bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Bistro BA fest. POurs dark hazy rudddy amber. Aroma is excellent Flanders red sour. Med body. Flavor is sour red wine. Excellent example of the style.
marcus (5005) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bistro BA Fest. Pours brown with no head and a sour malt aroma. This tastes a lot like the traditional oude bruins from Belgium - very malty with a subtle sourness that increases at the finish.
BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bayside Bruin. On tap. Pours with a hazy brown body with a small, but tight tan head. Definitely leans towards an Oude Bruin over a Flemish Red (malty). Forward, caramelized, malty aroma with some sour and vinegar notes, red wine, esters, light belgian yeast notes, sweet with a bit of cotton candy. Flavors are vinegar, lightly sour, dark fruits, cherries, some light malic notes, raspberries. Very light acid with minimal brett. Vinous. Overall this lives up to the letter of the BJCP style guidelines, but as a sour, I didn’t like it all that much. Livley bubbles, medium bodied with lingering yogurt/lacto notes.
badlizard (5158) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Triple Rock. Dark purplish brown with almost no head. Malty bourbon and slight chocolate arOma. Tastes of caramel vanilla and bourbon. Not bad.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Oud Bruin. Brown beer with a tan head. Light malt aroma. Tart/slightly sour flavor with malt and a light butteriness. Medium bodied. Tart/light sour notes linger with malt.