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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1343   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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badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a dark amber color with a foamy head leaving a little bit of sticky lacing. Smells funky. Sour, overripe fruit: apples, pears, plums and grapes. Taste is pretty good, sour fruit, wood, and even a cola like flavor mixed in there as well. Light body, moderate carbonation, very dry. Cloyingly dry in the finish which really hurts this, it could be much better otherwise.

TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2007
Bottle, a hazy brown with a bubbly off white head. A leathery musty malt aroma. Smooth and mellow, but a bit bland, with a cloyingly sweet finish. Hints of sourness, but more dry really.

cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2007
330 ml bottle
5.5% ABV
I tried this beer on October 27th after purchasing from my local LCBO outlet. The beer poured a nice dark brown into the glass with a 1cm tannish head. The aroma is slightly sour with some nut hints. The mouthfeel is medium and sour to the tongue with some mild carbonation. The flavour is sour with some malt tones mixed in.

BelgiskOlklub (1082) - Viby J, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Brown, sparkling, tan foam. Aroma of oak, malt and candy sugar. The flavor is sweet and only slightly hoppy or sour. Thin/medium body and thin sweet finish. I miss the sourness that used to be a trademark!

BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2007
[bottle] Murky brown in color, with a solid tan head. Funky aroma--woody malt and dark fruit, slight vinegar. Mild sour character in the flavor, with dominating vanilla and oak. Medium bodied. Quite drinkable.

Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2007
11/7/07 From the bottle. Aroma is phenolic and yet malty, with smoke and light caramel; very well balanced for such contrasting tones. Appearance is hazy copper brown with a moderate tan head. Flavor is malty, lively, and very clean, with only a light sourness. Mouthfeel is meium bodied with a low carb feel. Overall, very easy drinking, quite literally, this goes down too quickly and begs you asking for more.

blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 15, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 bottle poured a dark deep brown in color with an initial two finger head that became a thick layer of tan foam on the beer. aroma is sweet, malt, raisin, apple, sweet fruit, and has very little in the way of wood. taste is light in the mouth feel, has some must, citrus, predominant sourness that just is not what i would have expected, has this strange twang on the tongue, good carbination, but on the thin side. this is my first sour ale and i just don’t really get this. warmed up to it after my tasters got accustomed but still not sure i really like it either.

thegreenrooster (4406) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Pour is a dark red with a large tan head. Aroma is small but sugary with notes of cherries. Flavor is not as sour as some others so some other profiles comes out. Some vinegar with caramel malts a some oily hops. Ok but nothing great but good enough to try at least once.

JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2007
Bottle. Healthy-looking deep brown. Unusual aroma is difficult to break down, with hints of chocolate, lemon and steel layered over a sour malt body. Tight, fizzy palate could use more malt to flesh things out. Sour chocolate flavour is nuanced by a herbaceous/celery element. Slight bitter finish. Different and worth trying again.

Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2007
This is dark red brown with a big, light brown, head that slowly dissipates to a thin, hazy top and leaves no real lacing. The aroma is sweet, pungent, with notes of molasses, earth, and fruit. The taste is sweet but sour, tangy, with earthy molasses elements, yeast, red wine, and fruit, almost like grape soda mixed with beer. It has a sweetish, slightly grainy finish. It’s ok, but not my style and I don’t really like it.

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