ALLOVATE (2381) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A lovely ruby shimmer in the glass. Has life, off the pour it excitedly exhausted its pent up frustration to lay labour to a heaving head of foam that toppled the glass edge to level itself out a good minute later, nothing more than a quarter inch of tight tannish bubbles. Sniff, soft port, plum wine, sniff, cherry wood, oaken troff/washbay, sniff, sniff., souring, fermenting berries, some plum vinegar also, fresh bay leaves, leather, salted, fermented fish, interesting; the nose yields enough to keep ya guessing! Tart, tight and more than enough burning rubber to level peace, was first sip. Very light bodied, sadly watery but given of style. Mild vinegar, fruit vinegar more t\han malt, heavy oaken notes and the acid that attacks it , good level of smoky phenolics linger. Very soft in the mouth, not much to it, would lie if I got more. Honestly lacking as an Old brown, but not void of getting there! (25cL, BB 09/02/2012, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
goozen (2925) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy brown coloured Flemish brown with an slightly sour taste an somekind how i called cola-likeness.
mkel07 (3300) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a reddish brown almost light black colour with a rich creamy tan head. Balsamic vinegar aroma that grabs your attention with some sour cherries mixed in. Smooth and mellow flavours that are almost port like and swirl around thye mouth. Not sour but certainly not sweet.
Stew41 (1735) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A solid old brown but not particularly exciting. Quite mild in the sour stakes although very true to style. Red fruits show a touch of old wood and a hint of bitterness. Not much else to say.
bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Browny red body with thin head. Aroma is sweet, plums and wood. More woody notes in the taste, sugar and some cherries.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2010
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
25cl Bottle. Clear reddish brown pour with a foamy tan head that doesnít last long. Aroma is quite light, with a hint of sourness and notes of wood, cherries, molasses and apple. Flavour is also quite woody, a little metallic and slightly medicinal; cherries and wood being the standout flavours. Slick mouthfeel with fairly low carbonation and a lingering medicinal finish. Not overly sour, this actually doesnít taste too good at all. Their Grand Cru is much better.
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2010
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2010 Bottle. $4.99 for a 11.2oz bottle. No date I could find on the bottle but the cap says 29-09-2014 which I am guessing is the best by date. Poured a fairly dark reddish brown with an offwhite 2 finger head that quickly dissipates down to about a 1/4 of an inch and then just flat out disappears. The aroma is not sour at all. The nose is actually pretty bad, not bad smelling, but there really isnít a whole lot there. Oh dear god, this is not very good. It has a subtle bitter taste that is off putting. Subtle fruit taste. Not sour really at all (did I say that already?) Canít imagine really finishing this one. Slight alcohol flavor at the end. Light/medium mouthfeel. I would avoid this one, especially at the price.
Tried again and same results as above.
deyholla (6580) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a dark red/amber with a gray film head. Aroma was quite sweet with candied sugar sweet berries and a bit of an underlying tart note. Flavor had a combination candied sugar and tart cherries that seemed somewhat off.
wimpie133 (380) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 25 cl. Brown-reddish beer with small white head that disappears rather quickly. Aroma is sweet, light fruity and oaky, some sourness noticeable. Taste is sweet at first, comebined with a refreshing sourness around it and also the typcal light fruity and oak taste of an "Oud Bruin". Pallet stays however only at the basics, with being exceptional.
bhensonb (10906) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Hazy brown pour with small chunks. Mild dark fruit aroma with a suggestion of sour. Flavor is a bit like fruity cola. Finishes lightly sweet with the hope of sour (never fulfilled).