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

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241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 17.58%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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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Chou

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

04-18-2012 21:08:55 | More by Chou
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Firkin-Bunghole

New York

3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle-date 10/26/2010. Poured bottle into pint glass.
A: Brown with reddish hues when held up to light. A couple fingers worth of foam which lingers throughout the beer
S: Malts, sugar, fruits
T: Taste for me was better than the smell. Sweet & tart taste of cherries. Good balance between the two. Was kind of surprised at the finish: that the tartness/sweetness didn't linger at all.
M: Medium mouthfeel, surprising amount of carbonation with this beer being 18 months old.
O: Picked this one up on a whim. Saw this bottle right next to Duchesse De Bourgogne at my local bottle shop and figured worth a try. About to open the Duchesse de Bourgogne and will post on that one soon.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 00:19:14 | More by Firkin-Bunghole
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zacheney

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

04-01-2012 22:25:59 | More by zacheney
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DeerNick


4/5  rDev +15.3%

03-15-2012 12:31:33 | More by DeerNick
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Kirby


3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

03-10-2012 03:42:57 | More by Kirby
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allstar255

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-04-2012 10:09:46 | More by allstar255
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troysoy2

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle, poured into a tulip.

Starts off with a finger of eggshell head, which diminishes to a light covering within a few minutes and then sticks around. Dark maroon, with a ruby red tint to it, and not a ton of light making it through.

The smell has a funky yeastiness to it, with tart cherries at the forefront.

Balanced and easy drinking. Up front, this ale meets the palate smoothly, with a sweet, almost soda-like cherry flavor. Sweetness is in check, but definitely something to have when you're in the mood. A pleasing dark cherry aftertaste, would be really nice if it lasted just a tad longer. The mouthfeel suits the taste: lightly carbonated, wet, refreshing.

Easy going, perhaps unremarkable. I enjoyed drinking Bourgogne des Flandres Brown Ale, but it'd be hard to justify dropping the dollars to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 03:01:20 | More by troysoy2
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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

02-25-2012 01:57:01 | More by kjkinsey
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

02-17-2012 19:31:03 | More by zonker17
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PorterLambic

Florida

4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arrives amazingly dark, Ruby would be paler in comparison. Nice 1" head sits atop it though it is gone in a couple of minutes. Good lacing.
Smell is very tart and sour with cherry dominant and lesser notes of cardboard and vanilla.
Taste is cherry and malt, sour and tart. Delicious.
Medium bodied and medium effervescence. ABV is not at all noticeable. Aftertaste is less tart, more malt. Not as good, to me at least, as Duchess du Borgogne, but in the neighborhood.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2012 02:55:04 | More by PorterLambic
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silentjay

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

dark cherry brown color with a light khaki head that rises to 2 fingers, settles at 1 and laces decently.

pretty tame aroma of black cherries, some sweet malts, a touch tart but more sweet.

flavor starts sweet and malty with a yeasty backdrop and some black cherry flavors after that, a bit candy-like, with just a slight tartness and a quick clean finish.

thin bodied with subtle carbonation and nothing left on the palate.

I'd drink it again, but for the price I can find much better examples of the style. just a bit too muted on every aspect.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 04:37:10 | More by silentjay
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JustinQ

California

2.5/5  rDev -28%

02-04-2012 04:47:53 | More by JustinQ
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siddhartha

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

02-03-2012 17:52:41 | More by siddhartha
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Texasfan549

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-30-2012 05:40:56 | More by Texasfan549
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark red amber with a one finger medium pinkish white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet malt and sour fruit, cherries. Mellow flavor of cherries, sour and sweet, finishes with a well blended flavor of dark fruit, malt and cherries somewhat tangy. Moderate bodied. Somewhat subdued in flavor, but pleasant and satisfying to drink. This is a one year old bottle with unknown storage details (may be a bottle from distributor storage).

