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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1243   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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
First new beer after being out with an infection. 2010 vintage, $3.29 @ Binny’s. Brownish amber pour is the color as the bottle glass. Pours a big spongy head in my little goblet. Lightly tart smell, not overdone. Taste is a bit tart, but more likely it’s aged out and smoothed down. But a bright oaky palate takes its place. The middle of the pour increases some of the sourness, but there’s little fruit to it. I guess I’d call it sour yet dry. Alcohol is pretty light. So it’s a nice, sessionable sour beer. Nice for easing myself back into my rating routine.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (762) - 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 (387) - 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 (1273) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gangstergafje (537) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2016
The beer has a beautiful appearance. The color of the beer is a beautiful deep ruby red. The beer is beautifully clear. You can see some amounts of small bibles rising towards the top of the glass. At the surface they create a thin drape of foam, which is the remainder of a larger frothy brown foam, which tends to collapse rather quickly. The smell of the beer is rather mild. I’ve expected some stronger aromas. I smell some sour yeasty barnyard aromas, together with a rather simple bread like malt aroma. I don’t really smell the hops in the beer. There might be a little resinous hop aroma, but I can’t clearly smell it. After the beer had warmed up a little, the sour yeast aroma gets a lot stronger and fils almost all of the nose. The taste is slightly stronger, but it isn’t really my favorite. I’m not that into the sour Belgian beer types. I’m more a bitter hop/roasted malt type of guy. The flavor has a rather strong sour yeast flavor to it. The beer also has a dry sensation, because of the sourness. It leaves the mouth really dry, longing for a sip of water (or another beer). The beer has a small slightly bitter touch of oak wood, though I expected s stronger oak flavor. This isn’t really my type of beer I’m afraid.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boxereddy (427) - 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 (2462) - 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 (1269) - 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 (1325) - 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 (987) - 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 (33) - 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..


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