Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What more do you want in an affordable Flemish brown? Classic sweet balsamic aromas and flavors.. Balanced carbonation, tartness and clean, mouthwatering finish. Not ground breaking, though a classic example. Great for those new to the style. Very friendly. Recommended.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
BaroneBirra (350) - Gorizia, ITALY - NOV 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle labelled as Oud Bruin. Deep copper, no head. Faint mold aroma. Tart taste, like unsweetened lemonade. Some sweet fruitiness comes out while warming. Appropriate lively carbonation, thin body.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Public House-- second to last glass before the keg was blown! Hazy reddish amber. Aroma of caramel, oak, and sour cherries. Lighter palate with cherries and caramel, woody and funky undertones, light to medium sourness. Pleasant.
PorterPounder (6526) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, FL. - Growler Country - 11.2 oz bottle - labeled as Vander Ghinste Oud Bruin. Dark orange pour, fluffy off-white head. Tangy aroma with hints of sour fruit. Sour, puckery flavor with some sour apple notes, touch of vinegar and some back end citrusy notes. Mouthfeel is decently textured. Overall, very decent.
Zlotta (573) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.25 l bottle from De Bierkoning as ’VanderGhinste Oud Bruin’, best before 6/5/2016. Clear, deep brownish red with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan head. Sweetish-sourish, fruity-malty aroma of vinegar, bitter almond, red wine, dark cherries and oak. Sweetish-sourish, fruity-malty taste of vinegar, red wine, bitter almond, dark cherries and oak, followed by a short, tart and oaky finish. Medium body, slightly astringent and spritzy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nicely balanced, aromatic and refreshing, but not overly deep or complex. Still nice!
erickok (4464) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with a ruby glow. Fermenting fruit, fig compote, wine gums candy. Nice stuff, good makes to back up the funk. Stronger sourness in the taste, still fruity malts, sharp wine vinegar ending. I dig the brown malt and sour combo. Bit more aging and it would be excellent (33cl bottle from ABC Drinks Prik&Tik Leuven)
smmaaren (404) - NORWAY - OCT 17, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
25 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours clear ruby with a small white head. Aromas of cherry and vinegar. Taste is sour. High carbonation. Alright brew.
rdb84 (396) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red brownish colour, nice hue, moderate head. A: metallic note, sour, wood barrel, caramel. T: starts fresh and sour, with gentle roasted malt taste. Fruity development, apricot, some cherry, red fruit. Incredibly dry, but nice round mouth feel. Aftertaste is dry, caramel.
DenverLogan (961) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted June 1, 2014 at an industry function in Denver. Pours copper brown with small head and lace. Aroma of tart & sour fruit, light vinegrette. Moderate carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of sour malts, plums, green apple, tart cherry, light vinagrette. Overall rich, complex, tart with slight malts & balsamic notes.
Andrew196 (1155) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany in color, creamy white head, nice lacing. Aroma of hay, barnyard, plum. Easy sour to drink, dark, ripe cherry on the tongue.
Vili (190) - FINLAND - SEP 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25cl bottle. Dark brown pour with minimal off-white head, little lacing. Aromas of sour grapes, toast and hay. Taste is bitter and sour, bit sweet body but nicely balanced. Low carbonation, oily palate. Aftertaste is sour with bitter finish. Refreshing stuff, altogether.