Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown colour, slightly hazy, off-white head. Aroma of wyeast brett, caramel and red fruit. Sweet flavour, sour touch, fruits and prunes. Finish caramel, sour fruits, funk and malts.
Not really an Belgian Oud Bruin, but it does have some similarities. Not bad though, not bad at all.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG II, 2013. Courtesy of Travlr. Thanks for sharing, Gene!)
freeofthoughts (647) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with some beigeish head. The aroma is dense sour vinegar and Belgian yeasts with some lightly toasted grain. The rich darker grains barely come through a robust vinegar tartness and layered Belgian fruitiness. Flavors of dark berries and some lemon peel with light orange citrus come through with a bit of bitterness. The yeast carried a lot of flavor that is hard to sort out. It is naturally sweet with the grain and and lively carbonation but between some light earthy herbal hops and the sour/tart yeast it leaves a drying grainy sparkling tart palate. Great complex sour that is easy to drink but I find myself sipping it as it is a rich treat. It loses nothing with temperature.
77ships (3594) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to Travlr for sharing this one. 65 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2013. Brown reddish beer with a beige head. Nose is lots of the typical USA brett / sour malt profile, cherries, sour dark fruits, toffee, sour wood. Taste is similar USA sour malt / brett profile, cherries, prunes, wood, sour dark fruits, toffee, sour fruits, sour barrel, quite enjoyable, tang, spices, touch of red wine wood,… sour malt sour body. Quite enjoyable American sour. Not really an Oud Bruin for me or at least, I do not feel like this is what is understood under a Oud Bruin traditionally over here, profile-wise not method of production. Doesn’t matter, it is a yummy beer & a nice sour.
sebletitje (6594) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle sample @ RBBWG 2013, courtesy of Travlr.
Brune/acajou, col beige.
Arôme présente ce beau bouquet de barrique, suivi par un malt caramel laissant aussi des notes résiduelles de boisé entrecoupées par une effluve de fruits noirs.
Palais est agréable avec une belle balance entre barrique suivi par ce côté distinct de brune flamande, alternant entre fruité noir, et un léger malté caramel, chocolat, pointe de biscuité suivi de suite par le brett et le houblon ponctue la fin de bouche avec une légère amertume.
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy dark brown color, large brown head with good retention. Aroma of funky dark fruit, prunes, raisins. Taste is softly sour summer fruit, dates, sour cherries. A good example of the style.
Benzai (7324) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Hazy opaque brownish color, medium beige head. Smell and taste sourish, molten plastic, some fruitpeel. Dry finish, low to medium body and carbonation.
swanmann (590) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve had this bottle since about September: Removed the cage from the top and left it on the counter for about 2 minutes and the cork popped itself! The brew was ready to leave the bottle. It pours dark caramel/ chocolate brown with a small amount of sticky tan foam, leaving a little lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel, peach, hay, with some spice and a little booze. The flavor is sweet and sour, very woody with some spice, booze. I never would have guessed lactobacillus, and perhaps the brett has been VERY tamed with a bit of age. VERY well done brew with some depth I can’t really describe, however, some might argue it’s on the less sour side of the classification. It finishes bitter, twangy, with some mild black pepper throatyness.
arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at the CO rare beer tasting 2012, dark brownish pour with thin to no head, aroma brought notes of slight acetic vinegar notes, some dark fruit, caramel, toffee, hints of funky tones as well, slight lactic note as well, smells pretty nice for the style. Taste is a nice mix of caramel, toffee, nice dark fruits mixing into a bit of acetic that is appropriate, leading into nice lactic and slightly funky notes, finishing fairly tart, a bit thin, but well done.
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours a translucent dark brown with some cloudy, white head. Nose is sweet, grassy, rotten fruit, wood pulp. Flavor is tart, grapefruit, wood pulp, grapefruit pulp. Full, tart finish.
DSG (5672) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at LiBira Pub in Haifa. Thanks eyes_wide_shut and YK23. Cloudy brown with a beige head. Woody and musty aroma with malt, cherries, a bit of candies notes, a vinegar note and pleasant funkiness. Sour flavor with a bit of sweetness, cherries, other fruits, wood, vinous notes and some lactic notes. Rounded mouthfeel. Really good.