tom10101 (6297) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle (375 ml) shared at tasting. Dark amber with a small white head leaving little lacing. Aroma is balsamic with roasted notes, vanilla and bourbon notes. Taste is also quite balsamic with roasted notes, bourbon, vanilla, a bit of alcohol hear and chocolatey notes. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Fruity and chocolatey finish. Ok De Garde but still too balsamic and the roasted/chocolate notes doesn’t blend well with De Garde profile. jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Bottle - pours dark brown tan head - nose of plastic feet with poop on it - tastes bourbon, oak, dark fruit - med body MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ bottle ][ 6oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 10.25.15 ]cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2015
sepia near black, fizzy, small-bubbled dense cream head. Entero- diaper nose up front, stinging cherry cola and heavy acid underneath. Thin, fizzy body first shows cherry very juicy with light lime across mid palate, faint roast emerging late for light balance but way too acidic and chocolate comes off like tootsie roll by contrast.
[ 10.25 Sour Red / Brown Tasting Rankings ]
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02. Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura
03. F&M Manu Negru
04. Tired Hands Guillemot Vanilla
05. Sante Farmhouse Noir
06. New Glarus Thumbprint Sour Wild
07. OEC Malefactus Citrus
08. Anchorage Between the staves
09. Block 15 Belmont Station 15 Anniversary
10. Night Shift Funk’d Porter
11. Block 15 Enchantment
12. OEC Malefactus Wine
13. De Garde Lee Kriek
14. De Garde Vin Lee
15. De Garde Loak
Pour is black with a small bubbly tan head. Nose is bile acid and cherry cola with hints of dry leathery brett. Flavor is a little better, not much, butyric acid, notes of dark malt, cherry cola, quite sour, moderate acidity in finish, body is fairly heavy, super high carb, oily finish. vtafro (7451) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with tan bubbles. Chocolate and roasted aromas, a touch of sour tones. Sour tart flavors, chocolate, roasted, and a nail polish tone.
bierkoning (13813) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Bourbon, oak, cherry confit, caramel and red berries in the aroma. Sour flavor. Bourbon, oak, red berries. caramel. Totally hidden alcohol. Good job! hopscotch (11451) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours dark brown with a small, creamy beige head. Good retention. Basically, this is a chocolaty and sour oude brune. Full-bodied and mildly creamy with soft, airy carbonation. The flavor is big-time sour, lightly chocolaty and mildly toasty. Strange indeed, but I love it. World class oddity right here! Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Courtesy of northernbrewstectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
The aroma consists of moderate berries (raspberry and cherry), yogurt, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, vinegar, and a touch of lemon. It pours a dark brown with some cloudy orange "transparency" when held to the light. It has a minimal beige head that quickly fades to a very fine ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and faint cola. There are some berry notes in the middle. The finish has moderate sour lemon, yogurt, and hints of roast. It’s medium bodied with lively carbonation that can be a bit prickly. Overall, I’m not a big fan of dark sours, but this one would be better than most if not for the prickly carbonation.
UPDATED: APR 2, 2015 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Deep, muddy brown body. Opaque, almost black at the bottom with a deep khaki foam that fades to a thin collar quickly. Aroma is heavily vinous with some wine-like boozy notes, oak, funky cheese rind, black cherry, & a strange note that kind of seems like mild vomit or bile. It’s not super strong or completely killing the vibe here, but I could definitely do without it. Flavor is more tart with heavy cherry, lacto yeast, mild lactic yeast, a hint of tannins, rich woody oak, red grape, vinous booze, & some finishing notes of mild hay funk. Darker malts pop through with a finish of dark fruit & wood. Good, but if the aroma didn’t have that mild off-scent, it would be much better. Martinus (4741) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Reddish brown beer, beige head. Aroma of wood, malts, light lactic acid. Light sour flavour, light sweetness, malts, liquorice root, drop, salty liquorice -salmiak-, hint of red wine. Sour finish, yoghurt, malts and caramel.
(From 50cL bottle @ Antwerp Gettogether Tasting. Shared by digita7693, LoPo87 and Sam. Thanks!!)