otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: browns with deep garnet highlights along the edges. A tan head fades into a creamy layer with scattered bubbles along the edges. Swirls creamy and thick.
Nose: sour with sweetness along the edges. Soured burgundy wines and old leathered wine sacs. Musk – browned apples and pears with a touch of funk. Plums and grapes with skins and seeds for tart, tannic, sweet, and nutty. Whispers of brown sugar covered dates.
Palate: tartness skirts along the edges then slams the middle of my tongue, never letting go. Leathery and creamy and supple with red wine tannins and whole wheat breads. Grape and plum and more leather. Funk in the breath with horse and orchard musk. Old earth in the back. Brown sugar and dates comingle in the middle. Black breads.
Final Thoughts: at first a bit unassuming, but with each subsequent quaff, layer after layer of flavorful personality unraveled for my eager tastebuds to enjoy. Between the Cuvee Brut and Goudenband…I can’t pick a winner. Instead, I’ll pick both so that depending on my state of mind, I can have one or the other and come out a winner on both counts. Delicious!
BeerdedDave (759) - - JUN 2, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep mohogany color with a thick head; sour cherry aroma; fantastic; very smooth with a fruity, sour dark fruit - cherry, plum - flavor on a medium bodied malt base
drmet (131) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
-sour cherry,red grape,balsamic vinegar,champagne
-Follows the nose plus a clear plum flavour
-Classic Oud Bruin
Tsekouratos (460) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAY 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby color, white thin head. Aromas of vinegar, sweet wine. Taste is sour and acidic, some raisins, oxidized sweet wine, balsamic vinegar. Light to medium body with low carbonation.
Saeglopur (839) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2015 375 ml bottle, 2014 printed on cork, from Ammersin 5, Vienna.
Very dark copper, brownish body, with a big, creamy, lacing, beige head.
Aroma of sweet barrel notes, sour cherries, sweet-sour berries, overripe fruits, wine, some leather.
Tastes of fresh, sour fruits, barrel, wine, ripe and dried fruits, smooth malts, some bread, leather.
Full, creamy, velvety mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes smooth, sour, quite dry, a bit salty, a bit sweet, fruity and with barrel notes.
Tasty. Classic example of a Flemish sour beer, greatly balanced and very smooth. Alcohol is completely hidden, drinks very nice. Overall not the best beer of this style I’ve had, a bit less sour than I prefer, but very comfortable nonetheless.
kayres (595) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2000. Very sweet smooth bits of apple and grape. Sherry and raisin. But if a dry finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wanne (42) - - MAY 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color is a reddish-brown, with a beige head. Overwhelming aroma. Typical smell of a flemish brown beer but much intenser. Notes of red fruit and some maltiness in the background. Taste is a combination of sour and vinous details. The alcohol is present in the taste, but gives it an extra dimension. My favorite brown beer (so far).
Iznogud (1336) - CROATIA - MAY 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Mas Plenum stand at Vinocom, Zagreb. Pours dark brown with brownish head. Sourish fruity aroma. Fruit, berries, malt, not too sweet, pleasantly sour. Quite a good one and a pleasant surprise.
Vighals (1824) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dyp brun uklar med lavt beige skum. Lukter sure bær, eik og vanilje. Sur, noe syrlig smak av bær, noe trevirke. Sur medium lang avslutning.
DrGD (104) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark ruby colour with beige foam. Aroma: red fruits, spices, wood. Taste: fruity and sour, raisins, black cherries, cinnamon, wood, alcohol presence. Smooth mouthfeel. A great, complex beer that everyone should try!
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
thirstyrabbit (1364) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Small corked and wrapped bottle with a printed impression of someone’s autograph and all. Dark red/brown body. Aroma has simple tart cherries and some oxidised sweet malt mixed with hints of alcohol. Basic cherry/oxidised malt taste. What complexity? This is a very basic sour beer. I don’t know or care to know how good this beer was in the past, currently it rates "meh". Ratebeer seems to have an unhealthy fascination with anything related to sour. I wonder whether the highest rated potao chips on Ratebeer would have vinegar or sour cream in taste...