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


on tap

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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bruges’ typical brown ale, matured 6 months in oak casks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2857) - 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 (4782) - 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 (1494) - 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 (3031) - 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 (15095) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11591) - 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 (2064) - 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 (11068) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2011
Not a very good experiment. Color is nice, smell and taste not. Low body, low carbo.

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