timtheenchanta (70) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber/ruby color. There’s a decent two finger head with good retention.
Very sour and woody smell to it. Smells of cheap red wine.
Tart taste rules initially with a wine like taste lingering in the back. Delightful sourness that is a bit tainted in the finish by a metallic hint.
This brew feels wonderful on the tongue and is a delight to have. It’s not my favorite Flemish but certainly isn’t bad beer to have on hand.
tfratzke (70) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lost of balsamic vinegarette. Sour cherries. Some bitterness mostly from the vinegar. I like this.
RevBFG (70) - - FEB 23, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Total Wine -- #500 on my list. Pours reddish brown with a large, soapy head. Aroma and taste of balsamic vinegar. Others say sour apple, tart cherry, and cranberries, but I basically get balsamic vinegar. Not really for me.
duke33 (69) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful ruby coloured beer, with a small white head. An interesting sour ale...had a nice sweet sour cherry taste. Not a large hoppy taste to overpower the cherries...it was very well balanced.
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is actually the first sour ale I’ve ever had. It was....interesting. Almost tasted like someone dumped some champagne in a brown ale and called it a new drink. Aroma itself is sour and smells of cherries/cranberries/orange. Flavor is tough to describe - very tart, a little malty, hint of apple on the finish. I expected something more sour than this, but still enjoyed it.
Noudsch (69) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color, low carbonation and little head which disapears quickly. Sour aroma, like apples. Sweet and sour taste. Very fruity. The smell was lovely, too bad the taste was far too sweet for my liking.
Redpointed (69) - Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice, a classic even. Great fruit and yeast aroma with a taste that backs it up.
partchapol (68) - Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Everything good except its sour, taste crisp like wine & apple cider. Smell sweet seeing oak barrel. But sour is not something for me
twistedtxb (68) - - JAN 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Première expérience de Oud Bruin. Arôme distincte de bière sauvage des Flandres. Bel équilibre entre le surette et le sucré. A découvrir!!
BeerCommonSewr (67) - North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2006
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 9.4 oz. bottle
Aroma: Hint of fruit and light hops reminds of a sweet red wine
Appearance: Beautiful deep, clear, deep reddish brown. Head is fantastic. Antique white in color that has a wide variance in bubble size that laces nicely and sustains thoughout the entire glass.
Flavor: My bottle was very sweet to the point of being as sweet as a lambic. Very sweet, apple and cherry, like a sweet cider or lambic.
Palate: Finishes sweet too. Some acidity as the aftertaste lingers. Reminds me of a Reisling.
Overall: Suprisingly I enjoyed this immensely even though it was cerrtainly not what I expected out of a Begian Ale with 6% Alcohol. Theme should be obvious from above sweet sweet sweet.