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67
32
style
Brewed by De Brabandere
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Harelbeke, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 1362   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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rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Bottle, thanks MDS. Deep ruby brown, light tan head. Nose is honey & rich malt, cherry syrup. Flavor is sweet malt, light tartness, some cherry, very rich malt. Tartish finish.

3.3
illidurit (2356) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Poured into a wine glass in a pinch, forms a nice 1 finger head of light tan foam. Body is clear and cola colored. Smells of that root beer flavored gummy candy with a hint of musty yeast, raspberry, overly sugary. This beer is way too sweet. It reminds me of watery cherry cola with berry notes and no trace of sourness or oak. Boring. Too much carbonation makes this beer hard to drink until the head settles down, which doesn’t take too long because the head is fizzy. Inoffensive beer but it just tastes saccharine to me. I was expecting a nice tart refreshing brew but I got a fountain drink.

2
beerlord (217) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2008
deep ruby body with no head. Musky sour aroma. Very thin lifless body with sour malt flavors and not much more, I’m going to chalk this up to a poorly stored bottle as i have had these in the past and enjoyed them

3.2
faroeviking (11339) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 25, 2008
Bottle shared with Nosiriwont. Clear deep dark brown colour. Sweet malty sour aroma. The flavour is sweet with dark malts, soft sourness and some spice. Sweet malty sourish finish.

3.3
daniele (9888) - ITALY - JAN 9, 2008
scura con riflessi rosatri buona schiuma note lievemente vinose acidule caramello assaggiata una prima volta forse il dolciastro prevaleva sull’acido riassagiato poi dopo alcuni mesi dalla data di scadenza l’acetico prevaleva sul dolce

3.5
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2008
Dark red in colour with firm white head Brown sugar and cinamin. Sweet cinamina nd brown sugar flavour but short and sharp.

3.5
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2008
11.2oz - Aroma of sour cherry, grape juice, raisin, dark malts and spicy yeast. Pours deep garnet with lots of bubbles, a medium head and great lacing. Flavor is a much more subdued version of the aroma which is really a shame. Palate is thin, soft and too clean for a sour. If the flavor lived up to the aroma and the palate a little more tart, this could be a great brew. Still very drinkable.

3
awaisanen (1310) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2008
From a 330mL Bottle. Pours a transparent, ruddy brown color with a thick finger of quickly dissipating beige head. A crisp, cherry tinged brett aroma wafts from the beer, ripened by fermented lemons and dusty cobwebs. A bit musty, and is livened up by some gentle apple cider acetic notes in the background. Leathery caramel malts and faint chocolate nougat is noticeable behind the acidity and brett. Medium light bodied, zesty carbonation that dissipates quickly, leaving behind a relatively bland, flabby cocoa malt sweetness. Whereas the aroma is a delightful blend of acidity and malt, the flavor comes across bland and unexciting. Ho hum. Very little brett character comes across in the flavors, and the acetic character is missing as well. I don’t generally want more acetic character in my beer, but it would be a welcome addition to this flavor stagnation. Boring chocolate malt flavors with no finish. OK, so there is a smidgen of apple cider crispness in there mid-palate, but the finish is too clean and watery. I don’t remember this beer tasting this un-sour in past samples I’ve had, but this is the third time I’ve had it in the last two weeks, twice from a bottle and once on draft, and it was a bit of a disappointment each time. This rating reflects the sample I’m enjoying while entering this rate, as I’m actually giving this beer my undivided attention. And yes, my rating number has actually improved. The snifter glass really showcases the nice aroma, but the flavors and palate are a total let down.

2.5
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2008
A disappointment, nice brown color body, thick white head with great lacing. Aroma was of lemon and wheat, but came across being rather astringent. Flavor was also astringent, very little malt to balance out the sourness. I couldn’t detect any oak notes. Carbonation was slightly above adequate.

2.6
barncatmatt (2355) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2007
330 ml botlle. birthday present from my brother. pours dark brown with no head. sour aromas, fruity with yeast but mostly sour. flavours are sour fruits with a dry woody finish. its also pretty thin whats there is nice there just isnt enough of it. this was ok but not something id go out of my way to get again.


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