17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2009
Sampled many many times on draft at pre-ZBF 2009 at Alvinne. This beer was definitely one of the stars of the fest. Not very sour as the bordeaux barrels really take center stage. Supremely sophisticated woody aged malt flavor. Extremely drinkable, smooth and the furthest thing from heavy or filling. I love the woodiness, especially from the Bordeaux barrels. I can’t believe I didn’t buy any to take home with me! yespr (46523) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
From tap. Pours hazy deep orange to brown with a small dense and tan head. Sweet, milky and wooden to light alcohol note from the whisky. Caramelish and sweet impression. Mild milky to a whisky dense caramel malt base. Nice blend which gives a distinct more "serious" malt base form the whisky compared to many other flemish oud bruins, as a consequence the body is more full and smooth. Smooth wineous and malty finish. Nice one. jerohen (2319) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2009
Tasting session at jbrus. Bottled. Dark red-brown coloured, small brown head. Lactobacillus aroma, malts, whisky notes. Again lactobacillus and whisky in flavour, a bit more leaning towards the whisky-notes, some toffee. A unique combination of flavours, sour ale and whisky, and yet so smooth and balanced that it’s still highly drinkable. Good job Menno! Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2009
Draught @ Pre-ZBF Alvinne. A dark amber, little hazy colored beer, with a nice foamy beige head. The aroma of soft fruity malts with some notes of whisky. The taste is dry, fruits like grapes/citrus. There is bitter with some wood. The aftertaste is a little bitter. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2009
A Mes rate: draught at Alvinne Pre ZBF.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2009
First beer of the day and thrust into my hand by Menno as soon as we walked in. Dark amber / copper colour with a good off white head. Good caramel malt base with hints of tarty Flemishness on top. Faint earthy notes and a hint of liquorice plus just a hint of citrus in the finish. Just the right amount of barrel. Hugely quaffable. Lovely. Thanks Menno.
[email protected]Alex420 (48) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 25, 2009
Lactic aroma with whiskey and chocolate. Hazy, brown colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, lactic, chocolate, whiskey and vanilla. Smooth mouth feel. Nice and successful experiment.
Bott 75cl @ brasserie420
Light brown reddish color, longlasting foam.
Light acetic aroma, some sweet fruit to it.
Fruity tastes, peach, apricot, mildly sweet. Nice straitforward aceticnes, but not in your face!
A great interpretation of this stile!
DutchDrebus (6048) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle 286 (brewed 2008, bottled 2009) of 560 thx to joes @ ZZT VI. Nice copper to bordeaux colour with no head. Smells chocolate, roasty, caramel, salty cheese, wood. Tastes caramel, wood, dark chocolate, a minimal hint of peat, hint of red wine. Nice round taste, medium body, soft carbo. fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
on tap at the Pre-ZBF, pours hazy amber with a medium size off white head. Soft sweet malt and light sour aroma. Sweet and brown biscuity malt flavors mix with a slight sourness and a kind of butter flavor. Not in a bad way, very enjoyable beer. bierkoning (13444) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2009
Bottle, shared @ jbrus’s place, kindly donated by Molenbrouwer. Vinous, oaky, dusty, lactic aroma. Hints of cherry and clear notes of single malt whisky. Initially some milk chocolate in the flavor, but that is overpowered by a strong whisky flavor. Not optimally balanced, but this beer will probably age beautifully. Delicious!