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

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RATINGS: 1333   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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2.9
mcberko (18068) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2010
330mL bottle, pours a dark cola brown with a small fizzy beige head. Sweet and sour malt aroma, with oak, cherry and vanilla. Flavour of mildly sour cherries, with a touch of sweetness - quite muted and water mouthful. Rather one-dimensional and unimpressive.

3.4
Oakes (17831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2003 An interesting example of the style. Has a rich maltiness that is undercut by a fairly sharp acidity, but by no means overwhelming acidity. Fruitiness is more prevalent here than in Rodenbach. Deep mahogany colour, a lot of cherry in the aroma. Wonderfully refreshing, though, which is key to this style.

2 years old:
Amber-burgundy colour is lovely. Fruity, woody aroma with grapes. Very wine-like. Effervescent body. The malts have fermented out a bit, but really this hasn't changed all that much. Sweet caramel, woody, plummy, cherryish notes abound, but little else. Just enough acidity to be quenching. Not bad, but doesn't appear to benefit from aging. Vintage rating: 3.2

3.4
chrisv10 (17771) - DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle, 5.5%. Unclear/murky brown with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, yeast, dark fruits, oak, sour, sour fruits and a little vinegar. Flavour is malt, yeast, dark fruits, medium sweet, oak, sour fruits, little sour and a little dry.

3.6
TBone (17696) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2006
Bottled 33 cl (BB 06/2008). Ruby red color, good off-white head. Nose has sour fruityness and metal. Grassy hoppy flavor, then sourness. Long aftertaste is again hoppy and sour. Slightly metallic. Quite balanced as a sour ale.

3.6
yngwie (17078) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2006
Bottled. Clear, reddish brown, with a small beige head. Slightly mild and acidic aroma, with berries and some malty sweetness. The flavor is quite mild too, with berries, sourness and green apples. Thin body and a mellow finish. A lovely, delicate beer that should be enjoyed without too many beers tasted the same night. (060704)

3.8
jtclockwork (16690) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Very light Belgian ale. Very wine like in texture. Tasty beer all around. Rated 2/6/03

3.7
brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
A: The beer pours a dark brown with a slight reddish tint. There is a thin layer of white foam. S: The primary aroma is roasted malt. This is followed by a slight lactic acid scent and a decent combination of barnyard funk and oak. T: I have not had too many beers of this style, so I was a bit unsure as to what I should expect. There is definite Brown ale character initially, along with a lactic zing. It is more sweet than sour, with lots of roasted malt and mild oak coming through. On the finish there are slight notes of dark fruits. M: This beer features plentiful carbonation and a dry mouthfeel, which is something I really enjoy. D: Moderate alcohol and an effervescent mouthfeel make this beer very drinkable. The flavors and aromas are good, but not great, so I doubt I will have this again at nearly $4 for a 330ml bottle.

2.9
FatPhil (16367) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2008
Keg (ZBF2008)
Deep reddy brown. Bready aroma, Anna detects sourness too. Watery, only an occasional sour taste. Much better after it warms, but still a bit disappointing.

3.3
Dedollewaitor (16176) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
Bottle. Thanks ChristianScheffel. Pours Amber/brown with a good creamy head & lacings. Aroma is sweet of sugar & caramel with a slight fruity sour twist. A bit watery palate. Some metallic notes. Average Sour!

2.9
MiP (15920) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle, 5.5%. The aroma is clearly metallic. Cloudy dark brown colour, red shine. Small light brown aroma. The flavour is slightly malty with a faint acidity. Tastes OK, but I would have liked it sweeter and more acidic.


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