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Brewed by Browar Artezan
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Błonie, Poland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Third Batch of Red Wine Barrel Aged Sour Red Ale

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4.1
MasDen (405) - Mogilev, BELARUS - AUG 21, 2017
Complex aroma of barrel, vinegar sour and a bit fruits. Brown without head. Great taste with barrel notes, vinegar sourness, malt, dried fruits. Dry finish. Light body, small carbonation.

3.8
scirtes (645) - POLAND - AUG 18, 2017
Bottle, bb 30.06.2017. Pours brownish red with beige head. Lots of vinous aromas, a bit of fruits, like cherries and redcurrants. Taste is moderately sour, with some roasted notes, aftertaste is tannic and astringent. Quite good, probably the best Polish sour red.

3.8
tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2017
15/VIII/17 - 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ Help-Me-Get-to-10K-In-Time-Tasting 2 (home) - BB: 30/VI/17 (2017-1227) Thanks to ElManana+1 for sharing the bottle!

Note: found several other entries with the same best-by-date, so I’m entering it here, though it seems weird to have a 2017 edition of a beer, only being considered drinkable for 6 months or so... Anyway, the picture for this entry seems to be correlating with the bottle we drank.
Clear red brown beer, big aery irregular fluffy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of vinegar, tannins, some red wine notes. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter start, some red wine, vanilla notes, some vinegar, little fruity. Aftertaste: tannins, bit metallic, red wine vinegar, bit oily texture, some grapes.

3.6
Slautar (657) - Gdañsk, POLAND - AUG 17, 2017
Pachnie ciekawie - jakby melon, wewnętrzna część skórek arbuza, winogrona, wiśnie i suszone podgrzybki spędziły razem trochę czasu pod końskim siodłem. Smak kojarzy mi się z kwaśnym sokiem wiśniowym przesączonym przez filtr ze spróchniałego drewna i wysuszonych grzybów na końską derkę nasączoną czerwonym winem. Ciekawe i bardzo inspirujące piwo.

3.8
MikeBeermaster (920) - that shaggy maggot, POLAND - JUL 30, 2017
Moderate aroma of red fruitiness with barn notes and some noble wooden barrel touch of vanilla. Dark reddish in the glass with thick yellow head. Taste is semi dry with notes of dried red fruits, some wooden astringency and bit of vinegar. Finish is tart, but not very intense. Beer is well balanced, that’s the solid brew, maybe little overrated I think.

4.3
Alengrin (5451) - BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2017
’Oud bruin’ aged on wine barrels from Artezan, one of the finest in the new wave of Polish micro breweries; apparently something of a hype there, with limited distribution. Frothy, pale yellowish beige, thick and moussy head, slowly breaking open in the middle but otherwise well-retaining, deep and initially clear burgundy wine red colour with purplish tinge, hazy and a tad more chestnut brown-hued with sediment. Noble bouquet of passion fruit jam, Syrah or other spicy red wine and quite a lot of it, redcurrant, nectarine that isn’t quite ripe yet, wet old oak wood, unsugared strawberry yoghurt, stewed plums, grape peel, sherry, dry earth, red apple, hints of balsamic vinegar, beetroot juice, cassis, vanilla (the oak again), brown rum, tea. Fruity, tart flavour, lots of redcurrant, blue plum and grape peel tartness, sour with a pear-like sweet core, soft carbo, elegantly smooth and bit vinous, full mouthfeel. The drying fruit wryness and lactic yoghurty sourness continue well into the finish, over a rounded, caramelly, (hazel-)nutty and ’brown bready’ malt core, while a certain grape peel-like astringency cuts through the whole. Tannins in the finish, elegantly drying woodiness with retronasal oak flavours (something dimly vanilla-like), paired with the ongoing stonefruit tartness, yoghurty lactic sourness and eventually soaked in an unmistakable red wine flavour, which matches well with the red fruit, yoghurt and nutty malt aspects and accentuates an afterglow of warming, sherryish alcohol. All the way at the back, a brief, ’narrow’ but nevertheless pungent bitter accent pops up - hops maybe, but too vague to be clearly identified, could have to do with tannins as well. By all means an excellent example of a ’pimped’ Flemish red, understanding well that the drying sourness needs a soft caramelly malt sweet underbuilt for compensation; that aspect is well-accentuated and very well-balanced here, with the tart red wine aspect nicely interwoven with the beer’s basic features. The Polish have a habit of hyping their own top beers but in this case, there is more to it than mere patriottism, this is truly a very well-made ’oud bruin’ - never thought I’d ever say this of any Polish, or indeed non-Flemish beer fifteen years ago. It is really astonishing sometimes what this Polish craft beer revolution is capable of.

4.9
miodny (3) - - JUL 28, 2017 does not count
I rate this beer so high because it was much hyped in Internet and availability was restricted thus I had big expectations. Now I can tell that it lived up to the hype. Can recommend it to lovers of that style and beer enthusiasts in general. What I like the most is complex aroma and presentation.

4
bonev (799) - POLAND - JUL 18, 2017
Piwo w kolorze brazowo - miedzianym nalewa sie z minimalna iloscia piany. W aromacie beczka i kwasne nuty winno octowe polaczone z dzikim slodkim lambikiem. Srednie wysycenie i taniczna goryczka przeplatana slodkimi owocami.

4.2
imperial_suchy (234) - Rybnik, POLAND - JUL 14, 2017
Piwo koloru miedzianego z szybko znikającą pianą. W aromacie ocet, stajnia, drewno i skóra. W smaku kwaśne, czuć stajnie, skórę, drewno, skórkę z cytryny, czerwoną porzeczkę. Jest kwaśno i cierpko. Wysoki poziom.

3.7
Desverger (11882) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2017
[email protected] May 2017, Copenhagen - dark red pour with beige head. Aroma and taste is sour fruity, light malty, overripe fruit, with prominent red wine soaked oaked wooden accents, acidic, tart fruity finish.


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