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Zoetzuur Flemish Ale - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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88
very good

287 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 27
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: marburg on 11-15-2004)
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DavidST

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a goblet, not quite sure the bottled date, there might be a coded bottle date on the bottle (maybe bottled 5/12?).

This pours a hazy, slighty yeast dregs tea brown with a small short lived tan head which doesn't leave a lacing. The smells are slighly funky, a nice mixture of sweet cherries and barnyard funk from brett, a slight vinegar smell. The feel is medium, okay carbonination. The taste is slightly sweet up front followed by a very strong earthy funky brett taste, with a little bit of sourness, more of a sweet and funk than a sweet and sour, nice though.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 04:35:11 | More by DavidST
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AndyEdgar

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -42.7%

06-16-2014 15:38:39 | More by AndyEdgar
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Deep chili/chipotle pepper red body, not much clarity but you can see just a tad bit of faint carbonation rising. Head is creamy and filled with sheets of a whipped tan light creme like lacing. Three to two fingers tall easily, leaves a thin creamy puck also.

Oh man is this bouquet gorgeous. Sweet and sour cherries. This smells like it comes from a barrel (it doesn't I think), with round vanilla notes and soft creamy milk. Small hints of red hot cinnamon. Just wonderful stuff nearly perfect and gorgeous.

Palate definitely hits at lighter body, but perfectly fine with the malt and flavors to come. First sip fills with Kriek like sweet juiced cherries, giving away to a sour softness. Faint caramel, and a big dry finish. Mineral aftertaste that really lingers, with a light body, almost dry white wine crisp, but not quite brut champagne territory. Sweet and sour balances of cherries, and some milk sweetness, with thick malt body of vanilla sort of missing hinted on the nose.

Overall though it's like a kriek and standard Flanders red ale mixed into one, absolutely great beer love it.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 22:58:30 | More by smakawhat
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utfiero

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Color- hazy thick reddish brown. Medium but thick head.

Aroma- sour cherry fruitcake.

Taste- Sour throughout starting a but rough but mellowing in the middle finishing with a lingering cherry sourness and a hint of clove on the palate.

I like sours, but I couldn't rate this one any higher given the rough start.

Poured from a corked 750 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass).

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 16:21:06 | More by utfiero
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rowbow

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-06-2014 17:04:45 | More by rowbow
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-03-2014 03:17:27 | More by 2GOOFY
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NRo

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-29-2014 18:20:48 | More by NRo
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krome

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-23-2014 12:59:29 | More by krome
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Twal

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-23-2014 00:36:46 | More by Twal
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-22-2014 20:05:11 | More by afsdan
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fgilbert2

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-22-2014 04:29:28 | More by fgilbert2
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a deep mahogany color with one finger of rich tan head. Sheets of sticky lacing left behind.

Aroma of canned cherries and sweet caramel malts.

The taste of canned cherries upfront followed by rich caramel malts and light vinegar notes.

Medium bodied and smooth with a lighter carbonation.

A solid Flanders Red from De Proef Brouwerij.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2014 23:30:31 | More by Monkeyknife
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Fitze

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-11-2014 17:30:34 | More by Fitze
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-29-2014 02:58:05 | More by kwjd
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-24-2014 13:55:57 | More by psoriasaurus
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-21-2014 22:11:33 | More by deapokid
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FilumDee

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.7%

04-19-2014 22:33:47 | More by FilumDee
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anteater

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

02-24-2014 17:42:36 | More by anteater
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-22-2014 00:05:09 | More by Ivegotmule
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scottwurst

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-15-2014 13:59:31 | More by scottwurst
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CPeterson

Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - - A hazy, opaque rusty brew pours to a single finger head that settles to leave small gobs of lacing.

S - - Earthy wooden tones, acid, cherry notes accompanied by a hint of funk.

T - - A mild sourness is quickly balanced by the wood and cherry sweetness. Touches of pepper and a hint of clove on the finish.

M - - Soft carbonation, medium bodied, almost a little thin. Leaves a residual schmuck in your chops that isn't unpleasant but given the sourness level I wouldn't have expected.

O - - A nicely balanced and minor twist on a classic style, but not altogether mind blowing. Worth a try, I'd pick it up again for a refresher.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 02:19:27 | More by CPeterson
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Jonada

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle with no freshness date poured into a wine glass

Appearance: Pours a red brown color typical to the style. Standard pour yielded 2 fingers of a light beige head with moderate spotty lacing. Body is dark but relatively clear with moderate visible carbonation.

Smell: Balsamic vinegar, sweet cherry juice, light funkiness, apple and a slight lactic character. There's a sugary candy character to the aroma as well, almost like cherry pixie sticks.

Taste: Sweet and sour cherry, vinegar, oak, darker fruit, decent amount of maltiness. Sourness is on the low end.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium soft carbonation. Reasonably high drinkability.

Overall: Not extremely memorable, but still a good beer. Not sure that I would get this again, but would recommend as a good beginner beer for someone new to sours.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 01:51:17 | More by Jonada
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-28-2013 07:39:33 | More by bishopdc0
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-01-2013 02:37:33 | More by mothman
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harryragg

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +27.2%

11-22-2013 00:00:41 | More by harryragg
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Zoetzuur Flemish Ale from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
88 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.