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


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RATINGS: 245   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thellgren (392) - 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 (191) - 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 (115) - 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 (138) - 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 (485) - 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 (184) - 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 (19) - 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 (758) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peter_L (1029) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1782) - 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.

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