Ommegang Zuur - Brewery Ommegang
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4.97/5 rDev +29.4%
(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a hazy dense brown body with a creamy light tan head that last and last. There are microbubbles that stick to the base of the glass. There is a very slight red hue to the body when held to the light.
S- The is a full bright yet dark tartness with some cherry qualities and is supported by wet wood notes and a faint horse blanket hint in the finish when the beer warms.
T- The dark cherry flavor has a slight mustiness to it and a woody quality to follow. There is a nice mellow but bright tartness and a nice dry finish with a bit of tart that lingers. There is a fresh dark cherry note that lingers with a watermelon sweetness right before the tartness of the cherries.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a tight fizz finish that enhances the cherries. There is no alcohol heat noted.
D- This beer has a clean not really wild funk that really compliments the cherries without the barnyard notes. The yeast and funk still just supports the cherries and wood , yet those flavors blend together great aswell.
09-03-2010 02:19:09 | More by rhoadsrage
4.83/5 rDev +25.8%
I pulled out my Liefman's Goudenband chalice for this Sour Brown ale with cherries from Coopersown. Appears a deep mahogany ruddy brown body with a light khaki tan head. Aroma is full of tart cherry, green apple acidity. Hints of barrel aging with add to the complex sour brown ale, very pleasant. Flavors meld nicely, semi sweet cherry/apple fruit notes finish tart puckering dry with barrel aging effects. Excellent balance, fruit notes, esters and tartness makes this brew. Mouthfeel is nice it coats the entire palate, leaves a dry puckering finish but doesn't overkill the sour ale aspect. Carbonation is natural soft effervescent bottle conditioned, true to style as it gets from an American Belgian style brewer. Drinkability was great easy to session with, the sour tartness doesn't over do it this one acheives great balance and actually has a refreshing quality about it.
09-23-2010 02:30:03 | More by WVbeergeek
4.6/5 rDev +19.8%
This one pours a deep reddish brown with a tight fine bubbly off white head.
Nose of candied apple, caramel malts and a really fine zingy tartness.
While drinking I was unaware that this beer was brewed with cherries. I was drinking a Gueuze before this and this beer did'nt taste as sour as it was at first but it opened up into a nice delicious mouthwatering tartness as my last beer faded off the palate. I got candied apples at first but than an immense amount of fresh tart cherries. Lots of carmalized malts and a nice juicy sweetness. This beer is medium/full bodied and packs a lot of flavour into one bottle. Definetly a Flander's that stands out.
06-20-2011 04:03:39 | More by cooch69
District of Columbia
4.58/5 rDev +19.3%
cute belgian ringlets atop with some good, wispy, nebulae-looking fizz swirls. mahogany color with ruby highlights. less than stellar clarity
sour aroma, but that doesn't really hit until the tongue gets involved. sourcherryfruity, leather, some nuttiness (but not much)
the funk melds splendidly with surrounding features, which is not always the case. juicy citrus and cherry follows the sour right away. then, some more malt-centric elements (nutty with a touch of roastybrown)
12-21-2010 01:04:34 | More by bruachan
4.55/5 rDev +18.5%
A - Pours a rich almost clear reddish-brown color with a finger of off-white frothy head atop. The head fades slowly down to a thin layer leaving behind some nice lacing in the process.
S - The aroma is bursting with sour cherry and sweet malt. There are also some background fruit esters and some bread mixed in as well.
T - The beer starts off with lots of sour and tart flavors. There is a nice mix of cherry and malt right off the bat. Through the middle, a mix of some bready flavor as well as some other fruits and some green apple comes through. The finish is a mix of sour and tart with some backing bread malt that lingers nicely.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer fees great from start to end with a nice balance on sour and tart on the tongue. These flavors also linger really nicely.
D - Very drinkable. The beer feels super complex and balance, even with the strong sour and tart flavors. From start to end, the sour and tart elements mix together at just the right levels to make for a really great beer.
06-05-2011 04:59:19 | More by ngeunit1
4.5/5 rDev +17.2%
Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle into a Bitburger branded footed pilsner glass. Side note - the cork from this bottle has to be the smallest one i've ever seen. I honestly thought I broke the cork in half at first when I popped the bottle!
A: Dark brown with a little reddish tint to it. Surprisingly (for the style) it pours a nice solid head that leaves thick lace in the glass.
S: Fermented cherries, vinegar and yeast.
T: Real similar to the smell, but even more cherry with a nice bready finish. The sour dominates a little but not in a bad way at all.
M: Light/medium bodied - good carbonation with small bubbles that just roll.
D: Super easy to drink. I could post up on these guys all night.
06-27-2010 02:06:13 | More by DeanMoriarty
4.47/5 rDev +16.4%
Pours a hazy brown-ish / orange-ish color, with a light tan head. In the aroma, sour cherries and white grapes. In the taste, just like the smell, sour cherries and white grapes. A smooth and medium to light bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry, sour cherry aftertaste. Nice sour, nice fruit presence, very nice.
09-04-2010 15:43:55 | More by OWSLEY069
4.45/5 rDev +15.9%
A: Zuur is deep mahogany in color, and topped with a frothy head of a cream color. Ruby highlights may be seen if it is held to the light.
S: Bouquet suggests sweet marsala, raisins, and apples. While the aromas present meld beautifully together, I wish that they were a touch more pronounced. I feel that I have to strain to get ahold of them.
T: Wow, this is the Oud Bruin I've been waiting for. While most examples exhibit a battle between the sweet notes and the sour, Zuur showcases a gentle harmony between the two. Sherry, raisins, and oak mesh beautifully with granny smith apple, raspberry vinaigrette, and balsamic. I was afraid of the cherries being overbearing in this brew, but honestly, I wouldn't have even known they were there had the label not told me so.
M: Light body, with a gentle carbonation, all rounded out by a deceiving fullness. It's almost like the texture of caviar, with its airy fluffiness.
D: This is one of the best Oud Bruins I've found so far. It's balanced, delicious, and incredibly drinkable. It is highly flavorful, but would be a great session beer were it not for the price (or my budget). I was reluctant to try this brew, as I am not a fan of several of Ommegang's other brews, but this is definitely a fine brew. Definitely worth seeking out.
03-01-2011 05:30:44 | More by Avagadro
4.43/5 rDev +15.4%
A. Medium brown with deep red highlights. Off white, smooth, creamy head that sticks around for a long time.
S. Cherries, obvious Brett, a touch of lemon and a little oaky aroma.
T. Nicely sour of sour cherries, more lemon, some bark-like flavors, and dark grape tannins.
M. Medium texture with a very pleasant creamy feel to it. The carbonation is high and helps intensify the sourness.
D. Oh yeah. Super tasty and keeps you wanting another sip.
Overall - I really love this style of beer and Ommegang does it VERY well. Keep 'em coming, guys.
08-06-2010 16:48:55 | More by MMAJYK
Ommegang Zuur from Brewery Ommegang
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