Brewed by Seizoensbrouwerij Vandewalle
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Lo-Reninge, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
High fermentation beer with positive taste evolution by secondary fermentation in the bottle. Handcrafted beer based on natural ingredients: water, malted barley, hop of Poperinge and live yeast. Unfiltered and unpasteurized. Store upright in a cool and dark place. Preferably at a constant temperature of 5-7°C/41-45°F. Slowly pour into a clean and dry glass and serve at a temperature of 9-10°C/48-58°F.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (5900) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
75 cl. bottle split with Kogymo. Procured @ De Hopduvel. Bottled on valentines day 2014. Lots of pressure on this one, opened very, very slowly, luckily not a gusher. Hazy brown, non-lasting head. Ripe fruits upfront, light decay, oak, malt-rich, spices, quite a bit of murky wood, lightly murky vinous leading into substantial but balanced balsamic vinegar, oak, sour finish, almost reminiscent of Rodenbach Vintage. Not very complex or attenuated but very satisfactory. Looking at previous reviews, either this brewery has really stepped up their game or I got lucky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinDahlem (1381) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2012
Interesting take on an old brown, showing off oak itself rather than tart fruit or balsamic from half-wild yeast. Attractive red-brown with fluffy head. Extremely mellow acidity and light oxidation provide the vinous character. Somewhat tannic and fairly dry, with light caramel impression of sweetness and plain old wood in the aroma and flavor. The brewer may try to add more bugs, but I think I like this the way it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (6631) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2012
Note: this is the combined rating of two bottles, one 3 months old, the other 2 years old. It’s clear that this beer needs to mature for a long time before it develops it’s full potential.

24/VI/2012 - 75cl bottle shared with the brewer @ the brewery (Reninge) - 3 months old (2012-650) Thanks to Chris for the tour and sharing the bottle!

Ar: 7, Ap: 4, T: 6, P: 3, O: 13, Total: 3.3
Clear red brown beer, small sediment floating around under a big creamy beige head, pretty stable, little adhesive. Aroma: tart apples, red forest fruits, red lace candy, a bit dusty, citric, red wine vinegar. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: apples, bit dusty, touch of caramel, mocha, bitter hops, bit fruity, some tart apples. Aftertaste: touch of dried fruits, caramel, little mocha, soft sourness.

24/VI/2012 - 33cl bottle shared with the brewer @ the brewery (Reninge) - brewed: 22/VII/2010, bottled: 16/I/11 (2012-650) Thanks to Chris for the tour and sharing the bottle!

Ar: 9, Ap: 4, T: 8, P: 4, O: 16, Total: 4.1
Clear ruby red to red brown beer, big fizzy beige head, pretty stable, little adhesive. Aroma: lots of dried fruits, mocha, honey, molasses. MF: good carbon, medium body, bit creamy texture. Taste: tart start, caramel, mocha, some hop bitterness, citrus, brown sugar, dried fruits. Aftertaste: little bitter from the hops, mocha, dry woody touch (possibly from the new oaken barrel), nice sour ending, little caramel, tart green apples.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4765) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle thnx to kurt. Pours very dark redbrown. Good white foam. Extreme gusher tough. Smell is sour, rather sharp, some wood. Taste is sharp laxticacid, some fruity sweet undertone. Full malty back. Overcarbonated ( or what did you expect?) dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Roasted and metallic. Overripe fruity. Bitter, light citric and fruity. Toasted malty. Bitter and citric finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (5500) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle: Served in a Duvel glass: Medium to bigger sized creamy off white foamy head on top of a murky deep dark red brown colored beer. Aromas of yoghurt, cherries, malts, sweetsour, some plastic and paper tones, some brown sugars, wood and corn and some oat. Flavours of sour, yoghurt, brown sugars, malts, some cherrries and berries, bitter, sweetsour. Decent... Aftertaste is malty, hint of red fruit, some yeast and a close to nasty bitterness. Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller body and a creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (16880) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle. Gusher. Clear brown color, massive brown ice cream cone head. Aroma of sour chocolate and coffee, subtle licorice. Taste is sweet and sour licorice, espresso. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9770) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012. Mega-gusher! The beer actually hit the roof. It pours cloudy amber, with a thin white head. The nose is tangy, balsamic vinegar, raisin, prune, date and wood. The taste is tangy dark fruit, raisin, currant, prune, sharp Granny Smith apple, only a very light sourness and wood, with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent beer, just a shame most of it was sprayed around the room.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23155) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012. Lively, cork didn’t fly to the roof, but the beer did... Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, fruits, some toffee and mild floral and yeasty notes. Flavour is tart wood, some rather yeasty notes along with fruits and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39784) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012

Bottle 750ml. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012.

Most impressive gusher ever - a Mega-gusher - the beer actually hit the roof. Unclear - hazy matt medium amber colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, grass, moderate to heavy yeasty, leather, funky, horse blanket, fruit - prune - apple. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, leather, caramel,. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120804]

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