MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
My Bottom Line:
Lactic connotations and vegetal undertones wade within this storyless Oud Bruin.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the dull, misty pale red.
-A touch of butyric acid (spoiled milk) is found in the nose.
-Mouthfeel is a tad fluffy, which doesn’t work with the style (for me).
-Acidity levels are low for the style.
-After 4 different brews, this brewery just doesn’t do it for me.
Bottle; 2013 vintage.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
What a letdown this one. GT has always been solid, if not spectacular, and this, as a sour, is just crap. Smells and tastes of barn, yes...but in that dusty old smell. Very little tartness or sour (or really a whole lot of anything going on) in the aroma and flavor. Too gassy. More like a straight belgian, and a somewhat boring one at that. One timer for sure, not worth half what they charge. Stick to what you know guys, and sour ales ain’t it."
madchemist83 (70) - USA - JUN 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
More like watered down barely wine. Too much of the malt interfere with flemish yeast character
Narnad (1471) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is fruity with apples, grapes and prune with a strong caramel sweetness under the fruity flavors. The beer has a rich caramel color and a modest tan head with some light cloudiness. Flavor is sweet with a strong raisin presence, light toasted malt which is well balanced with the sweetness. Body is modest with low carbonation. Overall a pretty good brew with a lot of sweetness present.
brenn79 (1559) - Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle- Pours an extremely hazy orange with minimal head that reduces to a collar. Aroma is extremely malty similar to a barleywine actually. The taste is similar, age has not been kind to this beer, malts similar to a barleywine. The vintage is 2013, PDT is 01/13, about 15 months, a true sour should stand up to much more than this ( possibly the retailer stored it improperly, huge windows shining sunlight right on the bottles?). From what I’ve read its the beer, WTF, extremely malty, not a sour at all!
radagast83 (4943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L swing top? bottle. Thanks to maniac! March 2014 DC Tasting. Poured a ruby clear color without a real head to speak of. Aroma was malty, sweet notes. Malt finish, some nutty notes. Age has oxidized this a bit (bottle was first opened in Sept), the sour/acid is missing, but was still enjoyable enough.
Westchesterco (1062) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured from a bottle at a rb tasting the color is a dark amber it is cloudy and the aroma is of sour apples. The taste is is sour and has a taste of sour apples
Iphonephan (3542) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at the March 2014 DC RB gathering. Pours cloudy brown with a thin ecru head. Caramel nose. Flavors of cherry and caramel. Medium to thin bodied. Soft carbonation. Slight tart finish.
bmerz (715) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with almost no life at all. Aroma is very thin malty sweet with vague lactic sourness. Flavor is about the same but with a mild rancid butter and bitter finish. Feel is thin and a bit silty with very light carbonation. Shame. I was in the mood for an oud bruin.
Reimer96 (1311) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear reddish brown with a light tan head and average retention. Aroma of fruity esthers, caramel, plums, figs, prunes and spicy phenols. Taste is tannic, malty and fruity with some carmelization type characters, sweet dried fruits and some earthy characters. Overall its malty and fruity with a faint sourness...needs more sourness and is unbalanced by being too sweet.