Maersk (95) - MOLDOVA - MAY 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, no head. Very distant cherry juice aroma. Sour berry taste, full of caramelized sugar in medium body. No bitterness, slight sour finish. Good balance.
DeanF (2223) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured warm it has heavy head but goes away fast, heavily carbonated, good dark brown body. Lots of caramel on the nose, cola, painted furniture. Good graham cracker flavour and sour molasses, funky in the slightest but not nearly enough for a decent sour red. Bit of hazelnut finish. Maybe a good entry point for this kind of beer, and sessionable.
onceblind (6673) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aged for either 5 years or 10 years...the bottle label is unclear about the date but it’s certainly old-ish. Hazy deep amberish brown under a fast-evaporating head. Weird nose with some earthy stone fruit tones and something akin to greasy fried seafood. Medium body with some sour funk and a light woody tone, with a nice sour cherry tone on the finish.
Leini (1678) - SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. Muddy brown slightly red body with a brief medium head. Tart, plums, wineous notes, wood, red berries and green apples. Pretty mild compared to some other versions but quite tasty.
SeniorZozo (897) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is sweet malts, soured grapes, very light candy sugar, and light funk. Taste is very much the same with some tang and sour notes on the tip. Not too complex however.
chrisv10 (14257) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 4.5%. Dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, dark fruit, sour fruit, wood bread and oak. Flavour is malt, caramel, little sour fruit, oak, thin, bread, medium sweet, very little sour, dough and a little bitter.
RobBestwick (785) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sour cherry aroma. Pours reddish/brown with a light brown head. Sour tonic water flavour with notes of lemon and raspberries. Wine like texture with a mild sour finish.
Hamirubi (517) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37.5cl bottle at home (19 III 2016), shared with friends. Thank you, Bert, for this bottle to share. I guess this is an archetype of a sour brown. The looks are very typically reddish brown, lots of gloom, with a beige foam on top (lots of collar, even). Aromas of wood and oak are omnipresent. The nose has flavours of a sourish red wine and some features of citrus fruits. This is very promising. The taste is beautifully sour, as a lemon flavoured soda water. The body makes me think of a quenching red wine. With some port dryness and raspberries features too. The sourness is quite sharp, lime and lemon alike. The ending is short, hinting at another old brown sip. One of Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck finest brews!
UXO (1295) - CANADA - MAR 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: clear brown with amber-brown highlights, a short light beige head diminishing rapidly to a thin cap, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: woody, red wine, vinegar, cherries and other dark fruit, caramel. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart, low bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body tending to watery, lively carbonation, off-dry tart finish. (3/5)
Smells a bit better than it tastes. Disappoints just slightly on the tongue, and the body turns watery fairly rapidly despite the lively-ish carbonation. Not unpleasant, by any means, but there are certainly better examples of the style out there. (14/20)
MatusBeer (279) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2016 375 ml bottle. Hazy dark brown colour with unstable head off
Aroma of yeasts,caramel. Taste of yeasts,light citrus notes,brown caramel. Sourish end.