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

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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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3.8
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2007
UPDATED: APR 10, 2009 Dark brown mahogony pour with minimal head. Very nice sour cherry aroma. Flavor is on par with the best sour ales except it is extremely subdued and mild compared to those examples. Cabonation is pretty nice but the body is vacant leaving one wanting. This is an everyday sour ale. Very tame but still has more refinement than most other beers. 8.4.7.4.16

3.7
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 5, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2009 Tap at Hamilton’s in San Diego. Very easy drinking, very Flemish. Notes of cinnamon, tart apple, funky grape.

3.4
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 2, 2007
33cl bottle courtesy of Jetzler: poured reddish brown with a fizzy tan head. The head dissipates quickly. Mild sour aroma of cherries with a slight bit of oak. Flavor is mildly sour from cherries, just a hint of wood, and yeast. Moderately dry. Mild bitter cherry pit finish. Good.

3.5
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2007
Nice beer, poured a redish brown with soft white head slight iron on the palate and on the nose flavour is slightly reminiscient of black doris plum seeds mixed with a sourish note. Very dry on the finish.

3.5
BeerBiker (1415) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2007
[Bottle from Els.] Nice great intense aroma which later is to find in the flavor. Notes of oak, sweet sourness, portnotes, round and sharp at the same time, acid and complex indeed this redbrown looking great brew from Flanderen.

3.9
davhix (38) - Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2007
nice pour with quickly dimishing head. dark redish color. did not expect the sour/cherry flavor, but liked it quite a bit.

3.2
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2007
brownish red pour. decent foamy head. light aroma of malt and sour. light funk in the taste with cherry malt and oak. everyhing was balanced well nothing really tanding out. decent flanders style. expected it to be a bit more sweet. light bubbly mouthfeel. easy drinker and good initial step for someone unfamiliar with the style.

3.7
beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2007
They tricked me with the new label but it was about time I revisited the beer. The beer pours with a large, foamy, sticky head. The color of the beer is a dark burgundy red. The head stays around for a bit and then turns into a surface covering lacing. The color is dark enough to make it hard to see through but in the light it’s a clear beer. Aroma is simple yet right on the button for what this beer is going. It’s a light clean beer with an addition of some light funk, cherry, flanders red characteristics, and a hint of wet wood (oak). Taste is watered down cherry/flanders red with a sprtitz-y mineral thing and just a hint of sourness in the aftertaste. An extremely sessionable flanders red, good intro to the style. I doubt it will age well but I will give it a shot. Also, there must only be a very small part of this beer that’s barrel aged for 20 months, most of it is fresh, which is well experienced in the beer.
11.2 oz bottle stamped 38810, Lindener Spezial smaller stem glass.

3.4
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Medium brown - mostly clear - slightly tart aroma - notes of spice, nuts, sour cherry, vanilla and malt. Flavor is lively & tart, without being unpleasantly sour or funky. Sort of remindes me of Duchess de Bourgogne only a little more sweet and mild.

3
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2007
Pours clear brown with small head. Slightly sweet flavor with some spices. Where is the sourness? Would expect more from a beer like this...


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