FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a pale brown tinged, one-finger thick, tan colored head. The beer is a concentrated brown color that shows opaque when held up to the light. The aroma smells of tart, concentrated raisins, ample prune juice, and some salted dried plum notes. There is some slight toasted grain character, a sort of nutty, light sherry like note, and a touch of concord grape juice. As the beer warms up the toasted malt character starts to lean towards toasted oak notes
The beer has a light tartness, and a sort of savory, almost smoky character to it. The beer is rich on the malt side of the spectrum, with lots of aged malt character; toasted nut flavors, light sherry, aged caramel, a rich toasted brown grain character, and some rounded, toasted oak like flavors. The body has some viscosity and texture to it, this is certainly not on the light side of the spectrum, but is not overly heavy either. The tartness here melds really well with the nutty oxidation and the rich malt character; it is lactic and perhaps just a touch acetic in character, but this last is fairly subtle.
This is a nice, rounded, sort of soft, but still rich example of an Oude Bruin. Quite enjoyable, and a great way to finish off an evening.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Memphis. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with some thin head. Notes of dark fruits, vinegar, funk, cherry. Fairly tart with a medium body and soft carbonation.
bartlebier (2483) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour@4th Festival der Bierkulturen Köln 25/05/2013.
Dried apricot, intense lactic acid, oak vanilla. Chocolate malt smoothness. 35 ibus as a backing choir to a cultured vinegar Oud bruin - pas mal... Plenty of character with a lot of aged/dried/barrel layers interspersed, whilst remaining very drinkable and refreshing = expert brew. Chapeau pour la Suisse romande voor deze Oud Bruin!
hopdog (9618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Poured a ruby color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of cherries, light vinegar with some lighter funky, earthiness. Tastes of cherries, light vinegar, wood, some funk, and some caramel.
BBB63 (6394) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle served in tulip: Aged over two years... pours a murky brownish hue with ruby highlights topped by a fading head and not much lace. The aroma is soured cherries and apricots, roasted and caramelized malts, horse blanket and cheese. Heavy on the Acetobacter and Brettanomyces with a layer of malt and oak found as well. This has a brilliant balance but does have a slight band-aid nature upon the finish that would be my only criticism. Dry yet watery... yeah you know what I mean... soft carbonation. I like this but is it an example of a well aged bottle or a example of a very good beer in general?
jbruner (2852) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 Pours a murky reddish brown from the bottle with no real head or lacing. Aroma is caramel and dark toffee notes, almost bba qualities. Taste is sour chocolate and cherries, earthy funk. Really odd, but pretty damn good. Even better on tap!
jaghana (4469) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 75cl, from Allen thanks. An amber dark beer with low head, nose is nice and typically on oude bruin with vinegar, acidity and this kind of burnt wood. Aroma is a bit more dry and acid than usual oude bruin, notes of chocolate, cherry, tart, vinegar, burnt wood / fruit.
jredmond (6060) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 Bottle courtesy of Dennis during his going away party at Blind Tiger with Linh, Max, Caroline and Will. Pours a deep murky brown body with thin off white lacing, Aroma is super fishy - literally like fish, fish oil, Vinegar, sour dark fruit and light funk. Mouthfeel is medium and tart with notes of tart dark fruits, prune, raisin, light funk and vinegar. Very weird.
NikkTwist (1913) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Eulogy. Very dark ruby pour with a foamy ring. Dark fragrant sour. Bing cherry. Sour dark wood. Black currents. Medium sour dark ale. Burnt corn/grain notes but the red plum sour dominates.
sonnycheeba (4129) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy brown/ruby with thin, creamy off-white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is sour fruit, caramel and cookie malt, floral hops, strawberries, light vanilla, and light spice. Flavor is sour fruit esters, toasted malts, floral hops, and light honey; dry, lightly sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation. This is almost the Jean Claude Vann Damme of sour browns.