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RATINGS: 316   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3576) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, 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.

3.6
   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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - 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+

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReggieDunlap (3030) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Pours a murky brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of mild tart/sour cherries and hints of leather and funk. Flavor follows suit nice sweet/sour combo...fruitiness not as present. Mouthfeel is slightly thin and the finish is dry and a bit tart. Wish it was a bit more sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (762) - - DEC 17, 2011
Aged bottle from the cellar. Pours crimson/brown colour. Very little head (about a baby finger) but what is there laces. Dark fruits, a bit of funk, malt, some spices in the aroma. Taste is very complex and I continue to notice more as it warms. Dark fruits, different types of cherries, wood, some toastiness, caramel, some barnyard funk - fairly sour but delicious. Medium body, low carbonation. Wish I picked up another bottle to age. Hope Ommegang brings this one back.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (1886) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle. Had this a while back. Rating noiw. What I remember is that it was a nice attempt of a sour, almost like rodenback then quickly fades to rubbing alcohol taste. Still had a sweet backtone, yet not the best but still pretty good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Deep burnt caramel, heavy reddish hue, moderate to large finely bubbled head, slight pinkish hue to it, fairly nice lacing.   Lovely Kriek like aroma, cherries, woodiness, seems a bit tart.   A bit tame on the tongue, at least not as tart as I would have thought. &nbps By no means is this one sour.   Soft unsweetned cherry like start, smidgen of dryness, another smidgen of wood character.   Lacks dryness and a tart/sour punch.   Seems too muted.   Aroma was nice, but on the tongue its rather dull.   The cherry aspect lingers from start to finish, backside seems a little barnish and musty.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Picks up a bit more dryness after the flavors die off.   Decent, but I was hoping for a bit more tartness, a bit drier, and just an overall KABOOM when it came to tasting it.   As is its okay, but a little muted.   If you dont want your Sours too tart or too dry, this might be for you.   Its like a weak Duchess without sweetness.   Entertaining, but could be a bit better.



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