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.
King_Alex_II (25) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Disclaimer: grand same (oid bruin with abricots)
Smells sour with some fruity notes (the lable suggests abricots, but I am not very good at distinguishing fruits)
The description as a sour brown is very accurate with an additional emphasis on sour.
eduardovl (929) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle poured in a chalice
A: Pours a deep brown cloudy color. The head is almost unexistent, only a thin and beige head is formed and that instantly disappears. Practically no lacings are left
S: Smell is fruit-estery and acid. Apples and vinegar are quite evident. Biscuity (Diacetyl?)
T: Lactic sourness, but not extremely acid. Softer than a Lambic, for example. So that you can feel some malts and hops. Again, fruity, apples and pears mainly
M: Medium body. Bit molasses. Very low carbonation. Acid with a bit bitter end.
O: Great beer
[ BA Review @ 10/15/2011 ]
ekstedt (5579) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Dark chestnut, medium beige head. Smoked manure aroma, mature cheese, some red fruit. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium acidity.
pilsnerrogge (2524) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep redish brown with a mid sized head.
Sourish aroma of raspberries, cherries, funk and chocolate.
Sour taste with notes of grapefruit, cherries, funk and apricots.
Nisse666 (4433) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle from SB cons 2014-08-16 Göteborg
AR: sour, kriekish, dust, dadels
AP: dark brown reddish, fizzy stouthy créme brown head
F: sour, kriekish, youghurt, rich carbonation, dry, tart,
SamTheBarrel (486) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml 2014 years vintage brown bottle labelled Grande Dame Oud Bruin, label pictures a woman sipping beer, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is cloudy sienna brown with a small khaki colored head that quickly reduced. Aroma of cherries, plums and notes of oak wood. Flavours of cherries, plums, oak wood notes, vanilla and a hint of vinegar and chocolate. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter and medium sour. Palate is medium bodied, smooth texture and soft carbonation. Overall Grande Dame is delicious, a pleasant tartness and flavour complexity.
salvaticas (454) - - AUG 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tørst. Pours a purplish red. Slightly sour on the nose. Medium bitterness with a long finish. Somewhat of a weird aftertaste, but pretty good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BrewBoxer (2096) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at torst Williamsburg Brooklyn .pours a dark brown color with no head. Kind of light on the fruitiness and a more mild Flanders red
dfroms (322) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at The Sampler. Pours reddish brown. Aroma is sour cherry, plum, cocoa, banana. Taste is nicely balanced sour cherry, sour plum, oak tannins, banana, cocoa. Good but slightly lacking in body.
Holmen1 (2715) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra fat på Cafe Baran, Bergen, sammen med Børge: lett uklar mørk brun med kortvarig off white sum. Aroma av sure bær, vanilje (eikefat?), aprikos, malt. Deilig balanse mellom surhet, bitterhet og sødme i smaken, hvor den fine surheten naturlig nok dominerer. Tørr avslutning gjør at jeg gjerne griper til glasset igjen.