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

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BA SCORE
80
good

280 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 17.48%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 10-12-2002)
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3/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

Photo of Guden
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A- Pours a deep dark brown with just a touch of ruby highlights coming through in my Tripel Karmeliet tulip. Off white head fades quickly into an oily layer around the rim.

S- Toasty malt, cherries, fruit punch, vanilla, fennel and hints of vinegar and funk. There's also a strange sickly sweet smell laced in that I find a bit off putting.

T- Very sugary sweet, almost to soda levels, with just a little sourness and toast. Finish is still fairly sweet but has a fruit punch flavor and tanginess.

M- Way too thick for a sour beer in my opinion. Medium carbonation is alright.

O- What can I say, this is a strange somewhat artificial seeming beer. It's drinkable enough but not very complex and the sweetness is way too high for my tastes.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of thecheapies
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bourgogne des Flandres looks a shade of garnet with a thick layer of topper that left a foam coat on the surface after falling. Excellent lace.

Apple skins and some sweet malt. Stone fruits like cherry and nectarine. Little tartness picked up. Mellow nose with tangy pomme sweetness.

Black cherry, red apple, roasted grain, bitters, vanilla, and light wine-like notes. Very mild tartness with a hint of vinegary soured Merlot. Nice fruitiness. Tastes better than the nose smells.

Medium body with some sugary tack. Soft carbonation. Drinks easy.

Second beer in the Sour Tower Takeover tasting. Too much attenuation and not enough tartness for the style leaves this one sweet and a bit juicy.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of colts9016
2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is the first time that I have tried this style of beer, a thank you from Donkeyrunner. Poured into a tulip glass at 47 degrees.

Appearance: A one finger head that has terrible retention. The color of the head is light tan, foamy and bubbly. The head left some lacing on the glass, not much though. The color of the beer is dark mahogany color with reddish hues hues. The beer has some carbonation visible on the side of the glass.

Nose: A strong fruity aroma like cherries, kettle cooked caramel, chocolate, and some diacytles.

Taste: A very sweet, cherry, chocolate flavor, and cooked caramel flavors. and a high maltiness.

The mouth feel of the beer is chewy, no carbonation, and sweet.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium and the finish is medium light. Okay, do not know what to think of this beer, it does not seem like a flanders beer that is acidic or strong in flavor. To me, is lacks a lot to make this beer excellent. It is just an average beer, nothing special.

Photo of DimensionX
2.78/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured with an intense fizzyness that dissipated almost instantly, reminded me of a soda pour more than a beer.

S: smells funky and kinda sweet with some dark fruit character.

T: The fruit comes out first, maybe dark cherries or figs but very sweet, this is followed by a kind of funky oak brett flavor. I like the initial taste but it quickly fades into a kind of sickly sweet, slimy aftertaste.

M: seems about right but maybe a little too slick on the after taste.

O: Clearly I'm not a huge fan, it isn't bad overall but I wouldn't buy it again. The after taste is where it really lost me, almost reminds me of a root beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Duvel snifter. The pour is a deep, dark, clear mahogany with a ruby red tint. There is two fingers of khaki head that quickly dissipates. The nose is sour, a bit musty, and a little fruity. Sour cherries predominate and there are also notes of vanilla and blackberries.

Medium body and fairly firm feel. Sour cherry-like fruit notes abound on the front of the palate, but they are not overpowering. They soften and sweeten a bit and take on vanilla-like qualities, then sadly vanish. The finish is a bit weak and I don't get acidity or sweetness to linger. The only flavor that lingers is a faint, earthy, blackberry note. The beer is easy to drink and quite refreshing.

Overall, this is a good-tasting beer with some nice complexity, but there are other beers in this style with a bit more intensity and far more lasting flavor.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of CloudStrife
3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a snifter. 27/01/11 imprinted on the neck.

A: Pours a dark hazy reddish brown with a half finger off white head. Too opaque to see any carbonation. Head sticks around for a few minutes before fleeting to the edges. Leaves faint lacing on the glass.

S: Has a pleasant tart/sour aroma reminiscent of cherry, raspberry and apple. Some dark roasty malts hint at raisin, plum and fig. Get a background of oak as it warms.

T: Less sour than the smell would lead you to believe. Has a bold malt characteristic that balances out most of the tartness. Still there is a strong fruit taste that reminds me of a lambic. A very sweet beer. Growing on me as I drink more.

M: Has the crisp mouthfeel you would expect and a fairly light body. A little sticky from the sugars. Might be hard to knock back a few in a row.

Overall certainly worth a shot by anyone who enjoys sours. I'm more favorable toward sours leading to a higher than average score. Nice that it is year round as well.

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3/5  rDev -14%

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1.5/5  rDev -57%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Bourgogne Des Flandres from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
80 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.