deyholla (9811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Side Door. Pours near clear orange with a gold hue and an off white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of sour berries with some acid and a light oak and funk note. Flavor combined red wine, oak and sour stone fruit and a bit of grain backing.
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GTMW 2014, pours an unclear amber brown with a thin off white head, the aroma has a decent amount of tartness and vinegar along with some dark fruit’s, the flavor has a sour and funky front end with plum and cherry coming through with a vinegar like finish, interesting stuff.
madvike (3183) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GTMW 2014 - Pours hazy amber with a white ring of head. Nose is lemon rind, vinegar--very malty and tart. Taste is lemon, tart vinegar, yogurt, and a bit of cherry. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated.
Brigadier (3490) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GTMW 2014
A solid American wild ale from the central Midwest, this diamond in the rough exceeded any preconceived notions about Brugge Brasserie. Rather than a middle of the road forgettable experience it offered a tart bite and strong attitude. If I run across this again while visiting Indianapolis it may merit a full pint.
Aroma / Appearance - A cloudy caramel base hazed the glass like a melted stick of chocolate. Tart vinegar bit at the air with the smell of caramel and melted chocolate.
Flavor / Palate - A pleasant texture for a 12% ABV beer flows across the tongue. Vinegar soaked Twix bars stick to the corners of the palate with a sweet and sour profile. A full pour might be difficult to drink quickly but this remains an ideal beer for savoring over a long dinner. If other Brugge beers are this excellent I may have to visit next time I pass though the Indianapolis area.
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Taste of the Midwest 2014 Offering (Madison, WI). Pours a dulled decent hazed amber brown hue, a bit of orange glow on the edges and bottom with loose bubbly whitish head. Aromas are sour, a bit acidic with touches of plum, firmer oak and mellow acidity. Touches of wine barrel, tannic elements and firmer sourness, dark fruit shows plum, a bit of prune and dried fruit. Initial is dry, tart and a bit darker. Nice dark fruit. Firm sourness and an off salty element. Some gentle wine barrel, decent oak. More reeled in. Nice acidity, firm sourness but not overwhelming. A bit dry and yogurty into the backend and finish. Some nice tannic plum nectar and skin. Nice stuff. A bit darker, the plums really win me over with subtle citrus, nice acidity without getting harsh. Nice, fuzzy, dry as we finish. A winner.
thedm (5495) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of frothy medium sized tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a hazy dark ruby red brown colored body and a oily lacing. The mild aroma was funky farm house and sour. . The flavor contained notes of sour funk and brown malt. A decent one but not one that I would consider drinking again.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snifter pour served up at three floyds brewpub. Awesome to see this on tap as I’ve been seeking this for awhile... Pours a deeper black almost stouty hued consistency, opaque mostly with deeper red edges. A thin to medium creamy light beige head rests on top which then gently recedes to a wispy film... Aroma of tart cherry and apple cider qualities, sour plum to be sure but wouldn’t have been able to pick it out on their own. Sour and tart and right up my alley. Some similarities to Joe the Plum for the sake of comparison... Earthy sour fruit and somewhat muted sweetness from the base beer. Light sour cherries, a mild degree of soft vinegar, and tart red fruit, plum not so discernable overall. Doesn’t quit deliver on the sour front and is held in check for the majority nor does it really need it. An off sour vapory medicinal note was apparent at first but slowly tapered off thankfully. A touch boozy but not overly so considering the abv and base style that is represented. Just shy of medium bodied, not full or syrupy in any way. A light lingering sweetness left on the palate.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample at GABF on 10/1/11. murky brown pour with no head. light nose with light brett and sweet fruit. medium body with a light funk, light oak and very sweet. tangy finish with light brett. avg.
brokensail (15461) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is amber in color, maybe approaching copper, with a small layer of white foam that quickly dissipates.
S: You definitely get the pickled plums that were added to the barrel. A nice fruity and tart quality overall, and a touch of wine and oak. Maybe a little bit of citrus and a hint of sweetness.
T: Unfortunately, the flavor is note quite as enjoyable as the aroma. There are some of the pleasant fruity notes of the plums and wine, but there is also a fair amount of booze, vinegar, and some acetone.
M: Medium in body with a low to medium level of carbonation.
O: I liked the nose, but there were some serious flaws in the flavor which prevented this from being as enjoyable as the previous incarnation of Diamond King.
JoeTheYounger (1181) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden pour. Sour tsngy aroma. Very tart maybe some apricots. Very tasty