cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap at The Looking Glass, pours a dark clear amberish red with a thin head, the aroma is awful, I mean truly offensive, garbage water mixed in with nail polish, holy hell this is going to be a fun one, flavor is of straight vinegar on the front end with some cherries that taste like they were soaked in wet socks for weeks, honestly, this shouldn’t be served to the public and anyone purchasing a bottle should get their money back. I have still yet to try a beer from CIB, but I can’t imagine it getting much worse than this.
arminjewell (8672) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour out of bottle, dark brown pour with thin off white head, aroma was slight vinegar, some dirty grain and caramel notes, slight cardboard, some odd fruity notes, not right. Taste was a mix of odd fruits, vinegar into a bit of a garbage-y note, finishing slightly sour, pretty sweet. No thanks.
Bacterial (2281) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok I bought a bomber of this in hopes that it would be interesting and good. It was neither. The best thing about this beer was the color - a deep slightly hazy red. Very little head. Nose is malty and bland. There is almost nothing going on here, slightly sour, slightly sweet but mostly blah. Its drinkable, but that in and of itself is not really an accomplishment. I even tried a swig directly from the bottle - yep, still not very good.
Correction. The best thing about this beer is the label. That is pretty cool. RAWR!
Nsanders (761) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at JL Beers. Red brown with a thin tan head. Yeasty, under ripe and ripe cherries and bread. Taste is a weird bitter, sour, sweet flavor, all light. Watery body. More bitter than sour.
NachlamSie (2994) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
10 oz at Renegade Publik House. This could be the worst attempt at the style I’ve had. The aroma has notes of nail polish, nut shells and thin cherry. The flavor has a weird sourness, quite unclean. It’s astringent, metallic and reminiscent of plastic. Finish is medicinal. I found no enjoyment in this one.
Nuffield (3858) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A lot of consensus on this one amongst raters. Pours amber, and has some light sour/acetic notes but nothing deep or resonant. One dimensional, weak finish. Low malt sensibility, but not a lambic either. I wouldn’t want to drink much of this. (bottle, 2013 Ale Jail festival, St. Paul, MN)
Travlr (16394) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at maniac’s, courtesy of manic. Giant fliptop bottle with imadvisable and inconvenient wax. Aroma of plums, light raisins, subtle fruit. Taste is softly sour fruit. Simple.
Drake (10687) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
C&C Liter shared by maniac at the Baltimore Late Late Summer Gathering, 9/14/13. Pours a clear dark red-amber color with a thin frothy head. Good head retention. Aroma of tart dark earthy funk, some vegetal notes, dark fruits. The taste is dark fruits, caramel, stone fruits, mild funk. Medium bodied, slight lingering tartness, decent balance.
stevoj (2950) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Oud bruins are more Dutch than Belgian, and are sweet, not sour. Not sure if this is a just a play on words for the word Bruin. Definitely sour, medium amber with a skin of beige head and very lazy carbonation. Aroma is grapes/wine, apple cider. Taste is more cider with a malt backbone. Finish is kind of flat. Nice try, but not close.
doublebock (528) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Light brown and orange with thin white head
Aroma: Yeasty with banana
Taste: Grassy with hints of orange. No soutness whatsoever and no maltiness of Old Bruin. More like a hefeweizen
Overall: Qiite disappointing. Grand Teton does some great interpretations of styles like its Doublebock buy this sour was unfortunately a fail