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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1317   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
11.2oz served in an Allagash cervoise A - Hazy dark brown with reddish hues. 2 fingers of dark tan head forms a wispy center island with a thick collar surrounding the glass. Thick spreads of sheet lacing. S - Toasted bready malts, earthy grains, vinous fruit, plums, red grapes, berries, cooked cherries, caramelized sugar, molasses cookies. T - Old brown sugar, sweet malt, raw brown sugar, cooked dark fruit, slightly acidic, cherries, plum skins, red globe grapes, raspberries. The fruit is tart but shares the load with sugary dark malt. Hints of earthy mushroom wood. Finishes slightly sweet and tart. M - Firm medium body, moderate sudsy carbonation, sweet/tart finish Good flavors with plenty of dark fruits but seems to be underwhelming in its style. Earthy wood comes out as it warms and creates another layer of flavors. This should be enjoyed at cellar temp or below. Serving type: bottle 02-18-2013

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 15, 2004
8+ oz bottle. Reddish brown, decent foamy head. Fruity, yeasty sour aroma. Flavor is, well... Sweet n' Sour. Interesting but not something I would seek out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2012
The flavor starts tart, a bit sour, but mild, and quickly gives way to a smooth maltiness. Slight vanilla oakiness coming through. No noticeable alcohol. The finish is malty. The tartness remains, but much less intense than in the first taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Mahongany pour with tan head. Nose is faint and mild grapes Light watery body. Very Grapey, could use more sourness and/or complexity. sok but not great.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear sparkling ruby red with big creamy beige head, nearly disappears. Aroma is bready, malt, some tart berries, light citrus and slight paper. Taste is fresh, fruity berries, light sour, dry bit tart finish with light light toast. Fizzy carbonation but thin body. Boring

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Bottle pour to Trappist glass gives clear medium brown with off-white head that dissipates quickly. OK lacing. Aroma is tart and a bit sour. Taste dark fruits with sweet malts creeping in and a gentle sour finish. Mouth feel bubbly. I am no expert in this style but it seems just OK.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 19, 2003
8.4 oz bottle: Pours a beautiful deep red/brown color, with a large, quickly dissipating tan head. Nicely complex aroma, with plum and red grape evident, and hints of malt, alcohol, and Belgian candi sugar. Flavor is less complex than the aroma (a bit of a let down): a bit too sweet early on in the flavor, with a smooth, malty finish. Palate is a little thin, and very dry. Seemed very carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish-brown with a small beige head. Slightly sour aroma with notes of cherry/raspberry, yeast, wood, sherry and a hint of chocolate. Great moderately sour taste with cherry, chocolate, wood and a hint of vanilla. Slightly more sour towards the finish with a bit of hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Valgreen (768) - DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle @ de fadlageret. Clear brown, small white head, nice lacing. Aroma, malty, vinegar, caramel, dark fruits notes. Similar taste. Thin body. High carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (766) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a medium dark brown with ruby highlights and a two finger head. Head falls some, but is very persistent. Aroma - sour cherry, sweetness underneath, and a touch of yeast. Sweet and sour with a small to moderate funk, sweetness underneath, finishes with a hint of dark malt. It is not really rich or watery, but in between, fairly clean finish with a hint of cherry lingering at the back of the tongue.


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