GothGargoyle (1225) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is red wine vinegar, red currants, ripe strawberries, hint of Branston pickles. Medium bodied, slightly vinious mouthfeel, very subtly tart with a slightly fruity finish. Taste is red wine vinegar, strawberry, elderberry, plum, hint of cherry.
ruigo (1124) - PORTUGAL - SEP 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Reddish brown colour with almost no head. Soy sauce, wood, vinous and dark fruits in the aroma. Soft carbonation and medium body. Taste is complex, sweet and sour, a bit unbalanced. Overall, not quite my sort of beer but I can see its appealing.
Erasmus_ro (1374) - Alabama, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, BBE 08/01/19. Pours a somewhat wine red with no head really. Aroma is sweet with caramel, vinegar, light sour, light cherry, vinegar. Taste is sour, somewhat sweet. Vinegar dominates, some cherry, some oak and red berries. Fairly light with decent carbonation. Pretty straightforward.
Excalibur123 (136) - Soria, SPAIN - SEP 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Presenta color castaño oscuro; en nariz aromas a manzana, malta tostada y café; en boca entrada suave y ácida con amargor suave, pos gusto corto, se aprecian notas a vinagre balsámico, una cerveza oud bruin que aunque no es mi estilo preferido se deja beber muy bien y se presenta bien balanceada dejando buenas sensaciones.
BuckeyeBoy (2725) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle pours out a reddish copper topped with a sand head. Nose is lots of wood cherries and a little funk. Taste is as the nose with lots of the wood showing some sweetness and a nice little cherry tartness.
Brewhemia (29) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It has a nice semi hazy dark red color with white head and a nice aroma of almonds and red wine. Medium sour taste and a very light fruity sweetness. Sours are not my favorite beer style but still this one is not without some charm.
Alengrin (1750) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The more ’authentic’, i.e. wood-aged version of Ichtegem’s Oud Bruin, sweetish with tart accents of sour cream, sour cherries and red berries, vinous, deep red brown colour, light lactic acidity in the finish with woody notes. Not as complex as e.g. Rodenbach Grand Cru or Duchesse de Bourgogne, but an honest, well-made, artisanal oud bruin and therefore important per definition.
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Normaal ben ik geen fan van dit soort bier, maar dit was een absolute meevaller.
Darkmagus82 (1324) - - JUL 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-8-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a dark brown color some tints of red and almost no head. Upon swirling there was very little lacing..
Smell – Sour notes of cherry and some notes of other dark fruit aromas of red grape and fig. Mixed with these aromas were some lighter notes of a light oaky note.
Taste – The taste starts out sour and gets even more sour as the taste advances. It begins with cherry and some other sweeter fruit flavors of prune and apple. These flavors bitter and sour more as the taste advances with a more vinegary flavor that enters the profile. In the end some oak flavor meets the bitter and sour flavors to leave a somewhat unpleasant burn on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the light to medium side with the carbonation level rather average.
Overall – While it has some nice aromas and fruit flavors upfront, the very vinegary flavors sort of turn me off (this is not really my style of beer; so if you like sours it has some nice characteristics, but if you don’t like sours then….)
AbbeyRoade (318) - Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I only rate this low because Flemish Red Ales are truly truly not my thing. While I thought this beer was sour, yeasty, bitter, tart, and gross, I’m sure it was supposed to be this way.