bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a lightly hazy mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, vinous, and some spoiled fruit. Flavor of caramel malt, raisins, wood, lactic, vinous, and flat Dr. Pepper.
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Once I got over the almost total lack of sourness, I decided that the beer tasted pretty good anyway. 25cL bottle poured nearly black with bright ruby highlights, and a purple-tinted, off-white head that receded. Vaguely vinous nose of sparkling red grape juice, raisins. Sweetish flavor with only a slight tartness carried by that lively, champagne-like, pinprick carbonation. Just a touch of dust on the finish. Lacks some depth. I’d reach for other oud bruins first, but this is likable enough.
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ The Rake. Pours a darkish reddish color with a small off-white head. Fruity woody sour aroma. Sweetish sugary malty flavor with tart woody hints. Sweetish tasrt finish.
Bov (9335) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
from belgianshop.com - clear ruby-brown colour with a little but stable creamy beige head; aroma of wood and sour cherries, creamy mouthfeel, sweet with a hint of sourness; the finish is vinous and caramel - subtle
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Aroma is lightly tart and sour with a not unpleasant hint of musty wood. Pours dark brown with deep amber highlights. Flavor is rather balanced. Dry woodiness and a light tart cherry tartness. Some wet wood. leaps and bounds better than the Grand Cru. Fairly creamy on the palate. Finishes with a woody dryness.
yespr (30755) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle. Pours deep reddish towards brown and with a lacing brown head. Earthy and mouldy aroma. Flavour is cane-sugarish sweet and with a mild malt note. Finish is somewhat short and not thrilling but still good.
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 18, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour. Mouldy bit sweet toasty aroma. Bit mouldy sweet caramel and malty flavour. Mouldy bit sweet finish. Thanks yespr.
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (Bager) at ØLklubben. A typical simpel oud bruin. Clear brown - small light beige head. Bike glue, candy sugar, high sweetness, light balsamic vinegar.. Very simpel.
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Pours a dark ruby-red with a persistent off-color head and good carbonation. Aroma is a strong sour fruit scent with a bit of yeast and malt...perhaps corn as well? Taste is light and sweet, with an initially dry taste opening up into a flavor of dark fruit, brown sugar, and a bit of a hoppy bite. If nothing else, kudos to this brew for scaring me with its smell and surprising me with its taste.
Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dense, dark pour reminiscent of Sprecher’s Bavarian Black with a persistent, slightly creamy head’ pervasive notes of berries, yeast, and chocolate.
The actual flavor is surprisingly tart and tangy with punctuations of rye and pear; a thin mouthfeel and great deal of fermentation-like effervescence.
Oud Bruin would do best as simply a sipping beer, but if you must pair something with it, keep it simple: Ridderost or maybe a Port Salut.