SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very subtle spice and fruit flavors overshadowed by a sour, tart flavor. Not an especially strong flavor. It has almost no head and pretty nice lacing. Also slightly acidic with a carbonated moutfeel. The nose is not very big. Not bad.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This year's vintage is especially oud bruin-like. It has an excellent acitity combined with a rich malt backbone and is rather clean for an oud bruin.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted in Toronto from LCBO. Tasted in Raftman tulip glass. Dark reddish brown colour, very small light white head. Very sour aroma, hints of sour berries. Taste is fairly muted and subtle. Slight sour taste with a dry finish. Feeling of strong carbonation.
fiulijn (15371) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color. Strong aroma; cherries and vinegar. Quite dry, not too much sour, but with a background bitter note out of place. Average Oud Bruin.
RichardGretton (4298) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Plain dark Belgian beer with a fruity and herbal flavour and aroma. Bitter on the palate, and overall OK.
hotstuff (4285) - Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer had a small sized ivory head that was both creamy and smooth and contained fine-small sized bubbles that was mostly lasting. The nose was sour, fruity and citrusy. The flavor was sour and fruity with a smooth and thin textured palate. This was a light bodied beer with fair lacing.
skortila (4631) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet and fruity (cherry) aroma. Very dark red coloured with an offwhite frothy and lasting head. Taste is malty, fruity, wood, sweet and sour. Bit metallic finish. Overall a good beer however its taste could be stronger.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glowing cherry color, slightly cloudy, with a small off-white head. There were plenty of large chunks settled at the bottom of the glass. Full cherry and oak aroma. The flavor was a great mix of sweet, sour, cherry, wood, and grapes. Crisp feel, very soft on the tongue.
thedm (4972) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew poured a large head of fine to medium sized mostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a good lace and a hazy softly carbonated brown colored body. The aroma was fruity and reminded me of raspberries. The mouthfeel was smooth and slightly fizzy. The flavor was mildly sour, spicey and mildler than expected. It is very different from any of my other 700+ ratings.
Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrusy and nutty. Appearence is a reddish-brown with little to no head. Flavor was a little sour with some cherries and apples coming through. Pretty close to a brown ale in alot of ways with this nutty flavor present. A nice beer but I'm sure many better in this style exist.