fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown color with a average good alcing off-white head. Flavor is heavy malty, brown sugar. Flavor is heavy sweet with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Douberd (4752) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle of 300 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 2.5%
Very thin head, maybe half a finger, beige in colour. It goes off quite fast also.Colour of the beer itself is very dark brown, only when hold against the light takes some amber hues, very dark, again. The head has now gone almost completely, some of it lingers around the glass and a big island of foam has now formed on the surface of the beer.
Roasted malts on the aroma, very strong, it makes it smell like dark chocolate, quite pleasant.
Taste is sweet, and as with most of the Oud Bruins I have tried, there is a metalic aftertaste.Some notes of the roasted malts are being found on the taste too.
Light on the body, with very low carbonation, which in combination with the low alcohol makes it very drinkable, although I find it too "light", some more carbonation would be welcomed.
Overall, a modest one in the genre.
fiulijn (18780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Locus Publicus, Rotterdam
Dark mahogany color, medium head. Perfumy caramel aroma. Sweet caramel flavor, no real bitterness. Actually I find it not deep but quite refreshing.
DutchDrebus (5562) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opague black colour instead of brown like the name would make one expect. Not a lot of smell. A bit hoppy and very sweet taste.
Quack-Duck (9119) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Clear dark brown colour, beige head. Sweet and malty, very very shy hops in the finish. Very sweet but still nice.
note666 (1246) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011 - 02 - 02 300ml bottle. dark brown colour.almost no head. low in carbonation. sweet round taste.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Little bit skunky hop aroma and caramel. Brown color, light brown head, good lace. Sweet but certainly less than other Oud Bruin, caramel, sugar, medium body. I think I don't agree with the other raters of this beer. This is actually a good and more or less enjoyable example of the Oud Bruin type.
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A clear, brown beer with a tan head of moderate to small size. Sweet, sugary maltyness on the nose, dried fruits blending in. The flavor is sweet and malty, with cellar and dried fruits, some malt extract as well. Thin and sticky mouthfeel. Sweet finish. A rather unusual beer in a way, but quite pleasant for it’s ABV-range and style. 090925
Alengrin (4467) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly straightforward, mass-produced example of "Nederlands oud bruin", which is basically the same style as brown Belgian tafelbier. Made with unmalted wheat, sugar, caramel and (artificially added) lactic acid. Beige, not too stable foam over a very dark chestnut robe with a ruby glow. Sweetish, weak aroma with some faint wheat, candi syrup, cacao powder and vanilla, lactic acid hardly noticeable. Round, sweetish malt taste, smooth, again the lactic acid is hard to find but could have added some complexity - alas, it remains as simple as it began, with only a very faint, late bitterness in the tail. Even for this totally unambitious style they could have done better.
goozen (3800) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0,30ltr: Dark brown colour sweet tasting Dutch Oud Bruin-style brew, an good replacement for Cola.