crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
11.2 oz bottle, bottled on 28/06/10.
It pours a dark brown with a thick, foamy, and big white head that sticks for a while, forming rocky white peaks. It gives some decent lacing as it slowly goes down.
It doesnít smell like a sour really, just a regular fruit estery Belgian amber.
The flavor is sweet, no sign of funk, rather pedestrian. This is a beginners bruin, as a seasoned drinker, I donít even recognize this as an Oud Bruin, more like a Belgian amber ala Biere du Boucaneer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-27-2010 04:25:30
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330. Not sure where I got this one. Pours an opaque near-black. Loose creamy tan ring around the edges of the glass. Bacon and cherry nose. Weird. Not sure how appealing it is, but far from a drainpour. Creamy medium body, a little sticky, and decidedly close to being still. Could benefit from a bit of carb, but all that time on the oak made that decision for us, now. Cherries, bacon, campfire, and tart oaky notes on the mid palate. Long cherry finish. This oneís a bit of an odd duck. Would be a total blast to cook with. Not sure how many bottles I want to pour into a glass to drink.
nolankowal (921) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dirty brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma of light coffee, touches of oak, fruits, apple, apple skin, light caramel and spice. Flavors have a light roasty quality along with fruitiness and a dry maltiness... lightly sweet and a touch tart/woody. Medium/light body, a little watery at times, well carbonated... light sweetness/dry/malty with a malty/dry finish. Overall, not bad , but it sounds better than it actually is. The wateriness is off putting and thereís a off/artificial odor I canít shake.
bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 ounce bottle, bottled on 05/10/10. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown with some hints of ruby red, and has about a half inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and thereís a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is cherries (both sweet and tart), oak, and some vinegar. The taste is kinda like the aroma, but the taste is more sweet than tart (and not a good sweet taste), and thereís also a weird off-flavor that I canít tell exactly what it is. Itís not awful, but itís not exactly good, either. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís watery and has decent carbonation. Drinkability is average. Didnít really care for this brew, itís just not for me I guess.
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish brown. Sweet aromas of dark fruit and some oak. A bit thin, brown sugar and cherries. Decent
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark ruby-brown pour with a short, beige head. Aroma is fruity and tart with berry notes, sweet malt, wet wood, and candi sugar. Taste is tart berries, dark fruit (cherries and raisins mainly), sweet malt, candi sugar, oak, and yeast notes. Body is light-medium with a soft carbonation. Ends with more tart berries, dark fruit notes, Belgian yeast, sweet malt and woody notes. Not sour enough to be a sour ale and too sour to be an abbey dubbel, it lies somewhere in between.
BaroneBirra (199) - Gorizia, ITALY - JAN 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
o.33 bottle. looks brown, cloudy, with a minimal tan foam. impressive strong aroma of wine, brandy and alcohol. first taste is sweet, covered by a fruity sour, raisin and prunes. a little toasted final.
full body, sticky feel, lively carbonation, astringent ending.
very intresting beer, seems more alcoholic than 5%!
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn) - marked as 5.2%
Is this really different from the Bier of identical name, identical style (yes, this is an Oud Bruin, not an Abbey Dubbel, ignore what ratebeer says, ratebeerís stoopid), and almost identical strength (5.0% rather than 5.2%)?
7 Lovely sweet and sour classic Flemish Sour Brown, rich brown caramelly sweetness, woody spicyness, and tart fruity sourness.
4 Deep reddy brown, persistent tiny beige head, decent lacing.
6 Pleasant tang in the retronasals, a touch aged and woody. Taste fairly sweet, and sourness a little too transient.
4 Full mouthfeel due to the residual sugars, and with pleasant crispness from both the gentle acidity and the moderate carbonation. Finish is a touch sweet, as I said the sourness barely lasts at all. Middle finish has some pencil shavings, which I donít like so much from hops.
12 Didnít deliver on the lovely aroma, but looked good, and was a very easy drinker.
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(thanks to bu11zeye) caramel, not too sweet, lightly nutty. almost has a funky aftertaste. dates, golden raisins, very complex.
dagimp (651) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
From a 375 into a snifter. Pours a very nice brown with a few inches of head which dissipates quickly. Not much aroma but whatís there smells of grape and cola. Mouthfeel is very light but I wouldnít call it crisp. A good amount of carbonation but just too much. Taste is pretty much like a tart diet cola... mix that with some grape kool aid and there you go. Meh, this one should be avoided.