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

bottled
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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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Bottle. A - Deep redish brown with a good sized beige head. Retention is decent and has pretty good lacing. S - Sour dark fruits (a lot of it cherry and grape like). Also a decent amount of malt sweetness. These together give it kind of a sweetened tart/sour smell with tart/sour winning. Also slight oaky smell. T - Follows the smell a lot. Again sour/tart flavors come predominately from dark cherry and grape, and are edging out the sweetness from the malt. The tart/sour is the feature but the malt comes in slightly after to keep it in check. I would describe it as starting off more vinegar like then the malt comes in and it is more tart juice like. Throughout there is an oaky aspect to the beer, but it never fully develops or is prominent; rather it is more of a persistent subtle background flavor. All together, it seems a little watery though. M - Somewhere between medium and light body and with a decent amount of carbonation. Crisp taste. D - Decent, the sour/tartness isnt too overpowering and the body is good. Not exactly the most refreshing beer to drink and much better suited for sipping. Wouldnt drink too many in one sitting, but I could see myself drinking more in the future. Notes: Pretty good as far as balancing the tartness. If you want a lot of oakiness, there are probably better choices, its always there but never outstanding. I liked this, it just seemed a little watered down flavor wise.

3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pras (589) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Dark brown but filter clear. Little to no head. Nose is very faint. Cant pick anything up on it. Malt comes through with some deep fruit flavors (plum/prune). Slight oak flavor and slightly sour. Finishes extra dry. Nice beer, but I would have liked it to be slightly more sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gubihumle (584) - Nrre Aaby, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2016
Farven er mrk ravbrun med en lysebrun skumkrone. Aromaen er vin, citrus, tr og kirsebr. Smagen er vins, kirsebr, tr og den er mega sur.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrW (582) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2012
Bottle @ZBF 12 Sour aroma, hints of wood. Dark with beautiful white head, fading away. Light taste, fresh acidic, little sweetness. Aftertaste is the fresh acid fading away.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (580) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2009
Bottle, 330ml. A dark brown colour with a good head. Aroma of brown sugar, blackcurrant, caramel and hops. Taste has roasted malt, blackcurrant, a little oak, citric hops and cocoa. A little sourness in the finish. An interesting and enjoyable brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nordic (575) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle @ deTolly Baar. Dark red-brown color. Medium carbonation. Aroma of vinegar, balsamico, some oak. Taste: sour, vinegar, hops in aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Sour almost vinegar, oak, musty deep reddish-brown, garnet(finally found a use for that word)...very little foam. acidic sweet tanginess in the finish, not a lot of malt, but a bit! enjoyable lingering taste??? You gotta like the funk/acid to like this beer. I'd like to use it in a sauce...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle. Sour cherry, oak aroma. Very dark amber body, tall fluffy head. Flavor begins with sour cherries, followed by hop and malt notes. Lingering sour/malt taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2003
This year's vintage is especially oud bruin-like. It has an excellent acitity combined with a rich malt backbone and is rather clean for an oud bruin.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonev (562) - POLAND - JUL 25, 2016
Piwo klarowne w kolorze brunatno-rubinowym z ladna piana ktora znika bez sladu. W aromacie kwasnosc i beczka, wisnie i lekko dzikie. W smaku balans miedzy kwasem a lekka slodycza, raczej bez goryczki z wysokim wysyceniem. Czuc wino i cierpkosc na jezyku. Zostaje posmak beczkowy. Wypite ze smakiem.


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