medium carbonation, taste is quite absent...unsatisfying but not terrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Laskicks (8) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2016 I liked this the first time, but really fell in love the second time. I found notes of red wine and cherry from the background, and refreshing cava in the aftertaste. Really good brown trappist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
derekalyon (11) - - OCT 9, 2016
Red brown color, like chestnut leather Light, fine head dissipates quickly Thin sour nose Nice and crisp, slightly sour flavor Mouth watering acidity Warm, sweet brown flavors on the medium long finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mister_Li (961) - GERMANY - OCT 4, 2016
Klares dunkelrot mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, süßlich, holzig, etwas nussig, leicht säuerlich, mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lokis333 (407) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - SEP 21, 2016
Clear dark brown in color with small-ish foam. Aromas sour and tart of oak and fruits. Palate medium body with lightish finish. Taste not as tart and sour as aromas were but still somewhat tart and fruity although weak in flavour. Overall it si vary basic rating from tonights memory as was unable to rate at the time. But beer was not amazing or leaving impression.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4128) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle from wine seller, Compton. Dark brown beer with small head. Aroma of red wine vinegar and a little dark malt. Taste is vinegar notes, red wine barrel, dark fruit and a little caramel. Slightly sour finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zlotta (2258) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2016
0.33 l bottle from ’Bierwinkel’ (Gent), best before March 2018, MJ500 #100. Clear, very dark red with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, beige head. Sweetish, minimally sourish, moderately fruity aroma of caramel, red wine, vinegar and cherries. Sweetish, minimally sourish, a bit fruity taste of caramel, cherries as well as slightly hints of vinegar, oak and some red wine, followed by a short, just slightly bitter, minimally sourish finish. Thin to medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Okay, bottle might not have been in the best condition.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PanMarek (267) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Strong aroma with notes of tart acid and some sweet malts. Pours a reddish brown with a thin beige foam. The flavor is complex and balanced with a good vinous end. The malt gives it a smooth, woody richness that gives over to the dry fruit. Medium body, little fizz with a good, long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChadPolenz (1700) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 23C Oud Bruin

AROMA: Moderate sourness in nose with nature cherry-like scent. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Beautiful mahogany hue; mostly clear. Fairly large, light tan foam laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Malt-centric palette though sourness is a major flavor component. General amber/dark malt taste, though none stand out individually. Slight cherry note as it finishes. Faint peppery hop character, otherwise mild. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; low CO2. Slightly flat sensation though very smooth. Tart finish is pleasant, but it fades away quickly and cleanly. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: A well-made brew albeit a bit boring. 7/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

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