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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brugesí typical brown ale, matured 6 months in oak casks.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
emacgee (4404) - 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.

2.7
   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 thatís past its prime. At best, this is boring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2878) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2011
Bottle, 8C. Brown with a coat of beige head that doesnít hang about. Aroma of cherries, vinegar, stewed prunes, hard spices. Taste has caramel sweetness, gentle sourness, some spices. Nice balance, very quaffable if plain.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maledictum (725) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle. Clear reddish brown with a creamy off white head. The aroma is fruity, light acidic, yeast and light balsamicco. Sweet malty flavour with lots of caramel and sweet dark fruit.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rune (9401) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2011
Taster from bottle at Timmermans. Nice brown, red-tinged body colour. Low, off-white head. Dried fruits and sweet malty nose. Tart and sweet taste of brown sugar and semi-sour berries. Short lived ending. So and so (Toer de Geuze, Itterbeek 01.05.2011).

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2011
20110522 11.2 oz bottle from State Line. Well, this wasnít what I was thinking it was going to be, a Flanders sour, and Iím glad to see it wasnít trying to be. More or less flat appearance with just a slight fizzy beige head that quickly fades. Aroma is fruity with notes of date, plum, bubblegum, light toffee, pineapple, and sweet clove. Odd. Actually fairly fizzy on the palate and I canít get past its likeness to a terrible kombucha that just never got around to fermenting. Lots of sweet vanilla and lumber. Manages to be absurdly bad despite not having any particularly off-putting flavors. Drank just enough to log a note, then right down the drain.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brnandersen (2598) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2011
33 cl. bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Dark reddish brown colour, large fluffy tan head with some laceing. Aroma of caramel and sour cherries, some smoked notes. Starts sweet, sour middle, but the finish is somewhat disappointing, not long enough.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2011
The aroma is slightly sour and dusty with yeast, brown sugar, cola, and fruit. The appearance is brown with an average head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall this is not that good, I am actually disappointed.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (3076) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2011
this beer has a strong cola like flavor with a smooth yet thin mouth feel to it. the carbonation is lacking but doesnít take away the quality. the taste is nutty, both sweet and sour flavor again with cola flavors. its good for what it is.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle:   Copper in color, moderate frothy off-white head, extremely sticky lacing.   Pale fruity nose, cherry like, but very very soft.   Soft wood and artificial cherry character on the tongue.   Reminds me of a watered down Rodenbach.   Has this artificial sweetness that I canít shake.   Fruitiness is shallow, dull, and aged.   Not bright at all.   This is not sour, barely tart, a smidgen of dryness.   Also as it warms it becomes somewhat musty.   Aside from the artificial side, its not bad.   Pretty light and tame for the style.   Wished it were at least a little more tart and/or dry.



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