mtlasley (39) - Anna, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deeply brownish red pours from the glass where it collects as a deep brown that when held to light, shows as a powerfully deep red coloring. A light beige head weighs in at a finger and a half. It leaves exquisite lacing. The color is a beautifully deep red, really...
Slight lacto on the tip of the nose but I find a strong Belgian dark note dominating here. Figs, raisins and a slight alcohol scent really make up the center here. They’re joined by a slightly burnt caramel. Slight oak here too.
Very, very lightly sour on the tip of the tongue but quickly dominated from the palate by Figs and Slightly burnt caramel dominate the taste profile here along with a very faint oak lingering in the background. Overall, not that impressive or complex of a brew..
Crisply bubbling in the mouth and the blush wine like thickness is carried along very well by the bubbles.
Overall, I’m not that impressed. A decent tasting Oud Bruin but the sour component that I’ve come to know and love just wasn’t there. Don’t get me wrong, a slight tartness stands up front but it’s just not got any pop. The Belgian characteristic here is decent though. An overall decent beer but not worth the price I paid. ~$3.50 a bottle.
ebone1988 (1308) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
For the book. Aroma is sweet, apples, raspberry, woody, not tart or sour. Appearance is red brown, light tan head, mostly clear. Taste is apples, raspberries, wood, slight tartness, mostly sweet though. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, woody aftertaste. Overall, meh. Another book failure.
derekbrown (109) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolatey nose, red fruit taste (cherries, strawberries) with a medium sour component. Brownish red in color. Very drinkable.
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VamboladeTolly (1480) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @deTollyu, Tartu. Pours brown with small head. Aroma: chocolate, sour berries, acetone, bread. Taste: candy, bread, pear, weakly sour, weak chocolate. Medium body. Drinkable.
plaugher (390) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share. Pours a clear reddish amber with bubbly tan head with some retention. Nose of dark fruit, a bit of funk; some caramel and a lot of dried fruit sweetness, a bit tart, a bit sour ("almost like eating a bowl of limes"). Very pleasant and refreshing.
oldrtybastrd (5000) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have had this as Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Red Ale and the Bios version...Pours a reddish brown color. Aromas of dark fruit, yeast, and a touch of wood. Flavor is sour cherries, yeast, wood, and a couple of sweet tarts.
bpreo (2496) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour and reddish / brown in color. It could be much more sour, but I think it is good where it is.
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight malt aroma. Reddish Amber with pillowy foam that quickly dissipates, slight lacing. Winey, slight acetic acid, soy sauce, raisins, oxidized malt, trace oak. Mild sourness, a little thin in the body.
mariuspoenari (1378) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at THT June tasting. Dark ruby with a thin espresso head. Sour and sweet with notes of red wine and vinegar.
Gachupines (1247) - USA - JUN 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish hue with a large off white head. Aroma is mildly sweet fruit with slight sour notes. Flavor is tart up front with a fruity sweetness underneath. Mildly cloying, but not bad.
Deadpool37 (100) - - JUN 13, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark reddish brown aroma is light sour flavors are sweet fruit with sour mixed in