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


on tap

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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Matured in oak barrels for a sweet-sour taste.

CatoctinMike's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CatoctinMike (9) - Sabillasville, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2002
Excellent red ale, my favorite. Subtle sweet fruitiness. A favorite to everyone I have given a sample too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Baramba (418) - ITALY - JUL 14, 2015
Draught. Deep red no head. Malt and bread aroma. Sourish taste, very weak. Watery

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ctipping (216) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Putrid brown liquid that pours with little head and no lacing. It just does not look appetizing. Smells more promising. Sweet caramel and a light cherry acidity. Tastes of cherries and some oak. The tartness is barely strong enough to overcome the sweetness in the middle. Not a bad flavor throughout. The failure is in the finish. The beer thins out and tastes like a sickly sugar water. Ugh. Light body. High carbonation. Just kinda unpleasant in the finish. Not something I’d drink again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Wixie (134) - BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2015
Liquid has red shine, small head. Fruity aroma, but light. Light body, little carbonation. Taste is sweet, but light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
peponi (783) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Aroma: woody notes, red fruits, cellar. Appearance: clear brown-reddish color, nice beige head. Taste: no bitterness, barrel notes, slightly astringent, semi-sweet, roasted dark malts. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, barrel notes in the finish. Overall: Actually not so bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2933) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a clear, amber highlighted, brown hue, with a modest layer of off white head foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was sweet and wine-like, with ripened, dried fruit, subtle spice, and a bit of red wine vinegar tartness. Light to medium bodied, with lively carbonation, the taste added some earthy & tannic astringency, continued the pleasant fruitiness, and finished moderately tart. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (2091) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2015
Draft @ La Buena Vista, Brugge. Dark red/brown. Creamy white foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet with notes of caramel. Aroma of red berries with light sour notes. Rather sweet. Almost no bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (1976) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
Rødbrun klar med lavt beige skum. Lukter sure kirsebær. Sursøt smak av bær og brunt sukker. Stikky. Kort

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Neorej80 (348) - - APR 9, 2015
Champagne like aroma, marshmellow. Pretty dark colour. Very sweet rasins, strawberries and red fruit. Champagne like sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3232) - BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2015
Classic Flemish ’versnijbier’ with a history dating back to 1911 when it was launched by a brewery in Brugues, and apparently was already a blend of a sweet brown beer with a lambic at that time. The result is a beer much reminiscent of ’oud bruin’. Medium, yellowish off-white head, colour a dark brownish ruby. Caramelly flavour, raisin, cherries, sour berries, yoghurt; caramelly and slightly candi-ish sweetishness dominate, but the sour accent reveals a very faint hint of lambic, drying a bit in the finish. Otherwise rather boring, actually, with too thin body. Tasted this many years ago and I should rerate it, but being familiar with John Martin’s range, I am confident it has not improved since then...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werthergoethe (145) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 29, 2015
Красивы& тёмно-ру цвет, богатый, почти "винный&q вкус с лёгкой кислинк& В послевк& - карамел& Легко и приятно пьётся.

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