Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy brown color, small tan head. Aroma of funky briwn bread. Taste is port wine, very softly sour fruit.
Benzai (7287) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Dark red brown color with a red glare coming through, small off-white head. Aroma is a bit chemical and it reminds me of vegetables. Don’t like it. Taste is sourish with plants and wet leaves. Don’t like the taste either. Ok body and carbonation.
gunnar (5128) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pours clear deep mahogany with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma of dried dark ripe fruits, light roasted malts, inviting aroma. Taste is mild & smooth, fruity plum sweetness, vinous and weak acidic lingering end. Splendid beer.
77ships (3586) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
50 cl. bottle split in half @ Kulminator. 2009 (which is the year they began aging & not the bottling year, peculiar way indicating the age that some Belgian breweries apply) Double Barrel Aged Flemish Oud Bruin aged for two years in Bourgogne and Wild Turkey barrels. Another new beer from Struise that quite interest me but this stuff is getting harder & harder to get more & more expensive especially with the reserve society coming up. Anyway soit… Pours surprisingly dark, blackish, very dark brown with a reddish hue with a mocha head on top. Not really what you would expect. Smell is highly impressive & might the first time since I seriously got into sours that I am digging sweetness in a sour beer, this is deliciously sweet with chocolate, candy, serious cuberdons here, lightly sours malts & sweet red wine flourishes. Taste is equally fascinating, sweet mocha, cuberdons, light sourness, red wine touches (I mistakenly thought this was bourbon & wild turkey so I didn’t pick up this one because I though, I had to), candy, cherry, quite a lot of chocolate, spices, light rye, red fruits & only lightly acidic, present light booze touch in the back in a spirit way, Wild Turkey I am guessing. Medium, slick, chocolaty bodied. Wow, very original & unexpected. I am highly curious what age will do with this beer, I am definitely guessing improving it. I don’t even like fresh Aardmonnik. I wonder if this will get sour, even possibly severely sour, wonder how it will taste then. Another highly fascinating & original new brew from these guys. Maybe one day, easier access etc. Prob. not. Also I like the black & white, partially old computer graphic(s (big pixels in the background) label.
kraddel (2783) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
No real smell
Taste is oaky , very complex ( prob aged) rodenbavh comes to mind . Thibk the vintage , but more subtile . No overwhelming bourbon taste in this one ( wich is a good thing ) very nice
JulieNK (4) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl bottle from Deca in Woesten. Shared with hubby. Pours dark brown with a disappearing light tan head. Aroma slightly sour, chocolate, malty. Tastes sour then malty, almost like a stout mixed with an oud bruin. Slightly sweet. A bit of orange and some woody character. Will get even better with age. Yum!
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teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
50cl bottle courtesy of Kurt at the Grote Dorst. It pours a slightly hazy dark copper colour with a small tan head. Nose is sweetish with red fruits and oak with some lactic acidity. Taste is lightly acidic/vinegarish but sweet and balanced at the same time with sweet wine and red fruits notes. Also noted of wood and leather. Probably needs some time to mellow out and for flavours to merge better. A bit young, but very good beer already.
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2013 31/XII/12 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 30/XI/17 (2012-1445)
Clear dark brown beer, big aery beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of red berries, forest fruits, some caramel, sugary, bit woody, sourish. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sour start, bit lactic, notes of dark chocolate, lemony, sour berries, bitter hops, earthy, wood and cherries. Aftertaste: caramel, some vanilla, lemon acidity, little bitter, dry hoppy ending. Not bad, but not what I had in mind when hearing it would be a "Flemish Sour"...
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 50cl, Vintage 2009, new exclusive brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex sour brew, woody/vinous and slightly fruity/roasted, very balanced, cloudy, rocky head, very good brew, yet expensive!
JorisPPattyn (7808) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dense & fien cream-coloured head over deep brown-chestnut beer. Mild lactic & fruity, with a roasted finish, just bitterish. Oranges again retronasal with an impression of orange-game sauce; vinous. Lipsmacking, if mild, acidity; medium bodied, and yet slick. Another Oud Bruin tour de force from Struise. Respect, Urbain!