Bourgogne Des Flandres - Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 17.48%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rastaman on 10-12-2002)
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Photo of SLeffler27
3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very dark brown beer with red highlights. A khaki froth reached one inch before quickly settling to a thin blanket, leaving patches of lace on the St. Hermes tulip while the almost clear beer resides below.

Sweet fruit is led with cherry, followed by currents and vanilla and light spices. The light tartness is much more restrained than others of this style.

Sweet and lightly acidic with very low tartness. As anticipated, cherry is prominent, resembling Smith Bros. Cough Drops. Like the aroma, these flavors are less complex than other versions of the style.

A slick texture with light body and soft carbonation and unnoticed alcohol.

This one is refreshing and similar to fruit juice. I enjoyed it late on a warm, sunny day and could see this easily being a digestive. It is off style, but certainly would make a fine introduction for those uninitiated to sour beers.

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of tastymug
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Eighty
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of desint
1/5  rDev -71.3%

Photo of MystikCelt
4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

Photo of Mike099
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of stewart124
3.09/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark mahogany in color with some haze and visible carbonation. A bit of lace but nothing to write home about.

Caramel and tart cherry in the nose.

More caramel in the taste but it comes as a sweeter note. Something in the way of soda-like in character. Easy to drink throughout but not something I could drink more than one of. The tartness is there but fails to surpass the sweetness.

Photo of Dactrius
2/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of wer3w01f
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of vicsju1991
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of banger7
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of Jason1337
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of brbrocc
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of alrightokay
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle served in a tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark amber almost brown color forming a medium to small bubbled yellow head which dissipates quickly leaving lots of spotty lacings in the glass. A thin layer remains on top for a long time

S: Sweet and fruity. Strong notes of grapes and cherries, mainly. Notes of oak and a caramel malts backbone

T: Sweet upfront which is fruity as well, again, strong notes of grapes and cherries. Notes of wood and candy sugar. Caramel malts. Nice light sourness and a very light bitterness in the very end. A bit syrupy

M: Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Sweet and fruity and, at the same time, mild sour aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Refreshing beer

Photo of EdelweissDad
4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of derkfromwi
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of shelby415
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of prisoner1572
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.01/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

ST: 11.2oz poured into a tulip

A: Dark brown with a think off-white head.

S: Some sour dark fruit, a bit of stone, wet malt.

T: Sweet dark fruit (raisin, prune), slight caramel, and a clean finish.

M: Medium and sweet.

O: Little aroma and little flavor, and the flavor available is mostly sweet. This beer is not worth a try.

Photo of mrebeka
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of spoony
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 750 ml (dated October 2, 2011) into a tulip.

A-The brew is the color of swamp water: murky and brown. It is not terribly attractive, but not far from the style. There is a two-finger head of tan foam that drops to thick cap then lingers for a bit before disappearing.

S-I smell cherry cola. Seriously. This thing is sweet, with hints of cherry and oak, and something that reminds of me carbonic acid like one might find in a cola.

T-The flavors are pretty mild. I detect some cherry and vanilla up front with a touch of dark, "brune" fruit at the end. There is a fair amount of sweetness from start to finish. Sour power is very low.

M-Feel is medium to slightly heavy (for the style). There is little carbonation and a slick, watery texture.

O-I could not get the flavor cherry cola out of my head when drinking this brew. It is sweet, somewhat simple, and the malted, dark cherry flavor pretty much dominates to the exclusion of everything else. All that being said, I have had worse.

Bourgogne Des Flandres from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
80 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.