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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11490) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Magasin, Cph.
Deep red-brown with a great, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma is mild fruity tart, good raisin, plums, some caramel, light lactic, light oak. Medium carbonation, slightly thin mouthfeel. Flavour has mils tartness, light Belgian sugar sweetness, some caramel, oak. Tartness is light fruity and fresh with some plums and red currants. Okay beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (2057) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2011
Beautiful rosy russet with an off-white head about a centimetre thick. Aromas of ale yeast, bread and stewing stonefruit, fortified steamed pudding. Flavours to match along with a wine character that appeals, dates and berryfruit. Tasty and not at all what I was expecting. I’d quite happily go for another.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (9995) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2011
Not a very good experiment. Color is nice, smell and taste not. Low body, low carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3858) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2011
(bottle - 330 ml) Dark copper pour with a thick tan head. Very sweet and fruity aroma with some mild hints of wood and caramel malts. Sweet and cherry-like flavor at the start with a light tartness and a sweet and fruity finish. Menu said sour, but wasn’t really sour. Still decent though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1340) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Poured a dark copper color. Medium head. Aroma of perfume, coriander. some candy sugar. Taste is medum sweetness and some lite sour at end. Tastes of cherry and rasberry notes. Med body, livelier carbonation, almost champaign-like. Interesting one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsmerig (1351) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Peppery aroma maybe coriander. Pours a deep rich mahogany brown. Taste is very sweet and cherry-like up front with a mix of sour in the background. As the tasting continues the flavor and carbonation become reminiscent of an Asti such as martini and rossi or Verdi. Interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle shared by emacgee. A lot of hype on this one. Lets see if it lives up. Ruby copper with a off-white lace. Nose is cherry, oak, apple cider, wet cardboard. Flavor reveals cherry skins, some nuts, enchilidas, cardboard, some woody tannins. Lightly acidic finish. Meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
emacgee (4376) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Pours a clean dark ruby copper with one finger of light tan head. Nose is awful, smells like low quality deli meat and crappy cherries. Tart and kind of astringent flavor, cherry skins in here too. Some kind of meat, bleeeeeehhhh. Not a fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Dingy reddish brown pour, with a smattering of carbonation. Wet wood, overripe cherry, and mildly vegetal funk in the nose. Body is more lively than the appearance would suggest. Taste is very problematic (possibly in part because the beer seems to advertise itself as a bruin, and yet is categorized here as a dubbel). At any rate, it veers between cloyingly sweet and unassertive funk that’s past its prime. At best, this is boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2816) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2011
Bottle, 8C. Brown with a coat of beige head that doesn’t hang about. Aroma of cherries, vinegar, stewed prunes, hard spices. Taste has caramel sweetness, gentle sourness, some spices. Nice balance, very quaffable if plain.

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