bergstaden (1674) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with off white head - light sour with a berry aroma - Light sour body with some malts and some berry notes and Wood - short light sour finish - good, refrshing and easy drinking
brugmanneke (283) - GERMANY - SEP 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, sold as Vanderghinste Oud Bruin) Reddish brown, with a small cream colored head. Typical oak aroma, but also with some moss/earthy and grassy hops. Not terribly interesting, but not bad either. Only moderately sour, compared to other beers of that style. Light body, short finish. High drinkability.
Patrickctenchi (4795) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown, red tinted...tall, tan head.
Cherry aroma, tart.
Taste is the same....very tart black cherry...malt, nearly vinous.
Nice mix of sweet and tart.
suedehead288 (421) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013.08.27 - terras ’gulden valk’ vrijdagsmarkt gent - heet tegenwoordig terug ’Vanderghinste Oud Bruin’ - kastanjebruin bier, beetje rode schijn, beige crème-achtig schuimpje - neus : rood fruit, beetje azijn - mond : eerst zoet, en dan komt even het zuur op het voorplan, nasmaak terug zoet, fruitig - mild
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark reddish brown with a fizzy tan head. Tart fruity and slightly vinegar aroma and taste with hints of cherry and wood witha meaty finish. Thick slightly oily mouth feel.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really well balanced beer. Tart up front, but that quickly fades off into light, sweet maltiness. A thin flavor of tart cherry carries through to the finish, but works harmoniously with the moderate, fizzy carbonation to create a lovely interplay of malty and tart flavors. There is a minor metallic note in the finish (the same type I get from Duchesse De Bourgogne) but it does little to distract from all the things this beer does right.
mike_77 (3918) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep brown colour with thin but lasting head. Noticabley sharp aroma that is a bit vinous too. Taste has a relatively mild sourness but also a bit of sweetness to keep it balanced and palatable.
TheJester (2163) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
250 mL bottle acquired in trade with tom1010. (Thanks Tommy). Different label - called VanderGhinste Oud Bruin. (bb 09/04/14). Dark reddish-brown, almost purple, with a ring of off-white head. The aroma is largely malt, and it does not have the vinegar acidity of some. It is there in the flavour, although mildly so. It is actually quite sweet. It certainly doesn’t seem to have picked up much from the barrel. I’m not very familiar with the style, but I think that this beer is atypical. that is not to say, however, that it is not tasty and quite drinkable.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy red-brown with light tan head, 2 inches thick. Snap, Crackle, Pop! Aroma is sour cherry, pine cone, and old, herbal grass/parsley. Hint of cinnamon. Body is medium-light, but with low carbonation gives an overall medium perception. Light and fat carbonation. Flavor is delicious: spiced raisin bread, light acetic acid, bit of dill. Great for the price!.
mathieuc (2168) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear garnet color with a thin white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is fun with some light balsamic and wood notes. Taste is sweet’n’sour, maybe a tad too sweet but pleasing. A lower level of carbonation and a L-M body. Not bad, not bad.