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


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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palme (3311) - Bergen, - JUN 7, 2012
0.33l bottle @ Braai Tapperij de Mug, Middelsburg. This is a blurry deep raw red-brown one with a small lightly sidesticking woody-brown head. It has a light caramelly-sweet aroma, some dusty chocolate in here, I also get some dark black ripe berries here. Not extreme, and my nose is getting all sorts of other smoky and perfumy aromas from the people sitting next to me, but I found the aroma in the beer quite nice. Oh, it was a really sweet one! Reminds me of a faro-lambic! Sugar syrup, not any bitterness to speak home about, hints of something acidic in here also. Not especially good, but this is one of those beers I will remember more of the story behind getting it - not so much for the flavor itself. 30.05.2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (200) - Tasmania, - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Clear deep red-brown, creamy tan head. Aroma is of cherry and oak, some bready notes also. Flavour is sweet caramel, oak, tart fruits--cherries. Not complex but actually very tasty, I like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JeyAre (206) - - 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 (576) - 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 (3334) - 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 (2798) - 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 (301) - 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 (133) - 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.

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