JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught Small beige head over hazy foxy-amber beer. Oud bruin, at its best; extremely fruity, cherry, lactic acid, putteke, wet wood. Fresh, tart, oud bruin in wood, but less fruity in the mouth than in the nose. Only the MF leaves a bit to be desired, being a tad watery, but offering lasting lactic acid flavouring. Excellent! I want more from these guys. In the present sample, a bit more body and a bit more lagering might have elevated it even higher.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375mL thanks to Travlr. Pours muddy rouge with a larger, fizzing, beige head. Larger lace for style. Nose is red wine vinous with heavy mustiness and cobwebby funk. Some dried meat and thanksgiving holiday spices. Strange. Nice though. Taste is tangy, acetic heat, lots of citric acid and paper. Mouth watering. Longer, interesting finish with white wine vinegar. Not too bad.
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sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ VBPF’12.
Brune foncée, col fin beige.
Arôme agréable rappelant un bouquet subtile de gousse de vanille sur ce nez malté et léger caramel.En bouche, aigreur modérée pour une ’sour’ très abordable, aigreur persiste en bouche laissant un léger profile fruité avec au final ce mélange parfait d’une malt caramel et une pointe de sucré-aigre de cerise. Le tout se termine sur un côté épicé/boisé qui se répand sur le palais.
Benzai (5731) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle, courtesy of Joes. Hazy opaque red color, no head. Smell sour, some warm cherries you sometimes get with Ice cream. Taste sour, unripe fruits. Pretty decent beer, very well balanced. Way better then expected. Medium to high carbo, but not offensive.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml bottle best by Jun 2017, thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy/ruddy brown and ruby, fine offwhite bubbles. Nose of currant, plastic, herbs, greens, bit funky when coaxed. Taste is pretty tart, raspberries, tart other berries, really didn’t love the smell but tastes awesome.
Mora2000 (5127) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Hazy brown pour with a white head. The aroma has some nice toffee and cherry character. The flavor is made up of toffee, cherries, raspberries and some light tartness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice sour.
lusikka (4972) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere. Pours a dark ruby colour with a white head. Aroma of strong tart berries, chocolate and some bread. Rich flavour of strong tart berries, caramel, straw, complex sweet raisins and grass. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a long, tart, rich finish. Great stuff.
olio (4807) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, some grass and sour grape fruits. Flavor is also quite sour with grape fruits, grass and faint yeast. Sour palate. Nice.
BoBoChamp (4666) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
38cl, at 6%Vol, as Experimenteel Oud Bruin, new exclusive brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sour brew, woody and slightly fruity, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew
tderoeck (3581) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
14/08/2011 on tap @ Internationaal Streekbierenfestival Zwevegem (2011-387)
Note: the brewer calls this an experimental beer, as it is their first try for a Vlaams Oud Bruin. Possibly this beer will change in the future.
Bit cloudy copper red to brown beer, aery off-white smal head, unstable and non adhesive. Dissipates quite quickly. Aroma: fruity, sour cherries, wood, little sweet, some yoghurt (lactobacillus). Taste: sour but fruity start, lemony, raspberries, red currants. Aftertaste: lemon, raspberries, butter milk. The more you drink of it, the more complex flavours you are able to detect. This beer needs some balancing, but it’s already promising. Can’t wait till they make a blend with a 2 year old sour, instead of a one year old.