thirdeye11 (5621) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear rich red-brown with tan soapy bubbles. Nose of tart cherry, mildly acetic, tangerine and pipe tobacco. Taste of real cherries, pipe tobacco, woody, soft carbonation and a delicious finish.
Ernest (6319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, brown, fully diminishing.
Body is hazy medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of wood, sour apple, cherries, cinnamon, hamburger w/ketchup.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic, moderately astringent.
The nose has some allure, although it does have that resemblance to hamburger-and-ketchup that some other Flemish sours have, which I’m not a big fan of. A bit uneventful to the eye and mouth, though...head dies completely and quickly, and the mouthfeel and balance are a bit "blah" (needs more acidity and less bitterness). Ok, but there are much better examples out there.
Travlr (13040) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle at Moder Lambic Fontainas, recommendation of Jean. Shared with afrantzell and Cameron. Light maroon, small beige head. Taste is sour dark fruits and oak. Very rich.
thewolf (11209) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Bierkompass.de
Pours clear dark ruby red. Small creamy off-white film head. Aroma is tart, malty, caramel, red currants, red apples. Medium carbonation, good dry mouthfeel. Flavour is super tart to begin with, black currants, dry, caramel, light toasted with some fruity notes. Very lovely.
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark amber color with a white head. The aroma is tart dark fruit. The flavor is tart dark fruit, oak and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice sour beer. Not as complex as some, but the beer is very drinkable. Glad I got to try this one.
blutt59 (6028) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, muddy dark brown color with a vinous, sour cherry aroma, flavor of dusty aged balsamic, fermented cherry, leather, great lasting finish
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer tastes like plums and earthy and kiwi. Trust me, it’s good. I just can’t verbalize it at the moment.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear deep amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, horseblanket, leather, berries, and cherries. Flavor of cherry, caramel, lactic, brett, light chocolate,and berries.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Thanks Jean !
Appearance : Hazy dark amber with small head. Some lacing.
Aroma : Sugary with nice fruits. Some nice apricots. A bit lactic with light roasted malts.
Taste : Lactic and quite fruity. A bit sour with some brown sugars. Finish is dry and a bit lactic. Very nice.
Overall : Very nice beer. I think I liked this one more than others more genuine oud bruin.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via a trade with bu11zeye. Even with a violent pour, only a frothy head over a hazy brown body. Aroma is wine, lightly sour, lacto, earth, cherries and caramel. Taste is cherries, berries, wine, sour, lacto, chocolate, barrel and earthy. Lively bubbles. Dry mouthfeel. Very well balanced and very drinkable.