Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2003 An interesting example of the style. Has a rich maltiness that is undercut by a fairly sharp acidity, but by no means overwhelming acidity. Fruitiness is more prevalent here than in Rodenbach. Deep mahogany colour, a lot of cherry in the aroma. Wonderfully refreshing, though, which is key to this style.
2 years old:
Amber-burgundy colour is lovely. Fruity, woody aroma with grapes. Very wine-like. Effervescent body. The malts have fermented out a bit, but really this hasn't changed all that much. Sweet caramel, woody, plummy, cherryish notes abound, but little else. Just enough acidity to be quenching. Not bad, but doesn't appear to benefit from aging. Vintage rating: 3.2
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Name: Petrus Old Brown Ale
Source: Taco Mac, Chattanooga
Dark brown, whispy white head, tart malt aroma, rich sour malt flavor,
Name: Petrus Old Brown Ale
very tart aroma with a nice woody aspect, rich malt, balanced tartness, hint of sweetness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Source: Brewfest, Classic City
muddy brown, fine beige head, woody sour cherry aroma with an undercurrent of chocolate, great rich chocolate flavor well balanced by the woody cherry tartness, nice cherry pit character, very drinkable
Score: 3.6 to 3.5
creamy tart chocolate and cherry flavor, although rich it is drier than it first appears
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz bottle-pours a foamy tan head and brown/copper color. Aroma is rooty/earthy/spice, vinuous, vinegar. Taste is tart fruit, vinegar, rooty/earthy/spice, yeast. Good effervescence then somewhat thin finish mid-palate.
thewolf (10536) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear dark amber with big fizzy off-white head. Yeasty and malty sweet aroma. Some berry feelings as well. Quite spritzy. It has a sweet taste though with caramel and a clear oak-like flavour at the dry end.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red brown with a small off-white head. Malt and molasses and fruit in the nose. Slightly tart and very dry.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear brown with small head. Slightly sweet flavor with some spices. Where is the sourness? Would expect more from a beer like this...
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Nosiriwont. Clear deep dark brown colour. Sweet malty sour aroma. The flavour is sweet with dark malts, soft sourness and some spice. Sweet malty sourish finish.
Pinball (10136) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber, small smooth light brown head.
aroma is dark fruity, sourish, true to style.
flavor is soursh, dark berries, dark fruity, ends bitter.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany red with a nice head. The carbonations is prickly. The aroma is slightly sour with notes of caramel. The flavour also is slightly sour (not quite typical though). It’s refreshing with notes of caramel and fruit, and it’s a smooth, pleasant and very charming a day on the terrace. I actually liked it a lot, even if I would have preferred more sourness..
Travlr (9833) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft, tasted side by side with Kelso Imperial Red and Bockor Bellegems Bruin. This one had the most bitterness, which clashed a bit with the deep sourness at the heart of the beer.