Bacterial (1555) - 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 (499) - 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 (2766) - 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 (3671) - 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 (11900) - 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 (8563) - 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 (2162) - 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 (503) - 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
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Hazy light brown with almost no head. Sweet caramel and lightly tart fruit aroma and taste with a bright palate. Fairly one dimensional.
RobertDale (3463) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a golden brown with a decent biege head. Aroma of malt, fruit, yeast, and caramel. Taste is malt, dark fruit, yeast, caramel, and wood. Interesting stuff.