tomer (2788) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
at a tasting, many thanks yk23 and eyes_wide_shut, creamy head, murky dark brown, aroma of rotten oranges, oak, sour bread and cherries, flavour of cherries, red wine, woodiness, olives and dried fruits, long mellow sour aftertaste. Excellent sipping sour.
alexsdad06 (8434) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a hazy brown color with a small off white head. The aroma has some caramel malt and toasted notes at the base, but this is more tart dark cherry, lactic sourness, mild funk, with a hint of acetic acid. The flavor is in line with other Oud Bruins; tart dark cherry, lactic sourness, mild funk, vinegar with some toasted caramel malt sweetness for some balance.
ThreeCats (796) - ISRAEL - JAN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark raisin color with tan head. Aroma of sweet red wine and spice. Taste of upfront sourness good spice. Alcoholic warm palate. Very nice
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A steady pour into my Bruery tulip produces a three finger thick, light amber tinged, dark tan colored head. The beer is a dark brown color that shows a brilliantly clear, concentrated ruby hue when held up to the light. The nose has a sharp acidity to it that is influenced by acetic acid, though this is just about at the right level (meaning fairly low). A deep inspection yields a toasted, dusty, somewhat musty, definitely nutty, and even a touch roasted, malt character. The acidity mixes in with, and accentuates a light fruitiness that leans towards cherries and currants.
Lightly tart tasting from the beginning, through to the finish where it accentuates a hint of roasted, astringent, toasted malt character. Mostly lactic in its sourness, but it has a definite acetic edge to it that adds some spiciness. The finish has a soft nuttiness to it before the hint of roast kicks in. As the beer warms up a bit it starts to pick up some soft malt, caramelized sweetness, which goes a long way towards adding some needed balance to this beer. The body is somewhat light, quite quaffable, though it does have some viscosity to it.
Not bad, enjoyable even, quite clean, and well fermented; my big complaint is that the beer doesn’t have much complexity. It could use a richer malt base, somehow this comes off a bit wan somehow, or it could be more expressive in its wild fermentation character; this is mostly tart, and could certainly use some more earthiness and funkiness.
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Beautiful brown color with great carbonation. Taste was tons of sourness and bready notes. It has a balsamic taste too which is awesome in my opinion. Cranberry’s were present with malt. This beer really surprised me.
poisoneddwarf (2226) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head that falls into a blanket of foam after a minute. Aroma is extremely woody with notes of caramel and vanilla; has an undercurrent of dark fruits and barnyard funk. Taste is sweet and tart, but not mouth-puckering--it’s more reminiscent of Duchesse De Bourgogne than something like La Folie; finishes dry. Mouthfeel is a little on the foamy side with a full body. I like it.
Gription79 (2794) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Craig. Poured from a 750ml bottle. There were notes that were fruity, toasted malt, caramel, tart, cherry. I found this to be very nice.
portableparty (2273) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml. bottle to snifter. Pours brown with a tight foamy khaki head that slowly fades to a film. Aroma has a really nice sourness and tart scent along with some wine and funky malt. Taste is again smooth sourness and hints of wine and wet corks, plum and cherry with a malt backbone that has a hint of faded tootsie roll. Palate has a good lively fizz and finishes tart and dry. This is fantastic!
crossovert (10906) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent one. Carmally and stronger than the norm. Carmal up front and a nice sourness on the back end.
ads135 (4011) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not at all like the Oud Bruins I’ve had before, but better than all of them. This beers most prominent characteristic is its sourness, but this isn’t a one trick pony. Malty and dark with a balancing brown sugar sweetness.