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 04:30:03 | More by LiquidAmber
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chestnut brown pour with a cocoa mix grayish brown head. Fair retention in the shape of a footprint. Fancy silkscreen bottle art.

Smells like black forest cake batter and tastes like Weight Watchers black cherry diet soda. More of a sweet burst in back rather than any tart or sour Flanders character.

I've got 2 bottles left, who wants'em?

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 11:19:18 | More by donkeyrunner
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a dense walnut brown body with a little light glowing at the base of the glass. There is a sticky beige head that sticks to the glass in sheets but doesn't last.

S- The soft bright almost citrus orange tartness has some wet raw oak and rhubarb notes that grow as the beer opens.

T- The blend of cola and wet wood led to a mellow tartness and some brown sugar sweetness that starts to develop as it opens. There is a touch of cherries and citrus hints to a bright tartness in the finish. A well blended brown malt and dry toffee note has some paper oxidation notes and a faint aspirin quality to follow. There is a bitterness of grapefruit pith in the finish aswell.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a touch of fizz in the finish but it is gentle.

O- This beer is bright with some nice fruity depth to it and a soft tartness but it becomes a bit too sweet as it warms and the tartness is a bit too mellow to combat that.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 22:26:36 | More by rhoadsrage
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danedelman

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-deep mahogany copper with a nice tight bubbly head about 1 finger high.

S-cherries mixed with some pineapple and a bit of a goat cheese/funk to it. Sour is a big smell too in this one.

T-subtle flavor. I mainly get the malt, and wheat with a hint of cherries. Not real sour at all. Drinks like a Rodenbach or duchesse de borgogne but without the full flavor of those. I have to be honest, I am very suprised how subtle this one is as the smell is pretty good and complex.

M-medium body, maybe a bit syrupy and plenty of bubbles.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 22:50:12 | More by danedelman
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SiRCRX

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-17-2012 20:47:03 | More by SiRCRX
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let me find my passport. This beer transports to somewhere in Belgium where ber is bier. It reminds me of the flemish sour I sometimes drink, but a little easier to drink (but only a bit).

It is dark and clear in the glass, with no head. This particular bottle apparently was bottled in October 26, 2010. That should make it (barely) ready to drink. It isn't mellow tasting - the sour taste is in your face. It overpowers everything else, but you can tell there are other tastes underneath there somewhere.

This was a nice, unique taste treat, but I don't need to drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 22:30:05 | More by schoolboy
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RPMazzi

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-08-2012 04:11:41 | More by RPMazzi
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brewbaker

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

01-04-2012 00:53:15 | More by brewbaker
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cps98

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-26-2011 14:23:35 | More by cps98
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Let's get into a "sour", shall we? Something brewed and bottled for Anthony Martin by Timmermans Brewery, Bourgogne de Flandres, Belgian Brown Ale, 1765, van Houtryve Brugge. Bruges' typical brown ale, matured 6 months in oak casks. ALC 5.2 %.

Dark, dusky, purplish coloration, small darkish head.

Vinous aromatics, very grape-y, berries and cherries with a hit of sour. Some sweet fruit, with a good dose of the other stuff.

Taste: berry-licious. sour-tastic. nice and medium, for the sour-heads among us. Is this the Duchesse Junior, the light sour? Sweetness, then some sour, …very tasty, but never over the top.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 07:02:33 | More by feloniousmonk
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doughanson78

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Deep wine red. Very clear. Big two plus finger, light tan, head. Has decent retention with a very mild lacing.

S: Toasted toffee and caramel malts. Light sour funkiness. A slight root beer aroma. Pretty light overall smell.

T: Malty, with a candi sugar sweetness up front. Very light caramel and toffee in the middle. Finishes slightly sour and funky with a light cherry flavor.

M: Light body, slightly on the watery side. Very high carbonation. Very crisp.

O: It's an alright beer. Little light in everything from nose, to taste, to body. Nothing wrong with it but it won't blow you away.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 02:03:03 | More by doughanson78
Bourgogne Des Flandres from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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