roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer pours (in flute glass) a dark red-brown liquid with caramel colored head that dissipates quickly leaving a thin film. Aroma is of sweet mellon, and fruit. Flavor is of sweet fruit, and caramelized something. Very good. Has character. Nothing to be ashamed of. Sampled at 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark red brew with a nice head. Aroma of cherry (probably from coming from the oak) with acidic taste. Body is a bit light and no complexity. I would have appreciated a bit more spice or aftertaste. Overall, this is a very average oud brun and I won't be seeking this one anytime soon.
haddon90 (1472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy mahogany color with a quick lasting head. Wierd aroma. Cherries and other fruit. Light sour flavor. Fruit and light hops. First of the style and very interesting!!
mds (2221) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very dark mahogany, quick fizzy head. Complex aroma, sour cherries. Flavour is incredible! Evident fruit, hoppy, lingering sourness. My first of the style and I'm quite impressed. I'll have to hunt down some others.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2004 Smells acidic, tastes of strawberries, wildberries, tart, mind you, no sugar added. Burnt oaky aftertaste that nicely complements the fruit. Pretty good.
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 (15000) - 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 (4262) - 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.