gnoff (8005) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As "Grande Dame" at 7%. Bottle 75 cl thanks to Johan K (not on ratebeer), on January 17, 2015. BB Dec 2015.
Hazy to cloudy brown color, small yellow to tan head. Light acidic to lactic, apricots fruity, a bit sweet scent. Acidic dry, tart, red currants, berry peel/skin taste. Medium mouthfeel to fizzy, very low bitterness. Some apricots taste as well. Tart, fruity aftertaste.
GarrettB (1117) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
June 20th, 2013 - My tasting notes for Trois Dame’s Oud Bruin (formerly known as Grand Dame) are based on a short sip from a friend’s glass, but I can tell even from that small sample that this is a sweet and oaky sour. More nuance requires more beer, which my friend was not having, but I did notice some clean strawberry notes, and enough sourness to be pronounced, but not enough to collapse the mouth in flesh-rending acidity.
_angst_ (3150) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Gnoff. Pours hazy reddish brown with a frothy brownish beige head that leaves some sparse trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is smell is malty and fruity with dark bread, caramel, lemon juice, apricots, grape juice, moist wood, hay, soil and lemon zest. Taste is sour, salty, slightly malty and fruity with dark bread, lemon juice, apricots, apple cider vinegar, white grapes, moist wood, hay, soil, minerals and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is slightly sharp, dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is sour with dark bread, lemon juice, apricots, apple cider vinegar, moist wood, dry soil, minerals and lemon zest. Nice citric acid centred apricot sour.
AbouAli (151) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grand Dame - oud bruin
Belle exemple d’une fausse oud burin. On retrouve certains éléments tel que l’acidité acétique mais elle manque de complexité par rapport à une goudenband ou même une duchesse de bourgogne.
il existe désormais plusieurs cuvées de la "Grande Dame"
King_Alex_II (169) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Disclaimer: grand same (oid bruin with abricots)
Smells sour with some fruity notes (the lable suggests abricots, but I am not very good at distinguishing fruits)
The description as a sour brown is very accurate with an additional emphasis on sour.
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle poured in a chalice
A: Pours a deep brown cloudy color. The head is almost unexistent, only a thin and beige head is formed and that instantly disappears. Practically no lacings are left
S: Smell is fruit-estery and acid. Apples and vinegar are quite evident. Biscuity (Diacetyl?)
T: Lactic sourness, but not extremely acid. Softer than a Lambic, for example. So that you can feel some malts and hops. Again, fruity, apples and pears mainly
M: Medium body. Bit molasses. Very low carbonation. Acid with a bit bitter end.
O: Great beer
[ BA Review @ 10/15/2011 ]
ekstedt (5654) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Dark chestnut, medium beige head. Smoked manure aroma, mature cheese, some red fruit. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium acidity.
pilsnerrogge (2553) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep redish brown with a mid sized head.
Sourish aroma of raspberries, cherries, funk and chocolate.
Sour taste with notes of grapefruit, cherries, funk and apricots.
Nisse666 (4557) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle from SB cons 2014-08-16 Göteborg
AR: sour, kriekish, dust, dadels
AP: dark brown reddish, fizzy stouthy créme brown head
F: sour, kriekish, youghurt, rich carbonation, dry, tart,
SamTheBarrel (509) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml 2014 years vintage brown bottle labelled Grande Dame Oud Bruin, label pictures a woman sipping beer, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is cloudy sienna brown with a small khaki colored head that quickly reduced. Aroma of cherries, plums and notes of oak wood. Flavours of cherries, plums, oak wood notes, vanilla and a hint of vinegar and chocolate. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter and medium sour. Palate is medium bodied, smooth texture and soft carbonation. Overall Grande Dame is delicious, a pleasant tartness and flavour complexity.