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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: 1285   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 3/5/13. 11.2 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a nice-looking three finger light cream color featuring a great texture - and downright fantastic retention for the style. Good lacing is left down the glass. One of the most attractive looking sour ales Ive ever encountered. S: Not very tart or sour compared to others in the style, though a minor presence of lactic sourness and tart apple exist. A combination of caramel malts and diacetyl are at the forefront instead. I could live without the latter quite easily. T: This one has three stages: the initial flavor is slightly tart, the midtaste is a bit chocolaty, and the finish is sadly high in diacetyl. No big deal, I dont really mind the diacetyl presence so much here. Really, the subdued sour profile allows its malt base to shine through; it gives off notes of almonds, caramel, brown sugar, and the aforementioned chocolate. It could have used more fruity esters, though. M: I actually really like the mouthfeel of this one - its soft at first, yet crisp and dry to finish. The tannins are a subtle compliment to the creamy texture, aided by firm carbonation. O: Decent, but if youre looking for something mouth puckering, this aint it. Rather, its balanced and easy to drink, if unexciting. A good one to introduce sour newbies to.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MasDen (247) - Mogilev, BELARUS - FEB 11, 2017
Aroma: sour flavor of plums. Appearance: dark red with small white head. Taste: malt, plums, a bit sourness. Palate: medium body, medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2897) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle. Dark Red Brown. Rich fruity. Sour cherries taste. Malty with caramel notes. Some sweetness. Sour finish. (2008)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McSherman (624) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2017
Dunkelbraun leicht rtlich mit beigem Schaum. Geruch leicht suerlich und holzig. Die moderate Sure ist gut mit der malzigen Se ausbalanciert. Leicht fruchtige und wrzige Aromen, aber recht geradlinig. Sicherlich ein erfrischendes Sommerbier.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (882) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Pours a semi clear dark burgundy brown with a tan head of foam. Medium carbonation with some lacing. Crisp, tart, fruity aroma. Crisp tingly full mouth feel. Light tart and sour but not overpowering. Fairly thin body with a clean finish. Flavor falls a little flat and dry and doesnt linger much in the aftertaste. Fairly refreshing and enjoyable but not great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rafael52 (1247) - Łdź, POLAND - JAN 1, 2017
Kolor: brunatny, zmętniony.
Piana: średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, wolno opada.
Zapach: wyraźny aromat słodowy, opiekany, melanoidynowy, lekko karmelowy, lekki aromat owocowy, wiśniowy, dość wyraźne aromaty beczki, drewna.
Smak: lekkie, w kierunku wytrawnego, wyraźne nuty beczki, drewna, delikatna cierpkość, kwaskowość, lekkie nuty opiekane, karmelowe, sporo ciemnych owocw, niska goryczka.
Wysycenie: średnie.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wixie (511) - BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2016
Orange/brown liquid, small head. Strong fruity aroma. Light body, strong carbonation. Taste is sour and a bit sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inoven (520) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2016
Flesje gedeeld door Joep. Roodbruin helder bier met redelijk schuim. Aroma is iets zuur en kruidig. Smaak is zurig als een geuze. De smaak blijft heel even op de tong maar ebt redelijk snel weg.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zilverenmaan (107) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2016
Aroma faint, traces of vanilla. Taste only mildly acidic with a distinct candi sugar overtone. A bit watery towards the end.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Manu912 (4) - BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2016 does not count
My absolute favourite when it comes to Flemish sour red brown ales. Extremely refreshing!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oobawa (972) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Modest tartness with a moderately sweet Belgian front. Little sour peeps in the middle, popping up like a groundhog fearing his shadow, continuing to fret well into the deep caramel fade. Good, then bland, then pretty good. You can find better Petrus.


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