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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A sour brown kriek made with Michigan sour cherries aged in oak barrels for over 2 years with a roselare yeast culture.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2009
LAST of 42 beers at GTMW, 8-8-09. Finally, a Goose Island sample here. Very beautiful Belgian-Flemish style sour ale. Smell is everything Iíve been trained to expect in a sour beer, tart fruits like cherries and plums in the background. Not much head, but Iíve sloshed the glass around. Iíve been tasting a few sour ales here, they just pile up at the front of my throat after a while and say "Weíre going down; I donít care what the h--- your throat has to say. This one cuts right through all of that sensory clutter and shouts out "Brettanomyces ahoy!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1480) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 19, 2014
i picked this bottle up some time ago, sampled straight from my basement shelf. pours ruby red, minimal head. sweet cherry nose. taste ks generally sour with cherries. body is light. acidic finish burns a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2014
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. Vintage 2010. APPEARANCE: brown beer, small stable off white head. NOSE: red fruits, cherries, wood, sour, good! TASTE: wood, red fruits, sour, little dry, decently aged red brown beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (2465) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle(2012). Brown pour with tan head. Tart cherry, balsamic, acetic aromas. All cherry flavor has dropped off, tart acetic, and balsamic tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2014
2012 on tap at Hay Merchant for Migration. Pours a dark amber with frothy white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is oak, cherry skin, and yeast. Medium mouthfeel with strong tart cherry and light tannin, easy to drink, really impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (1864) - New York, USA - MAR 29, 2014
So a new Chicago deep dish pizza place opened here in NYC which we tried this evening and they had plenty of goose island. Pours a rusty red with nice vinegar aand cherry nose. Tastes great of cherries, wine, wood, vinegar, leather. Its tart and paired great with heaviness of the pies.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
2012 Bottle from Robertdale. A nice murky mahogany with a slightly rose tan head. A very nice tart flanders brown with loads of sour cherries, oak, malt, dry. Moderate carbonation and body, lots going on as it dances across the palate, enjoyed it most after it had warmed up a bit but before it had gotten to room temperature when the cherries began to run more towards cough syrup. Overall quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1169) - Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
[Bottle / 2012 / 1 year old] Thanks, Mike! Ruby color, very deep hued, blood-red in the light... Only a janky, gray-tinted skin of chunky bubbles forms on top, but quickly disperses. Aroma full of deep, mashed cherry jam & sharp, acidic cherry skins... Grape, light oak, & a mild, wet funk all backed by a slight lactic sourness in the periphery. Nice aroma, but it could use a little depth. Flavor has a nice mix of warm cherry skins, lightly tart lemon flesh, vinous grapes, & a slightly nutty undertone. Funk comes in & out in the form of must & wet cork... I get some obvious vanillin, & also something that seems to me like a cinnamon-y spice. Not sure what itís from, but it works quite well. Dry finish with oak, grape, & cherry remnants; sharp carbonation. Another nice sour from Goose Island, though I think one ranks near the middle... I prefer Lolita, Juliet, & Gillian (a testament to how nice their sour line-up really is).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Rcvd in trade. Pours a dark brown color and leaves the same colored body with no head whatsoever and barely any lacing. Though what lacing is there is very thin and doesnít stick as it just slides. The smell is extremely vinegary and vinous. The taste is extremely sour and tart and super hard to put down my throat. The aftertaste is extremely vinous and has an extremely dry vinous finish. On the palate, its between light to medium on the body. This thing defines harshness. Overall, I realize this is my first Flanders Oud Bruin Iíve ever had and most likely my last. Thereís no balance whatsoever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (4535) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle with friends (from notes). Pours a deep hazy golden amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have ample fruit with tart/sour cherries and berries, wood, vanilla, caramel and some mild funk. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Nice battle between the sweet and sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 05.02.2014, 0,65l bottle (2012 vintage) @ home:
Small slightly fizzy caramel colored shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly acidic and fresh fruity, sour cherries, sorrel, oak, caramel, raw rhubarb, grass. Taste is slightly dry and acidic, sorrel, sour cherries, berry skin, grass, oak, mild vinegar, raw rhubarb, soda powder, hints of butterscotch. Nice dry and acidic mouthfeel. Very nice!

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