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Zoetzuur Flemish Ale - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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88
very good

290 Ratings
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 27
Gots: 22 | 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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vobr0002

Minnesota

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 02:51:12 | More by vobr0002
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TVolt1

Minnesota

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 02:48:23 | More by TVolt1
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KnightRider

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-11-2012 06:46:37 | More by KnightRider
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 22:21:39 | More by DavoleBomb
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somnus

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-26-2012 19:29:26 | More by somnus
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MrJolly

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-25-2012 03:25:50 | More by MrJolly
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cocoapuph

California

3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 03:04:07 | More by cocoapuph
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LostHighway

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-18-2012 18:44:18 | More by LostHighway
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-17-2012 00:00:55 | More by zonker17
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pperez38

California

3/5  rDev -23.7%

01-31-2012 10:25:45 | More by pperez38
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dprophet

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-22-2012 10:20:40 | More by dprophet
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N8DAGR8

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-09-2012 14:37:08 | More by N8DAGR8
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 21:35:13 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-02-2012 20:29:06 | More by Stoffel
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elec

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-31-2011 02:23:15 | More by elec
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-24-2011 07:58:17 | More by jophish17
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micstache

Arizona

3/5  rDev -23.7%

12-23-2011 00:09:00 | More by micstache
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kzoobrew

Michigan

3.03/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 22:49:25 | More by kzoobrew
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Sinewave

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-18-2011 20:32:27 | More by Sinewave
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-17-2011 17:39:06 | More by djrn2
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amrozga

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-09-2011 21:19:42 | More by amrozga
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-06-2011 13:46:15 | More by Exiled
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-29-2011 03:56:58 | More by JAHMUR
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WynnO

Florida

3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All in all, a good Flemish Red.

The color is beautiful, yet the head seemed a bit weak.

On the down side, I detected a slight disagreeable component in the smell, almost certainly caused by the cherry juice. This beer's flavor is a bit weaker than other personal favorites (Duchesse and Rodenbach), but there is no doubt of it being a straight-ahead Flemish Red.

I would have no hesitation with buying another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 19:27:52 | More by WynnO
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pwsoldier

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-26-2011 19:32:48 | More by pwsoldier
Zoetzuur Flemish Ale from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
88 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.