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


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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Bruges’ typical brown ale, matured 6 months in oak casks.

mensch's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mensch (246) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JeyAre (204) - - AUG 8, 2014
Dark, brown, almost no carbonization. The aroma is really fruity, could be a wine. The taste is very sweet too, kind of mix of cherries and grapes. The palate is quite ticklish. Sticky and waterish at the same time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sissio (566) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 13, 2014
Clear brown, minimal cappuccino head. Hay, cereals and light malts, yeast. Yeasty simple malts with syrup-like sweetness and weird bittersweet ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (3300) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 120813. Quite a good beer with swirling layers of skinny tan foam. There is some tartness there but not enough to make you screw your face up. Well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KingsBrew (36) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2014
330ml bottle, Tulip glass, Sour fruity and herbal aroma, Dark Red liquor, Sweet and sour fruity taste, Medium-light body, Low carbonation with a off white head, Pleasant sweet sour taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (601) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 10, 2014
Couleur sombre ambrée, mousse beige qui disparait. Nez typique aigrelet, acidulé, vieux fruits , vineux. Gout doux aigre avec note maltée, fruitée(fruits rouges), Fin legere aigre et fruité, courte. Petite carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2782) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
Clear dark brown, cola colour, beige head. Aroma of caramel, light vinegar, cherry, light berries. Sweet flavour, caramel, sweet corn, dark sugar, rather sweet. Sweet finish, caramel, dark fruits, hint of wood. Expected some more wood and sour notes, it’s rather bland.
(33cL bottle @ home)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Icedwarf (291) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2014
Zwart bier met schuim. Smaak is zoet, drop, rook en caramel, echter ietwat waterig. Blijft redelijk lang hangen. Goed bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franksv6 (116) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle 75cl, Dark clear beer with a small withe head. Taste: a lot of sucker, cherrry, wood (oak), caramell. Not a bad brune with only 5.2% alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Celest (126) - - MAY 28, 2014
Flemish sour red with too much sugar. Hints of oak, tartness, caramel, brown sugar. Too sugary end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
titvs (87) - PORTUGAL - MAY 23, 2014
Review acoording to BJCP2008 (style 17C). Bottle 75cl - batch unknown. AROMA: complex malt and esters aroma with notes of caramel, black cherries, some chocolate and dry figs. a low sour aroma is present. APPEARANCE: dark reddish-brown and very clear. slightly tanned head with good retention. TASTE: malty flavour with notes of cherries, caramel, raisins and a sweet-and-sour profile more to the sweet side. low bitterness. PALATE: medium body. moderate carbonation. finishes sweet and tart. OVERALL: a very interesting belgian Brown ale with a nice cherry like profile.

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