dnicolaescu (99) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head: beige, medium, creamy, sparkling and poor retention. Colour: deep amber-brown brandy-like, clear.
Aroma: sharp wild yeast, wine, dried fruit sweetness. Taste: Wine, not as acidic as our sour ales. Some mild bitterness in the finish. The thinner body and faint bitterness makes it really drinkable.
mumares (98) - BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
25 cl bottle. Pours dark amber with an eggshell coloured head. The typical aroma’s that you would expect from an "oud bruin" are there, but all a bit muted. Also a bit metallic. Could use more sourness and a better texture. Now it’s watery and lacking some body. A very average oud bruin and cannot believe that this beer has been put in barrels for 20 months.
FSUScott (97) - Jacksonville, Alabama, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a cloudyish brown. definate sour in the aroma. sour much more mild in the flavor. very dry going down.
TopherDrinks (96) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with a nice off white head. Aromas of sour grapes, wood, Belgian yeast and sweet malts. Some mustiness, light fruits, and slight horse blanket come through as this warms a bit. Taste is slightly delayed and somewhat watery. Starts off malty and nearly sweet with light notes of oak, and a tart fruit finish. Not quite what I was expecting (due to the sour nose). Average carbonation and light bodied makes this an easy drinker. Perfect dry finish.
BeerEssential (96) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity, skunky sour smell. Dark red-brown with a fluffy off-white head which leaves great lacing. Taste is very mild...I mean very. Not bitter or even very fruity. Some malt and very slight raisin/fig flavour. Easy to drink, but could be more complex and interesting.
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours from the bottle a deep reddish brown with a beige, slightly fluffy head that sticks around for a while. Plenty of nice lacing in the glass. Slightly sour red wine aroma. Like the aroma, the sour presence in the flavor is mild and quite enjoyable, with a subtle bit of cherry in the malt. Not a complete pucker of a brew as far as the palate goes. Just a really well balanced sour brown. If you don’t typically reach for this style, you might want to rethink and give this one a try. Certainly more subdued than the deliciously evil, super-sour LaFolie Kevin from Paducah mentioned in his review.
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: heavy corn mash, wheat-bread crust, slight dish rag, I love the aroma; Appearance: slightly transparent brown, like most nut brown ales I’ve seen, heavy bubble action upon pour that, if you leave it alone, will result in a rootbeer float like head; Taste: initial impression is a good sour that you expect, but, after the initial impression, you start to kind of taste a sort of subtle apple cidery flavour, this is my 2nd bottle of this brew, and, maybe I’m nuts, but this one tastes more watered down than the first one, I wonder how much variability there is bottle to bottle in this brew, anyone know?; Palate: a slight mouth watering sour, you can pull out the hops only in the aftertaste, in my opinion; Overall: this is my last bottle of this brew, I would have liked to have tried a couple more because I’m confused in that I liked the 1st bottle a lot more than the second, nonetheless, I’m becoming a big fan of sour ales, and for that reason, I am well pleased and will give this beer a good rating
WillemG (88) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22-jan-2011. 50cl bottle at beer tasting. Very sour beer, which was a surprise for me (Oud Bruin in Holland tends to be a pretty sweet, low-alcohol type of beer). This was a little too much for me, the smell of vomit was not really my cup of tea. Well, I’d have to retaste this in a couple of years I guess.
TarcisioVasco (88) - Ribeirão Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cerveja muito respeitada, mas sinceramente está nos entre meus estilos preferidos, gosto de vinagre, se a gente faz uma cerveja caseira com essas características certamente vão falar em contaminação, azeda demais, um verdadeiro "vinagre belga".
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Winey aroma, some alcohol. Some sherryish notes, and some oak aroma also in there. No hop aroma-fine for style.
Appearance: Quickly disappearing head with large bubbles. Clarity ok. Murky reddish color.
Flavor: Winey, vinous flavor with some metallic notes. No hop, which is fine for style. Flavor tastes cherryish, probably from the oak or extreme carmelization. The caramelish flavor is very pleasing.
Mouthfeel: Very, very slight sourness, accompanied by some alcohol warmth.
Overall: Nice beer, not sour or acidic to the point of hard-to-drink, would have had another bottle if I had one.