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Zoetzuur Flemish Reserve Ale

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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 13, 2014
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at Noamís office. Cloudy red-amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some cobwebs, mild funk, cherries and some oxidation. Sweetish and mildly sourish flavor, a bit oxidized, with cherries, malt, caramel and a bit of cellar-y touches. Medium-bodied. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (1702) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Dark brown / ruby in color, with small beige foamy head and lots of soapy lacing. Cidery aroma, sharp acetic taste, but smooth enough to enjoy . lingering sweetness and a bit of tartness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2 (794) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Red/brown pour with a light beige head. Aromas of malt, yeast, tart cherries, and subtle acidity. Flavor is tart cherry with malt. Very easy drinking, just slightly sour. Perhaps not as complex as I would have liked but still pretty tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (364) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
750ml bottle - pours a cloudy lighter brown. Some sweet cherry aromas with a faint sour aroma. Taste is mild malt, tart cherry with a medium sourness. Very drinkable, nice.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sweasy (14) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Very drinkable sour. Nice malty flavor. Flavors muddle a bit between sweet and slight tangy cherry wood. The woody sour yeast comes through in the smell as you drink and leaves a moderate blanket on the tongue.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DTM (780) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Taster at DBS. Aroma of cherry and a some grape. Brown with a hint of red in color. Lots of grape flavor. Super smooth on the palate. Nice!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
timfoolery (1123) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle pour at DBS. Aroma and flavor is Larry King purple grape juice and grape candies. Not too impressed here. Fair beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle opened during New Yearís eve. Pours mahogany with some beige head. Aroma is mild of cherry skins and caramel malt. Thin body yet caramel malty flavor, sticky sweetness that sort of masks the mild lactic notes. Some cherry in the finish. Sort of a watered down flanders red with a bit of crystal getting in the way.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7003) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2013
750mL bottle (old, but I donít see a date). Poured clear, ruddy amber with a well-retained, sticky toasted marshmallow head. The aroma picked up a blend of sweet and sour cherries, charred oak, and soft vinous notes.. perhaps a touch too much sweetness evident, but it smelled like candy in a glass. The flavor found mostly tart cherries along with a little related sweetness.. dry, fruity Brett-like notes and oak on the edges.. picked up some floral and peppery notes on the dry finish. Medium-bodied with fuller carbonation than expected on the palate.. just a hair too sweet, but tasty.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Unknown age on the bottle, but it was in the discount bin, which means it was at least one year on the shelves... Poured to NB globe. A: Pours a hazy mahogany ale with little to no head formation despite turbulent pour. Affluent peanut colored film is broken sans evident carbonation. S: Raisins, prunes,,,,dark fruits dominate the nose. Quite difficult for me to discern. As advertised, sweet and sour. Very reserved as far as flemish aleís go. T: More tart than I had anticipated. This is quite nice. However, the fruits continue to limit the appreciable flemish qualities one would anticipate. As the ale resonates, I start to sense the cherries typical of the style. M: medium bodied, low carbonation. D: Having a hard time enjoying this one. Itís tolerable, but I wish the bottle wasnít 750mlís. ended up pouring half out. Serving type: bottle 02-06-2011


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