Brewed by Timmermans (John Martin)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Itterbeek, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Bruges’ typical brown ale, matured 6 months in oak casks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
(thanks to bu11zeye) caramel, not too sweet, lightly nutty. almost has a funky aftertaste. dates, golden raisins, very complex.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
dagimp (718) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
From a 375 into a snifter. Pours a very nice brown with a few inches of head which dissipates quickly. Not much aroma but what’s there smells of grape and cola. Mouthfeel is very light but I wouldn’t call it crisp. A good amount of carbonation but just too much. Taste is pretty much like a tart diet cola... mix that with some grape kool aid and there you go. Meh, this one should be avoided.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Dark brown, slightly cloudy. Holds a tan head. Brownle and belgian yeast aroma. Delicious flavor of sweet musty belgian yeast. Light brown sugar and weak fruit peel flavor. Delightful texture, meium bite, full,yet light and satisfying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3684) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle from Beer Mania. Copper see through body with slight tan head. Nose of fruits and malts and tart too. Taste is malty, sweet with a strain of tart - that was wasted on me. Slightly metallic. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2766) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2010
11.2 oz. bottle from Bruisin’. This is a deep brown color with a ring of white head. The aroma has some mild malt vinegar notes, prunes, clove and copper. It has a satisfying sweet foundation with bread and dark fruit notes while sour cherry character keeps things a little tart. I’d say it’s predominantly fruity with some interesting hints at spices and just a little tart. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mensch (249) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Again rb, you got the style wrong. This is no abbey/dubble, but rather a belgian brown, much too light for a dubble. Aged six months in oak. That being said, it is quite nice for a light bodied, fruity & sparkly ale with a touch of belgian oak-aged character. The sweet cherry aroma and flavor was so strong that I was looking for them in the ingredients. Beautiful carmel color and fine belgian lace. Sweet/tart.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2010
330ml: Smells of malt, light fruit, light cherry, and light tartness. Poured copper/brown in color with a small, tan head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Some small particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet and a tad tart. Tastes of malt, light fruit, light cherry, slight wood, dust, and metal. Medium body. Lightly tingly, then dry texture. Average to slightly lively carbonation. Light to medium sweet, malt, cherry, fruit, and metal finish is dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours a gorgeous deep clear ruby color, with 1-finger of off-white sticky head. Nose is earthy, malty, and fruity, with berry and cherry notes, and a pronounced red wine grapey olfactory burst. The palate is medium heft, earthy, with some lactic notes, cherry, and an overall semi-sweet flavor with a lot of cherry/berry and earthy cobwebby esters. This one is very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9090) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Tasted from a 750 mL bottle purchased in Denver, Colorado. Deep black-red appearance with medium-size typical creamy head. Slightly sour, but good Belgian ale aroma. Mild Belgian abbey flavor with a medium sour flavor. Sour flavor brings with it a fruity flavor. Not the typical Abbey Dubbel- it’s a sour dark Belgian ale. Interesting but again not typical.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Poured purple with thin head purple brown color smelled a li sour but weakb tasted plain to start with good cherry aftertaste

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