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Ommegang Zuur - Brewery Ommegang

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very good

304 Ratings
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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 27
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drabmuh on 06-06-2010)
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New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-02-2012 13:23:17 | More by vonnegut21
Photo of IheartTomorrow


3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-21-2012 22:20:43 | More by IheartTomorrow
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.78/5  rDev -1.6%

Best by 7/4/12.

Pours a clear dark reddish-brown with a 1 inch foamy khaki head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sour cherries and some funky and musty vinegar aromas. Taste is pretty much the same with only a mild sourness with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it's pretty tame and lacks a real sour punch that I was expecting based on the name.

04-20-2012 04:29:18 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of stevec32

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-18-2012 23:19:31 | More by stevec32
Photo of bigfnjoe


4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

Poured from a bottle into a CCB snifter. This bottle has at least a year of age on it.

A- pours brown with a one finger offwhite head that fades quickly. The head sticks around more than I'd expect from a sour though....very nice

S- intense aroma of tart cherries. Excellent

T- wow, this one is very tart. Tons of cherry comes through, but the finish almost burns. Still really good though, maybe it has too much age on it

M- medium bodied. Not nearly as thin as many sours

O- it's really quite good, but I prefer La Folie

04-10-2012 21:04:04 | More by bigfnjoe
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

04-05-2012 18:26:42 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.9%

03-25-2012 21:09:37 | More by nicholas527
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-19-2012 01:50:24 | More by teleman
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

03-15-2012 13:44:12 | More by DeerNick
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-12-2012 18:57:07 | More by UltimateLivewire
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

02-18-2012 18:12:05 | More by chrispoint
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New York

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%

Pours dark brown, verging on red, and hazy. A dense, creamy manila head builds above.

Has a fruity aroma mixed with must and oak with a sweetness in the background.

The tartness is modest while fruity with cherries. There is a modest amount of acid in the finish. Zuur is less complex than I was expecting, yet quite refreshing as hoped.

This one has a light body with lively, almost vigorous carbonation.

A refreshing thirst quencher. I easily finished the bomber in one sitting. It also warms well.

**Since this tasting, I have had Zuur on draught and found it to be superior tothe bottled version recorded above. I made no specific notes; rather this comment is an overall impression.

02-18-2012 11:51:01 | More by SLeffler27
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3.15/5  rDev -18%

Short cork looks like Toadstool from Super Mario Brothers.

A burnt umber pour yields a thin, choppy head. Thin choppy head yields a thin swirl of retention. None of the above yields any retention or beery impressiveness. Fairly clear as I decanted Zuur so I can pitch the dregs in my Flanders red.

Earthy, mild brown ale toast, steely unsweetened root beer or birch beer aroma. Sarsaparilla I guess.

Zuur is a meek Flanders. It's not bad but comparable to most Flanders the sweet isn't as sweet and the sour isn't as sour. Very mid-range.

I remember this being better at beerfest.

02-09-2012 11:46:27 | More by donkeyrunner
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-06-2012 19:58:47 | More by asafarc2
Photo of jsanford


3.48/5  rDev -9.4%

750ml bottle poured into a Tulip Glass

A - Pours a muddy brown with a dense ivory head that settles to a thick cap.
S - Tart aromas of cherries, green apples, and lemon juice with some earthy malt and a bit of an off, "copper penny character.
T - More sour cherries, tart green apples, and lemon juice with some sweet malt, bread dough, and maybe a bit of raisin. Quite watery, and not nearly as sour as advertised.
M - Surprisingly creamy, with a medium body and moderate carbonation.
O - An underwhelming take on the style, hindered by the watery body and lack of any real sourness.

02-03-2012 23:24:04 | More by jsanford
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-28-2012 05:32:15 | More by elec
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-21-2012 15:47:59 | More by crashoveride
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

01-15-2012 20:29:39 | More by Faina
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-14-2012 00:44:00 | More by mbs11
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-09-2012 21:10:57 | More by soze47
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3.98/5  rDev +3.6%

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich amber-brown hue with ruby highlights when held up to the light. Head pours a thick finger of creamy tan foam but retention isn't that good.

Smell: nice malty aroma with plenty of tartness. Malt has a strong caramel character along with a bright fruitiness which works well with the tart. I like it.

Taste: tastes like a sour amber ale. The malt is caramelly but the tartness is big and forgiving; I like this quite well. There's a bit of an aftertaste/after-aroma which reminds me of a fruity kids' breakfast cereal -- which, oddly, works for me.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a big carbonation and decent creaminess. I like it.

Overall: this is a satisfying Oud Bruin for me. Sure, it's a bit on the candy-sweet side, but it's big and tart like it ought to be and there is a nice maltiness in the back. Good stuff!

01-08-2012 02:33:38 | More by flagmantho
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-07-2012 06:38:15 | More by schultzi22
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-06-2012 16:43:00 | More by rkcrozier
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-02-2012 13:40:27 | More by Stoffel
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-27-2011 00:11:37 | More by Edwaka01
Ommegang Zuur from Brewery Ommegang
86 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.