tiong (5407) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Beer-city
Pours gusher, dark brown with a foamy white head. Aroma of wood, dark ripe berries, fruits, spices and oaky vanilla notes. Taste is vinous, sweet, oaky, woody and sour with hints of tart berries, spices and vanilla. Finish is sweet and vinous, complex and heavy with wooden notes, hints of tart ripe berries and oaky vanilla. Quite complex, a bit unbalanced though.
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brussels. Had no idea this was Struise made. Surprisingly dark brown pour with a nice brown head and just a touch of lacing. Big aroma of sour cherries, dark malt, and maybe a little spiciness. Tart sourness at first but then it mellows into some sweeter maltiness. Honestly the flavor is lighter/thinner than expected but it really develops as it warms and brings out some almost coffee notes. Tasty
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Stumbling Monk, Seattle... Poured deep, brownish mahogany with a moderate khaki head. Some acid and oak on the nose. Nice sourness, but tame. Acidity and over-ripped fruits, sour cherry pie, with wood, candied sugars, sour patch kids, some chalky, charred grains, and lactic character in the finish. Great drinking sour beer
markextrae (2512) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from bottle. poured a red brown colour with a thick head. aroma of sour fruits, cherry, apples, oak, vinegar, balanced beer. not to sour. complex beer. nice
jredmond (6670) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled several times at THE FESTIVAL 2013 in Maine withAndrew, Jay and Kramer. Pours a deep brown body with nice white lacing. Aroma is funk, oak and tart fruit. Mouthfeel is medium with a nice tartness, fruit funk, oak, light zest and nice earthy malt. Very faint vinegar character.
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@SBWF2013. Deep amber colour, small head. Aroma is ripe fruits, alcohol, some spices and a lot of everything. Flavour is quite much the same with some nice wooden notes. Balanced.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from czar - thanks, mate. Pours an orangeish brown-black with a nice beige head. Aroma is caramel, orange, vinegar, blueberry. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, unripe fruit, tart, sour, spicy, corn. Finish is vinegar, tart, sour. Lingering blueberry, corn, creamy caramel flavors. Medium body, average carbonation. Excellent!
bergstaden (1845) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with off white head - Malt and light sour aroma - Malt body with some light sourness and some wood - Lingering malt in the finish - This was nice
omhper (21894) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at SBWF. Hazy mahogany colour, mid sized head. Mild vinous tart nose. Near full bodied with well rounded mouthfeel. Acetic with some white pepper. Lemon, wood and red wine dominates. Lovely beer, but the Reserva is even better.
SudsMcDuff (7309) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on draft @ the Avenue Pub .. . this was awesome! .. . deep penny .. light on the foam .. . quite tart .. . the quintessential belgian style oud bruin! . loved it! .. . . My girlfriend says I’m not manly enough but I think she’ll change her mind after reading the latest entry in my diary.