Travlr (11812) - 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.
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I don’t think I’ve had a ’Flanders Red Ale’ before, but if this beer is representative, I can’t say I like the style. Brown beer with a hint of redness and minimal head. Sour cherry aroma and flavor. Dry acidic finish. Overall, seems fairly one-dimensional and lacking in complexity.
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Voldby. Clear very dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark sugar, wood and sour fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and light acidic. Light dry and light acidic finish. 080114
thewolf (11184) - 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 (11119) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - 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.
bhensonb (11056) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle. Aroma of caramel malt and sour dark fruit. Color was ruby tinged brown, with a beige head that was furious and stayed. Definite sour note as the glass approaches the lips. Thin to medium bodied. Near creamy, from moderate carbonation. Not all that sweet, and there is a thrilling sour note running through it. Very pleasant. The malty sweetness is fairly balanced by the sour and light bitter. Not tremendously complex, but much more so than many. It really is nice to have in the mouth. The finish is touch of oak, dark fruit skin, touch of sour, a hint of bitter. Just excellent. Refreshing.
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours cola brown with a moderate, tan head. Sour nose, some plum and ripe fruits. Light to medium sweet flavor, bit of toast and dark sugars, ripe and tart fruits, subtle bread. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Mild tart finish, slight vinegar, fruits, leather. Very decent stuff.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The beer pours a dark brown with a slight reddish tint. There is a thin layer of white foam.
S: The primary aroma is roasted malt. This is followed by a slight lactic acid scent and a decent combination of barnyard funk and oak.
T: I have not had too many beers of this style, so I was a bit unsure as to what I should expect. There is definite Brown ale character initially, along with a lactic zing. It is more sweet than sour, with lots of roasted malt and mild oak coming through. On the finish there are slight notes of dark fruits.
M: This beer features plentiful carbonation and a dry mouthfeel, which is something I really enjoy.
D: Moderate alcohol and an effervescent mouthfeel make this beer very drinkable. The flavors and aromas are good, but not great, so I doubt I will have this again at nearly $4 for a 330ml bottle.
kp (10886) - 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