XaenDovet (1220) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 bomber. Hazy ruby/brown with airy, bubbly off-white cap that reduces to a tight froth with sporadic eruptive spots. Aroma is fruity, caramel, attic, cheesy. Taste is sweet and a bit tart. Medium-high carbonation.
biggsbowler (520) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours a murky brown/dark amber, lots of carbonation. Some acidity, little tartness and vinegar. It's thin, a little vinegar but watery and thin.
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Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. 2008 vintage drank in 2011. Brown with a white head. The aroma is toffee and caramel. The flavor is more complex. I get a lot of toffee and caramel character, as well as some nuts, grass and a hint of dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from a brewery order a few years ago. 2008 vintage. Pours a cloudy cola brown color with an off-white head. Notes of sweet malts, caramel, molasses, fig, date, raisin, brown sugar, and boozy holiday bread. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, rich, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good strong Belgian ale that doesn’t pull any punches. In good form after 5 years.
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared a 1 PINT 9.4 FL OZ bottle of this w/ friends @ 4 Hands Brewing Co. Poured from the Bronze colored bottle w/ a White Pelican on the front into a 12oz- 4 Hands Brewing Co Snifter Glass. Has 2008 on the front of the bottle but no other bottled date.
Aroma- Easy on the nose. Well blended malts, very light sour characteristics but not barnyard/goat, mild sherry like attribute, and some caramel. Looks like much has died away over time.
Appearance- Pours almost no head at all with a semi-aggressive pour. Has a dark, reddish brown body with good clarity. Leaves no lacing behind.
Flavor- Has a ton of malt and light fruity flavors but most of the sour notes have faded. Light sherry taste again and a bit of musk at the finish.
Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Light Carbonation, Smooth, and finishes sweet and a bit tart on the palate. Nice! Finally some sour character!
Overall Impression- Not quite what I was looking for in an aged Oud Bruin, but maybe this is what happens to some? Still very nice and easy sour with a light brown ale background. Very smooth and above average for the style. Would like to try some of this fresh to compare!
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a very light beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, brown sugar, a hint of Belgian yeast and spice. Flavor is brown sugar, chocolate, caramel malts and vanilla. Has a nice finish. Not too sweet. Very little carbonation.
michaelinwa (630) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours medium dark brown, with a large head consisting of large bubble. Carbonations is high, a bit much for me. Aroma is almost entirely spicy and slight "sour" in character; I’m not a fan. Taste is pleasant, dark Belgium ale, which is good, but the finish is very odd; maybe umami....sort of cardboardish...although admittedly with some nice back-of-the-palate tanginess that I like. I don’t care for it overall and I would pass on this one in the future.
mcberko (9200) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle, pours a hazy reddish dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel malts, Belgian spices and yeast. Flavour of yeast, slightly sour vinous notes, brown sugar, and some spices. Medium bodied with medium complexity. Very good.
marcus (7444) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish brown witn a massive beige head that settles quickly, and a brown ale aroma. There is a slightly sour dark malt flavor that is a bit herbal.
bhensonb (12303) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Malt & Vine. Pours dark ruddy brown with a good foamy beige head. Aroma is slightly sour with celery. Full bodied. Flavor is just a touch sour with roast malt and some herb/veg. Goes well with Chimay Grand Cru. Points out beer is heading towards Chimay. Nice ale.