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50
18
style
Brewed by Timmermans (John Martin)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Itterbeek, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Matured in oak barrels for a sweet-sour taste.
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3.2
fonefan (49343) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium to dark brown amber colour with a average to large, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, light roasted and bread, light berry - toffee. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light light acidic with a average to long duration, caramel, paperback, roasted - coffee notes, berry acidic notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120316]
Earlier Rating: 7/22/2008 Total Score: 2.9
Bottle 25cl.
Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lancing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel (syntetic), bread, moderate to heavy brown sugar - syrup. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (240508)

3.5
yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2010
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden brown to deep orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity and slight wineous. Sweet, malty and yeasty. Mild metallic with a nice wineous fruity note. Lingering fruity and mild yeasty finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/20/2007 Total Score: 3.1
25 cL bottle. Pours deep brown/amber with a dense light brown head. Mellow caramel malty and slight fruity. Flavour is slight sour and sweet malty. Seems a bit out of balance. Ends mixed sweet and sour, but only mildly sour. Nice though.

3.8
Ungstrup (37601) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2010
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with a huge brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, fruits, and nuts, as well as lighter notes of brettanomyces. The flavor is malt, alcohol, wood, fruits, and metal, as well as lighter notes of brettanomyces, leading to a tart woody finish.
Earlier Rating: 5/14/2003 Total Score: 3
A deep red beer with no head. The aroma is slightly sweet and sharp. The flavor is very round, very sweet, and slighlty acidic with notes of berries. A fine flavor but not anything special. OK beer - but my exspectation was higher.

3.3
joergen (28142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red brown coloured with a huge beige head. Fruity and spicy aroma of caramel with notes of red wine. Fruity and spicy flavour of caramel and bread with notes of red wine. Spicy finish.
Earlier Rating: 4/6/2006 Total Score: 2.5
Bottle. Red brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and red wine. Flavour of red wine and caramel. No hints of the oak-maturing. Unbalanced, not the best flemish sour ale.

3.1
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2006
Bottled. Rubyish copper colour, mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is raisins, plum, burnt sugar and caramel malts. Flavour is burnt sugar, slightly metal and hops. Slightly watery, otherwise good brew. It was more supersweet than sour in my opinion.... only in the finish it had some weak sourness to it.

4.1
omhper (25128) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2003
Sampled draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden.
Dark reddish brown. Big cherry aroma. Sweet, yet acidic and very vinuous. Medium bodied, with a slight note of oak. the finish is an orgie in berry flavour; raspberries, cherries, blueberries, you name it...

3.6
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Pours a clear orangey brown with a small off-white head. Tart cherry aroma - quite yummy. Medium body, very sweet roasted malts, a discreet tartness, woody and metallic - clearly some Bourgogne has been blended with another beer here. Ends sweet. 280710
Earlier Rating: 5/24/2005 Total Score: 3.5
(Bottle 25 cl) I was expecting a reddish brown beer with a sharp acidic touch. But what found was rather full-bodied, sweetish and malty - almost like Danish "hvidtøl". And although I do detect some slightly tart notes, they’re far from aggressive. A very mellow, pleasant sour ale. 080195

3.5
Travlr (24784) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Tap at the source. Cloudy ruby red color, fluffy beige head. Aroma of chestnuts, candy, oak. Taste is like a sweetened Rodenbach. OK.
Earlier Rating: 3/13/2010 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle at Brugse Beertje. Dark reddish brown, large fluffy tan head with massive lacing. Aroma of caramel and cocoa nibs, smoke. Starts sweet, sour middle. Has character and complexity.

2.4
cgarvieuk (24499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
a Dark colored ale, with a sour fruity malt , its was ok but looked like it might age well.

3.3
Rasmus40 (20649) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from random beer shop in Bruges. Clear dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, berries and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and slightly acidic. Sweet finish. 221212


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