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

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RATINGS: 1306   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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1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2007
I cant really give this beer a fair rating, since the bottle I had was a bit mistreated. There was rust under the foil and on the cap. The taste, when poured, was still somewhat enjoyable, with dry, tannic, burgundy wine flavors . The finish though was slightly watery, and extremely metallic, like sucking on a penny. Not sure if this had anything to do with the rust on the bottle but its a very good chance that it did. Overall, Ive decided not to buy beer from this particular store anymore.....

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcp23 (54) - Duluth, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2007
8.4 oz. bottle. Cherry cola colored. Whatever miniscule head appeared was completely gone after I blinked once(has to be a photoshop picture). Fruity, sour aroma. B-l-a-h, B-o-r-i-n-g. 2 years of aging for THIS? Light sour apple flavor. Looks and tastes like flat Coke, except thinner and with a fruity, instead of syrupy sweetness. This being my second Flemish sour, I found Duchesse de Bourgogne far superior. Lamest Belgian beer Ive ever had. Nothing happening here for me. Next.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5689) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2007
330ml bottle from BeersOfEurope. Smooth malty beer with prickly carbonation, some sugar and some light balsamic vinegar. Its a gentle relaxed beer of modest character. The flavours are pleasant and hold together well. Its not sharp or assertive - the most aggressive aspect is the slight acidity of the carbonation. OK.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2007
Dark-ruby body with a small beige head. Had a tasting of popular belgium Flemish Sours (Duchesse, Rodenbach GC, Vlaamse, Queue de Charrue, Vichtenaar, etc.) and unfortunately I think there was something wrong with our bottle of Petrus Oud Bruin. Corky nose/taste despite being a capped bottle. Taste had equal amount of cardboard and oak wood. Moderately sweet. A bit too Oud (old) maybe? Very thin. Lifeless body. Borderline infection. Petuntrusty Oud Bruin.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2007
its like the flemish sour for beginners. the ipa before the double. mine didnt pour with nearly the head thats in the picture and i cant see how it ever could. it was gone shortly after i set the glass down. i drank it from an arrogant bastard glass which made it better.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Pours a deep maple syrup brown with little head. Malty aroma of apple, pear, oak, and sour notes. Flavor is a little underwhelming, but what is there is good. Nice sourness and dry finish. A little watery.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Pours with a thick off-white, tan lace. Redish caramel color. Hints of green apples, very malty taste. Finishes clean with no burn or aftertaste. Nice but not great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Clear brown pour with a short tan head. Caramel, oak, cherries, and funk in the nose. Sweet and sour bite with oak, malt, and green apples in the taste. Sour and dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8464) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2007
Bottle. Cola like colour with almost no head or carbonation. Aroma of red fruits with a slightly sour edge. A bit woody in the mouth, the flavour was of caramel with some dark fruits. Finish was again slightly sour. Very drinkable for a beer of this ABV.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Sampled at Stones Sour Festival, July 2007. poured brown (or bruin, en vlaams) with a deent beige head. Malty aroma with some sour funk. And intersting mix of sour, sweet, malt and spicy, but not all together great. An interesting brew, but no the best that Belgium has to offer.


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