Maria (9632) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It is beautiful, dark red-brown with a small, creamy head. The aroma is sour with notes of berries and syrup. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of syrup, roasted malt, candy sugar, berries and a light sourness. It is surprisingly sweet, a disappointment, because I expected a nice sour.
BoBoChamp (4257) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25cl, from De Bierloods Adegem, complex brew, balanced, clear, small head, nice brew
JoeinEscazú (1324) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - JAN 8, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
An oud bruin that is neither very oud nor very bruin. Or a sour ale that is not really sour at all. Maroon beer with frothy tan head. Nice nose... tart cherries, stale red wine, faint touches of caramel and chocolate. Flavor doesn’t deliver. A moderate bitterness obscures the faint tartness and light, cola sweetness. Lively, soda-pop mouthfeel. Sweeter aftertaste, but bittersweet effect is not harmonious. Not pleasant. Just barely drinkable.
gunnfryd (8624) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle . Copper colour with an off-white head. Aroma is cellar notes, dried fruits, caramel. Flavour is dried fruits, cellar notes, oxidation, alcohol. Nice beer.
yngwie (10798) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Bottle. It pours a clear, copper body with a small, off-white head. Cellar, dried fruits, mould, some port, a little oxidation and caramel and a touch of metal in the quite weak aroma. The flavor is sourly sweet, with dried fruit, a little cellar and a tiny oxidation. Quite short finish with some notes of alcohol. Medium to thin body with a little warming feeling. A delicious and gentle beer. Not very sour, not very sweet, not much of everything, but delicious. Rating: 7-3-7-3-15-3.5. (080509)
Bottle. The beer pours a reddish copper body with a quite lively carbonation and a small beige head leaving nice lacings. Dried fruits, some cherries, a little wood, caramel and cellar aromas escape the glass. Gives a rather sweet impression. Cellar, dried fruits, a little woody touch, sugary sweetness, a fruity sourness and some oxidation in the mouth. Silky, medium-bodied and slightly astringent mouthfeel. Slightly lemony and quite sweet finish with dried fruits and oxidation, but as for the rest of the beer, it’s gentle and certainly not pushing the limits. Easy to drink and with good refreshing qualities. (080826)
beastiefan2k (2108) - Lawrence (formely NYC), Kansas, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a large head that quickly fades into a surface covering lacing. The lacing is very sticky on the sides of the glass. Color is dark ruby brown with visible vigorous carbonation. Aroma is fruit juice made out of dark fruits and some wet socks (musk). Taste is dark grape skins and grape soda with some musk. Tingling carbonation as well. As is warms a light aceto character comes out, like very muddled balasamic vinegar. This oud bruin just misses the mark.
25cL bottle with no date from Beer Planet in a Cantillon tulip-like wine glass.
daniele (3865) - ITALY - APR 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
quasi scura schiuma non abbondante media pesistenza sentori agro dolci molto lievi in bocca è delicata leggeri sentori tostati
fonefan (29425) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ <a href=http://ratebeer.com/events-detail.asp?eventID target=_new> Zythos Bier Festival 2008, Sint Niklaas, Belgium. Clear medium brown color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, berry - sour. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and sour with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (020308)
MiP (12483) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 Bottle at ZBF08. Slightly sour aroma. Clear nice dark brown colour. Nice stable creamy light brown head. Yoghurt acidity. A little malt. Dry finish after the sweetness, a bit aspartamish. Decent. 6 3 5 3 11
Bottle, 6%. BB2008, re-tasted in 2013. Sweet sugary aroma, dried fruit, raisin, plum, prune. Clear dark brown colour. Very small tan head. The flavour is citric, but not much. More dried fruit and a bit of paper and a vinous touch in the finish. Does not seem to have changed much over the past five years. Thin mouthfeel, even watery.
FatPhil (7597) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich brown, turbid. Sour aroma. Full bodied, a bit sharp and sour like a good old brown ale.