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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
Had from bottle from Total Wine & More. Pours a dark brown with hints of red and a tan head with good lacing. The aroma is tart which belies the subtleness of the sourness in the flavor. Other aromas of malts and fruits - cherries, raspberries... Tastes of a brown ale - malts, oak, slightly sour and more oak than I expected. With the tart aroma, I expected a more pronounced sour flavor, but its quite demure with just slight undertones. Very enjoyable, drinkable, and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pellegjr (396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Botle, pours deep chestnut w/ big foamy head, aroma is heavy balsamic w/ some vanilla, light to medium-bodied w/ moderate acetic throughout, finishes slightly metallic, pretty solid

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Petkus331 (389) - Redford, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014
A sweet and sour aroma of flowers and apples. Appears clear light golden yellow, thin foam, but nice lace. Taste is mostly sour balanced with some sweet and slight bitterness of bubblegum and apple. Palate is a little foamy, and thinnish. Overall, this is a very good beer! Should be considered a Berlinerweise.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
seynie (387) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2015
Ruby brown with little foam. Malt, caramel but not to much, sour cherries. A bite of bitterness towards the end. Medium malty finish, fizzy dry. Nice refreshing beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NJJereme (386) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours a lovely mocha color with a nice, thick head. Aroma of fermented fruits. Analogous flavors. Perhaps expecting a bit more bitterness to this and perhaps more of a bread flavor. Texture-wise and and appearance-wise it is great. Taste a little too sweet and sour for my taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
poech73 (383) - Braine, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2014
Ma 2e Oud bruin aprs la Rodenbach. Celle-ci est moins sucre avec un profil fort bois dgageant des effluves acides fuites. En bouche, cest un corps fort lger, trs agrable boire qui offre des armes de fruits de bois (cassis, myrtille) et une belle rondeur. Sur la fin, il ne me reste presque pas damertume, juste un peu ce got acide assez dsaltrant et cette belle rondeur lgre qui rend la bire moelleuse, mais assez courte cependant. Plutt que pour la dgustation, on dirait plus une bire pour la soif .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrDick (381) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Since it's Bastille Day, I thought that I would drink a Belgium beer (as I fart in your general direction). Strong plum aroma which seems to accompany other ale aged in oak casks. Dark reddish-brown color with little head. On first taste, it lacks character - a bit tart but no real flavors and a bit watery. I'll let this warm up a bit and try again later. It's later. A little more taste and bitterness. Sweet apple and chocolate. This could be a very nice starter ale for somebody trying flemish sours as it doesn't overpower.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - JAN 7, 2010
pours a rich brown with small white head. aroma is tart and malty with some dark fruits in there. carbonation is nicely done making this fairly light. drinks with tart black cherries and oak with a sweet caramel malt body and a light fruity finish. tartness is nice and makes you want another drink but isnt too puckering. pretty well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
RaijinSen (379) - POLAND - APR 15, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2015 Cerise beer with a decent head that leaves some lacing. The aroma: delicate notes of dark fruits, vinous, some wood that from time to time changes miracously into... smoked note, cherry - the aroma is good, interesting but definitely too subtle. Vinous sourness in the taste seems to be allright but again asks for more intensity. The finish is a bit disturbing due to an irritating note of metal. Luckily, the latter vanishes into thin air when the beer warms up. Imperfect as it is, the beer is still good enough to enjoy it, although - to be fair and square - Ive tried a way better sour ales than this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2010 Bottle to flute. Hazy brown with minimal white head, sticky. Nose is acetic, soy. Starts with tartness, moves to wood, sour doesnt stick around long. A bit thin and watery on the finish. Decent.


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