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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervmagpt (693) - PORTUGAL - FEB 22, 2016
Reviews based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 23C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 0717A165. AROMA: moderate low malt toasty aroma with notes of cask, dried grapes, slight vinous and a balanced sweet and slight sour aroma. some caramel starts to show as the beer warms. no hop aroma discernible. APPEARANCE: dark brown color with ruby body against light. medium-large light tanned head, creamy, with good retention. clear. TASTE: similar to aroma with notes of slight sweet malt with a lisght sour background. moderate-low notes of toasty, some caramel, dark raisins. low bitterness but with a sweet-and-sour balance. finishes medium-dry. some cask notes are sensed with a mild vinous character, remembering a bit of oxidation. PALATE: medium low body with moderate carbonation. OVERALL: an oud bruin with notes that are consistent with the style, showcasing malt but balanced. Some notes derived drom aging. Its nice but it would imprive with mode esters.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Pours murky brown with a medium foamy tan head. Nose reminds me of my last fruit beer while fermenting... slightly rotten fruit and yeast. Flavor is sour apple, apricot, prunes. Only mildly sour. Oaky, woodsy finish, fairly dry. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oberabcbbsok (691) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2007
on Bottle at beerpassie weekend at antwerp. An avarage sour ale with almost no aftertaste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
Pours a dark mahogany with a beautiful rocky white head. Aroma is sweet, tangy and sour. Caramel, sour cherries, sour apples, soft fruity Belgian yeast, dusty grain, and band aid on the nose. The taste is also sweet, tangy and sour. Green apple peel, raspberries, cherries, and a little dust. Mouth feel is creamy. Enjoyable, but I want a little more sourness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Soured glue tannic aroma. Not overpowering. Dark brown with dark beige good lacing. Faintly sour with red fruits, cherry, currant, raspberry. Easy to drink. Medium to light body dry on palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
poured dark with a small head smelled of grapes and raisons, with a little funk. tasted about the same but sweeter. slightly fruitty aftertaste

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Aroma is quite sour and acidic, with some hints of sweetness from the malt. Flavor is balanced between an initial sweetness and a lingering sourness. Sours arent my favorite, although this one is not that bad

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2003
WOW! thick and opaque, ruby hinted brown body. Really dark solid body with hints of ruby. Very tiny bubbles, thick creamy tan head. Yeasty, Yeasty, Yeasty. Some dried fruits and alcohol as well. Citrusy and spicy, a bit metallic, rather sour. wierd, but it is a sour ale i guess

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2005
nice redbrown clear beer with a small head. sour cherrie- like aroma. taste: sweet sourrish, wood notes, fruity, malty. finish leaves to be desired, a pity. mf is thin/medium and a bit fizzy.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Taster @ Chucks. This beer smells fantastic. Like a strawberry tart of some kind. Rather mellow as far as tartness is concerned. Great session sour.


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