magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 21, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
75cl bottle with the "creole" colorful logo and a red cap, tulip glass. Pours pitch black with no real head.
Smells of apricots and brown sugar, with some sourness.
Has an oily mouthfeel, with a medium body.
Puckeringly tart to start. Once acclimated, the apricot flavor returns to balance it out a bit, but still stays quite tart.
deyholla (7534) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to someone. Pours a hazy amber with a grey head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of tar cherries with a bit of sweet grains and acid. Flavor has tart cherries with some acid and a hint of funk.
epsidetrac (1) - Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight sticky quickly-dissipating head. Dark brown-red wine colored appearance, esthers of apricots and light citrus with a strong sour nose. Well balanced light fruity malt taste with the classic oude tart finish. Overall a very delicate and well balanced treat.
Earlier Rating: 11/5/2011 Total Score: 4.2
Check for another alias to this fine ale. It goes by the name of Trois Dames Oud Bruin.
crossovert (8602) - Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml green capped bottle. Aged for a bit.
It pours a deep, dark brownish red with a nice off-white head that leaves a bit of sticky lacing. It is a nice looking beer.
The smell is nice too. It has sour cherries, some barnyard, lemon, vinegar, and caramel. It is sweeter perhaps than a normal one but is still funky and sour in the scent.
The flavor starts sweet but then goes into sour, then funky. It isn’t overly sour but has a nice mild pucker. Tart cherries seem to be the main flavor along with some lemon and apple. There is even some raspberry and balsamic in there along with an underlying of malt. It is a bit sweet as you go but still a pretty fine Oud Bruin that reminds me a it more of American examples than Belgian ones.
I recommend aging this one.
Kristall-König (2392) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Geruch säuerlich aprikosig mit Zügen von Wein. Säuerlich-aprikosiger Antrunk. Mittig sekt- oder bowleartige Noten, welche hervorragend mit der hintergründigen Fruchtigkeit harmonieren. Etwas holztrocken und intensiver sauer abklingend. Ausgezeichnet.Test vom 19.6.2010, Gebinde: Glasflasche
KapitiCritique (367) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - AUG 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
AROMA: coffee, cane sugar or light molasses, wild farm smells, apricot:
APPEARANCE: dark brown, translucent, very little head and thin lacing;
TASTE: sour, sweet (very little actually) a bit bitter,
PALATE: medium bodied, lightly carbonated,
OVERALL: well and truly exceeds expectations, innovation on a style, shows real creativity even though it is Swiss.
thornecb (4690) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown into a snifter. Off-white head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Sour pit fruit aromas. Sour cherry, cranberry and raspberry from front to back. Lasting dry and tart finish. Nice.
sherm1016 (1202) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours a deep, reddish-brown color with a big white head. Aroma is sour, cherry. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sour, dark fruit, cherry, a little malty, with a nice sour finish. A nice oud bruin.
jcwattsrugger (11335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle-thanks hbmason for trading-pours a dissipating tan head and hazy dark amber/red color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, vinegar, medium/dark fruit-cherry. Taste is vinegar, medium malt-caramel, medium/dark fruit-cherry, some apple, some spice hops.
Ratman197 (10640) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting cremy brown head. Aromas of sour apple, carmel, citrus and light basalmic vinegar. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of sour citrus, barnyard, basalmic vinegar and light carmel with a crisp dry tart lingering funky finish.