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


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RATINGS: 252   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strings (377) - Sydney, - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle at Belgian Beer Cafe in Sydney. Gorgeous subtle lambic sourness amid cherry chocolate trappiste style flavourings. Really really great for first few sips but as the precious seconds slip away so does the flavour. Carbonation disappears quickly and texture and flavour becomes a bit more like cherry cordial. Drink it fast!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
belgis (269) - - JUN 30, 2015
Sour aroma bit caramel. Ruby red colour thick foam. Easy drinkable. Strange but I feel some champagne in it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1116) - Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Draft sample at Ale Mary’s in Scranton, PA; hazy darker brown color with light tan head. Aroma notes of berries, some vinegar, lightly vineous and faint caramel sweetness. Taste adds more sour cherries and light roasted malt. Light-medium body, moderate-low carbonation, sticky with fast tart roast finish. More an easy drinking brown sour, pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trentacle (10) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 17, 2015
Sweet and dark. Rich and rewarding enough to incite more than the 5% abv. A repeater, but not on the night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bov (10377) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 15, 2015
from Monde des Bières - hazy dark brown beer with a moderate beige foam left; aroma of cola and sour berries; medium-bodied, sweet, light earthiness, gentle sourness; notes of sour cherries in the finish, lot of residual sugars

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (2411) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
330ml bottle from Saveur-biere.fr. Pours deep brown with soft ivory head. Not entirely won over by this. Quite dry with a very light sourness. Not the best example of the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
ChtiBreizh (126) - 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 (150) - 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 (430) - 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 (292) - 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 (128) - 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.

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