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

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RATINGS: 1333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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A blend of 33% Petrus Aged Pale, pure barrel aged beer that has been aged for two years in oak barrels, and 67% young brown beer. In this blend, the young dark beer contributes the reddish-brown colour and the Aged Pale contributes the slightly sour flavour. Petrus Roodbruin is a typical Flemish red ale as tradition dictates.

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3.3
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 30, 2008
11.2oz bottle. Pours a dark, slightly oily cherry-cola color; light tan head with patchy retention and lacing. Mildly tart and overripe red fruits (strawberries, cherries), honey, apples, and cereal in the aroma; not a ton of tartness or depth, but reasonably clear nose. Relaxed carbonation. Medium mouthfeel: slight acidity, very mildly tart (cherries, watery strawberries); some oak toastiness and honey are present as well, but this is definitely lacking some depth, and any initial tartness and citric jolt at the front soon dissipates after the first few sips; pleasant, just not an exceptional example, and a very pronounced cereal note that isn’t quite what I’m looking for in a sour ale. Medium finish: lots of candy sugar, honey, and some red fruit maltiness.

3.3
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle and tap. Odd to me this doesn’t taste more like wood after a supposed 20 months. Fairly non-impressive on most accounts, thin and wishing for more.

2
CH-303 (2268) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Appearance: Dark, redish brown. Quite a lot of head. Aroma: Dark fruits. Taste: Pretty fruity, dry, though sweet... Some sourness. Info: 330ml bottle, 11/3-2007, 158/500

3.4
gueuzeisgod (113) - Graham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Bottle, has a very coarse bubbled head- smells like oaken root beer, wildflowers- some metallic smells like cupric oxide, inner tubes- taste is far sweeter than other bruins, acidity is sadly only a backdrop to some very tutti-frutti type stuff- body is somewhat malty bordering on watery, a bit of a disappointment but drinkable-

3.5
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Pour was brown with a fine light tan head. Aroma was lightly bitter with sweet malt, caramel, and a hint of sourness. The sourness came out a little more in the flavor but was still balanced real well. Beer itself was real smooth. Good brew. Would buy again.

3.5
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2008
scent is certainly sour. taste is of fermented fruit and some hops. sour after taste. just the right amount of carbonation. I could drink this again.

3.1
BeerEssential (96) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Fruity, skunky sour smell. Dark red-brown with a fluffy off-white head which leaves great lacing. Taste is very mild...I mean very. Not bitter or even very fruity. Some malt and very slight raisin/fig flavour. Easy to drink, but could be more complex and interesting.

3.5
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
33cl bottle from Habersham Liquors (Savannah, GA). Pours a dark brown to black with a one finger tan head that recedes quickly but still laces the glass. Smells sweet and sour with notes of vinegar, ripe dark fruit, and yeasty bread. Taste is sweet malt, vinegar, oak, and bread with hints of sour cherry and vanilla. Interesting sour ale.

4.6
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Poured from a 12 oz bottle and was a nice dark brown color, not at all hazy. There was a good carbonation, but no head on the beer, not sure if that is common for sour ales, possibly because I used a pilsner glass instead of a snifter. There was a pleasing aroma, but it was nothing exciting. Mostly malty, sweet, fruity with maybe some hints of cherries. The flavor was outstanding, just wonderful and complex. There was a very nice well rounded sourness with hints of cherry and chocolate, that blended well with a very subtle hop presence. There were times when the bitterness stood out more than others, mostly as the beer warmed toward the middle of the glass. The beer started out very mellow and balanced, moved toward bitter then finished out sweet. I even went back to the bottle and finished the dregs. The beer feels comfortable in my mouth like it should be there. The alcohol is barely present, which at 5.5% is deceiving. What an awesome beer, I’ll definately come back to this beer again. I haven’t had too many sour ales, but this is an excellent beer. I think this would make an awesome beer for anyone looking to get more into sour ales...a starter beer.

3.3
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2008
Draft at Akkurat in Stockholm (thanks again Johan!) Refreshing is the key word with this beer. Bags of light berry and cherry fruit flavours with enough acidity to make it extremely thirst quenching but without setting your teeth on edge. Attractive chestnut brown colour. Uplifting!


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