Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Moen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Almost unhopped brown ale, the base beer for Morpheus Wild and Kerasus, undressed for the fans of the true "oud bruin" style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2013
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is a murky and placid brown that looks very unappealing. The head is tall and velvety in texture, but is very thin in density which is apparent by how quickly it dissipates leaving no trace of a head after a minute.
Aroma: The aroma is restrained with hints of cherries, tartness, sweet cocoa, and a touch of caramel.
Taste: The sourness is moderate, but not very strong even for a beginner to sours like me. The sourness is similar to a stronger Shock Tart candy, with blue raspberry and cherry flavors. I taste a bit of cocoa lingering with the sourness.
Palate: Medium bodied with lively carbonation.
Overall: I’m new to sours so I’m probably not judging this right, but I think this is a fair assessment of this since my score isn’t far off from the others.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Fair acidity and dark fruits. Light body with a touch of sweetness underneath cherry and mild acidity. Could use some funk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen1 (4813) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2013
Fra flaske en hyggelig lørdagskveld på Cardinal: "noko syrleg" og vel så det, men ikke av det ekstreme slaget. Bringebær og mye rips. For slank maltkropp til å bære syrligheten. Ingen bitterhet å spore i det hele tatt. Smaken kom seg når den ble litt lunken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7876) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2013
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear dark amber, no head. Aroma is sour, vinegar and milk. Taste is strong sour, vinegar,fizzy rapberry tartness saves this one, nice overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2013
0,33 l shared bottle at Cardinal. Clear deep ruby colored body with a beige film. Ripe dark dried fruits and pickled cherried on the nose. Complex. In the mouth it fall through. Some fresh raspberries but it shuts down quickly. Not much more body to back up the acidity which is intense but short.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Draft, at Max’s Belgianfest. "Aged on Oak." Crystal clear dark brown body, minimal head. Aroma is moderately sweet, funk, some lemon, grape, light cookie. Taste is medium sweet, grape, sour, some lemon. Minimal carbonation, light-medium body, light stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours brown with ruby highlights and a small, fizzy off-white head, spare retention and lacing. Aroma is sour and acetic plums and cherries with light date notes, cookie and caramel malt with light earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is sour dark fruity esters with light hops and bitterness, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2013
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger, who got this beer by a mistake from the importer. ABV is 6.9%. Dark brown to ruby colour, pours with a low and fizzy beige head that dies out instantly. Sweet & sour aroma, notes of red wine, red wine vinegar, oak and herbs. The flavour is very sour, vinegary and oaky, medium sweet. No bitterness. Interesting to have sampled a real oud bruin, but this is really not my cup of tea at all. Could not finish the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9998) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Squat bottles from Capone’s and Smith’s Pours turbid burnt umber with minimal tan head. Nose is tart, lactic, figgy fruit, earthy vienna-ish malt, mild hops. Tastes very tart, very lactic, with earthy lemony flavor, some cobwebby funk, and a very tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2013
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Tart malty flavor with a lasting aftertaste.

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