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


on tap

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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bruges’ typical brown ale, matured 6 months in oak casks.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsurkan_sergey (68) - Novosibirsk, RUSSIA - JUL 12, 2015
5 !! The first time I drink this style. A mixture of mature dark ale with Lambic. 6 months aging in oak barrels. The flavor - pear, cherry, lots of fruit. The taste - sour, sweet, bitter, fruit, cherries, bread, caramel. Awesome !!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egidis (44) - LITHUANIA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle. Color red to brown, clear with minimal white head. Caramel and notes of bread, sweet, medium body, average carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (789) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle. Dark ruby-brown color with noisy reddish creamy foam. Aroma: floral, fruity, gooseberry jam, berries, red wine. Taste: sweet, caramel, berries (elderberries, blackberries, sour cherry) and oak finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
belgis (318) - - JUN 30, 2015
Sour aroma bit caramel. Ruby red colour thick foam. Easy drinkable. Strange but I feel some champagne in it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1231) - Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Draft sample at Ale Mary’s in Scranton, PA; hazy darker brown color with light tan head. Aroma notes of berries, some vinegar, lightly vineous and faint caramel sweetness. Taste adds more sour cherries and light roasted malt. Light-medium body, moderate-low carbonation, sticky with fast tart roast finish. More an easy drinking brown sour, pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trentacle (14) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 17, 2015
Sweet and dark. Rich and rewarding enough to incite more than the 5% abv. A repeater, but not on the night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bov (10771) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 15, 2015
from Monde des Bières - hazy dark brown beer with a moderate beige foam left; aroma of cola and sour berries; medium-bodied, sweet, light earthiness, gentle sourness; notes of sour cherries in the finish, lot of residual sugars

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (2783) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
330ml bottle from Saveur-biere.fr. Pours deep brown with soft ivory head. Not entirely won over by this. Quite dry with a very light sourness. Not the best example of the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
ChtiBreizh (258) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAY 24, 2015
Dark brown with reddish tones, medium head. Aroma of sweet vinegar, sweet yoghurt, raspberry. Taste is about the same. Very cloying sweetness, no bitterness, nearly no sourness, which is strange for the supposed style. Tastes like a diluted raspberry vinegar, you know the cooking aid to look like a real chef when you are not. Thin mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Deserved drain pour. Disgusting. Looking forward to duchesse de bourgogne and rodenbach to get a more definitive opinion on this beer style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (222) - ITALY - MAY 17, 2015
Rossa con riflessi aranciati, limpida, schiuma ocra di media persistenza. Aroma citrico molto volatile, leggero acetico, lievi sentori di frutti scuri, leggero erbaceo. Al palato stesse caratteristiche con un finale che vira verso l'amaro con note erbacee, legnose è lievemente oleose. Sembra proprio che nel blend sia presente una lambic. Corpo leggero, poco carbonata. Piacevole anche se forse "un pochino troppo industriale".

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