Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a warm orangey brown with a dissipating beige head. Lots of tartness in the nose, woody, metallic and vinous. Medium body, lactic tartness, caramel, dried fruit, metal and blood. Woody finish. 231109
Rastacouere (6123) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy mahogany pour covered by a lasting off-white foam. That one required a bit of warmth before opening up. Its gentle toasty malts bear a certain branches/leafiness with acetic metallic undertones. Not woody for a sour beer. While not agressive, the alcohol was easily noticeable, I’d have guessed a solid 8%. Interesting fruity depth randing from blueberries/cherries to more citrusy/orangey fruits, enhancing the acidity with their malic and citric parts. Convincing lactic acidity cuts through the almost minimal residual sugars. The yeast actually displays a fine character, hesitating between cleanliness and mustiness from sip to sip. A convincing attempt, also delivered with tight, actively foamy palate consisting of fine, small bubbles. Looking forward to more.
GRM (2937) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 7,5 dl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on November 1 2009; eye: dark brown with mahogany hue, opaque, slight ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: sourness, cherry, light roasted malt, slight alcohol, slight Brettanomyces; mouth: sourness, cherry, caramel, malt, slight Brettanomyces, finale in sourness with presence of caramel, medium body, average carbonation, slightly sweet and lactic, mildly sour; overall: interesting
Bouteille brune, 7,5 dl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 1 novembre 2009; œil : brune foncée avec des reflets acajou, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : aigreur, cerise, léger malt torréfié, très léger alcool, très léger Brettanomyces; bouche : aigreur, cerise, caramel, malt, très léger Brettanomyces, finale en aigreur avec présence de caramel, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement sucrée et lactique, moyennement aigre; en résumé : intéressante
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Cherries and berries proliferate alongside a balsamic vinegar nudge before vinous flavors, earthy rusticity, and wise tartness complete each sip of this wonderful Oud Bruin.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam decorates the hazy burgundy-tinged brown.
-Apricots are not very apparent in the flavor profile, yet the fruit character is well developed.
-Even though on paper this is not your typical Oud Bruin, the end result is pretty close to being authentic.
-Brettanomyces and lactobacillus are perfectly integrated to the flavor profile.
-The mouthfeel is very healthy, made of soft carbonation and a huggable body.
-The fruitiness is somewhat cut off in the finish, leaving the way for earthiness and light hop bitterness.
-It is clear this brewer knows what he’s doing; I’m looking forward to trying a lot more of his brews!
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to some swiss chap that brought some awsome bottles to a random tasting at the rake. Alround rating: Pcked full of brett, pale malt, noteably yeasty, tart but the cleaness is distorted a bit by the dusty character. Interesting sour.
Bov (9335) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
my swiss beer number 1000 ! - courtesy of Laurent Mousson - it pours a cloudy reddish-brown colour with almost no foam left (only some shy beige traces subsist); sourish nose of vinegar, prunes and apricot; vinous; sweet and sour with a moderate but regular carbonation; decent malt backbone; the finish is quite dry with long sourish notes and deep fruity tones; well-brewed, very enjoyable and to the point: business as usual from Trois Dames
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009-07-25, bottle, 7-5-7-4-15=38
Mahogany color with red shades; small creamy head. The aroma is initially a mix of lactic sourness and chocolate; there is also a light fruit touch, very light acetone; then the acetone disappears and some more apricots show up. The body is well structured, maltier than other Oud Bruin; there is less apricot than when I tried it from the tank; the light acetone may be disturbing; but overall it’s well balanced, and it may gain complexity in some time.
2009-04-04, "Mange, c’est de la bière!" at the brewery, from the maturation tank, brewed in Sept 2008, 7 months old, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Brewed using a locally produced apricot wine, 2 years old
Hazy dark amber color. Nice lactic aroma, harmonious, a bit fruity, delicate. Good body strength, dynamic caramel flavor, with light residual sweetness, light acidity and fruitness, well mixed. Correct bitterness. Balanced. Very interesting.