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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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1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
erling1000 (626) - - OCT 31, 2014
A red brown ale with yellow/white head. Aroma is fruity. Taste is sour bitter. Don't like.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (625) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
250 ml bottle - pours dark, dark brown, with a large off-white head. Aroma of sour grapes and malt vinegar and some graininess as well. Flavour less boldly sour than the nose, and more complex, too. Sour red cherries, red plums, and grapes with a quick wave of smoky malt near the back of the palate. Fading sourness at the end, and a very dry finish. I like this one.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 7, 2007
Bottle, pours a dark red/brown color, with a tan head and decent lace. Slightly sour aroma, faint medium malts, are also noticible. Slight sour flavor nothing like a Rodenbach or Duchess, A bit watery on the palate. Also slight metallic hops but very slight, some notes of oak. Nice but very light I was hoping for something a bit more sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Round, fruity aromatics. Deep brown color with excellent head retention. Light bodied, yet a bit unbalanced with malt. Could use more barrel treatment/ sourness. Clipped finish. Refreshing, but just OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Medium reddish brown, hazy. Thin halo of foam leaves slight lace that slumps back into the beer. Fruity nose- cranberry, cherry, fig- plus burnt wood, maple, and talcum powder. Some cellar mustiness asserts itself after a few minutes. Flavor is tart and fruity, blueberries and blackberries, pumpkin pie spice, caramel, and hints of dark breadcrust and black jellybeans. Theres something else... toasted sesame seeds is the closest I can describe it. Although not watery, the mouthfeel is light, and faintly tannic. Pleasant tart aftertaste is a combination of lemon peel, grapeskin, and nectarine.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (621) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Its like liquid Sweet Tarts. This stuff will get your gal power-drunk since it has none of the beer qualitites we all love. This will straighten her angles and solve her problems. Delicious stuff. Like a La Folie Light.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Interesting that this has such a riot of flavors. Dark fruits, caramel, malt, citrus, raisin, sour grape, etc., not worth writing it all down, not something I want to try again, kind of a mess.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Medium brown - mostly clear - slightly tart aroma - notes of spice, nuts, sour cherry, vanilla and malt. Flavor is lively & tart, without being unpleasantly sour or funky. Sort of remindes me of Duchess de Bourgogne only a little more sweet and mild.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Oak raisin plum. Pours dark with frothy head. Tastes of red wine. Carbonated evident. Complex and unique. Some bitterness. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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