Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2009
(Bottle thanks mybestfriend) Pours reddish brown with a small pale nougat colored head. The aroma is light to medium acidic and light to medium sweet with tones of vinegar, light barnyard/basement brett, light vanilla-ish oak, dry apple/pear cider and tart cherries. Malt brings light caramel, nuts and toast. The flavour is light to medium sweet, light to medium and light bitter. Tones of vinegar, dry apple cider, some citrus, light barnyard, earth, light caramel and light nuts. The mouthfeel is medium round, light syrupy and light to medium carbonated. Earthy and vinegar finish Medium bodied. DocLock (10836) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
Not sure why this didn’t show up under Deschutes, but whatever. Bottle is from PUB’N. Pours turbid ruddy muddy brownish with off-white head. Nose is tart fruit, earthy, sour mashy malt, some merlot. Tastes tart, with eartyy cherry and berry, plus merloty red winey notes, and well hidden alcohol. Yet another great beer from these guys. blutt59 (6573) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2009
bottle, thanks to bman1113vr, ruby coloerd with some foam, aromas of sweet raspberry and strawberry, flavors of rose petal, sour cherry, strawberry jam angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Ruby pour with a small head. Pleasant sourness in the aroma. Taste was sour cherries, caramel and bread. Syrupy mouthfeel BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle via a trade with mashmaster. Pours with a small, off-white head over a hazed brown body. Aroma of plums, chocolate and alcohol. Taste is slightly metallic, with sweetness, dark fruits, and sourness. Light carbonation. True to the oud-bruin style’s meatiness.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 9, 2009
22oz’er. Aroma of cherries, merlot, raisins with a slight earthiness. Clear reddish brown with a quick dissipating bubbly head. The sourness hits the back of your mouth first, there is a layer of sweetness that comes on but is taken away by a sour finish. Medium body with a somewhat thin mouth feel, lively carbonated and a long sour finish. This is my first sour ale so I’m not sure what to compare it to, but this is a superb ale. The sourness grows on you and the sweetness starts to come out as you drink it. There are lots of different flavors and sensations going on with this beer, almost a carnival for your mouth. SudsMcDuff (8462) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 4, 2009
pours a light murky tan/tawny/red colour, with a light head .. . sour cherries and pure sour goodness ... super smooth, and lip smacking! .. . sweet/sour playing on my tongue, really indescribable goodness here .. . The nicest sour yet!! god i wish i had more!! MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2009
bomber thanks to bleeng. Shared at the March Houston Tasting. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose of sour fruit and malt. Taste of sour fruit and malt and vinegar. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Not as sour as many others. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2009
In short: A funky, sour and very acidic ale that is also very sweet (caramel, maraschino cherries) and overly tannic. An Intense sipper better in small servings.Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2009
How: Bottle 22oz, was-top. 2008 batch (first one). Consumed when about 6 months of age. Sent to me by Oakbluff. Thank-you so very much Scott.
The look: Beautiful red-brown-amber body topped by a medium beige head with low retention
In long: The nose is moderately wild with a sweet maraschino cherries. Taste is surprisingly caramelized. Caramelized malts, oak, maraschino cherries, a lot of earth, some vinegar. Very heavy, especially for the style. I don’t think I’ve ever had a sour ale that was so sweet while remaining very sour and very acidic. The beer is extremely astringent, too much so. A strong sensation of red wine tannins and that’s where the beer lost its appeal to me. Far from highly drinkable. The high average score of this beer can only be due to people sharing bottles. So tannins/puckery sensation is so strong that it me about 30 minutes to go through my bomber. It’s a Dissident alright, it did not go down without giving a strong opposition.
I had some of this at a tasting. It followed three other fruit beers. There is definitly a fruit taste to this one but unlike the other beers previous to this one, this one had more of a hops flavor to it. Quite enjoyable.