Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2013
C&C Liter shared by maniac at the Baltimore Late Late Summer Gathering, 9/14/13. Pours a clear dark red-amber color with a thin frothy head. Good head retention. Aroma of tart dark earthy funk, some vegetal notes, dark fruits. The taste is dark fruits, caramel, stone fruits, mild funk. Medium bodied, slight lingering tartness, decent balance. stevoj (5869) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Oud bruins are more Dutch than Belgian, and are sweet, not sour. Not sure if this is a just a play on words for the word Bruin. Definitely sour, medium amber with a skin of beige head and very lazy carbonation. Aroma is grapes/wine, apple cider. Taste is more cider with a malt backbone. Finish is kind of flat. Nice try, but not close. doublebock (558) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Appearance: Light brown and orange with thin white head
Aroma: Yeasty with banana
Taste: Grassy with hints of orange. No soutness whatsoever and no maltiness of Old Bruin. More like a hefeweizen
Overall: Qiite disappointing. Grand Teton does some great interpretations of styles like its Doublebock buy this sour was unfortunately a fail badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
On tap. Hazy light brown with almost no head. Sweet caramel and lightly tart fruit aroma and taste with a bright palate. Fairly one dimensional. RobertDale (6983) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours a golden brown with a decent biege head. Aroma of malt, fruit, yeast, and caramel. Taste is malt, dark fruit, yeast, caramel, and wood. Interesting stuff.
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Some berries malts and caramel. Slight off white head and rusty brownish red body. Malts, berries, slight caramel some alc notes. Crisp and carbonated on the palate. Emeister84 (2652) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Aromas of caramel and nutty malts, with mild dried fruit. Hazy amber with a quickly fading beige head. Dry, fruity, earthy, and sour. Light-medium bodied, well carbonated, and finishes with lingering earthy tartness. ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Props to anyone trying to make an oud bruin, but this one falls a bit short. Thin sweet malty character with little to no sourness. Maybe since I had it on tap it was still a bit young, but overall pretty underwhelming. tmoreau (4743) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 On tap and snifter served at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a clear & bright, ruby highlighted, mahogany hue, with a quickly diminishing, off white head, and maybe a few spots & streaks of lacing. The aroma was sweetness, fruit as berries and dark cherry, and some tartness. A hint of vinegar was also noticeable as the beer warmed. The flavor offered low hop bitterness, esters that were not as expressive as the nose, not very lively carbonation, and a little less than medium body that seemed to thin out a little to expose some watery texture. Not bad, but somewhat disappointing. penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Orange-mahogany with a light tan head. No residual lacing. Aroma of yeast, bread, musty and woody, very slight tart dried cherry. Taste of brown bread/molasses, yeast, dried fruits, musty woody spice reminiscent of wild ginger (Asarum caudatum). Doesn’t have the characteristic tartness I was expecting. More of a generic dark Belgian and tasty enough for that, but disappointing in comparison to the bottle’s description.