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


on tap

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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bruges’ typical brown ale, matured 6 months in oak casks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2011
330ml bottle, dark amber-copper color, with a bubbly beige head, sweet yeasty, toasted, caramelized malt, black cherryish, berry fruity, faint oaky nose, with a soft sugary candyish, light brown chocolate accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild toasted, caramelized malt, sweet and sour black cherry, berry, oaky character, with a faint tannic, candy sugar backbone, with a light iron-like acidic note, and subtle chocolatey undertone, leading towards a sweet maltiness, oaky, cherryish fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Clear dark brown color with a fizzy brown head. Aroma of coriander, yeast and some fruit. Taste is medium sweetness, lightly sour, and fruity, medium body, soft carbonation, good..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shaney (2425) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2011
#1223 Die Bezeichnung als Biere Brune bzw. Bruin Bier ist schon irreführend, denn es ist definitiv kein Dubbel! Es startet säuerlich-fruchtig, wird dann minimal rezent nach Toast und Röstmalz und fällt im Abgang ziemlich in sich zusammen, soll heißen: Bis auf die penetrante säuerliche Note, die sich durch das ganze Bier zieht, hinterlässt es keinen bleibenden Eindruck. Schade, denn die Flasche selbst mit dem Brügger Belfried ist schlichtweg gelungen!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2764) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 3, 2011
On tap at a bar in Madrid. Dark brown beer with light brown head. Aroma is coffee, fruits, toasted malts, spicy. Flavour is fruity, slightly alcoholic with a moderate sweet final. Carbonation is medium high. Body is medium. I expected more about this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4589) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Chives, coriander, raspberry, and cream cheese nose. Clear rust, medium yellow head, abundant glass adherence. Raspberry and coriander flavor. Fizzy. This is not a dubbel. It drinks like a good fruit beer, but a dubbel it is not.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirstyrabbit (1433) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2011
Small bottle. Dark brown, slightly red. Medium to tall head. Dark berries and some light vinous notes in the aroma. Palate is initially sweet and sour but turns a bit watery. Taste has some dark malts and cherries. This does not taste like any of the Abbey Dubbels I have had - it must be something else. It is sour but not as sour as, say, Rodenbach. Interesting concept but it needs to have a fuller body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2955) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2011
On tap at the Gingerman. Brown pour with an off white head. Aromas of sour cherries. A little watery and thin with a refreshing flavor profile consisting of sour cherries and caramel malts..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2011
In bottle at ’t Antwaerps Bierhuiske. Pours a very dark, red - brown colour with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma is quite sweet with sugar, caramel and barley. Flavours of sweet pickled onions, barley, black pepper and very light balsamic vinegar although sweetness overpowers. Mild carbonation and a little CO2 prickle. Feint sour finish. Too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14791) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle from Voldby. Medium head with medium duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are fruits, caramel, wood, yeast, malt and hops. Earthy and sour. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Brown appearance and an aroma of blueberries. The flavor is a sweet blueberry-caramel. Medium body. A little stickiness in the caramel aftertaste.

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