MWMBeerguy (85) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thin head, cloudy red pour. Aroma is of slight tart sourness and a slight wood note. Taste has initial sourness but overall not very sour. However, this is a delicious beer and fits the style well.
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ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 1, April 2013, 750mL bottle drunk 4/6/14
Nicely bright copper-auburn body is topped by a medium amount of tan head that recedes fairly stedily to cover.
Really nice mix of soft acetic and malic acids in the nose, with light prunes, raisins and soft wood tannins taking some of the punch out of the acids. Reserved black cherry flesh-like notes and even just a touch of grape-like fruitiness. Works really well with the moderate acidity, light wood and caramel. Very easygoing. No alcohol noted.
Some light acetic acid in the mouth followed up quickly by light vanilla and caramel sweetness. Lots of wood tannin gives a very chewy texture and carbonation is mostly tight and engaging keeping the mouthfeel mostly light and not allowing too much of the tannin to build up. Very nicely attenuated, though with 9 months in the barrel, you’d expect it to be so. Perhaps just a little too tannic, which dulls the brightness just a bit too much. Some diacetyl is rather apparent, especially as it warms, but it dosent detract too much as it sort of works with the barrel character. Good. Could probably come out of the barrel quite a bit sooner.
Reynolds314 (2248) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great oud bruin style beer. Some oakyness and red wine character. Lots of sharp tartness and cherries and nutty maltyness. Tasty and highly drinkable with lots of character. great beer.
harrymel (1481) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Barrel 1, 30APR13
Pours a murky brown with a sheet of light tan foam. Smells of wood, cherries, lactic acidity, a little hint of grain and some balsamic. Flavor is tame: grain, sweet malts, light tartness, some cherries, a bit of grain and oak. Medium bodied with hi carb and a wet finish. I think the nose is nice, but the rest leaves a bit to be desired.
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Josh. Quiet malt focused nose, with a hint of funk. Clean, soft, subtle build. Very creamy, but not rich. Neither too sweet, nor too dry, with wildness products adding texture. I think it takes a lot of guts to produce a sour ale in this current American environment that takes after the very traditional Belgian range, staying soft, subtle, and understated, instead of hitting you over the head with acidity. Very traditional in the Oud Bruin realm and beautifully enjoyable for it.
Ernesto987 (3605) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the brewery, this is fantastic, light subdued tartness with oaky and vanilla body
egajdzis (5275) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, cherries, vanilla, wood, and wine. Taste of tart cherries, wood, wine, and light caramel, with a tart finish
Damico (2508) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red somewhat clear with a small head. The aroma and flavor are both soft, subtle, but still enjoyed. It brings a dry wine barrel aspect as well with very light tartness and faint fruity Belgian yeast.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Night of the Funk. Pours a mostly clear ruby amber with a thin white to beige head. Soft musk, light acetic notes on the nose. Medium bodied, softly sweet, malt and fruit. Gentle acid, toast, fruit, oxidization. Light acid, tart, soft malt, fruit, a touch more oxidization, malt and tangy.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Night of the Funk 2012. Fruity tutti with nectar fruit and acetic dark fruit. Something a bit off about it, but not bad at all.