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


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RATINGS: 428   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2578) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
The body is brown with a bit of orrange added in. The fizzy tan head did some nice lacing before it settled into a film. The aroma has a definite malt beneath it, but is heavily topped by sour cherries with a touch of rusting iron. Itís spritzy in the mouth even though the body displays little carbonation. The flavor is sour malt with cherries, wood, iron, and old straw. It finishes on a puckering, tart cherry taste. Nic

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2048) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 Bottle at Eulogy. Very murky amber with a slim fizzy off-white head. Unusual. Feels like a mix of styles. Strong hints of browned fruit. Toasted grains. Slight sour. Medium body. Nice dry finish. Feels like a dry Femish Red - which seems bizarre! But good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (327) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Dark, cloudy brown with medium off-white head. Aroma of berries and a little alcohol. Flavor is fruity, slightly tart. Nice, easy-drinking wild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (5821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Deep red with a small head. Very dry, light. Berries and some ton. Dry, Slightly spicy. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Cloudy, murky light red, medium purple. Weak foam. Nose is sharp balsamic vinegar, sweet dark cherry. Taste is sweet dark cherry, mild paper, high carbonation. Lemon, paper finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7278) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"more complex than Duchesse, but less flavorful. What was there was a nice redish-brown ale with a nice dry fruity aroma. more subdued and not AS sour, but quite good. more cherry in the nose and flavor even though it was not as sweet. medium body, and smooth."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1880) - 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 (7107) - 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 (1517) - 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 (3368) - 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.

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