Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Moen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Almost unhopped brown ale, the base beer for Morpheus Wild and Kerasus, undressed for the fans of the true "oud bruin" style.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Fair acidity and dark fruits. Light body with a touch of sweetness underneath cherry and mild acidity. Could use some funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13613) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Draft, at Maxs Belgianfest. "Aged on Oak." Crystal clear dark brown body, minimal head. Aroma is moderately sweet, funk, some lemon, grape, light cookie. Taste is medium sweet, grape, sour, some lemon. Minimal carbonation, light-medium body, light stickiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RuneStumo (2627) - Haugesund, NORWAY - APR 4, 2013
16.03.2013. Bottle. Cardinal, Stavanger. Brown colour with a thin layered head. Very sour at first with fruity flavours of red berries. Moderate body with almost no bitterness. Flavours of red currents (rips). Aftertaste is sour and leaves a dry mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen1 (5245) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2013
Fra flaske en hyggelig lrdagskveld p Cardinal: "noko syrleg" og vel s det, men ikke av det ekstreme slaget. Bringebr og mye rips. For slank maltkropp til bre syrligheten. Ingen bitterhet spore i det hele tatt. Smaken kom seg nr den ble litt lunken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Tap at Maxs Taphouse. Pours brown with ruby highlights and a small, fizzy off-white head, spare retention and lacing. Aroma is sour and acetic plums and cherries with light date notes, cookie and caramel malt with light earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is sour dark fruity esters with light hops and bitterness, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13904) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2013
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, plums, grape, tobacco and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, grapes, plum and light earthiness with a crisp dry lingering tart earthy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8430) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2013
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear dark amber, no head. Aroma is sour, vinegar and milk. Taste is strong sour, vinegar,fizzy rapberry tartness saves this one, nice overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Sigmund (6977) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2013
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger, who got this beer by a mistake from the importer. ABV is 6.9%. Dark brown to ruby colour, pours with a low and fizzy beige head that dies out instantly. Sweet & sour aroma, notes of red wine, red wine vinegar, oak and herbs. The flavour is very sour, vinegary and oaky, medium sweet. No bitterness. Interesting to have sampled a real oud bruin, but this is really not my cup of tea at all. Could not finish the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2013
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Appearance: The body is a murky and placid brown that looks very unappealing. The head is tall and velvety in texture, but is very thin in density which is apparent by how quickly it dissipates leaving no trace of a head after a minute.
Aroma: The aroma is restrained with hints of cherries, tartness, sweet cocoa, and a touch of caramel.
Taste: The sourness is moderate, but not very strong even for a beginner to sours like me. The sourness is similar to a stronger Shock Tart candy, with blue raspberry and cherry flavors. I taste a bit of cocoa lingering with the sourness.
Palate: Medium bodied with lively carbonation.
Overall: Im new to sours so Im probably not judging this right, but I think this is a fair assessment of this since my score isnt far off from the others.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (3591) - Mostery, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2013
0,33 l shared bottle at Cardinal. Clear deep ruby colored body with a beige film. Ripe dark dried fruits and pickled cherried on the nose. Complex. In the mouth it fall through. Some fresh raspberries but it shuts down quickly. Not much more body to back up the acidity which is intense but short.

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