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

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3.25
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Bourgogne Des Flandres Brune / BruinBourgogne Des Flandres Brune / Bruin
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
Belgium | website

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by JoeyBeerBelly on 10-14-2010

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3.27/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

from 10/22/2010 notes.

A: Dark Cola. looks like a soda

S: Smells like a special soda as well. Sprint, dark orange syrup. Unique and sweet.

T: Tastes also more like a fruity soda than a beer. Has the qualities of a mixed beer. Sweet dark cherry, yet a bit artificial. A bit kriek like.

M: Soda like with very mild carbonation.

D: Fine, Kriek/sodaish.

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Photo of rtepiak
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

ran into a lot of this type of oud bruin in poland. A darker ester enhanced by heavy handed sugaring that has an alternative fruity flavor. This poured amber cherry clear. Makes me think this was a brown with a ton of sugar brought to a heavy boil. The only flavor this beer has is in the unfermentables, the rest is candy. A dark fruit synthetic amalgamation. A hint of tang. Predominately blackberry, some malt...but guilded in sugar.

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Photo of emerge077
2.23/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Produced on: 28/06/10

Attractive silkscreened bottle with classic lettering, fooled me into thinking this might be a somewhat traditional Flanders Ale. Nice glint of ruby in the light, and a tan head that has plenty of staying power, leaving some spotty lacing. There was no sediment in the bottle, I wonder if this is filtered.

Cherry cola and stale malt aroma, nothing remotely wild though it smells a little weird. Cardboard soaked in cherry coke? Vaguely woody with cherry pits, but that's really a stretch. More like a watered down blend of brown ale and cherry cola.

Hollow and stale cherry soda flavor. Nothing in the aftertaste but sugar. Yuck. Some low level malt flavor, residual sugar, and astringency, not tart or approaching sour whatsoever. This is a very weak attempt at a Duchesse knock-off... why bother? Fizzy and then flat with no residual flavor at all, just sugary sweetness.

This is garbage, and I don't say that easily. It's an insult to traditional Flanders Ale, and represents the sugary, watered down "wine cooler-ification" of traditionally sour Belgian styles. Out of 40 Oud Bruin reviews, this was the worst.

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3.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I got this beer from kiltedtxn and aggieboudreux, Thanks Guys!

330ml bottle served in a De Koninck Belgian beer glass.

L - dark brown with a thin beige head that left a thin layer of foam floating around leaving bits of lacing behind.

S - dark fruit and vinegar

T - their website says it best.
"Similar to the Flemish brown beers, but without the acidity, with an aftertaste that draws attention to its distinguished character."...
distinguished, yeah that's the ticket.

F - light/medium bodied with a fizzy feel.

D - it was ok as a novelty but I wouldn't drink this regularly.

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Bourgogne Des Flandres Brune / Bruin from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
76 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.