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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: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bruges’ typical brown ale, matured 6 months in oak casks.


mensch's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mensch (262) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Again rb, you got the style wrong. This is no abbey/dubble, but rather a belgian brown, much too light for a dubble. Aged six months in oak. That being said, it is quite nice for a light bodied, fruity & sparkly ale with a touch of belgian oak-aged character. The sweet cherry aroma and flavor was so strong that I was looking for them in the ingredients. Beautiful carmel color and fine belgian lace. Sweet/tart.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fkoolen (452) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle at home. Dark brown, slightly reddish, hazy, beige foamy head. Watery red wine like tones, red fruity, dusty/earthy (lambiek), light roasted malts, metallic defects. Slightly sour, mainly sweet but no big flavours; lambiek is present, base ale is too thin, overall not too balanced. Aftertaste isn’t too memorableb either. Watery body, medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MMJL (170) - Gliwice, POLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Zapach z butelki jest bardzo owocowy – wręcz landrynkowy. Piwo ma barwę głębokiej, ciemnej winnej czerwieni, jest dosyć klarowne. Piana jest raczej niska i niezbyt drobna, beżowa, szybko opada. Aromat ze szkła to czerwone owoce – głównie wiśnie i śliwki, a może nawet i agrest. W tle pobrzmiewa też lekki słód, oraz charakterystyczne nuty końskie – choć tutaj bardzo delikatne. Wysycenie jest wysokie – to na pewno. Piwo na początku jest w odbiorze kwaśne. Słodycz przychodzi z czasem i pozostaje w języku na dłużej. Karmelowe słody w połączeniu z wytrawnością i winnością lambica składają się na bardzo wyraźne skojarzenia z kompotem wiśniowym, a może nawet i cherry coli. Goryczka jest ledwo zauważalna i pojawia się gdzieś tam w tle. Piwo jest w odczuciu niestety nieco pustawe.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Orange_times (16) - UKRAINE - MAR 6, 2015
Drinking from tulip. Aroma: white wine. Appereance: head size - average, head color - off-white, head longevity - good, body hue - brown. Flavour: acidic - heavy, finish flavour - sweet (moderate), funish duration -average. Palate: texture - watery, carbonization - lively.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (684) - LATVIA - MAR 1, 2015
(Found, that I havent rated this) - very nice beer for me, dark brown with red in colour and very rich vine style tatse, wine sourness is excellently balanced with typical beer notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peter_L (994) - SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
Flaska@Delirium Cafe Beer Cave. Brunröd vätska med kaffefärgat skum. Framträdande aromer av syrliga röda bär. Smaker av citrus och färska bär. Bra balanserad sötma/syra där syran inte skrapar av all saliv från tungan.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1690) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle from Bruges. Pours ruby with a thin cream head. Sweet fruity balsamic vinegar aroma. The taste is sweet with sours notes of cherry and soy sauce. Very drinkable, but a little lacking in body, complexity and flavour. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
apickles (183) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle from Belgium. Very nice dark ruby colour with a very small cream head. Nose is very malty. First taste is very fizzy with a nice sour edge however it has a slightly sharp aftertaste which lingers a little too long.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rammer (305) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 28, 2015
Very carbonated a bit like carbonated water, acid and sweetness is not too balanced

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mile (3238) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, faint sourness and light cherry fruitiness, faint notes of wood and barnyard. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel, faint cherry fruitiness and sourness. Finish is short, malty and lightly sweetish, light sourness and cherry fruitiness, faint notes of wood and light alcohol. Light-bodied and bit flat sour ale – really nothing special. There are better ones.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KolmeKuninga (20) - - JAN 18, 2015
Wonderful blended beer. A trade that is dissaparing but the Timmermanns family has kept for centuries. Caramel, dough, butterscotch, banana, raisin, vanilla


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