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69
32
style
Brewed by De Brabandere
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Harelbeke, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 1341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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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3.6
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Pours deep brown with hints of amber. Head disapears as I pour this brew into my trappist glass. Aroma: dark malts, wood, vinegar. Mouthfeel is watery. Woody flavor with sour lemon notes that get you right on the sides of your mouth. I like this brew, I only wish it was meatier. Maybe slightly underrated at 76%

3.4
ganache (5893) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Bottle from jrob_21, thanks! Slight sour cherry aroma with muddy brown malt, sour woody notes with light oak. Deep ruby pour looks brown and supports a beige head. Taste is thin, cherry with that darkish malt and very slight sour tones from the wood, which is all the aftertaste gives up. Thin body and crisp beginning, creamy middle, dry end. Smooth! Just a touch of vinegar with some lemon. Light sweetness. Good balance and reasonably clean. Not terribly assertive, but a nice little summer sour.

3.4
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Pours dark amber with mahogany hues. A beige head of a half-inch sunk to a full coverage skim-coat. Decent lacework throughout the glass. Aromatics are vineous and meaty, with wine-soaked raisins and turned earth. Not a whole lot of presense in the nose however. Lacking intensity and depth. Creamy, velvety mouthfeel. Rich and soft. The pallet starts off with a hint of tart vineousity, ripe fruit, juicy malt, and an earthy woodiness. Hints of figs, worstershire, and lemon follow through. Alcohol and bitterness are nill, and the beer finishes fairly quick. An easy drinker, but really too tame in character. The beer just needs a lot more of what it already has.

3.5
NachlamSie (3479) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2010 bottle. Pours amber with a tall head. The nose is definitely sour with plenty of vinegar hints, some muscadine, and a touch of metal. Mouth is a little thin. The sourness here is mild, but definitely present. Woody sweetness balances things out. Pretty straight-forward tart, woody brew. It could use a bit more assertive character, but it certainly isn’t bad.
(may 24, 2010) bottle at Union Jack’s. This is a decent sour brown ale. It gets me by in a pinch. Tartness is clean and present but never overpowering. Palate is kind of light but fits this hot weather. My previous rating still does my opinion justice.

3.3
Dedollewaitor (16146) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
Bottle. Thanks ChristianScheffel. Pours Amber/brown with a good creamy head & lacings. Aroma is sweet of sugar & caramel with a slight fruity sour twist. A bit watery palate. Some metallic notes. Average Sour!

3.5
Christian (13659) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
Red brown with a small off-white head. Malt and molasses and fruit in the nose. Slightly tart and very dry.

3.5
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 24, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2008 Pours deep brown with a touch of ruddiness when held to light. Bubbly head that lingers for a few minutes. Nose is complex and slightly cherry like sour. Flavor is interesting, with a malty touch followed quickly by a subtle tart pinot grape like influence. A bit creamy on the palate.

3.3
fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 23, 2008
Bottle @ <a href=http://www.ale.dk/index.php?id=4638 target=_new> Sour ale Tasting - DOE Holstebro. Clear medium brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, brown sugar, sour fruit, oak. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (250308)

3.4
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 19, 2008
I thought this was great, happy in its simplicity. It’s not trying to be anything more than what it is. Just sour enough to not give you that pucker of acidity, but just right to be extremely enjoyable in the mouthfeel. Lots of nice fruits here, some green and red apple skins, with a nice yeasty presence, and a balanced sour finish.

3.6
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2008
I’m a sucker for a good sour ale, and I enjoyed this one. Not overpowering, but well balanced and clean.


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