DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! 2010 bottle. Orange-amber. Oak, caramel, fruitiness, a bit spicy. Sour, slightly sweetish. seymour (2096) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Tasted on tap at 2016 Wolpertinger Fest in glass German beer mug. It poured a hazy deep orange (not red) colour with no foam nor lace. Passable as a Flanders Red I guess, but not a good one. Tart, a little malty, a little funky. Despite the brewer’s deScription, there’s far more lacto and pedio sourness than brett complexity. Extremely light body, low carbonation (intentional?), boozy heat, hint of digestive stink. That’s putting it kindly. I had to work hard to cleanse my glass for subsequent samples. Deschutes missed the mark on this one. MrMeadMan (77) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2016
(2015 bottling, 11.1%ABV) Oak conditioning comes through in the aroma along with a good nose of cherries. Sour bite is front and center with the cherries adding a great complement to the overall flavor. Astringency of oak present but not overpowering or objectionable. Smooth for a high alcohol brew. Definitely a "sipper" but also definitely worth savoring every drop! thepatrickman (1457) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle shared at tbub18’s place back in June. One heck of a sour -- this thing is big, boozy, and super tart. There are some funk and barnyard smells working here, but the overall impression was sour and tang. Mighty fine. CanIHave4Beers (4208) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
kaser (6366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Pours a deep reddish orange, sort of rust like color with a fluffy off white head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is certainly inviting with plenty of tart cherry, earthy funk, and wood galore. It absolutely comes off as boozy in the aroma, which is really the downfall to the bouquet here considering all the pleasantries.
The flavor is nice but far far too wood forward at this age (2015 bottling)... The sourness is restrained and pleasant, there is almost no detectable acetic character, it’s reasonably dry & it’s got a good tart cherry thing happening. But damn if it isn’t boozy. The overwhelming wood & booze just really are put offs for me with this beer, scale those two things back and this is an out of the park flanders red, but it’s really hard to dig past the dominance of those two flavors & the whole thing ends up hot and unbalanced.
This is a beer I’ve waited to try for easily 5+ years, I’m not wholly disappointed, but I was hoping for something... different.
Would it age well? Probably, but I’m not paying another $17 to find out.
Poured from 22oz bottle at home. Amber clear color. Sour and yeast, cranberry and raisin notes. Pretty tasty. Boozy Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JAN 10, 2016
2014 bottle. It says best after "10/27/15."
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a semi-hazy to burnt amber color with a quickly dissipating fizzy white head that left no lacing.
The smell had some sour cherries up front with a subtle sweetness to it. Light woody character rounds it out. Subtle acceptable vinous grapes.
The flavor rides on the sour cherries with the woodiness coming back dryly. Sticky sweet cherry to woody aftertaste leads into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping to sessionable quality about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing the stickiness to build on my tongue, still acceptable for the most part.
Overall, I say this was a pretty nicely done Flanders Oud Bruin that I would have again. robinvboyer (4738) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
2010, 10.5%. Cloudy reddish brown, with a large off white head. The aroma right off the bat is funk! Some big lambic style barnyard aromas, wet hay, with alot of vinegar, sour cherries, earthy wood, overly ripe fruit, and lactic overtones. Solid mouth feel, good carb, surprisingly good carb considering the beer is 5 years old. The finish is sour, and funk, with big sour cherries, and general soured fruit. Big wet hay, and lambic style funk. Great stuff. doublebock (558) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Appearance: Clear reddish brown with little head
Aroma: sour cherry and charred oak
Taste: Oaky with a sour bite. Some tart cherries and tobacco.
Overall: very similar to a traditional Kriek flavor oud bruin furiousdman (12) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Beautiful foam and bronze color. Subtle yet strong flavor. Nice mild funk with lingering sourness. I had the 2008 thanks to IrishBoy. Thanks!