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Ommegang Zuur | Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
320 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
320
pDev:
13.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 320 |  Reviews: 212
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into a small snifter. Thanks Will...Small, beige head, low retention on a clear, dark copper body. Minimal, clear lacing. Aroma includes tart green apple, a deep earthy must, maybe some overripe cherries and some caramel. Taste is puckeringly tart, dominated by old, rotting (in a good way) Granny Smith apples and some caramel malt. Really satisfyingly sour and quite delicious.

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Photo of thecheapies
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by 07/04/12. Served in tulips.

Pours a decently clear red-brown (I succeeded in decanting a lot of the gunk from the yeast cake, which looks pretty compacted). Head had about an inch to inch-and-a-half in height before resting to a thin cap. Foam was taupe in color.

Mild acetic nose with tart cherries in the forefront. Vinous grape notes, plus blackberry, prune, and tobacco. I'm already stoked to revisit this beer.

First sip brings me right back to the first time I tried this Flemish sour. Tart cherry, cranberry, plum, and more of the leather and tobacco that I picked up in the nose. A big gulp really accents that essential balsamic quality that I love. Notes of mild oak and some tinniness from the malts use bitterness to balance the vinegary notes. Fruity, sour, and gently woody. A great oud bruin.

Good feel in that it's wet and juicy, yet there's still some lovely mouth-drying tartness. Carbonation is pretty low, but the body has great weight.

Definitely one of my favorites of the style. Didn't see this appear on shelves last year, for whatever reason, and I missed it. Glad I found this bottle.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of harrymel
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
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 -15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -8.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.87/5  rDev +1%
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 +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
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 +11%

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
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 +17.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Ommegang Zuur from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 320 ratings
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