ContemplateBeer (1946) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of cherry, tootsie roll, moderate sourness and some red grape. Appearance is dark crimson with bone head. Flavor of chocolate, cherry, red grape and some resin in the finish. Palate is creamy and chewy with a moderate mouthfeel. A nice one.
ads135 (4011) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is what I like my Oud Bruins to taste like. Syrupy, some Worchestershire sauce, and a lingering thick sweetness tempered by some funk. Bought at Beertopia in 2016.
MetalNHopHead (1250) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 24, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first brush with Trois Dames and one of the better Oud Bruins I’ve gotten to enjoy. Brown pour with a short-lasting head. Aromas of must (as in decay, not wine - that’ll come later), funk, earth, hay, dank wood, vinegar, and cherry. Flavors are complex and can be tricky to pinpoint at times. There’s a big vinegar note, but not like you might often experience in a sour beer. It IS acidic, but it’s got a vinous character that’s rich and nearly meaty. Almost like red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar. Tart cherry taste, too - plenty of rotted and soured qualities to the fruitiness. It’s all finished by a dry feel. This Dame’s got class.
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear reddish brown color. Aromas of stonefruit, yeast, vinegar, and a touch of wood. Flavor is sour, yeasty, wood, with a tart sour finish.
Cybercat (4882) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours opaque chocolate brown with a fairly thick, though not long-lasting, tan head. Aroma features a strong note of sour fruit, pear, cherry, berry, and a little apple. Flavor is seriously sour - if you like your beers sour, you will enjoy this Grande Dame! Pear, apple, cherry and berry tones contribute to a taste that will make your whole face do the Sour Brown Shuffle. Mouthfeel presents firm, smooth body if not a lot of fizz. This one could have you speaking French even if you don’t know much!
superspak (4403) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a small dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tart raspberry, cranberry, cherry, red grape, apricot, green apple, hay, straw, brown sugar, toasted oak, light chocolate, red wine vinegar, light pepper/funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart raspberry, cranberry, cherry, red grape, apricot, green apple, hay, straw, brown sugar, toasted oak, light chocolate, red wine vinegar, vanilla, light pepper/funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-medium fruity/acidic tartness and yeast/oak spice on the finish; with lingering notes of raspberry, cranberry, cherry, red grape, apricot, green apple, hay, straw, brown sugar, toasted oak, red wine vinegar, vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness form acidity as well. Light-medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly acidic, and light creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Flanders brown ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced acidity. A very enjoyable offering.
dandeman (793) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Achetée au Beer Cellar a Waterbury en May 2015 et vieillie en cellier depuis. L’olfactif nous propose une belle complexité de fruits sur une base vinaigrée et tannique, aux tons de vieux cuir. L’abricot y est bien sur présent avec de légères notes de raisins secs, de prunes et de cerises de terre. Une immense mousse beige et rocailleuse se colle pendant de longues minutes sur le liquide marron et très opaque. L’entrée en bouche est très acidulée. On y perçoit un peu de boisé. La finale est également vineuse et légèrement alcoolisée. Présence légère de chocolat. La bouche me déçoit un peu. Les fruits de l’olfactif sont absents. Ne restent que le chocolat et l’acidité. Bof!
Gaultier (1371) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 21/12-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity, bretty and acidic with woody notes. Body is medium, the finish is dry, fruity and acidic.
Jorn69 (2551) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 151221. Bottle (750 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity and woody, bretty and caramely, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and bretty.
fillepolo (475) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from systembolaget. beer tasting @ my place. Pours a brown to redish beer with a medium head. Fruity and sour with Woody notes. Dry sour finish.
drpimento (2970) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice complex Flemish Brown. Rich, layered aroma of perfumes vinegars fruits malts. Flavor’s like nose plus good tang.