Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On first glance it looks good and smells ok too, but the taste is a real disappointment
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
1.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is yet again another style that is just not for me. I don’t know if the bottle I bought was ancient but I found this way to dry and almost tasteless. I poured it down the drain after a couple sips. I may re-rate this in time.....probably not though.
Keeper (249) - Milano, ITALY - APR 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color, light brown, persistence foam , Vinegar notes and cherry. Good.
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium red brown with a fluffy head that drops away quickly. A little cherry nose and sweet black cherry flavor. Finishes quickly.
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
scent is certainly sour. taste is of fermented fruit and some hops. sour after taste. just the right amount of carbonation. I could drink this again.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Such a tiny bottle (8.4 ounces); I would like to try this again before finalizing an opinion, but it struck me as a fine beer.
kepano (245) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I grabbed a bottle of Petrus Oud Bruin hoping for a good surprise in a style I already love. The pour did not radiate optimism, leaving me rather impassive to its vapid brown body and fizzy gray head. Nonetheless, the nose successfully combines natural aromas of green apples, brown sugar, pepper, and caramel to surprising scents of soap, banana yoghurt, leather and chocolate chip cookies. This sweet and airy fragrance does not translate well onto the palate, unfortunately, as it seems faint and watered down. Flavors of sour cherries, grapes, oak, coffee, caramel and a slight metallic tone blend with little impact, seemingly sharing a will to vanish in neutrality. The Flemish Sour Ale generally resounds as a strong and characterful style, but this example is decidedly antagonistic.
geophagus (244) - Lubin, POLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Dark brown, untransparent color. Brown, medium sized, creamy head. Medium body, a bit creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Aroma is winey, funky, with oak barels aromas and basement with notes of red fruits. Taste is good balanced with soft to medium strong sourness and notes of caramel malts. Dry but not watery beer with interesant character of red wine.
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
brownish red pour. decent foamy head. light aroma of malt and sour. light funk in the taste with cherry malt and oak. everyhing was balanced well nothing really tanding out. decent flanders style. expected it to be a bit more sweet. light bubbly mouthfeel. easy drinker and good initial step for someone unfamiliar with the style.
Doofgoblin (242) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent oaken brew. Pours brown with a faint off-white head. Aroma is woody with basement funk. Taste is funky, malt, slightly sweet. It also has a fermented fruit kind of note going on too. Finishes nice, sweet, and mostly dry. Overall, it’s not grand slam, but it does have some nice interesting qualities.