slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 fl.oz. flip-top. This ale pours extremely dark with little bits of brown and red showing at the edges. Not too much head, even w/ a hard pour. Opening the flip top was like a nasty vinegar fart, fortunately the general aroma after that was more bearable; cherry, yeast, cider and more vinegar. The tastes varied greatly thoughout the whole experience. The sweet tartness is up front then mixes with some strong malts to fade back to sour. The finish is much like a lambic. Very good, and complex. like $3
ads135 (3633) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A solid sour. On the acidic side, but not too tart. Really nice, almost sessionable take on the style. Tried at the Arendsnest in 2015.
77ships (5900) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled draft @ Arendsnest during Carnivale Brettanomyces #4. Glad to try this very rare classic. Dark red pomegranate, little tanned head. Nose is mild puckering vinous, basic, lightly metallic with some vinegar, red grape & light glue. Taste is odd light sweetish jam upfront mixed with some vinegar, lemon, faintly artificial, lemon, malty, faintly metallic almost,… Tad artificial body, light jam. Not as rich as I had hoped, a bit too light, touch metallic & some tad too artificial jam qualities. This is good but I was hoping for much more. Still a good beer, I just had too high expectation, my bad. (Thanks for sharing Kermis, Maakun & tlahav).
Maakun (1871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Arendsnest. Clear dark reddish brown with off white head. Red berries, black berry jelly, light wood, funk, sugary without it being very sweet, brown bread. Medium sour with light to medium sweetness. Medium bodied. Quite nice.
kermis (7711) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Arendsnest. Pours clear brown with a tan head. Aroma of caramel, herbs, light funk, light wood, tart fruits and citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate sour with an acid burn in the finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
slowrunner77 (7441) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Really nice surprise on tap. I’d choose this tasty brew as the one to introduce people to the style. Vinous, comped and tart, but also fruity, dry, on the light side and approachable. A good sour you could kick back a few of or pair with food."
markextrae (2355) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap. The aroma was like a real rodenbach with sweet and sour cheries. But the taste... It’s like They have add a ton of sugar. Bad bad bad
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark plums and prunes under a consistently creamy head that is a blend of khaki and plum hues. Swirls creamy.
Sour cherries and fresh sweet black cherries. Gentle red wine vinegar esters. Tart plums. Musty red wine including the barrels in which they were matured for some added tannins.
Sour with just a kiss of sweetness with a creamy, velveteen mouthfeel. Pulpy black cherries followed by sour cherries, tart purple/black grapes, and plums. Simple and complex at the same time. My tongue tingles. Bitter tannins along the sides – plum, grape, and cherry skins. Vinous in the middle with some red wine vinegar and oak matured rustic red wine. Oak tannins underneath.
A delicious sour ale/wild ale. It’s no secret that I have a sour tooth and by the time my glass was empty, my tooth was more than happy. It is interesting to note that within the Netherlands this beer is only sold as a sweetened lower ABV sour ale do to various liquor laws, but for export, the brewery was able to brew the original recipe for our quaffing pleasure.
sierrazd (5) - California, USA - APR 9, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The absolute definition of a Flanders Oud Bruin, this beer is everything you could hope for from the style. Simply phenomenal.
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msante79 (2216) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Porter Beer Bar. Pours dark amber with white head. Aromas of cherry, little wood, sweet malts, and some funk. Flavor is loaded with sweet cherries, some funk and wood, and nice amount of tartness. Good mouthfeel and carbonation. Nice sour.
MaartenRF10 (1743) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Mitra Bier Experience
Clear brown, beautiful creamy beige lasting head. Aroma is sour, vinous, toffee, butterscotch. Taste is like aroma but sweeter. Bit low on carbo and taste a bit too sweet.