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


on tap

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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Brugesí typical brown ale, matured 6 months in oak casks.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brnandersen (2708) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4322) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (3096) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6600) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
The beer pours a dark brown color with a cream-colored head. The aroma consists of some toffee malt but nothing else. The flavor is toffee malt with some light cherry notes and some brown sugar. I get no sourness or not tartness. Disappointing. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nothing really interesting with this beer and not really worth seeking out unless you just need the tick.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
jrallen34 (3500) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
11.2 oz bottle, drank from my Darkness glass...Pours like a darkened coca cola with a decent light tan head...A rather muted aroma of oak, with a little apples and just the hint of sour vinegar...The taste is really boring, its like an infant oud bruin that either hasnít aged enough or is just a gateway beer for those first trying. Mostly I get light oak, burnt wood, and a hint of cherries. A boring oud bruin that should not be drank if your expecting a typical sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (3089) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2011
33 cl. bottle. Bottled on 06/29/10. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a thin light beige head, with a bit of lacing, over a clear, copper brown (SRM 18) body...nose is light dried fruits (raisin, plum), bit of mustiness, light funk....taste is sweet to start with raisin, brown sugar tones accompanied by cellar mustiness, then light floral sweetness, finishing with a light tart/sour sensation and a hint of dried cherry...mouth feel is light, carbonation relatively high. This is a pleasant drinkable beer, but really only comes close to the Abbey Dubbel style. It is an understated malt back bone, with some characteristics and tendencies of a Sour. The oak barrels are well hidden. Overall surprisingly simple. BJCP 7/3/12/4/7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5078) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2011
750 ml bottle. Clear red/brown pour, with a fizzy light tan head. Candy like fruit (not too sweet), cherries, slightly sour, yeast, and a bit of oak. Light, spritzy carbonation and body, which I am actually appreciating after too many thick stouts. A rather simple beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (6194) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2011
bottle@Kulminator: starts out with sweet (but not overly so) cherries with a hint of oak and ends with a sour taste (somewhat akin a Flanders Red Ale or Brown), very refreshing, balanced with a medium body, great beer & perfect entry into sour beers

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