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Zoetzuur Flemish Ale - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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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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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

ZethOfTheNorth, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +2%

kjkinsey, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of mlazzaro
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%

Hazed rose hued body with fluffy white head. Decent head retention. Somewhat larger sized bubbles here and there and very bizarre looking lacing. Yeast at bottom of bottle. Light on carbonation. Smells like cherries (sweet). Slight lactic yeast/bacteria to the smell. Mild aroma.

Flavor is very fruity. Cherry juice is still a touch sweet. Tastes very young. It does have a sourness to it, distinctly Brett. flavors. Super mild though. Malt character is light, what is there is caramelized malts. Bitterness is suiting to the rest of the beer. As advertized sweet and sour flavor. Mouthfeel is mild on acidity and light-medium bodied.

I was a little disappointed at first because I like outrageously sour beers. This is way drinkable, just very tame for my palate. Might be a good beer for folks gettin' their toes wet with sour beers.

mlazzaro, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of vobr0002
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%

A- reddish brown with good head that fades quickly.

S- sour cherry, Brett funkyness, some sweetness.

T- cherry fruit flavor, little bit of sourness, getting a slight amount of sweet.

M- lighter feel with a medium amount of carbonation.

O- its a decent beer but I like a bit more sour.

vobr0002, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of TVolt1
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%

A: reddish brown with small amount of white head.

S: Great cherry wine smell. Very sweet and sour and excited to try it.

T: OK taste. Little funky tasting with a cherry flavor. Wanted it a little crisper and sour.

M: OK medium mouth feel but not as bubbly/crisp as I would like

O: overall, I have had better but not terrible.

TVolt1, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of KnightRider
4/5  rDev +2%

KnightRider, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%

Poured into a tulip. 2012 vintage. Lovin' the classy synthetic cork.

4.5 A: Hazed plum color. Three fingers of pillowy pinkish tinted white head. Retention is very good and tons of lacing is left.

4.0 S: Holy shit! This is now the second beer I've had that smells just like Pez candy. The other one was a winter warmer. There's some funk underneath, but this is dominated by the Pez. No need to describe this any further.

3.5 T: While the nose was straigh up Pez, the taste is like Pez flavored beeer. Pez dominates giving a pleasant fruity, sugary sweetness. There's much more funk than in the nose. Barnyard notes with apple and apple orchard funk. Definitely more sweet than sour. There's just a touch of acetic with more lactic acid presenting. In any case, not bad.

3.5 M: Lighter to lighter medium body. Carbonation level is fine, but it's not as spritzy or as creamy as I'd like.

3.5 D: Decent beer. Nothing to write home about though. It costs about as much as Rodenbach, though, so I don't see a reason to buy this one again.

DavoleBomb, Feb 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

somnus, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of MrJolly
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

MrJolly, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of cocoapuph
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%

Had a hard time uncorking this one... poured a rich ruby red-copper color with a thick head. Smelled of tart cherries and grapes. A hint of raisin and sugar sweetness comes through. Almost sunblock smelling too.

Tasted of tart cherries and a bit of metallic flavors. A little nit of coconut and vinegar come through as well. Mouth feel was tangy and smooth.

Decent but definitely had better. May drink again if given a bottle.

cocoapuph, Feb 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

LostHighway, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

zonker17, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of pperez38
3/5  rDev -23.5%

pperez38, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of dprophet
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

dprophet, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of N8DAGR8
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

N8DAGR8, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%

A - A murky brown body with a ruby tint. The head fades quickly, leaving a bubbly ring of lace and a weather forecast hurricane pattern in the middle of the beer.

S - Tangy, sweet and acidic. Some cherry cough syrup nuances and a good bit of fruit skin and yeast aromas. A mild waft of sweet fall spices.

T - Very tart and tangy up front, with a sturdy metallic bite. Deep yeast complexity and sour cherry/tart fruit skin. Sweet on the lips after the sip. Woody dry flavors and earth notes. Dry biscuity alcohol in the backend.

M - Medium bodied with an intriguing feel. Yeasty beer, champagne like effervescence and wine like dryness. The yeast profile makes this one, drying and cleansing.

O - Superb, a yeast lovers beer. Balanced, sweet and sour as the name says.

BeerForMuscle, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Stoffel, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

elec, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

micstache, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of kzoobrew
3.03/5  rDev -22.7%

Cherry stained amber colored body. A one finger white head sits atop momentarily. The head recedes rather quickly. There is a somewhat surprising amount of lacing left with such a modest head.

Sweet cherry juice overpowering upfront. A sour fruit aroma attempts to temper the sweetness just behind. The aroma is very candy like. Warmth brings forward more brett characteristics which were very subtle when cold. The bit of funk still does little to improve the candied aroma upfront.

Sweet cherry juice upfront becomes a bit more tart as it moves towards the back of the palate. The upfront flavor is again far too candylike. The flavor is most intense on the back of the palate. A combination of leathery, dusty funk and cranberry lingers.

Light bodied, moderate carbonation. The sweetness lingers and keeps the finish from becoming dry.

A rather underwhelming beer. The sweetness is a bit too much, very artificial flavor. Small servings are suggested with this beer. A little goes a long way.

kzoobrew, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Sinewave, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

djrn2, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

amrozga, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

Exiled, Dec 06, 2011
Zoetzuur Flemish Ale from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
88 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.