DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 cloudy & murky spitting slightly musty cherry & lime aromas..a refreshing malt sensation shows signs of cherries and grapes..gassy carbination makes it spritzy..and leaves a subtle soda-like aftertaste..absent is the strong sourness of a sour ale..but a refreshing sample of oud bruin goodness.
BillKismet (3174) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Oud Bruin is of an earthy red brown color--blood-stained soil; with a crisp head that diminishes and moderate carbonation. Subtle vinegary (red wine?) emanations carry easily--too bad the flavor is a subtle sour/vinegariness having a light mouthfeel. The essence of flavor escapes across the palate like sand lifted away by a desert wind. Simple, 1 dimensional, and fairly insubstantial for the style--yet, a nice change of pace and not without some enjoyable qualities.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 13, 2002
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
a very light bodied bodied beer w/ no nose & a slightly nuttly flavor
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby-red color. No head. Malty aroma.
Cherries upon first tasting...
This is my first Flander’s Red, but I’m not picking up the vinous trait that should be there...
Sour through the finish and refreshing.
Like NDmullet said, ’it wasn’t as bold as I expected’.
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
decent example, not Par to other FR Ales IU have had,sour , yeasty, not that good.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 15, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2004 Re rate- Medium brown color. Small head. Aroma is malty and fruity, touch of vinous quality. Medium bodied Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Touch of sour cherries, yeast and fruit. Seems to have a much milder vinous quality than other beers of this type. Nicely balanced. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Possible over the hill bottle. Dark brown color, small head, vinous aroma. Full flavored brown ale, some oak character. Deep malt flavor. Very mild and smooth taste. Mouthfeel is a little thin, expected it to be fuller from the taste. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is vinous and a little malty. Note: There was a lot of soild yucky looking sediments in the bottom of the glass. Old beer or natural for this beer? Need to retaste.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first example of the style. Deep reddish-brown colour, slight malt feel to it, acidic and sour, rather like that of a lambic, not much of a head on it, fruit flavours linger in your mouth.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A very light Belgian. Almost like very weak lemonade minus the lemon. Not really a particularly tasty beer at all. Probably would never order it by itself. Maybe I’m just not a fan of the Flanders Red style.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Distinctly tart like many cherry lambics, but not as complex. It is not as smooth or as malty as it could be. The oak flavor is subtle, but noticable. Would be better with a little more sweetness. Overall though, still a good beer.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle says it’s a brown ale. I expected a more diverse taste for something that was aged 2 years. Lots of apples in aroma and taste. Somewhat spicy. Just didn’t do it for me.