JorisPPattyn (8442) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-brown hazy beer; disappearing beige head. Very nice lactic acid nose, bit lemony, obvious wood. Very dry in the mouth, lactic acid is there, but gets overwhelmed by a more stout-like, roasted taste, unusual in Oud Bruin. Finish is a bit wild yeast-like. Thinned by the acids, but not empty. A bit more lactic acid in the taste, as well as some sweet malts would make it more classical Oud Bruin. In the mean time, it’s quite good on its own. Certainly one of their better tries.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle picked up at the brewery on the day before the open doors. pours a lightly carbonated medium-brown. aroma is ginger, spice, some caramel and sour fruit. body is light/medium, flavor is a malty complexity up front that fades into a mildly sour finish that has a bit of residual sugar but not too much. more caramel in the flavor, joined by cherries, tart and inviting. this is really, really good, especially for the 5.2%, and I’m sort of upset with myself for not sticking around Heule the next day.
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice beer i could taste on bottle at beerfestival at Zottegem. Nice tasting and for 5.2 percent alcohol very nice
SHIG (3934) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a dark chocolate color brown with a bubbly head. Old very lucent aroma musty and malt. The taste has that burnt rich sour malt but also leaves a tingle on the tongue and finishes sweet. Talked to the brewers at Bier Happenings fest in Zottemgen and they said this will not be brewed again. I recomment grabbing a 75cl bottle when you see it.
Jerre (2978) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, yesterday @ the brewery.
Dark red-brown, medium beige head. Aroma malts, fruity. Medium body. Taste is little fruity, maltsbitterness, and sweet.
A light brown good drinkable.