adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a deep brown appearance with a small tan head. Spicy, almost chai-like aroma with a mild sourness. Medium sourness, fairly spicy, minty, all spice, red fruits, apricot, malty flavor. Spicy, medium sour finish. A very interesting, unique beer that I could imagine enjoying with Christmas dinner.
deyholla (9635) - 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.
gnoff (9417) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As "Grande Dame" at 7%. Bottle 75 cl thanks to Johan K (not on ratebeer), on January 17, 2015. BB Dec 2015.
Hazy to cloudy brown color, small yellow to tan head. Light acidic to lactic, apricots fruity, a bit sweet scent. Acidic dry, tart, red currants, berry peel/skin taste. Medium mouthfeel to fizzy, very low bitterness. Some apricots taste as well. Tart, fruity aftertaste.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL at DC Elite. Pours a hazy mahogany with a small, tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, big spice, spicy red wine vinegar, Flemish red complexities like spicy oak, chocolate ganache. Taste is dry, bland, chalky, tart but not sour, metals, lemon, cardboard. Softly carbonated on the palate. Too much lemon tart and not enough Flemish red oomph.
DocLock (9242) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Craft Ale House. Poured turbid reddish brown with khaki head. Nose was tart cherry fruit, funky yeasty malt. Tasted tart, lactic, funky, with cherry notes, yeastiness in the finish, and a high complexity.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour the nose is very acetic and tart. A bit of light
cherry and some nice fruit. Bright and a little bit woody. Really rich and tasty.
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Night of the Funk. Pours a hazed amber brown with a thin white head. Light cheesy notes, soft cocoa, chocolate. Acetic right away but gentle and fruity. Acid, fruit, malt, chewy tannins, long and fruity. Cocoa, soft fruit. Lingering acid, faintly acetic. Nice.
JorisPPattyn (9082) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red beer with a brownish shine; light-brown dark head. Lactic nose, wood, very convincing aromas, buttermilk. Woody, more burnt than expected from an Oud Bruin, covering the lactic a bit. Finish is completely authentic Flemish Oud Bruin, balsamico vinegar. Medium bodied, refreshing. Give me this blind, I’d swear it is a genuine Flemish product. Chapeau! Thanks to Jean H. for recommending it!
MartinT (8957) - 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!
DuffMan (8803) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Very hazy medium brown with a lively white head. Sour pittted fruits up front, doughy caramel malts lend body and sweetness. As yeasty and malty as it is sour. I liked it.