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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Zuur Ė or Sour Ė 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 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 (10883) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3669) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (1365) - - DEC 17, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2016 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 and taste. Sweeter caramel malt. I remember this one being much better ages ago. Updated Dec 2015.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2595) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (5831) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Very tart, bordering on sour in aroma as well as some barnyard/mustiness. The flavor is tarty with a good but not overwhelming amount of cherry flavor that leads to a slightly dry finish. Good quality, the sourness was close to being too much, but not quite, otherwise this was pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4808) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2011
11 ounce goblet - $8.75 at Taco Mac (Prado) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Served up a very dark brown body, garnet at the far edges, and with no head, just a very thin, ivory-colored ring.

Smell: A first noted whiff of cola, sour cherry cola, to be a bit more precise, then notes of berry-accented wine, spice, toasted bread, and, as it warms, a hint of caramel.

Taste: Opens with a tartish sip of cherry-flavored cola, with a very faint toasted bread hint, and very, very faint roastiness. As it warms, a small bit of caramel is detected. Continued sour cherry character. Moderately acidic. Some papery traces. Light, spicy phenols scattered around. Thinning, watered down sour cherry cola on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Low carbonation.

Overall: Itís fine, I suppose, kinda light though, and reminded me a bit like a lighter, less interesting La Folie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Pours a cherry cola with a fizzy head. Gentle sour aroma, some red wine, plums, and a decent malt profile. Flavor is lightly sour and tart, remarkably easy to drink. A pleasant sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2011
This pours a murky dark brown color with a big fizzy head that tapers off to a lasting thin layer. The first thing I notice in the aroma is a light acetone smell thatís followed by plum, leaf, wild berry, and a lot of funky Belgian yeast. This is light, refreshing, and easy to consume. While this has some tart berry flavor (if Iím supposed to specifically pick up cherries, I donít), it has a lot of Belgian Ale/Saison quality. I get quite a bit of yeast, some sweet bready notes, and very mild acetic character in the finish. This is a pretty nice beer. I was thrown off a bit at first as this isnít really all that sour and is a bit of a hybrid beer but the more I drank it the more I enjoyed it.

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