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Bourgogne Des Flandres Brune / Bruin - Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

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Bourgogne Des Flandres Brune / BruinBourgogne Des Flandres Brune / Bruin

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BA SCORE
77
okay

86 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 17.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JoeyBeerBelly on 10-14-2010)
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Photo of Blindpigbiz
4.55/5  rDev +37.5%

AGED FOR A LITTLE OVER A YEAR

Smell: toast and blackberry jam with butter and balsamic vinegar

Taste: blackberries with hints if balsamic with a coca cola finish...RIDICULOUS!!!!

The reviews are low from others, probably due to them not aging this beer. Age it! If I had this beer without the age, I'd probably be with the 2.9 score crowd. Once aged, however, you have to PAIR this with French toast and vanilla bean ice cream or baby back ribs and a lot of garlic mashed potatoes and bread sticks

Blindpigbiz, May 25, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
4.53/5  rDev +36.9%

Poured this for a special occasion. Well, pouring this made it a special occasion.

Enjoyed it August, 2012 but the cork was stamped with 2.010—I’m guessing this has at least 2 years on it, maybe longer?

This pours a ruddy brown-amber color, similar to muddy water, thin coffee, or a burnt copper. Billowy foam topping surprised me with its retention—even after 30 minutes there was still some crema left.

I’m not sure how best to describe the aroma. It’s woody, with elements akin to orange marmalade coming across, but that doesn’t do it justice. Add in some hints of butterscotch candy, toffee, and put it on the sweeter side of life.

The flavor is …wonderful. I was expecting something tart, sour, but this is smooth and sweet with a velvety mouthfeel. There’s a light bitter-tartness that washes out while lingering. I taste orange marmalade, toffee, caramel, and a hint of butterscotch.

I’m glad to have shared this one.

elNopalero, Aug 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

patre_tim, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

goblue3509, Apr 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

RochefortChris, May 27, 2014
Photo of xylophonica
4.1/5  rDev +23.9%

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a chalice.

A - Minimal head which quickly subsides. Thick, dark brown colour.

S - Mild caramel malts, with a hint of oak and grass.

T - Sugary sweet but also spicy due to the high carbonation. Strong caramel and sweet port combined.

M - Immediately spicy and sugary on the tongue. Strong carbonation. Soothing aftertaste as well.

D - Quite sugary but also very nice to drink.

This is my first example of this style and it strikes me as somewhere between a French Biere De Garde and a Belgian bruin. Strange drink, probably not as beer-like as others but enjoyable.

xylophonica, Nov 05, 2010
Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +20.8%

clear brown ale with a generous and lasting white head.

Aroma - yeasty and bit like a lambic; not strong.

Excellent and unique flavor but the most remarkable thing about this beer is the mouthfeel. While the body is not thin, the brew quickly takes on a light airy quality I have only experienced in one other brew (wish I could remember which one). Unlike many reviewers, I actually like that this oud bruin is not sour.

O - ignore the ratings and comments, leave your expectations behind, and give this special beer a try.

P.S. reading up, I see that this is a unique beer produced by mixing a lambic with a "high fermentation brown ale" ("infusion of Lambic") which is then aged for 6 months in oak barrels

chinchill, May 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

DeerNick, Mar 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

Mendicant, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

RedneckBeerz, May 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

davidwhatshisnam, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

YobroitsJoe, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

Twal, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

dcmchew, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

rekel, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.88/5  rDev +17.2%

Bourgogne Des Flandres

Pours a rich brown color, nice sized head and some lace sticking. Aroma of sour cherries and vinegar. In the taste, malty, slightly sweet, with a veritable underground of sourness. Brown sugar like sweetness, mildly tart, and somewhat malty. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety. Overall, a nice flanders brown ale and a solid session change of pace brew.

Stinkypuss, Sep 22, 2011
Photo of janubio
3.78/5  rDev +14.2%

750ml bottle, no cork, just an usual cap. Dark brwon colour, with beatiful reddish hints to the light. Good beige creamy head with lace. Aroma is very acidic, with fruits (cherry specially), wood, caramel and brettanomyces. It feels good on the tongue, although a bit light. Taste is acidic, fruity, sherry wine and brattanomyces are there.

janubio, Sep 11, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

danthehopslamman, Sep 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

STG228, Jul 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

BeerForMuscle, May 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

SGToliver, Aug 23, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev +12.7%

pours clear mahogany to transparent brown, fizzling white head, soda-like bubbles. smells like grainy belgian malt, medium roast, with dried cherries, raisins, and toffee. flavor is less fruity than the nose, more malty than anything, with a definite alcohol flavor, which is odd in a beer with such a low abv. its earthy and a little sweet. muthfeel has a sort of winey vibe to it, not acidic at all, but the same sort of groove and texture, add carbonation. overall not my favorite beer, certainly not my favorite belgian, but a servicable belgian brown. was expecting a bit more sour to it, but really there is very little of that happening here.

StonedTrippin, May 19, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev +9.7%

Pours brown with ruby tints and a small, quickly fading head.
Nose shows sweet forest fruits, faint funk and a soft, acidic character.
Some of the fruit transfers through as a flavour, hinting at blackberries. Also some sweet malt and a faintly spicy finish.
Body seems a bit watery.

CrazyDavros, Feb 05, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev +9.7%

A: The beer is clear dark reddish brown in color and poured with a finger high dense off white head that quickly died down but never completely faded away. A very light amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of sour dark fruits and sweetness in the nose along with some hints of oak from the barrel aging.
T: There is an interesting balance between sweet and sour flavors; the initial taste has a mild amount of sweetness, which transitions to a mild amount of sourness in the finish. Flavors of brown sugar, cherries and vinegar stand out in particular. The sweetness is slightly stronger than the sourness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and quite thin and watery on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is rather easy to drink and goes down smoothly. I would consider it to be sessionable if it had a little more sourness to balance out the sweet flavors.

metter98, Jan 01, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev +9.7%

Yellow coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Crisp, malty aroma, yeasty too. And some spice. Coriander and faint citrus, orange. Flavor starts sweet and has a nice hoppy note, faint metallic, finish moderate bitter. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.

Koninck, Jul 22, 2013
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Bourgogne Des Flandres Brune / Bruin from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
77 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.