Ommegang Zuur | Brewery Ommegang

BA SCORE
86
very good
320 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Ommegang ZuurOmmegang Zuur
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A beautifully made, carefully blended, and well-aged sour beer, (it is aged on cherries) made in collaboration with Brouwerij Liefmans of Belgium. Ommegang brewmaster Phil Leinhart went to the Liefmans brewery in Oudenaarde, Belgium, and worked side by side with their master blender to create a distinctive beer unlike any other. Complex, lightly malty, tart, ruby color, with just a touch of hops. (Zuur means "sour "in Dutch).

Added by drabmuh on 06-06-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
320
Reviews:
212
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.84%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 320 |  Reviews: 212
Photo of brewandbbq
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle from 2010.

Pours chestnut brown with crimson edging and barely a trace of head. Zero retention or lacing. Aromatics lead off with mild cherries and tart fruit. Medium bodied and slick. Tacky and barely carbonated. Lightly tart on the palate with some sweet malt and cocoa-dusted cherries. Finishes with a lingering tartness, a hint of chocolate, and fading fruit.

A pretty meek attempt at a Oude Bruin and the cherries are faint.

 446 characters

Photo of duceswild
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of epyon396
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of impending
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtomlins
3.6/5  rDev -6%

Photo of spinrsx
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of BeermanCA
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of chcfan
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of rvisgaitis
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Bottle: Poured a Deep hazy reddish color ale with a nice medium size dark foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of tart and sour notes with light cherry and some easily identifiable oak notes. Taste is also dominated by tart and sour notes with light cherry notes with some oak notes. Taste is well balanced without much acidity and with some light residual sugar notes. Body is quite full with medium carbonation. Very enjoyable but I would take a Rodenbach Grand Cru over this one though.

 516 characters

Photo of athomasPSU
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of wrightst
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of RichIron883
2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of gory4d
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of HoppyBastard1
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of yourefragile
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of cnbrown313
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, best before 6/4/2012. Pours slightly hazy dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of tart cherry, green apple, raisin, cranberry, pear, brown sugar, toast, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/funk yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart cherry, green apple, cranberry, raisin, pear, brown sugar, hay, straw, light clove, red wine, white vinegar, light leather, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lightly tart cherry, cranberry, green apple, raisin, plum, pear, brown sugar, red wine, white vinegar, hay, straw, light leather, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity/funky yeast flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly slick/syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Flemish brown ale. All around good balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity/funky yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the light acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

 1,504 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ommegang Zuur from Brewery Ommegang
3.83 out of 5 based on 320 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe