Zoetzuur Flemish Ale - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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88
very good

309 Ratings
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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 27
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: marburg on 11-15-2004)
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Photo of Kgoldsbe
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The cherry juice creates a well balanced 'sweet-n-sour' with Brettanomyces yeast. The smell definitely has some funky earth to it.

Photo of egrace84
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duff27
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mychalg9
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Vivs85
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GabeBoise
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Lots of brettanomyces funkiness. Not a lot of sweet, sour, or cherry. Would have liked more of all three.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of smakawhat
4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Photo of utfiero
3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
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).

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Zoetzuur Flemish Ale from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
88 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.