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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2004
Brown beer with nice red shine and with fluffy ivory colored head. Good complex smell with some freshness. This beer has a smooth mouthfeel with a nice touch of fine malts, touch of cinnamon, chocolat and sirop de lige = (Pearsirop). This fine beer has a good balance and a fine freshness in the end.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
p5ychol (756) - Poznań, POLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Piwo o barwie rubinowej, pod światło jest przejrzyste. Piana jest jasnobeżowa, obfita, puszysta, złożona głwnie z drobnych pęcherzykw, ale i odrobiny średnich, nie opada całkowicie, ładnie oblepia ścianki szkła. Aromat nie jest przyjemny, przede wszystkim mocno utleniony, na dalszym planie pojawia się lekka nutka owocowa, śliwkowa, wiśniowa. Przez moment przemknęła rwnież słaba nutka ni to drewniana, ni to orzechowa. W smaku jest zdecydowanie lepiej niż w aromacie. Jest wyczuwalna lekka owocowa kwaśność najbardziej kojarząca się z czerwoną porzeczką, ale trochę też z wiśnią. Skojarzenia z czerwoną porzeczką potęguje delikatna cierpkość, całkiem przyjemna. Goryczki właściwie brak, posmak pozostaje owocowy, słodko-kwaskowy. Wysycenie jest średnie. Alkohol dobrze ukryty, choć na chwilę pojawiła się lekka nutka winna. Piwo jest dobrze pijalne, dzięki swojemu lekko kwaśnemu charakterowi jest bardzo orzeźwiające i dobrze pijalne. Piwo z zestawu, ktry był dostępny w promocji w sieci sklepw Lidl. Zdecydowanie nie jest to najgorsze piwo z tego zestawu.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (754) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Aroma: cherry with sweet and sour undertones; not as Robitussin-like as other Petrus beer; Apperance: very dark brown/red with frothy head that dissipates quickly; a little lacing; Taste: sour dominates with some sweet cherry notes; refreshing; Palate: medium body; lively carbonation; long, sweet finish; as temperature rises the hops start coming through along with a somewhat unpleasant aftertaste; Overall: a nice sour though I would like a little more complexity. Would buy again if looking for a drinkable sour that isnt too overwhelming.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2004
This is an ok Flemish Sour Ale. Fruity, sour, and sweet flavors. Finishes light, smooth, and clean.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swanmann (750) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Bottle poured very dark burgundy brown, even orange tones, with semi-sustained 1/4 inch beige head. light lacing. Nose of sweet fruits with hint of toasted malts and slight yeast. The flavor is very sweet and sour, cherries. Pretty good but tends to thin out in the end.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (748) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - DEC 22, 2013
A somewhat sweet brown ale is made slightly sour. Both elements seem to be playing with each other, sweet brown at first, and finishing with the sour elements. Interesting. I tried this after I had the aged pale; maybe I can get a better idea, or appreciate it more, trying it alone or as the first beer of the night.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (748) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sten (742) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2005
Very dark brown colour with a light brown head. The aroma is sour, the taste sour and fruity. This is a very quenching beer. (Bottle 25cl)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 20, 2002
Argo explained it the best.Definate sour cherry nose.Lively palate with a little sweet and sour thing going on in the taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Draught. brown clear with good lace. Aroma is thin but clean earth grass, light spice. Flavor is well balanced, mildly astringent, moderately sour, a little bit of raisin, and funky. Very clean and cooling palate. Easy drinker and very well put together. Probably great for food.


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