dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Vineous, vinegary aroma. Slightly tart, acidic, balsamico vinegary taste. Somewhat sweet. Nice.
JonMoore (1661) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like an altbier, dark brown with a frothy light brown head. Aroma is sweet and sour, cider like. Quite a nice gently sour, fruity taste. Astringent. I like this.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber colored with a frothy long lasting light tan head. Dusty and sour woody aroma with cheesy tones. Mild flavor with some sourness. Malty, woody and grapefruity. Berry notes also. A classic example of a Flemish Sour Ale. Nice, but not very dangerous!
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - OCT 2, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight chocolate nose with some vinegar. Dark clear brown and a low lathery head. Earthy tones in the body with a tinge of sour towards the end. Then turns to tobacco a little. Varied profile of interesting flavors that is blended really well.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown colored brew with a nice medium off-white head. Very nice balsamico nose - the aged Modena. Dry and pockering cleaning taste.
JorisPPattyn (7549) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellow-brown head, gone very fast; opaque dull red-brown beer. Superb nutty, lactic, woody and fruity nose, multitude of esters and acids and other superb organic compounds that build the greatness of Oud bruin. Flat beginning in the taste, then revived by lactic acid, the suspicion of acetic acid, woody impressions, and again hazelnut notes. A tad portwine or Madeira, but with a more sherry-like dryness. Medium bodied, very dry and dry-out effect, prickly, leaving one wondering where the first flat impression hailed from. "Bacchus" has always been one of my first favourites amongst Oud bruin. I cannot understand why it has become so hard to find, these days.
jfm (1725) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chestnut color with a beige head. The taste is a sweet beginning with some sourness. Finish with a funny bitterness.
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice Flemish sour ale with a red-brown color and a small airy head.This ale has a fruity aroma with a light sweet touch.The taste is light sweet with hints of buttercakes,dried fruits,coitreau,black sour bread and malts.It has a mild afthertaste with a light sweet side.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: Red/brown coloured. Light brown small head that dies quickly. Is sweet and fruity in the aroma. The flavour is fruity (cherries) and has a somewhat flat sourness. Has a sweet, short and quick finish.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very deep chestnut brown colour. Sparse beige head. Vinous aroma with candied fruit and sweet medicinal notes. As expected, the flavours are sweet and sour with some acidity. However, the emphasis is on the sweet and tends towards the cloying. Less tart than I expected. Definite cherry boiled sweet accents. Tastes rather artificial. Quite soft finish with just a restrained sharp edge. Pleasant enough, but not as challenging as I had anticipated - certainly less assertive than Rodenbach. 250ml bottle (best before May 2005) from beersofeurope.co.uk