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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1380) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2010
750 mL bottle from Samís in Durham. Brown pour with purplish highlights and a foamy light khaki head. Aroma is lightly tart cherry, lemon zest, and oak. Taste is mildly tart. Cherry is present but not over-bearing. Just a touch of apple cider vinegar is detected on the finish. This beer does nothing particularly spectacular or new, however it is still a fantastic sour. A great collaboration beer from Ommegang and Liefmans.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Aroma:The smell has some sour balsamic vinegar notes. Appearance:Dark brown in color. Good head, light beige in color. Taste:Mildly sour, not too harsh. The sourness fades almost immediately, so that by the midtaste most of it is halfway gone. By the aftertaste, itís a memory. There are also fig and prune flavors in this beer. Palate:Nicely carbonated, medium body. Overall:A fantastic example of itís type for those of us (like me) who are sensitive to sours. Itís refreshing, and actually sessionable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalsk (1049) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2010
On tap at Monkís. Excellent selection by Leafs93 as we celebrated his completion of the NJ and PA bar exams. Pours a reddish brown color with a caramel colored head. Has a gentle vinegar aroma. Sweet with a malty sourness. Sours are subtle. Very smooth. Faded cherry notes throughout. Excellent collaboration by two excellent breweries.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Smells like sweet and sour sauce from McDís. Deliciously tart - not too strong. Good beginner beer for people wanting to get into sours. Me, though, Iím a pro.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Bottle. Tart nose with light fruit. Cloudy with crazy amounts of sediment. Nice restrained sourness and funk with a dry finish. Tangerine and cherry notes. Very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Bottled, poured into La Maudite snifter. Dark brown pour, dense tan head. The nose is intense, sour wild cherries. The flavor is overwhelmingly malty, with a burst of sour cherry. Very tart, with a refreshingly dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bp (784) - Queens, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle: pours dark red with a thin foamy head, aroma is tart and funky, taste is very much the same, nice tartness with this, very dry finish. Excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (5884) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deeper red/brown with an off white head. The aroma has some lightly tart cherry notes and a bit of a woodiness. The flavor holds a good balance of sweetness and tartness, with notes of cherry and wood. Really good, but not as good as Ommegang Rouge.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown corked and caged 750ml bottle into a tulip glass. The label reads that it was "BREWED IN BELGIUM" and "IMPORTED FOR BREWERY OMMEGANG". It also lists the abv at 6%. On the side of the label there is a brief description of the beer and the collaboration between Brewery Ommegang and Brouwerij Liefmans. There is no freshness date. Appearance: It has a dark prune like color until held up to the light which reveals its deep ruby red hue with fine carbonation rising up through it. From the pour it produced a tall and thick, light beige head. It slowly settles down to a smaller tightly packed foam covering which makes lots of splotchy lacing all the way down the glass. Smell: The aroma has a firm sour fruity character to it with notes of tart cherries with sour dough bready and some funky yeast. No hops are detected in the nose. Taste/Palate: It has a fairly light body with a pleasant sourness running throughout it. The aroma gives some foreshadowing to its sour fruity character. There are notes of tart cherries as well as tart raspberries and even some sweet and sour apple notes too. These fruity notes held together with a base of dry sour dough beady malt and yeast flavors. A very slight hop bitterness and musty flavor is noted towards the dry, dusty, yeasty and mildly sour/tart finish. The carbonation is light and smooth but still active enough to keep things light and lively. Notes: This is a very easy drinking sour ale with nice complexity that is easily overlooked light body and easy sipping texture. If you have been drinking a lot of Double or Imperial IPAís and Stouts you may need to quickly acclimate your tongue to pick up and appreciate the subtleties of lighter bodied beers. I would say that it is worth it to slow down and notice all the little subtle things going on in this refreshing mild Sour Ale.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1258) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Sour cherries and Brett funk yeast. Flat cherry mahogany red-brown. Nice head. Very very tart. Nice brown sugary base. Oily and thick. Red wine tannins. Excellent.


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