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


on tap

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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Matured in oak barrels for a sweet-sour taste.

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   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 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pyrmir (3967) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
330 ml bottle at Pipes of Scotland. Slightly hazy golden with thin white head. Aroma fresh, light tart, malty, apples, candy. Taste is malty, sugar, light alcohol, light apples with a light malty sweet finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (1813) - 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 (283) - - 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 (2991) - 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 (116) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 29, 2015
Красивы& тёмно-ру цвет, богатый, почти "винный&q вкус с лёгкой кислинк& В послевк& - карамел& Легко и приятно пьётся.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iggynelix (88) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
On tap, yard of ale, Stroudsburg, pa. Tan head sticks to glass, aroma of a Belgian. Iced tea colour, slight carbonation. Leads with caramelized fruit notes, sourness is slight. Like a very mellowed RaisonDeTra. 5.0 abv and drinkable at a session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (921) - Riga, LATVIA - MAR 7, 2015
Was quite a pleasant surprise. Moderate malty, some roast, caramel, light dried fruitiness, brown sugar, light hops in background. Moderate sweetness with light sourness Drinkable, but definitely something synthetic weird about this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1465) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bourgogne des Flandres has a medium, cream-colored head, heavy lacing left on the glass, and an initially clear, cola-brown, bubbly appearance, which becomes quite murky, once the bottom sediment is loosened and poured in. The aroma is of sharp, aged malt, slightly turned fruit, chocolate, and sweet, gingerbread. Taste is of sweet & sour candy, sugar, turned fruit, medium-to-dark malt, acid, and brown bread crust. Some tart cherry, much like Dr. Pepper, is in evidence, too. Bitterness is low, and the mouthfeel is medium and cola-like, but without the high carbonation. Bourgogne des Flanders finishes semi-wet and decently drinkable. RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Small head lasting long time. Dry/red fruits aromas and caramel. No acidity aromas. Some acetic acidity flavors and quite tart. Not a long of complexity but a long sweet final.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1102) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Poured from a tap. Dark caramel color, medium frothy tan head. Sweet fruit aroma. Light body with a sweet fruit flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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