hopscotch (10651) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Cloudy brown ale with a mid-sized, creamy, mushroom-colored head. The aromatics supply gobs of caramel, singed sugar cookies and loads of fruity cherries. Medium-bodied with intense, airy carbonation. The flavor is fruity and super tart, but not sour. There is also an undercurrent of caramel. Lengthy, tangy and lightly bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
boisebeerguy (204) - boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Out of bottle. Sourness is not as present with the age. But still good. Rather drink a petrus though
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very fig coloured. nice head. huge cork pop…almost overflowed. Nice Oud Bruin. Like tons of cherry and figs and peaches. very oaky. Yeah, this is quite nice. very tart. Great beer sadly, not my style but, to style very nice
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown, tons of tan head and lace. Thick and frothy like after a raunchy Santorum. My glass is absolutely filthy after a few sips. Gorgeous.
Nicely blended, plenty of oak and fruits, relatively straightforward. Dark cherries. Solid.
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flavor is definately more sour than roasty. It has a nice lightly toasted malty base but the yeast is really the star. Great sour/tart flavor and good balance keeps it from being overpowering.
merc7186 (2957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Brownish/Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head, Some Lacing
S: Dark Cherry, Red Plum, Mild Lacto
T: Red Plum, Cherry, Lacto Acid, Mild Sweet Bread
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sour, Mildly Tart
Overall, a really nice easy drinking oud bruin...solid flavors and totally great sour.
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours brownish red with nice bubbly tan head. Aroma is dark fruits and tart, taste is similar with a nice dry tart finish. nice sour!
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thunderstorms in WA, time to pop something unusual.
Pours hazy brown, looks like wood. Huge head, and almost a gusher (I was expecting as much, so it didn’t gush).
Smells tart, cranberry, baby diaper, and funk. Bit of bandaid.
Taste cherry, tart, lactic, bit of earthy funk on the end. Pretty complex.
Drinkable. Hides alcohol very well.
Well done. One of the better American sours I’ve had.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by me at tasting at my house. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of caramel, sour dark fruits, oak, sour grain, cocoa and light cherry vinegar. Well-balanced. Moderate acidity. Medium body.
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting at James’ place. Pours a lightly hazed brown with a thin white head. Soft malt and a bit of acetone and fruit. Big acid, acetic and warming, old fruit, wood, a bit of tangy malt. Warming alcohol and acid on the finish. Tasty.