cervmagpt (653) - PORTUGAL - FEB 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviews based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 23C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 0717A165. AROMA: moderate low malt toasty aroma with notes of cask, dried grapes, slight vinous and a balanced sweet and slight sour aroma. some caramel starts to show as the beer warms. no hop aroma discernible. APPEARANCE: dark brown color with ruby body against light. medium-large light tanned head, creamy, with good retention. clear. TASTE: similar to aroma with notes of slight sweet malt with a lisght sour background. moderate-low notes of toasty, some caramel, dark raisins. low bitterness but with a sweet-and-sour balance. finishes medium-dry. some cask notes are sensed with a mild vinous character, remembering a bit of oxidation. PALATE: medium low body with moderate carbonation. OVERALL: an oud bruin with notes that are consistent with the style, showcasing malt but balanced. Some notes derived drom aging. Its nice but it would imprive with mode esters.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid dark sour ale. The level of crisp tartness is such that this could be a good into to the style - not as harsh as others. The vinous (red grape) malting has some elements of my favorite Abt-syles (St. Bernardus and others). There is a lot to this beer, nnone of which is overdone. The only extreme is the amount of plegm it produces.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank in a sniffer. Sticky small brownish head with a nice dark brown poor. Aromas of green apples, pears and balsamic vinegar... You can feel the aromas of the oak aging. Flavors of raspberries, sour apples, a little bit dissapointing. Missing to the palate as well. Slight aftertaste of caramel.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Novare Res. Whoa, didn’t expect a sour to taste this good to be honest! Pours a golden brown with an off white head. Aromas are dark malts, hints of sourness like apples, and some caramels. Flavor is crisp, clean, and sweet. The finish is a little sour, but not too sour as to be unpleasant.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Described as "Ouid Bruin" = Old Dark, top-fermented. Really very nice, and it was dark with a bit of a sweet taste. My first Belgian, I believe, and it’s true, they are like nothing else.
Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Donker bruin met rode glans, licht bruine schuimkraag. Neus, zurig, krieken, vanille. Smaak is aangenaam zurig, hout, beetje oaky. Finish is fris & droog, zurig maar niet extreeem. mooi gebalanceerd, goeie Oud Bruin
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Burp Castle. Pours dark reddish brown with practically no head. Aroma is light, tart cherries and some earthiness. Taste is a balance between tart fruit and sweet caramel. Bright on the palate, light body, light finish.
pablo951 (636) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had it out of a bottle, poured a brownish head with a light head and a pungent hop sour aroma and a sour finish.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft ay iron abbey. Dark brown pour with thin head and some good lacing. Smell is the slightest vinegar. Taste is mildly sour with a heavy grape almost presence almost reminiscent of grape juice. Finishes thin but nicely quenching.
Syzzer (633) - Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is one of my favorite wild ales, perhaps because the sourness is somewhat more muted than others. It is sour yet it does have an element of maltiness with an oaky companion. The element of sourness definitely dominates, hops are not easily detected. The head is a foamy white that dissipates fairly quick and stays as a halo around the glass. The color is a slightly hazy dark brown. The nose is slight vinegar & sour plum.
Poured from 11.2 oz bottle; 5.5 ABV ; 8.17 BD