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Zoetzuur Flemish Ale - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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Zoetzuur Flemish AleZoetzuur Flemish Ale

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very good

293 Ratings
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 27
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) visit their website

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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Photo of CPeterson
3.84/5  rDev -2%

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.

CPeterson, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of Jonada
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

Jonada, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

bishopdc0, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

mothman, Dec 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

harryragg, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Gonzoillini, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Canti4341, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

iatethecloudsfor, Oct 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

MSandahl23, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

beerloverofbham, Oct 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Daniellobo, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

bsuedekum, Sep 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

TheLevi4000, Sep 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

bradfordjohnson, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

PeteRiz, Aug 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

iL0VEbeer, Aug 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

nrs207, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

ste5venla, Aug 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

twelveinches, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

BigJim5021, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of Zraly
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%

Pours brown with tinges of ruby and purple. Smells fruity and sour like lemon yogurt. Used a Teku glass for sampling.

Sour cherry note predominates. The sourness is a bit on the mild side but it makes for a very friendly beer. Hints of clove and black pepper linger toward the finish. Given the sweet and sour nature, this finishes quite dry. Medium-light in body. Carbonation could be a touch more heightened to liven up the mouthfeel a bit more. But as it stands, it is a nice food beer. We enjoyed vegetarian stir-fry noodles and it complimented but cut through the soy flavor nicely.

Zraly, Jul 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Mervjahn, Jul 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

crobinso, Jul 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

MaddAddam, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

JamLand, Jun 30, 2013
Zoetzuur Flemish Ale from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
88 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.