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

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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2008
oh lovely. what a nice beer. i canít remember when i enjoyed a beer this much. (of course itís also true that at this stage of my geriatric decrepitude i canít remember where my parents live).

this is a big-bodied fruit punch, with an aroma of good cigars that have steeped themselves unto pulp in a brine of sea salt and sponge cake. just lovely. itís the color of mature rust just before it crumbles into dust, and trends to far more clarity than what we expect from the promises of politicians. good head and carbonation all around, the lace clings to the glass like toilet paper on a teepeed tree after a good rain.

there is a gusting 20 knott aroma that streams around my nose like standing oceanside before a storm: smelling like a cherry packed band-aid box. itís an earthy kind-of aroma, like a dank plywood compost bin on a warm fall day-- full of earth and apples; this is a gritty beer that tastes like it wasnít brewed, but grown in peat and pig manure, in moldy darkness alongside mushrooms and bone-white salamanders.

the flavors have the kind of bulk sought after in NFL linebackers; this is a true sipping beer: creamy, metallic and sweet, part sweet marsala wine, part unfiltered cider and part primordial zulu compress of bugs and baobab roots prescribed for compound fractures. zoetzuur has notes of cocoa, tin, and tea (one is reminded of the export commodities of ceylon).

indeed a lovely beer: swirl, sniff, sip. repeat. swirl, sniff, sip, repeat.......


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (2835) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at Noamís office. Thanks DSG. Pours orange to brown with a medium head, aroma of vinegar, malt, fruits, caramel and chocolate, flavor is bizarre with oxidation, malt and caramel, medium bodied.

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 (1704) - 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 (795) - 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 (366) - 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 (783) - 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 (7005) - 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.


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