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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: 1274   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bulk_Carrier (4106) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a dark ruby red color and allows a low lying almost transparent red color. Fingers worth of white foamy head started and dissipated gently. Concave film of lace clings to the sides nicely. The aroma starts off with the cask dry woodiness, allows Belgian sugars to permeate nicely-all up in there. Light apple, some cherry. The flavor leads with the woodiness and the sweetness of the cherry. Apple is far underneath. Tame sweet woody dry semi-medicinal aftertaste. Quick sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Medicinal qualities smooth a lot of this out without any expected sour to even make an effort to make a presence. Weird. Overall, Im left scratching my beard. Is this really a Flanders Oud Bryon? If so, well, its probably the smoothest most indiscrete sour flavored FOB I ever had. Its definitely a starter for the style, but some of those medicinal qualities do distract from the style, I have to admit that. I wish I could find a date.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Korcz (936) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3228) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Refrigerated 11.2 oz. brown bottle poured into a cup. Clear medium brown with small beige head. Aroma is funky tart, medium body, little carbonation, and little small-bubble lacing. Taste is tart and a little funky.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (862) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy, reddish-brown. High, slightly beige head. Berries, acidity, hints of red wine, hints of raisins, acidity in the aroma. Slight bitterness, hints of berries at first. Hints of malts, slight sweetness, hints of red wine. Tannins. Woody notes. Dry finish. Hints of berries and wine in the aftertaste. Sour to dry palate. Rather medium bodied, medium carbonated, well balanced and enjoyable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1773) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle @home, The I cant believe they voted for Trump tasting (Nov 8th). Pours brown with a red tinge, off white head. Nose is caramel, fruity, it smells a bit like a creme caramel. taste is coco-cola, slightly herbal, ever-so-slightly sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bolian (178) - - OCT 29, 2016
Pours reddish brown, beige foam. Nose is complex, spices, dark fruit, plumb, Bret. taste is sweet / sour as normal for the style. The ber is fresh with a sour finish Taste notes, dark fruit, gooseberry, plumb, and some roast. Nice glass but does not match Duchess de Bourg.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFF (165) - - OCT 25, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2016 Armes boiss, robe bourgogne, mousse blanchtre gnreuse. En bouche, caramel et sre. Agrable boire.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
witthatsbier (530) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2016
bottled at sour petrus tasting @ six degrees north glasgow pours a dark brown with beige head,bit sour malty with sweet tones ok but needs to be more sour

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
L_Lovecraft (315) - - OCT 18, 2016
Good acetic notes, beautiful light brown with a good head, light body, medium carbonation, taste is quite absent...unsatisfying but not terrible.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Laskicks (8) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2016 I liked this the first time, but really fell in love the second time. I found notes of red wine and cherry from the background, and refreshing cava in the aftertaste. Really good brown trappist.


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