PartyFowle (487) - - MAY 8, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not an oud bruin. Smells very sweet -- malty, worty. Caramel, red apple, pear, bake bread. Got the malt side right; needs some acidity. Super-sugary flavor. Bread, caramel, toffee, apple cider, a bit of bretty funk. Zero Flanders acidity, and if this is actually 6 percent alcohol, I’ll eat my own shoes. Tastes more like a quad than anything, and not like a very good one.
MartinT (8396) - 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 (6761) - 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 (151) - 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 (1495) - 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 (1688) - 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 (5493) - 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 (1252) - 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 (4123) - 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 (733) - 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.