Tried this new Ommegang brew on tap at Local 44. The brewery discribes it thusly:
“Zuur – or Sour – is our collaborative Flemish sour brown ale. A beer whose style arises from the mists of brewing history. It uses mixed fermentation, real fruit, significant aging, 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 Brouwerij Liefmans.”
It pours a golden brown with a small white head and a fairly strong fruity aroma. A decent amount of sour fruit flavor up front that fades fairly quickly. Not an overwhelming type of sour but more subtle with nice carbonation and a medium body that goes down smooth at 6%ABV. A little disappointing on my end but I am sure many more who are not big sour fans will find this beer much more approachable.