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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Zuur – or Sour – is our collaborative Flemish sour brown ale. A beer whose style arises from the mists of brewing history. It uses mixed fermentation, real fruit, significant aging, and master blending. All of these are ancient and revered Belgian techniques. This unique Flemish sour brown ale is complex, tart with a touch of sweetness, lightly malty and gently hopped. Zuur is a unique blend created in collaboration between Brewery Ommegang and Brouwerij Liefmans


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, best before 6/4/2012. Pours slightly hazy dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of tart cherry, green apple, raisin, cranberry, pear, brown sugar, toast, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/funk yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart cherry, green apple, cranberry, raisin, pear, brown sugar, hay, straw, light clove, red wine, white vinegar, light leather, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lightly tart cherry, cranberry, green apple, raisin, plum, pear, brown sugar, red wine, white vinegar, hay, straw, light leather, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity/funky yeast flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly slick/syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Flemish brown ale. All around good balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity/funky yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the light acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (2991) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
Sampled from a 0.75l bottle @ Top Hops (BA) Bottle Share. This is a blurry deep red one. Not much of a head here. It has a nice Flemmish nose with lots or sour red berries, some sugar, and a little bit of lemon acidity. The mouthfeel is light oily and it has a below average carbonation level. Flavors are lovely tart. Lots of red sour berries, more sugar and it ends with a woody finish. Really tasty stuff. 15.06.2013

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
First release, 2010 Pours a lovely cola with some cherry hues, some soapy tan bubbles hedging an etched surface. Smells of lactic, acetic souring with a spicy malt background and some sour cherry character. A bit of wood in the nose as well. Flavor is slightly sweet, tart and malty. A bit of a bicarbonate flavor initially, then some balsamic, cherry, bread, some almost nutty flavors. A complex flavor profile, but I don’t know if I like it.... Medium bodied with a little higher carb than I’d like with a nice disappearing finish. The feel is refreshing. This beer is better than it was two years ago, but not anything I’d spend the asking price for (~$13 IIRC) Serving type: bottle 11-14-2012

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1737) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
A: Reddish/Brown Hue, Passes Minimal Light, Nice Off White Head, Mild Lacing S: Sour Cherries, Dark Plum T: Sour Cherries, Plums, Red Grapes M: Good Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Sour Overall, a nice flemish sour that isnt overly sour and maintains a nice balance of fruit and sour.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2615) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Cloudy brown color with no head. Aroma of cherry, vinegar, and wood. Not overly sour-just a hint at the back end with cherry, vinegar, and wood flavor. Very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2353) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Wow, this held up pretty well for a few years! Lost it bite as a Flemish sour, but still really good. Aroma brings dominant fruity cherries, real smooth on the palate, so pleasant. Flavor brings light tart yeast and some cherry non sweet flavors at the end. Carbonation is right on, bringing a big pop with the cork!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Flavor is quite mild upfront. A hint of cherry and barrel, and a somewhat bready, somewhat spicy yet slightly biscuity yeast backbone. Finish is a hair more tart with sour cherry and an added splash of vinegar showing through and spicy as well. Somewhat dry. Not much lingers but a hint of tartness and a hint of biscuit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (2962) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

August 2010: Ommegang Zuur... Aroma: Milk chocolate and caramel. Appearance: Brown in color; dense, beige-colored head with super dense lacing. Flavor: Caramel and cherry; sightly sour/tart. Palate: Medium-full body; soft and mellow texture. Overall: Good.

Draught (6% ABV) at Buckeye Beer Engine in Cleveland, OH. Rating #308 for this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (1756) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle from Turtle Creek Wine & Spirits in Winder, GA. Stored for a couple of years. Sour apples, sour cherries, very fresh and lively in the nose. Dirty brown, with little head. Quite a sour initial hit / slight fumes in mid, with more palate-scouring sourness / finished just bit fizzy and astringent, leaves the tongue clean. Thin-medium body. Pretty damn good. All the fruit is there, soured up, puckering and refreshing. Not too big of an acid attack. I like it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Acidic, chocolate, bland, dry ,citrus,toasted malts. This beer is not doing it for me.


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