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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: 1272   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoth (668) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2016
Pours dark chestnut brown with a puffy medium beige head, excellent retention. Rich malty aroma: caramel, biscuit, with citrus, yeast, and fig. Medium-light body, smooth, medium carbonation. Medium sweet, lightly sour, faintly bitter finish. Refined and subtle, enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Sample from a bottle at Collins Pub. Hazy red brown with a think cream head. Smells of vinegar, stone fruits, caramel, raisin and oak. Its a very different sour taste--not too sour at all, actually. Dry. Lots of raisin and sweet. Taste disappears quickly. Rated highly because tastes and aromas seemed to keep changing, but still, wasnt a typical sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
geophagus (664) - Lubin, POLAND - MAY 10, 2013
(Bottle 75 cl) Dark brown, untransparent color. Brown, medium sized, creamy head. Medium body, a bit creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Aroma is winey, funky, with oak barels aromas and basement with notes of red fruits. Taste is good balanced with soft to medium strong sourness and notes of caramel malts. Dry but not watery beer with interesant character of red wine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamP01 (661) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2012
A reddish brown hue with medium lasting beige head on the pour. Some mild lacing. Aroma of sweet sour tart fruit, a bit of sour grapes, some caramel malt, oak cask and vanilla notes. Taste has some oaky sour grapes almost like a red wine flavor, some malt as well. Palate is a medium body, smooth, with sweet sour and tart flavors on the tongue, with some touched of caramel malt and vanilla. Finishes with a sweet tart slightly sour grapes and fruity notes, yeast, some oak vanilla, slightly tangy notes and caramel malt. Overall a nice combination of sweet, tart and sour fruitiness and good malt balance. A very nice flavorful and drinkable brew.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
p5ychol (660) - Pozna, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Delirium (659) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a nice ruby-brown with a quickly thinning tan head. Aroma is tart fruit, mainly cherry and apple. Flavor is tart fruits (mainly cherry) mixed with some brown-sugary malt. A bit sweet for a sour ale, but also quite acidic, which cuts that nicely. Surprisingly refreshing on the whole.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Pours off brown, maybe mahogany with head that does not retain for long. Sour fruit, maybe passsion fruit and cherry, are dominant on the nose. palate is medium sourness with a lot of passion fruit. Light bodied and somewhat medicinal, but still rather thin for what I was expecting. Finish has unpleasant sour funk. sour should be good, but is funky here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2004
Solid dark sour ale. The level of crisp tartness is such that this could be a good into to the style - not as harsh as others. The vinous (red grape) malting has some elements of my favorite Abt-syles (St. Bernardus and others). There is a lot to this beer, nnone of which is overdone. The only extreme is the amount of plegm it produces.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2006
Drank in a sniffer. Sticky small brownish head with a nice dark brown poor. Aromas of green apples, pears and balsamic vinegar... You can feel the aromas of the oak aging. Flavors of raspberries, sour apples, a little bit dissapointing. Missing to the palate as well. Slight aftertaste of caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 24, 2009
On tap at Novare Res. Whoa, didnt expect a sour to taste this good to be honest! Pours a golden brown with an off white head. Aromas are dark malts, hints of sourness like apples, and some caramels. Flavor is crisp, clean, and sweet. The finish is a little sour, but not too sour as to be unpleasant.


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