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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Zuur – or Sour – is our collaborative Flemish sour brown ale. A beer whose style arises from the mists of brewing history. It uses mixed fermentation, real fruit, significant aging, and master blending. All of these are ancient and revered Belgian techniques. This unique Flemish sour brown ale is complex, tart with a touch of sweetness, lightly malty and gently hopped. Zuur is a unique blend created in collaboration between Brewery Ommegang and Brouwerij Liefmans

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rocbyter (1921) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Moderate sour fruit aroma with hints of wood. Cloudy brown color with a small off white head. Sweet beginning with a full bodied four finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (3381) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Poured on draft. Pours a translucent brown with a whitish head of thin foam. Aroma is mildly tart. Can’t really pick up on much else, though. The sourness in this beer is odd. Its actually a little earthy. Maybe its more of a musty note than anything else. Taste is sour and the finish is long and dry. Everything about this beer is pretty subtle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 17, 2012
750mL Bottle, purchased at Kingstown Liquors - Wickford, RI. Aroma is a gentle, breezy fruit, with a light lactic punch and an afterthought of cherries. This is soft and a little light. There’s a low level balance of sugars, gentle acid, and a range of fruit flavors. Decent malt follow up. Overall, I though this was a little light, safe, and domesticated for a Flemish sour brown style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3689) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2012
750ml bottle - Pours dark amber with a two finger light tan head. The smell is of sour cherries and wild yeast funk. It tastes sour, fruity, tart, but also has a smooth sweetness to it. Very good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4228) - Florida, USA - APR 16, 2012
On draft at the Brass Tap Sour Breakfast, poured a light amber brown with aromas of sour cherries, and hey. Flavors of subtle cherries, that soured as I drank with some hay. Touch of tart aftertaste as well, a solid wild ale that isn’t overly tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Had this many times already. Aroma is slightly sour, fruity and some wood with a bit of mold. Mouthfeel is very slick which leads to a slight oily flavor. Some sourness and fruit and wood with a touch of spice. Not too acidic, not overly sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
S: dark reddish-brown, tight carbonation, light tan collar, doesn't cling to the glass A: tar cherry, slightly sweet, creamy-maltiness, almost smells like a little chocolate T: mild sour taste, well-balanced between sweet & tart, great acidity, not over-powering like some sours that border a bile-like taste O: a solid sour, a good introductory sour for those looking to try a something easy drinking with good flavor and balance ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 18, 2012
Aroma: cherry fruity sourness, hint of pit, malty backing, slight touch of alcohol, hey and horse-blanket.
Appearance: amber light brown , gentle haze Tanned fizzy mid top. Fine beading. 3+
Flavour/Palate: Medium light bodied. Cherry tartness with pit notes. Lemon hint. Solid , refreshing brew. 13+

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2012
750ml bottle: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany amber with a spotty-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet caramel nose with a healthy amount of tart cherries. Starts with fine carbonation, but a somewhat thin body and light biscuity malty sweetness with a touch of brown sugar and light fruity tartness before a slightly drier and thinner, bland finish. This seems to be lacking the complexity and body I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: June 30, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Crabapple Bottle Shop
Appearance: dark brown, fine beige head, drippy streaks of lace
Aroma: tart chocolate aroma, touch of caramel sweetness, fruity cherry tartness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of sour fruit, touch of chocolate, light sweetness, long tart finish
Overall: really well balanced between the fruity tartness and the malty sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

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