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

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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Matured in oak barrels for a sweet-sour taste.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (4820) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2005
250 ml bottle, bought at Borough Market, London. Beautiful dark ruby colour, very good thick head. Moderate barnyard aroma on a background of red wine vinegar, honey and raisins. Flavour is not nearly as sour as the other two Flemish Sour Ales I’ve had - more sweet than sour, actually. Too sweet for me - elements of syrup, caramel, honey, balsamico vinegar, blackcurrants and blackberries. A craft beer, no doubt - but definitely not a favourite of mine this one.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (11926) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2005
Bottled (BB 04/2006)
Dark ruby-brown colour, decent brown head. Interesting oaky and kind of saaz hop aroma with hints of toffee and coffee. Sour but same time wineous and sweetish, hints of roasted malts. Quite thin bodied but not to drink in quantities.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1807) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2004
Dark brown coloured with slim but steady tan head. The aroma has caramel, malts and raisins with a tartness to it. Taste is interesting and quite nice, well balanced sweetness and light bitterness. Quite a sweet finish. Quite light bodied and refreshing. Different, but I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2004
The beer after its emancipation from the 330ml brown bottle sets in the glass a deep incarnadine color with the head pythonic in size and the texture spumous, the color a beauteous light tan as it dwindles to nothingness the lace forms a tight skirt upon the glass. Nose is tart, almost astringent with a backing of malt sweetness, hints of black cherries or blackberries, complex maybe it’s just this old worn out schnozzle of mine. Start is quite sweet and light in malt; the top is light with the acidity mild and the hops benign in their spiciness. Aftertaste is dry and sweet, a different beer I must say, drinkable nonetheless

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUL 26, 2004
(on bottle) These flemish ale in thier small bottle are so cuddly; you wanna put it in your pocket for while. A very deep color of wet oak, absolutely no acidicy or sourness and therefor a tad to much to the flat side, this sweet, honeysmelling ale will have a hard time going in to my pocket angain.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2004
Intens brown beer with a reddish reflection and a good creamy head. It has rich aroma’s of caramel, dried raisins, sweet soja saus (ketjap) and malts.The taste is rich to medium dry.This beer has a smooth mouthfeel with a touch of fine malts some noble sweetness and a good freshness in the end.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirkbreedveld (287) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2004
this dark brown beer, has a very sweet nose, taste like a spoon of honey, but the aftertaste is rather dry. It’s nice but not the best beer i’ve ever came across.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4494) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2004
Bottle: Poured a dark red beer with a huge head with pretty good retention. Oak really hits you when you small this beer. Taste is very refreshing with a hint of sweet cheery which is attributable to the oak. Finish is a bit dry and watery which stop this beer from being as good as the Rodenbach. Still a nice example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1002) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2004
Pours deep burgundy. Tiny tan head. Sweet strawberry toasted nose. Raspberry tart. Smooth. Deep fruity and sweet balanced with decent carbonation and just enough bitter to soak it up. Peppery sugar. Herbal and late earth and lemon. Sweet finish. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2004
Sampled from bottle at Danish Beer Festival 2004 (#25).
Brown reddish beer with a tall tan head. Berries (cowberry) and a tone of cheese in the aroma. Sweet cherry flavor with a slight underlying sourness. Not very full but tasty.


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