muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 4, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flemish Sour Tasting with MartinT & Rastacouere Part 1 #3. Similar rough-hewn color scheme as the first two in the tasting. Sour, stolid nose; stale bread overlies hints of sour fruit. Bland, bitter, dry and sour in a very boring, one-dimensional way...little real flavor besides dried old apples. The weakest of the tasting, easily.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark reddish-brown with a head that lasts all of three seconds, and only the faintest sour aroma. Weak malting but still weaker souring in the taste. Now I see why Rodenbach is so popular - if it’s going to be sour, at least let it be aggressively so. After what little sourness there is wears off, sweetness kicks in until the beer is swallowed, leaving virtually no aftertaste - just the faintest trace of artificial grape flavouring. Very mild, nice body and more than sufficient carbonation. This is a disappointment - certainly not unpleasant, but completely un-notable.
DYCSoccer17 (3205) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
11.3 ounce bottle purchased in a mixed 6 pack (on sale) at BevMo in Stockton, CA. Lightly sour, lactic aroma with some metallic notes present. There is also some roasty, chocolate, and banana estery aromas. Pretty nice. Beautiful moderately hazy mahogany body with a reddish garnet coloration present along with a large, frothy, khaki-colored head that leaves some nice lacing. Starts with a very mildly, lightly sour flavoring, which becomes quite sweet and cloying in the middle. A little roastiness with some chocolate flavors are present in the middle. Finishes a bit watery and rather thin. The sourness doesnt really add a whole hell of a lot to this, and it just contrasts and makes the thin body stand out even more and seem more flawed. Pretty boring.
SilkTork (5067) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2007
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from BeersOfEurope. Smooth malty beer with prickly carbonation, some sugar and some light balsamic vinegar. It’s a gentle relaxed beer of modest character. The flavours are pleasant and hold together well. It’s not sharp or assertive - the most aggressive aspect is the slight acidity of the carbonation. OK.
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle, 5.5% A/V
Pours dark dark brown/red with tan head. Nose consits of an incredible red wine smell with some malt and complex bitterness. Tastes fairly grapey, with malt and red wine aspects. An almost grape juice finish which is an interesting departure from almost any beer ive had.
yespr (29418) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
25 cL bottle at DHVL, 1992 vintage. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small off-white head. Dry and wooden initial aroma, followed by a brown sugarish and raisin sweet note. Somewhat oxidised. Flavour is dry malty, subdued metallic and towards dry breadish. Dry malty finish with a light yeasty fruity accent. Nice to find yet clearly over the top and flavour has none of the sweetness the aroma promised.
arminjewell (5584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not really sour, but a nice vinegary brown ale with some roasted notes, a nice thick lasting off white head, and a fairly sweet finish. Not bad for the price.
Listigovers (288) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at beerbistro. Brown, slightly sour, but also sweet. I’m not sure I was a fan of the sweet ending in a sour beer, usually the sour aftertaste is what I crave. Was not a bad beer, but not really my thing.
note666 (1092) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2010 - 12 - 31 330ml bottle red b rown colour, creme fading head. not as sweet as other ’oud bruin’s . bit more sour. not to strong in taste,
Cavie (3630) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from drowland. My favorite style! What a guy! Or was it what a gay? I always confuse my vowels. Pours a dark reddish orange color with a foamy white head. Aroma is big sour fruit, tart notes and heavy wood. Apple/grape tartness. Sour flavor. Sharp sour notes with some fruity elements. Finishes acidic.