Bourgogne Des Flandres Brune / Bruin | Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

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Bourgogne Des Flandres Brune / BruinBourgogne Des Flandres Brune / Bruin
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
Belgium
brtimmermans.be

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JoeyBeerBelly on 10-14-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
101
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.25
pDev:
16.92%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
For Trade:
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Photo of elNopalero
4.53/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this for a special occasion. Well, pouring this made it a special occasion.

Enjoyed it August, 2012 but the cork was stamped with 2.010—I’m guessing this has at least 2 years on it, maybe longer?

This pours a ruddy brown-amber color, similar to muddy water, thin coffee, or a burnt copper. Billowy foam topping surprised me with its retention—even after 30 minutes there was still some crema left.

I’m not sure how best to describe the aroma. It’s woody, with elements akin to orange marmalade coming across, but that doesn’t do it justice. Add in some hints of butterscotch candy, toffee, and put it on the sweeter side of life.

The flavor is …wonderful. I was expecting something tart, sour, but this is smooth and sweet with a velvety mouthfeel. There’s a light bitter-tartness that washes out while lingering. I taste orange marmalade, toffee, caramel, and a hint of butterscotch.

I’m glad to have shared this one.

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Photo of Blindpigbiz
4.52/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

AGED FOR A LITTLE OVER A YEAR

Smell: toast and blackberry jam with butter and balsamic vinegar

Taste: blackberries with hints if balsamic with a coca cola finish...RIDICULOUS!!!!

The reviews are low from others, probably due to them not aging this beer. Age it! If I had this beer without the age, I'd probably be with the 2.9 score crowd. Once aged, however, you have to PAIR this with French toast and vanilla bean ice cream or baby back ribs and a lot of garlic mashed potatoes and bread sticks

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Photo of patre_tim
4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of goblue3509
4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of 123321123321
4.08/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xylophonica
4.05/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a chalice.

A - Minimal head which quickly subsides. Thick, dark brown colour.

S - Mild caramel malts, with a hint of oak and grass.

T - Sugary sweet but also spicy due to the high carbonation. Strong caramel and sweet port combined.

M - Immediately spicy and sugary on the tongue. Strong carbonation. Soothing aftertaste as well.

D - Quite sugary but also very nice to drink.

This is my first example of this style and it strikes me as somewhere between a French Biere De Garde and a Belgian bruin. Strange drink, probably not as beer-like as others but enjoyable.

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Photo of pjhdaas
4.02/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

nice balance between acid and sweet. best flemisch old brown for me

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Photo of DeerNick
4/5  rDev +23.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Mendicant
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Euroglot
4/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YobroitsJoe
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Twal
4/5  rDev +23.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

clear brown ale with a generous and lasting white head.

Aroma - yeasty and bit like a lambic; not strong.

Excellent and unique flavor but the most remarkable thing about this beer is the mouthfeel. While the body is not thin, the brew quickly takes on a light airy quality I have only experienced in one other brew (wish I could remember which one). Unlike many reviewers, I actually like that this oud bruin is not sour.

O - ignore the ratings and comments, leave your expectations behind, and give this special beer a try.

P.S. reading up, I see that this is a unique beer produced by mixing a lambic with a "high fermentation brown ale" ("infusion of Lambic") which is then aged for 6 months in oak barrels

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.85/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bourgogne Des Flandres

Pours a rich brown color, nice sized head and some lace sticking. Aroma of sour cherries and vinegar. In the taste, malty, slightly sweet, with a veritable underground of sourness. Brown sugar like sweetness, mildly tart, and somewhat malty. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety. Overall, a nice flanders brown ale and a solid session change of pace brew.

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Photo of janubio
3.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, no cork, just an usual cap. Dark brwon colour, with beatiful reddish hints to the light. Good beige creamy head with lace. Aroma is very acidic, with fruits (cherry specially), wood, caramel and brettanomyces. It feels good on the tongue, although a bit light. Taste is acidic, fruity, sherry wine and brattanomyces are there.

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Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of killcore
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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