RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Zuur or Sour is our collaborative Flemish sour brown ale. A beer whose style arises from the mists of brewing history. It uses mixed fermentation, real fruit, significant aging, and master blending. All of these are ancient and revered Belgian techniques. This unique Flemish sour brown ale is complex, tart with a touch of sweetness, lightly malty and gently hopped. Zuur is a unique blend created in collaboration between Brewery Ommegang and Brouwerij Liefmans

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11487) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2010
a little surprised at the relatively low scores. darker sour with a redish hue. tight head. smooth, lactic quality. the aroma was at first ever so slightly letallic and young smelling, though there was a hint of the sour cherry and oak complexity to come. a couple minutes in all off notes were gone and it smelled and tasted great. reminds me most of new glarus sour. all sour cherries and oak. not mouth puckering, but subtle and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9960) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Bottle sample from notes. Pours a hazy reddish amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart dark fruits, cherry, caramel, earthy notes, some acidity, decent enough but not enough to revisit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (6095) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Murky umber liquid with minimal head. Scents of tart cherries and a touch of pie crust and hint of iron. Sweeter start with a bit more thickness than others. Hints of tartness and floral to herbal hops. Easy enough to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3959) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
Sample, brown bottle, at Stephen Morris, at Stephen Morris, savoured on December 12 2014; eye: burgundy, clear, tiny ring of brown head, no lacing; nose: wild yeasts, malt, light lactic; mouth: wild yeasts, malt, light lactic, finale in malt with light presence of wild yeasts, medium body, average carbonation, slick texture; overall: fine FRANAIS chantillon, bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, chez Stephen Morris, savoure le 12 dcembre 2014; il : bourgogne, limpide, petit anneau de mousse brune, pas de dentelle; nez : levures sauvages, malt, lger lactique; bouche : levures sauvages, malt, lger lactique, finale en malt avec lgre prsence de levures sauvages, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, texture coulante; en rsum : bien

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2755) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle opened up at the 2014 Ottawa End of Year Gathering. Mahogany with an off white head. Combination of malt, light cherry, slightly tart, earthy, and oak with a high carbonation and moderate body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2538) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours amber with limited head and lots of lacing. Nose is tart, some cheerios. Flavours of tart, dark bread, some grapes. Tastes light sweet, light bitter an dlight tart. Medium body with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (13556) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
A reddish brown ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, nice fruity caramel malt with light acidity, ground cherries, light celery salts, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light acidity, nice if a bit watery. Bottle at 2014 Ottawa Xmas gathering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (6214) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle: Poured a Deep hazy reddish color ale with a nice medium size dark foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of tart and sour notes with light cherry and some easily identifiable oak notes. Taste is also dominated by tart and sour notes with light cherry notes with some oak notes. Taste is well balanced without much acidity and with some light residual sugar notes. Body is quite full with medium carbonation. Very enjoyable but I would take a Rodenbach Grand Cru over this one though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - MAY 23, 2014
It has a dark prune like color until held up to the light which reveals its deep ruby red hue with fine carbonation rising up through it. From the pour it produced a tall and thick, light beige head. It slowly settles down to a smaller tightly packed foam covering which makes lots of splotchy lacing all the way down the glass. The aroma has a firm sour fruity character to it with notes of tart cherries with sour dough bready and some funky yeast. No hops are detected in the nose. It has a fairly light body with a pleasant sourness running throughout it. The aroma gives some foreshadowing to its sour fruity character. There are notes of tart cherries as well as tart raspberries and even some sweet and sour apple notes too. These fruity notes held together with a base of dry sour dough beady malt and yeast flavors. A very slight hop bitterness and musty flavor is noted towards the dry, dusty, yeasty and mildly sour/tart finish. The carbonation is light and smooth but still active enough to keep things light and lively. This is a very easy drinking sour ale with nice complexity that is easily overlooked light body and easy sipping texture. If you have been drinking a lot of Double or Imperial IPAs and Stouts you may need to quickly acclimate your tongue to pick up and appreciate the subtleties of lighter bodied beers. I would say that it is worth it to slow down and notice all the little subtle things going on in this refreshing mild Sour Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (5317) - Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, best before 6/4/2012. Pours slightly hazy dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of tart cherry, green apple, raisin, cranberry, pear, brown sugar, toast, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/funk yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart cherry, green apple, cranberry, raisin, pear, brown sugar, hay, straw, light clove, red wine, white vinegar, light leather, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lightly tart cherry, cranberry, green apple, raisin, plum, pear, brown sugar, red wine, white vinegar, hay, straw, light leather, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity/funky yeast flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly slick/syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Flemish brown ale. All around good balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity/funky yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the light acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (4541) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
Sampled from a 0.75l bottle @ Top Hops (BA) Bottle Share. This is a blurry deep red one. Not much of a head here. It has a nice Flemmish nose with lots or sour red berries, some sugar, and a little bit of lemon acidity. The mouthfeel is light oily and it has a below average carbonation level. Flavors are lovely tart. Lots of red sour berries, more sugar and it ends with a woody finish. Really tasty stuff. 15.06.2013

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