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

bottled
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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Matured in oak barrels for a sweet-sour taste.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
miquelcrush (1408) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 25, 2014
Cervesa avinagrada tant en gust com en aroma, correcte. Cerveza avinagrada tanto en gusto como en aroma, correcta.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (716) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a deep brown/amber with light tan head . Light vinegar aromas . Flavor is sweet vinegar . Not bad , have had better beers of this style . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2762) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2014
On tap at The Mermaid in Tampa. Brief note: oaky, lightly sour. Little mineral, juicy, syrupy. Like a watered down Duchesse. 7.0

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
574deadzone (1057) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2014
10-26-10 on the bottle. Born on? Best by? Either way, this is verifiably "aged." Pours a deep ruby-brown with a fairly tall beige head that settles quickly and doesn’t lace much. Some floaty stuff at the bottom. Nose involves dark cherries, malt vinegar, light oak influence, perhaps some hay. Fairly sweet, light tartness, no bitterness. Light bodied, a bit oily, somewhat grainy, with a dusty briefly tart juicy finish. Not sure this is a fair rate. As is, quenching, easy drinking, not particularly tart though not excessively sweet. Comes across as rather middle of the road and not especially dynamic. Nice to try. Could be nice on a hot day.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (647) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Pours dark reddish-brown with a thick, foamy, off-white head. Nose is a sweet kind of candy smell with notes of honey. Taste is sweet and a cherry-like fruitiness comes through. Medium body, lively carbonation. Good brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Renobob (665) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
Bue à la pression. Belle couleur. on s’en définitivement bien le vieillissement en tonneaux. Arômes de raisins et de bois. Pas mon truc mais bon produit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle. Dark red body with a thin off white head. Booze, cherry, oak, sweet nose. Some cough syrup. Taste is sweet cherry, light oak, barely tart.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Erzengel (2754) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2013
«Ein typisches Bier aus Brügge, charaktervoll und in Eichenfässern gereift.» Steht auf der Flasche, die Zutatenliste hingegen ist doch schon etwas läger: «Wasser, Gerstenmalz, Mais, Sucker (!), Weizen, geröstetes (!) Gerste, Farbstoff: E 150, Hopfen, Aromen, Antioxydantsmittel (!): E 300» Mit der Rechtschreibung haben sie es schonmal nicht so – mal schauen, wie das Bier selber so ist: Tief dunkelbraun im Glas mit eindeutig gefürbtem Schaum. Der Geruch ist säuerlich-holzig. Im Antrunk ist das Bier erst etwas laff, dann angenehm säuerlich-holzig, allerdings mit penetrant störender Süße. Insgesamt etwas flach. Der Hauptteil wird auch nicht viel besser: Flach bleibend, schöne saure Rotbiertöne mit einer angenehmen Holzonte, dazu die unpassende, aber dezente Zuckernote. Der Nachgeschmack ist schnell verflogen, keine Herbe spürbar, süßlich-suer und nicht sonderlich spektakulär.
--> Ein Bier, das in den Ansätzen sehr gut scheint, der Zucker und die Aromen machen die angenehmen Noten des Bieres allerdings kaputt!!
Test vom 8.10.2009 Noten: 12,7,10,4,11,5 - 6,90

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (3470) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2013
bottle pours redbrown, good white foam smell is rather sweet. bit fruity, almost no sourness. not the complexity i usualy get in this type of beer ... bit dissapointing as this was the ’original duchesse the bourgogne ’

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorgeLee (1229) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2013
On tap at La Becasse. Lovely bright reddish brown colour, white foam. I sort of wanted to dislike this given it’s another sweetened mass market version of a proper sour. And it certainly isn’t in the same ballpark as a Rodenbach or similar. But it actually wasn’t bad, there’s a maltiness and fruitiness in there, the barest hint of sour and quite sweet.


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