brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy amber with a ruby hue. A quarter inch head rose up before settling down to a placid surface, with a few errant dots of lacework.
Aromatics hit the nose as soon as the beer goes into the glass, with fruity acid wafting up.
Cherries, red wine, balsamic vinegar, ripe malt, and warming spice. Hints of cinnamon, peppercorns, cedar, sherry, and rhubarb follow through.
Medium bodied, with a lightly prickled mouthfeel, and drying.
Ripe, red fruits, acid, and oaky tannins are supported by a malty base on the palate.
As the brew warms hints of subtle spice step forward. Nutmeg, anise, and Schezuan peppercorns. Plenty of acid without being lactic or sour.
Finishes with cherries, sherry, balsamic, pepper-studded earthy cedar, and warming alcohol.
Wowza. Great beer now, but just wait a few years for this one to really meld, mellow, and complexify. The Pinot Noir barrels add a tremendous depth that is not typically found in Oud Bruins.
The tartness level now is firm, but allows the brew to be very drinkable. I’m curious to see if some cellar time will add much sourness.
Do yourself a favor and let this one warm up to room temperature.
Big ups to BA Urwatuh8 for answering the call once more!
TEJA (2367) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Karl Meyer thanks. No head and clear dark amber color. Big clean lactic aroma. The aroma and taste is like a good Flanders red beer. Big lactic acidity
weihenweizen (3082) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated brown 2014 bomber poured into a Teku. Clear medium red with small off-white head. Aroma is really nice cherry, medium/light body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is cherry and some wood.
drpimento (3076) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is decent. Flavor is OK except for the finish, where it gets very funky, boozy, and not so good.
bchifley (5) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A perfect Flanders Oud Bruin/Red, just the right amount of sourness and wood. Should age well.
BrettTaylor (737) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish gold with white head. Sour and just a touch of funk underneath. Medium sour with some light brett character. Totally absolutely delicious.
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- pours a clear ruddy amber with a thin dirty white head that thins and clings to the glass. Nice lacing.
S- sour oak, cherries, raspberries and vinous notes are all strong. Some vanilla, coriander, thyme, and like zest. Slightly musty.
M- light to medium sticky body with a light burn. Decent carb.
T- cran cherry juice and edited sugars seems strong on the palate. Muddled berries, lemon and lime sprite. Werther's originals towards the end. Ending is quick and clean with faint zincs and grasses followed by a lingering cherry. A little bit of cough syrup too.
bluejacket74 (1815) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce wax capped bottle, 2014 vintage, best after date of 10/27/15, 10.7% ABV. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a slightly hazy reddish/amber color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention is decent, and there isn’t much lacing at all. The brew smells like tart cherries, red grapes/wine, oak, and some figs. Taste is similar to the aroma, there’s tart cherry, oak, red grapes/wine, and some green apple and vinegar flavors noticeable. This is a brew that you don’t want to drink too cold, I thought it only got better as it warmed up (and I took it out of the fridge for about 10 minutes before opening it). Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s smooth and a bit coating with low/moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, I’ll have to pick up a newer vintage of it! $14.99 a bomber.
Anova167 (327) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 version. Beautiful brown clear fizzy pour. Aroma is almost sickeningly sweet. Cherry pie, candi sugar, and just a hint of funk and wood. They flavor on the other hand is awesome. First hit with cherry tartness, then follows with earthy brettish funk finishes dry with hints of oak and some alcoholic heat. The vinious quality is definitely there. This is pretty awesome, but definitely a supper.
DSG (11469) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! 2010 bottle. Orange-amber. Oak, caramel, fruitiness, a bit spicy. Sour, slightly sweetish.
seymour (1849) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted on tap at 2016 Wolpertinger Fest in glass German beer mug. It poured a hazy deep orange (not red) colour with no foam nor lace. Passable as a Flanders Red I guess, but not a good one. Tart, a little malty, a little funky. Despite the brewer’s deScription, there’s far more lacto and pedio sourness than brett complexity. Extremely light body, low carbonation (intentional?), boozy heat, hint of digestive stink. That’s putting it kindly. I had to work hard to cleanse my glass for subsequent samples. Deschutes missed the mark on this one.