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


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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Bruges’ typical brown ale, matured 6 months in oak casks.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (1979) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2012
At Bad Apple. OK, this isn’t very complex and is a bit sweet and the sourness is pretty subdued. But for some reason I really liked it. Almost like a sweet and sour beer cola in flavor(in a good way) with a bit of cherry. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
ChtiBreizh (94) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAY 24, 2015
Dark brown with reddish tones, medium head. Aroma of sweet vinegar, sweet yoghurt, raspberry. Taste is about the same. Very cloying sweetness, no bitterness, nearly no sourness, which is strange for the supposed style. Tastes like a diluted raspberry vinegar, you know the cooking aid to look like a real chef when you are not. Thin mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Deserved drain pour. Disgusting. Looking forward to duchesse de bourgogne and rodenbach to get a more definitive opinion on this beer style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (99) - ITALY - MAY 17, 2015
Rossa con riflessi aranciati, limpida, schiuma ocra di media persistenza. Aroma citrico molto volatile, leggero acetico, lievi sentori di frutti scuri, leggero erbaceo. Al palato stesse caratteristiche con un finale che vira verso l'amaro con note erbacee, legnose è lievemente oleose. Sembra proprio che nel blend sia presente una lambic. Corpo leggero, poco carbonata. Piacevole anche se forse "un pochino troppo industriale".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thellgren (406) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 23, 2015
Tasting glass in a beer tasting in Bruges, Belgium. My new favourite beer style. This has not too much winegar acidity, but also not too sweet. Everything is in balance. Be warned, though, the taste does not resemble other beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tognetta (218) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 10, 2015
Marrom bastante escuro, espuma bege, de média duração. Aroma licoroso, lembra Biotônico Fontoura, jabuticaba. Paladar levemente ácido, adocicado. Aftertaste um pouco aguado, carbonação flat. Estilo diferente, nunca havia provado. Não é de toda ruim, mas não agradou.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puredelusion (120) - Lviv, UKRAINE - APR 5, 2015
0,75 bottle. Pours dark brown colour with medium off-white head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of white wine, light to moderate malty, light hoppy, grape, vinegar. Flavour is heavy sweet, light acidic, winy, sometimes you forget that you’re drinking a beer. Finish is light sweet, light to moderate acidic, sourmedium long. Body is light to medium, texture is syrupy, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luklaer (144) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
Contrary to many others, I did like this beer. It has got a very nice taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fkoolen (512) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MMJL (209) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Orange_times (25) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (839) - 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.

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