mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sour almost vinegar, oak, musty deep reddish-brown, garnet(finally found a use for that word)...very little foam. acidic sweet tanginess in the finish, not a lot of malt, but a bit! enjoyable lingering taste??? You gotta like the funk/acid to like this beer. I'd like to use it in a sauce...
pras (570) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown but filter clear. Little to no head. Nose is very faint. Can’t pick anything up on it. Malt comes through with some deep fruit flavors (plum/prune). Slight oak flavor and slightly sour. Finishes extra dry. Nice beer, but I would have liked it to be slightly more sour.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This year's vintage is especially oud bruin-like. It has an excellent acitity combined with a rich malt backbone and is rather clean for an oud bruin.
KornDogg (568) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sour cherry, oak aroma. Very dark amber body, tall fluffy head. Flavor begins with sour cherries, followed by hop and malt notes. Lingering sour/malt taste.
dj (565) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 330ml. A dark brown colour with a good head. Aroma of brown sugar, blackcurrant, caramel and hops. Taste has roasted malt, blackcurrant, a little oak, citric hops and cocoa. A little sourness in the finish. An interesting and enjoyable brew.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red-brown color.Short lived big bubbled head.Aroma is simple.Tarty,yeasty,slightly oaky.Taste also seems somewhat simple.Light fruit acidity pretty much controls the whole mouth feel.Palate is lacking also.Finish is best part of this beer IMO.Spicy,stale-hop,oakiness lingers for minutes after sips.Drinkable but not praisible.I’m ready for Rodenbach!!
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahogany color with a good sized bubbly head. Malty sour aroma, that is pleasantly subdued. Flavor is a nice balance of sweet malts, some subdued cherry sourness and a touch of piney hops. Some light hints of oaky vanilla as it warms. Not as complex as I would have expected, but very well rounded; smooth and drinkable.
flemdawg (558) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown body with red highlights when held up to the light. Small head of tightly packed small off white bubbles. Sour cherries in the aroma and some fresh green apples. Understated sour flavor some hints of cherries and a bit of maltiness. Some woody flavors as it warms.. Rather thin on the palate and fairly bubbly.
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ ECT. Clear, deep red-brown pour with a brief, short beige head which fades quickly toa rim and leaves spotty lace. Nose is cardboard and a hint of tart fruit - cherries. Nedium body, with moderate, fine carbonation. Black cherries, brown sugar, apples, a bit of woody umami. Finush is short and sugary. Not spicy, sour/wild or complex like the better Oud Bruins, tastes like an average Oud Bruin blended with malt extract.
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle. Snifter. Deep amber or mahogany with a thin head. Aroma was of sour cherries and malt. Taste was quite sour with notes of green apples and vinegar. Thin mouthfeel. This one isn’t for me.