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Zoetzuur Flemish Ale | De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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Zoetzuur Flemish AleZoetzuur Flemish Ale
BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
347 Ratings
Zoetzuur Flemish AleZoetzuur Flemish Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Belgium
proefbrouwerij.com

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by marburg on 11-15-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,044
Reviews:
196
Ratings:
347
pDev:
13.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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29
Gots:
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Ratings: 347 |  Reviews: 196
Photo of egrace84
3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duff27
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mychalg9
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Vivs85
4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GabeBoise
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Lots of brettanomyces funkiness. Not a lot of sweet, sour, or cherry. Would have liked more of all three.

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Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Techichi
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Texsuds
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mjtiernan
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MaxOhle
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of drew74
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Ristaccia
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of BT_Bobandy
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of heytomcat
3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of imbibehour
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Deep chili/chipotle pepper red body, not much clarity but you can see just a tad bit of faint carbonation rising. Head is creamy and filled with sheets of a whipped tan light creme like lacing. Three to two fingers tall easily, leaves a thin creamy puck also.

Oh man is this bouquet gorgeous. Sweet and sour cherries. This smells like it comes from a barrel (it doesn't I think), with round vanilla notes and soft creamy milk. Small hints of red hot cinnamon. Just wonderful stuff nearly perfect and gorgeous.

Palate definitely hits at lighter body, but perfectly fine with the malt and flavors to come. First sip fills with Kriek like sweet juiced cherries, giving away to a sour softness. Faint caramel, and a big dry finish. Mineral aftertaste that really lingers, with a light body, almost dry white wine crisp, but not quite brut champagne territory. Sweet and sour balances of cherries, and some milk sweetness, with thick malt body of vanilla sort of missing hinted on the nose.

Overall though it's like a kriek and standard Flanders red ale mixed into one, absolutely great beer love it.

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Photo of utfiero
3.31/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Color- hazy thick reddish brown. Medium but thick head.

Aroma- sour cherry fruitcake.

Taste- Sour throughout starting a but rough but mellowing in the middle finishing with a lingering cherry sourness and a hint of clove on the palate.

I like sours, but I couldn't rate this one any higher given the rough start.

Poured from a corked 750 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass).

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Zoetzuur Flemish Ale from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 347 ratings
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