mcberko (6035) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 12 oz. bottle, sent from mista (thanks Geoff), pours an opaque dark mahogany / brown with a small beige head that quickly dissipates / fizzes out. Nose brings out loads of fresh cherries upfront, with some mild wild yeast, and very subtle tartness. Flavour is quite intensely sweet from the fresh cherries without being cloying somehow -- the cherries sit atop light tartness and wild yeast that is all buried. More sips reveal a sort of chocolatey cherry decadent dessert. Finishes slightly boozy and very fruity. This wouldn’t normally be my kind of thing, but for what it is, it’s executed nicely.
hombrepalo (1819) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Won this in Fantasy football shared it DLD 14. Pours with a small, off-white head and a hazed brown body. Aroma of maraschino cherry syrup and some dark cherry preserve. Taste is sweet and then sour. Fruity and boozy. Light bubbles.
brystmar (1204) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Intense medicinal cherry nose. Sharp, astringent, artificial. Like sno-cone cherry syrup, super fake. No way this is 12%, damn guys.
WillRunForBeer (564) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from trade with umich03jm. Thanks, Jason. Pours cloudy orange brown with no head. Aroma of dried cherries, slight yogurt funk. Taste is all sour cherry. Finishes dry. Delicious!
Lothore (547) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A- Pours a deep, dark, reddish brown color with a very small, off white head that fades quickly.
S- Cherry, cedar, slightly medicinal
T- I was hit with a barrage of flavor. A deep tartness up front moves on to huge, dark cherry notes, sweetness, brown sugar, underlying wood and prickly hints of hop that are almost masked by a slight lingering sourness.
M- Thick with low carbonation.
D- This was an amazing beer that didnt look or smell like it tasted.
DrSilverworm (6027) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 12oz bottle, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing! 2011 vintage. Labeled "Cherry Olde Brune". Labeled 10.5%. Mostly clear dark red color. Thin off-white head. Dots of lace. Nice ruby color. Good sweet cherry fruity nose. Cherry cough drop. Some oud bruin type wood notes. Moderate sweet, light to moderate tart, kind of spicy woody taste. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Light slick, light dry too though. Interesting sour red beer. Bigger body, bigger sweetness than typical too. Kind of more sweet than I’d like, would prefer more sour. But good solid stuff.
b3shine (5203) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to taster (shad by alexsdad06). Bottle is labeled Cherry Olde Brune (2011 vintage; 10.5%). Looks solid; a fairly transparent dark amber with thin off-white lacing. Smells tart and malty with notes of cherries and mild sweetness. Tastes like it smells, with more cherries. Some caramel too. Average on the palate. A little syrupy, but good nonetheless.
PhillyCraft (3144) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared wth some brahs, pours clearish brown, with light head and lace. Notes are cherry funk, perfume, and light nail polish. Maybe cranberry as it warms. Overall, too syrupy and acidic barny.
charule (1009) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle labeled Cherry Oud Bruine Ale from Kuhnhenn. Poured deep reb brown thin super thin creme head. Aroma of brett sour cherry. Light fine carb med bod. Not overpowering sourness but the kick of cherry is nice.
ineedbeer (666) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 bottle at 12.75% ABV.
Aroma is very fruity with quite a bit of sweet cherry character. Not much malt character underneath, but hints of toasted bread. I was expecting more Brett character, but it really only has a bit of cherry pie and a very faint barnyard character.
Pours an amber brown with a thin tan head that quickly recedes the edges where it disappears. No lacing but medium sized legs.
Flavor has a fairly strong sweetness with a big cherry juice flavor. Some light malt character with toasted bread and caramel with just a faint hint of chocolate. Only faint acidity. Lots of cherry pie notes but not much else. Pretty much only a very faint barnyard note, and a hint of alcohol but it is otherwise all hidden by cherry juice.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall an interesting take on an oude bruin, but a lot of cherry juice that kind of overwhelms the rest of the beer. I think some age may help add some carbonation and add complexity to the otherwise fairly one dimensional beer. The alcohol is really well hidden though.