bartlebier (2559) - 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 (9829) - 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 (6444) - 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 (2939) - 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 (4639) - 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 (6290) - 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 (2003) - 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 (4243) - 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.
snoworsummer (3243) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle. Crisp, sour, and refreshingly delicious. Slightly bitter. Opaque medium brown.
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with ruby highlights, a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with light to spare lacing. Aroma is sour and acidic grapes and plums with biscuit and cookie malt and spicy hops. Flavor is sour fruits, sweet malt, no hops or bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.