willr (7) - - JUN 13, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice dark brown color with a sour, roasted aroma. Continuously effervescent. Sharply tart flavor with an underlying roasted flavor. Interesting that it has 0 IBUs.
bhensonb (10197) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from City Beer in S.F., CA. Pours darkly garnet with essentially no head. Aroma is smooth, sour, woody, plum. Med body or so. Flavor is astringent, woody, red berry. And Damson. Finishes pretty much like flavor. Excellent.
msnelling09 (114) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer pours with a fierce, hissing carbonation that forms a head of medium sized, off-white bubbles that quickly fizzles into nothing, leaving a clean and calm top of the beer without any head. Carbonation bubbles continue to tear to the top of the glass however, and appear reminiscent of highly carbonated soda bubbles. In color, the beer is a deep ruby brown, almost maroon, with a distinct ruby glow in the light. The beer’s body is slightly viscous with a darkness that makes it opaque, though the beer appears clean of any particles or cloudiness. On the nose, the beer smells of green apples, malt vinegar, cherry fruit leather, and fresh strawberry jam. Rich funky scents cover the nose from this beer, blending with the light malt character to bring a touch of plum, raisins, and a soft trace of toffee. Touches of sherry coincide with the rich smell of strawberry jam, which is quite bizarre, yet inviting. On the tongue, the beer tastes tart with lactic and malic acidity, traces of malty sweetness run across the tongue, and a very faint touch of roasted bitters can be sensed in the finish. Balance is slightly tart, but nice and not assaulting on the tongue. Fruit esters are strong and complex. In flavor, the beer begins as tart green apple, then cherry pie, then cherry fruit leather. Malt vinegar does work its way into the flavor along with sherry-like notes in the mid-palate. Just as the beer hits the back of the tongue, a sweet and sour sauce flavor can be sensed along with some of the strawberry jam from the nose. On the finish, the beer softens its tartness enough to bring soft coffee, caramel roast, and a touch of barnyard funk on the tongue alongside the fruit esters, providing a beautiful finish that lasts for quite a while on the tongue. In the mouth, the beer feels medium bodied with a middling carbonation that carries a bit of a prickle and a touch of astringency. Mouthfeel is smooth, and after the beer leaves, the mouth is left wet and gently puckering. Overall, I really like this Oud Bruin. This beer has a great funky character, a nice balance, and finishes with a great malt presence that really pulls together the beer and provides for a fascinating sip. I would love to pair this beer with richer meals to see how the acidity and malt play with food. This is a great beer with perfect complexity for the style.
AlberRueda (58) - - OCT 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Espuma: Poco persistente de color beige con burbujas que suben en rosario.
Color: Castaño oscuro con tonos rojizos.
Intensidad aromática: Media-alta.
Aroma: Malta, madera, tofee, vinagre, manzana asada.
Entrada en boca/amargor: No es amarga, comienza siendo dulce y termina ácida.
Sabor: Vinagre de Módena, cítricos (limón), manzana verde, pasas, ciruelas, nota leve a cacao.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml capped bottle gushed upon opening. Deep reddish copper color with tan head.
Smells kinda sharp and acetic from the bottle, but out of the glass its much more rounded. More of a lactic sourness for sure. Ripe red berries, yogurt and hints of balsamic vinegar in both the nose and flavor. Intensely sour, but deliciously full fruitiness rounds it out. Would definitely buy again, especially considering the modest price.
nuplastikk (4089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2oz shorty grenade Belgian bottle. Burgundy brown blood body. No real head, just some movie there soda bubbles coming and going...certainly has carbonation as it gushed out of the bottle a few seconds after I opened it.. I was expecting a mellow, malty Oud Bruin, this is anything but. Mouth puckering sourness, like a Rodenbach Grand Cru with some bonus sour yeasts thrown in. Sour red wine, faint port chocolate cherry in the background. Intense, a very memorable beer. Great stuff.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Clear maroon color. Aroma of peaches, apricots, subtle lemon. Taste is sour summer fruit and lemon rind. Nice.
77ships (3266) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. fles gekocht bij Willems – thuis opgedronken. Extreem donker bruin met een lichte rode toets, kraag is bijna onmiddellijk weg, alleen een kleine sliert langs de randen blijft. 0 IBU. Geur is zure gekonfijte kersen gemengd met chocolade, cola, azijn, geroosterd. Smaak is een interessante combinatie van chocolade (interessant veel ervan) en zure kersen, lichtjes geroosterd, azijn, cola, typisch Alvinne / kelder ding gaande, citroen, lichtjes muffig, lichtjes gerookte aarde, goede hoeveelheid wijn vermengd met wat aarde. Lichtjes sprankelend. Interessant – dit bevalt mij echt wel. Dit is inderdaad niet echt wat het moet zijn – ik geniet er toch van.
curepute (105) - New York, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mahogany color, tan head that disappears quickly. Sour malty raisin nose. Starts out with a little sourness which opens up to a bigger sour tart acidic finish. Tastes of cherries and moldy oak (in a good way). It’s the third time I’ve got this beer and I love it, very solid ould bruin.
skoisirius (1440) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A true oud bruin right here, no joke. Muddy brownish pour with bits of sediment. Slightly nutty and dried grape, yet funked nose. Hints of dirt, lactic acid, brett, vinegar, and nuts on the palate, all blended quite well. You can really taste the no hop presence. Great brew!!