blipp (5646) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a beige head. Light funky aroma with sweeter malts and light dark fruits. The flavor has funky yeast and sweet malts, with light toast and light peachy fruity notes. Nice.
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber in color with a big off-white head. Not really too much of a nose on this one. It’s got some vinegar and some caramel malt notes, maybe a touch of molasses, surprisingly. Some lemon and lemon zest notes, perhaps some cherries. The flavor is sort of oxidized and just old. There is a bit of vinegar sourness and a residual sweetness, but not much.
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a thin but persistent off white head. Smells of oak, some sweet sugary hints, some funky undertones, spicy. Tastes on the sweeter side of the oud bruin scale with some cherry dryness on the finish.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to jale for bringing this out at our weekend tasting. Served in a Savor snifter.
Pours a fairly-dark brown color with a single-finger head and a touch of light lacing and bubbles as it went down. The nose was roasty brown and a bit plain, with just a touch of light acetic character coming through without any real oak or fruit presence.
The taste added in a bit of very light cherries, combining this with some roasted brown malt and a touch of acidity. Medium body with light carbonation. Overall, more of a slightly-soured brown ale than a Flanders, but went down smoothly and I had no problem finishing my glass.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-07-2010
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle contributed by Jale...A dark brown with a little amber, clear. A finger of tan head that is thick with good retention, light lacing though...A very buttery aroma, brett notes, lightly burnt wood...The taste is similar to the aroma’s notes, but a little more affective. Tart vinegar notes, still some wood. I can’t find the brown ale, guess its trying to be an oud bruin. As an oud bruin its pretty average.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG ’10. Sweet tart nose with lots of toffee, dark fruit and fresh berries. The taste is light to moderately sweet, moderately tart, some acetic acid, lots of caramel, some cherry and a bit of lemon rind.
JohnnyJ (4077) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
08 and 09 Bottles from cpetrone84. Pours a dark amberish brown, with off-white head. Fruit, lactic acid, wood, sweet bready malts, and a little bit of cherries and lemon. The 08 was far superior to the 09, and the 09 has the record for most difficult to remove cork. I thought this was quite a nice sour, certainly glad to have tried it.
madvike (2578) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from deyholla...thanks Derek! - Pours dark cola with a fine-bubbled tan head. Funky and sour nose, with brett, a bit of oak, and a light citrus acidity. Pretty soft, but with a touch of heat if you take a good whiff. Taste is a bit lactic sourness, with a tart, sharp citrus funk that lingers pleasantly. Fantastically creamy and smooth, with soft carbonation and velvety finish. Very nice, glad I got a chance to try this.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBSG 10. I think Deyholla? Pours a deep brown, slightly murky. Nose is interesting. Under-ripe berries, lemon. No vinegar, oddly enough. Earth and bretty notes peak in. On taste, fizzy and sour. Nice that it lacks the vinegar note. Pretty decent body and mouthfeel just a bit too fizzy. Lemon and blueberry to finish. Nice.
malrubius (1576) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
BCTC. Hazy brown and foamy. Tart and cocoa aroma. Tart mild cherry fruity with cocoa and dry tart mouth-coating finish. Fizzy. Pretty good.