jbdpsu82 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fizzy pour into a tulip from a 750. Fine beige head quickly dissipates, leaving a little lacing. Nice funky aroma follows the typical dubbel smell. (Going to keep drinking, I'll finish later)
merc7186 (1667) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Oak, Plum, Mildly Tart Cherry, Mild Vanilla
Appearance: Brownish/Mildly Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Red Plum, Oakey, Mild Apple, Mild Cherry
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart, Mildly Sweet
bierkitty (148) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle at the brewery: Clear dark brown with a wonderfully fizzy head. A nice lacing remains. Aroma is more fruity than funky with a bit of wood. Flavor is clean yet complex with a bit of fruit and wood. Malty enough backbone with moderate tartness. The alcohol is well disguised. A nice drinking experience.
Jesterdeal (1581) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of vinegar, oak, cherries, cherry coke, and iron. Pours murky brown with a great little filmy head. Taste is super acidic with tart cherry, red wine vinegar, spicy oak, light chocolate, and a caramel finish. Just a terrific Oud Bruin. What a great salvage from Troegs.
Damico (2309) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky ruby brown with a big creamy beige head. Aroma bings the sherry and oak all out. Flavor has great tart yeast flavors with some malty sour brown sweetness ending on a solid body. The over carbonation is not reflected negatively on the body at all, it is excellent.
jsmerig (1103) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at the brewery because they won't let it leave the premises. Something about exploding corks blah blah blah. Pours a cloudy brownish grape color. Aroma is sour and peppery. Taste is sour but balanced with a nice brown ale backbone. I don't drink sours but this one is good.
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orangesol (605) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Bottle at the brewery.
A - Pours murky brown with a big bubbly two and a half finger tall off white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving very little trails of lace down parts of the glass. The carbonation is evident immediately.
S - Smells of strong lactic sourness, very light brett funk, damp earthy must, woody oak, dark fruits like figs and maybe some dark cherries as well as some mild caramel and toffee sweetness from the base Dubbel. Smells really sour when first opened but it gets more balanced as it comes up to room temperature.
T - Starts off with the strong tartness but it quickly gives way to the earthy/funky must, mild sugary sweetness, dark fruits and a good bit of oak. Finish is quite dry with a bit of booze burn, lingering on the palate long after the finish. It took me awhile to finish the whole bottle by myself but I never felt like I wouldn’t be able to.
M - Medium body with moderately high carbonation. Sour, woody feel fades away as quickly as it appeared. The carbonation is definitely high in this one but I never felt like it really affected it all that much.
O - A fine example of a sour brown / Oude Bruin. It has all of the flavors I would want but it never really borders on being overbearing. I just wish I could have gotten a couple bottles to cellar, I think this one would age beautifully.