JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3 finger head that left very nice lacing atop a hazy amber brew.
Aroma is funky sweet and sour.. reminds me of a sweeter smelling Orval.. spicy.
Flavor begins with a spicy slightly sweet malty blast and trails into some nice bret mid palate and finish is fairly dry with a lingering bret and mild hop flavor. Green apples and a faint oakiness. Light/medium palate with only a touch of carbonation. Craftbrewhaha (80) - - OCT 1, 2015
Had this on draft. Gentle acidity, complementing malt backbone. Great aroma. Not my favorite Oud Bruin, but not far from the top of the list! PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 8, 2015
Not an oud bruin. Smells very sweet -- malty, worty. Caramel, red apple, pear, bake bread. Got the malt side right; needs some acidity. Super-sugary flavor. Bread, caramel, toffee, apple cider, a bit of bretty funk. Zero Flanders acidity, and if this is actually 6 percent alcohol, I’ll eat my own shoes. Tastes more like a quad than anything, and not like a very good one. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
My Bottom Line:slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Lactic connotations and vegetal undertones wade within this storyless Oud Bruin.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the dull, misty pale red.
-A touch of butyric acid (spoiled milk) is found in the nose.
-Mouthfeel is a tad fluffy, which doesn’t work with the style (for me).
-Acidity levels are low for the style.
-After 4 different brews, this brewery just doesn’t do it for me.
Bottle; 2013 vintage.
What a letdown this one. GT has always been solid, if not spectacular, and this, as a sour, is just crap. Smells and tastes of barn, yes...but in that dusty old smell. Very little tartness or sour (or really a whole lot of anything going on) in the aroma and flavor. Too gassy. More like a straight belgian, and a somewhat boring one at that. One timer for sure, not worth half what they charge. Stick to what you know guys, and sour ales ain’t it."
madchemist83 (272) - USA - JUN 9, 2014
More like watered down barely wine. Too much of the malt interfere with flemish yeast character Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Aroma is fruity with apples, grapes and prune with a strong caramel sweetness under the fruity flavors. The beer has a rich caramel color and a modest tan head with some light cloudiness. Flavor is sweet with a strong raisin presence, light toasted malt which is well balanced with the sweetness. Body is modest with low carbonation. Overall a pretty good brew with a lot of sweetness present. Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2014
750 ml bottle- Pours an extremely hazy orange with minimal head that reduces to a collar. Aroma is extremely malty similar to a barleywine actually. The taste is similar, age has not been kind to this beer, malts similar to a barleywine. The vintage is 2013, PDT is 01/13, about 15 months, a true sour should stand up to much more than this ( possibly the retailer stored it improperly, huge windows shining sunlight right on the bottles?). From what I’ve read its the beer, WTF, extremely malty, not a sour at all! radagast83 (8072) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
1L swing top? bottle. Thanks to maniac! March 2014 DC Tasting. Poured a ruby clear color without a real head to speak of. Aroma was malty, sweet notes. Malt finish, some nutty notes. Age has oxidized this a bit (bottle was first opened in Sept), the sour/acid is missing, but was still enjoyable enough. Westchesterco (2043) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Poured from a bottle at a rb tasting the color is a dark amber it is cloudy and the aroma is of sour apples. The taste is is sour and has a taste of sour apples