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


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RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   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.......

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Had back in the BW days. Almost like De Proefís version of a Flemish Red to an extent. Slightly cherry tart and funked, bit of barnyard back. Yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5429) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle from old backlog notes 07. Pours a hazy/cloudy reddish amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have a nice sweet/sour thing going on, apples, cherries, oak, tannins, acidic, when I say sour I really mean tart, drinkable,decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1168) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Super clear reddish brown. Nose is very floral (jasmine), wood, sweaty funk. Tart, sour cherry finish, with some light smooth wood. Good with a roast and gravy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2380) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at Noamís office. Thanks DSG. Cloudy brown with bubbles. Vinous, toffee aroma and a delicate sourness and sweetness in the mouth. Medium-bodied, smooth, long and delicate sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (544) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bomber from Wilburís. Appearance: finger of khaki head that does not last, amber color, light cloudy, light lacing. Aroma: vinegar, cherry, light molasses,. Palate: light body, average carbonation, dry finish. Taste: sweet fruity tartness to medium bitter. Overall, hoppiness was unique, but a little to sweet for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomer (1707) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 27, 2014
At a tasting, thanks DSG, small stable bubly head, very hazy dark red to light brown colour, aroma of sour malt, caramel and almonds, malty oxidised flavour, with toffee and teriaki, medium sweetness, light sourness, almondy bitterness. Nicely balanced and highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4275) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle - Sweet cherry and oak. Cloudy orange with a small beige head. Cherry, oak, light tartness and mellow sweetness. Mellow and nice, well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3418) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5829) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2166) - 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.

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