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%
Brugesí typical brown ale, matured 6 months in oak casks.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (3083) - 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 (6055) - 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 (3498) - 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 (3037) - 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 (4992) - 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 (5900) - 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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
crossovert (9737) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
11.2 oz bottle, bottled on 28/06/10. It pours a dark brown with a thick, foamy, and big white head that sticks for a while, forming rocky white peaks. It gives some decent lacing as it slowly goes down. It doesnít smell like a sour really, just a regular fruit estery Belgian amber. The flavor is sweet, no sign of funk, rather pedestrian. This is a beginners bruin, as a seasoned drinker, I donít even recognize this as an Oud Bruin, more like a Belgian amber ala Biere du Boucaneer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-27-2010 04:25:30

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6816) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
330. Not sure where I got this one. Pours an opaque near-black. Loose creamy tan ring around the edges of the glass. Bacon and cherry nose. Weird. Not sure how appealing it is, but far from a drainpour. Creamy medium body, a little sticky, and decidedly close to being still. Could benefit from a bit of carb, but all that time on the oak made that decision for us, now. Cherries, bacon, campfire, and tart oaky notes on the mid palate. Long cherry finish. This oneís a bit of an odd duck. Would be a total blast to cook with. Not sure how many bottles I want to pour into a glass to drink.

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