adasko (1825) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 5, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark copper color, non transparent. Tiny off-white head. Strange it’s that dark for a sour. Aroma is mind blowing. Dry fruity wine, raspberry, cherry, tart nose. Gorgeous. Beautiful. It’s also sweet, chocolaty in some way. Taste is almost even - sweet and sour. It’s tart, sour, chocolaty, harsh, pinching, itching. Long sour, ’annoying’ aftertaste. And in the same time it’s fruity sweet and pleasant. It’s sick!
metalhead0043 (207) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2014 vintage bottle from Growlr Grlz (Durham), shared with Tim in Pittsburgh. Pours deep reddish-brown with a small white head. Sour fruit aroma hits you hard. Taste is incredibly tart; mouth-puckeringly (is that a word?) so. Very dry finish. Not much of the oak barrel comes through here. Palate is average but not a detriment in any capacity. This is ridiculously amazing sour beer, no matter the vintage. If you are ambivalent about sours this one will change your mind.
murran (545) - - MAY 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown/redish body with a thin head. Odd but interesting aroma. Nice fruity sour taste with a very nice finish.
bdleedahl (169) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is awesome, full bodied, perfect sourness, caramelly to the right extent. Toronado SF.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
OnTheTrail (336) - Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
At TourdeFat. Medium copper brown, no head because pretty poured.Aroma is intense, winey, dark fruit, sourness. Taste has raisins, other dark fruit, espresso, and a rich elusive almost lemon candy sourness. Maybe some cola notes. Complex, a lot to taste.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4460) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drunk in the foeder room on the tour of New Belgium, it sure as hell doesn’t get much cooler than that. A reddish brown with a tart plum and cherry aroma. Tart lightly oaky flavor of acidic berries with some lactic acid in the finish. A top quality tart & sour beer that drinks easily.
Msdrbeat (445) - East Lansing, USA - MAY 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hopcat. Pours a very deep red with no see through. Sour aroma with mildly disappearing mouthfeel. Lovely.
tsd08460 (776) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: oak, sour fruit, vinous
Appearance: hazy amber with a thin off-white head
Taste: heavily sour, medium sweetness,
Palate: light-medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish
Gespuccian (115) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is stone fruit, some oak. Pours a dark brown, with little head that dissipates quickly. Taste is cherry, sour apple, and oaky dryness. Finishes sour but very clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Darkmagus82 (2253) - - APR 18, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a deep mahogany color with a tiny fizzy white head. The head fades very fast, leaving just some hints of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of a sour green apple smell mixed with a good deal of sour cherry. The sour fruity smells are accompanied by some aromas of oak and a strong apple cider vinegar and slightly hay-like aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather sour green apple flavor mixed with a little bit of cherry. The cherry grows slightly stronger as the taste advances with a sour flavor of apple cider vinegar coming to the tongue. Along with these developing flavors comes strong flavors of hay and some yeast. A light level of cherry sweetness develops toward the middle, with it only fading again more toward the end of the taste. At the very end, a decent showing of oak and even more tart green apple and sour tastes come to the tongue, leaving one with a cherry and apple fruited sour taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is rather thin with a carbonation level that is moderate. The thin body is fantastic for the sour flavors and with the medium carbonation it makes for an easier drinker in light of its very sour and bitter nature.
Overall- A somewhat fruity, but still rather dry and quite sour brew. A pretty good example of a Flanders Oud Bruin and one to at least give a try too.