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

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RATINGS: 1317   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.

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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Manu912 (4) - BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2016 does not count
My absolute favourite when it comes to Flemish sour red brown ales. Extremely refreshing!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oobawa (1193) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Modest tartness with a moderately sweet Belgian front. Little sour peeps in the middle, popping up like a groundhog fearing his shadow, continuing to fret well into the deep caramel fade. Good, then bland, then pretty good. You can find better Petrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (1692) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle; pours mostly clear brown with a khaki colored head; malty aroma with caramel, biscuit, some brown sugar and a hint of vinegar; taste is tart with caramel, cherries as well as slightly hints of vinegar, oak and some red wine; finish dry and has a touch of tart cherry

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bulk_Carrier (5884) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - DEC 5, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2016 Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a dark ruby red color and allows a low lying almost transparent red color. Fingers worth of white foamy head started and dissipated gently. Concave film of lace clings to the sides nicely. The aroma starts off with the cask dry woodiness, allows Belgian sugars to permeate nicely-all up in there. Light apple, some cherry. The flavor leads with the woodiness and the sweetness of the cherry. Apple is far underneath. Tame sweet woody dry semi-medicinal aftertaste. Quick sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Medicinal qualities smooth a lot of this out without any expected sour to even make an effort to make a presence. Weird. Overall, Im left scratching my beard. Is this really a Flanders Oud Bruin? If so, well, its probably the smoothest most indiscrete sour flavored FOB I ever had. Its definitely a starter for the style, but some of those medicinal qualities do distract from the style, I have to admit that. I wish I could find a date.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Korcz (3134) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3663) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Refrigerated 11.2 oz. brown bottle poured into a cup. Clear medium brown with small beige head. Aroma is funky tart, medium body, little carbonation, and little small-bubble lacing. Taste is tart and a little funky.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (1172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy, reddish-brown. High, slightly beige head. Berries, acidity, hints of red wine, hints of raisins, acidity in the aroma. Slight bitterness, hints of berries at first. Hints of malts, slight sweetness, hints of red wine. Tannins. Woody notes. Dry finish. Hints of berries and wine in the aftertaste. Sour to dry palate. Rather medium bodied, medium carbonated, well balanced and enjoyable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1827) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle @home, The I cant believe they voted for Trump tasting (Nov 8th). Pours brown with a red tinge, off white head. Nose is caramel, fruity, it smells a bit like a creme caramel. taste is coco-cola, slightly herbal, ever-so-slightly sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bolian (183) - - OCT 29, 2016
Pours reddish brown, beige foam. Nose is complex, spices, dark fruit, plumb, Bret. taste is sweet / sour as normal for the style. The ber is fresh with a sour finish Taste notes, dark fruit, gooseberry, plumb, and some roast. Nice glass but does not match Duchess de Bourg.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFF (196) - - OCT 25, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2016 Armes boiss, robe bourgogne, mousse blanchtre gnreuse. En bouche, caramel et sre. Agrable boire.


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