Tejas (955) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My bottle reads Oud Bruin and says the ABV is 5.5%. I hope this is the right Ichtegems. Clear redish brown color. Small head. Smells sour but doesn’t taste as sour as it smells. Has a little musty flavor towards the finish. Honestly, I have absolutely no idea what flavors I’m detecting but nevertheless this one is OK.
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 25 cl) Reddish brown with a small, beige head. Lightly vinegary almost rotten aromas. Typical and very pronounced metallic flavours. But unlike most sour ales this has more sweet than sour. And even some bitter hops in the finish. Not bad, but not very typical for it’s style. 050398
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Intens brown beer with reddish shine and yellow-beige head. Woody and youghurty smell with hints of wine and cider. Also hints of German shwarz-brôt and sweet fruits (Candy like). Hints of wood, wine, and lactic sourness well couttred with some sweet fruity accents. A little out of balance and a bit to sweet for the style.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sour tart candy flavors. Ilike this style but its not rodenbach. acidic and lemon sourness with liqourice and burnt bread notes.
jerohen (2109) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark brown coloured, brown head. Malty and sweet. More like a Dutch than a Flemish sour ale, and that’s disappointing. Not impressive. Bottle indicated 5.5%.
pivo (2647) - GERMANY - OCT 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light pleasant grainy nose, dark amber-brown color, foamy head with some lacing. Sweetish grain with a hint of chocolate. Not really sour, and certainly not bitter. Thinish overall. Good but not so interesting.
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2005 Dark brown, red color, spare head leaving laces. Light raspberry-vinegar, malt sour nose. Kind of sweet malt and honey taste - a bit stale and actually a bit weak..
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer has a red/brown body - hue apperance and a fine light white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a low carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is acid.
rauchbier (3709) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Ruby red brown, thin white head and low condition. First aroma was sour apple, soon taken over by stilton and caramel. In the mouth it was like sucking artificial sweetner tablets with a slight woody tartness struggling to make its presence felt. Unflattering dry saccharine notes in the aftertaste.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5.5%ABV. Fruity and acidic aroma. Good balance between sweetness and sourness. Metallic. Refreshing.