Ommegang Zuur | Brewery Ommegang

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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
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
320
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.84%
 
 
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30
Gots:
25
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Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into kbs chalice

Pours a light layer of khaki head. Fades to a ring. Color is a dark ruby hued brown.

Aroma: Sour cherries, light funk, acidic notes, light oak flavors. It is sour, but I think time will help.

Taste: The sour cherries are up front but the taste brings more of a vinegar and funk layer to it. It has a fairly light taste to it with light oak.

Mouthfeel: Very fizzy, with a light tartness to it. Lots of carbonation with a medium body. Ends oaky with a slight dryness to it.

Overall, this beer needs time to sour up. I think it has a good start, but still lacking a bit. It does have potential and is fairly drinkable at this time.

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

From the label "Ale with Cherries Added" and "Zuur - or Sour - is our collaborative Flemish sour brown ale, a beer whose style arises from the mists of brewing history. It uses mixed culture fermentation, real fruit, ageing, and master blending. All of these are ancient and revered Belgian techniques. This unique Flemish sour brown ale is complex, tart with a touch of sweetness, lightly malty and gently hopped. Zuur is a unique blend created in collaboration between Brewery Ommegang and Broweij Liefmans"

Right place at the right time I suppose. Beer is brown and hazy. No real head, no lacing and carbonation appears low. Its a flemish brown and it looks like it.

Beer smells mildly sour with a good acetic backbone and some sweetness, smell pretty good.

Beer is medium to light in body. Sour with a mild acetic note and mild lactic notes. Its cleansing and the palate is nice and good. Its pretty nice overall. Excited to see if this will age well or if this will even be in this market.

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Ommegang Zuur from Brewery Ommegang
3.83 out of 5 based on 320 ratings.
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