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Ommegang Zuur - Brewery Ommegang

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86
very good

315 Ratings
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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.06%
Wants: 31
Gots: 28 | 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:
Beer added by: drabmuh on 06-06-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 315 | Reviews: 212
Photo of harrymel
3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

First release, 2010

Pours a lovely cola with some cherry hues, some soapy tan bubbles hedging an etched surface. Smells of lactic, acetic souring with a spicy malt background and some sour cherry character. A bit of wood in the nose as well. Flavor is slightly sweet, tart and malty. A bit of a bicarbonate flavor initially, then some balsamic, cherry, bread, some almost nutty flavors. A complex flavor profile, but I don't know if I like it.... Medium bodied with a little higher carb than I'd like with a nice disappearing finish. The feel is refreshing. This beer is better than it was two years ago, but not anything I'd spend the asking price for (~$13 IIRC)

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of draheim
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL into a tulip. Pours a murky mahogany brown w/ a 1-finger beige head that settles to a thin film, sustained by moderate carb.

Aroma is subtle tartness and vegetal; an almost tomato-like acidity. Not really getting much on the nose.

Taste is sharply tart and sour. Nose didn't indicate this at all. Sour cherries, lactic acid.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, spritzy. Drinks cleaner and brighter than a lot of beers, but also leaves me a little disappointed by the light, slightly thin body.

Overall a crisp, refreshing beer that's still somehow not quite as good as I was hoping.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of rlee1390
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear deep ruby/brown one finger head

S-Sour, funk, brown ale esque, caramel and cherries

T-Not quite sour but rather tart, sweet. Not as much caramel as the nose, some grassy notes, also cherries.

M-Light to medium bodied, not much carbonation but smooth.

O-Not overly sour more tart, had with about two years on it.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of SLeffler27
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.17/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Ommegang Zuur from Brewery Ommegang
86 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.