rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016 MWMBeerguy (203) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thin head, cloudy red pour. Aroma is of slight tart sourness and a slight wood note. Taste has initial sourness but overall not very sour. However, this is a delicious beer and fits the style well.
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Bouteille de 750ml. capsule métallique. Une rouge avec une mousse beige. Un premier nez fruité, vient ensuite du bois, du vin rouge. Une bouche ferme, acide et aigre. Des saveurs de vin rouge, de bonbon sûre. Une finale acide sur les fruits. Fort intéressant. thornecb (6058) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Pours ruby-tinged mahogany into a snifter. Tan head with good retention recedes leaving scant lacing. Pit fruit and funk aromas. Sharp with tart cherry and oak front to back. Lasting pit finish. jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2014
750ml bottle in a stem glass. Pours hazy amber/reddish with a small head. Aroma of light sourness, some light oak and wine notes, hints of dark fruits, and some pale and caramel malts. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. Lacking a little carbonation and could be more sour. jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours raspberry white head. Nose and taste of sour raspberry in chocolate, oak, pink lemonade, red wine, light funky oak. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Short finish. ClarkVV (6862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014
Batch 1, April 2013, 750mL bottle drunk 4/6/14
Reynolds314 (3477) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Nicely bright copper-auburn body is topped by a medium amount of tan head that recedes fairly stedily to cover.
Really nice mix of soft acetic and malic acids in the nose, with light prunes, raisins and soft wood tannins taking some of the punch out of the acids. Reserved black cherry flesh-like notes and even just a touch of grape-like fruitiness. Works really well with the moderate acidity, light wood and caramel. Very easygoing. No alcohol noted.
Some light acetic acid in the mouth followed up quickly by light vanilla and caramel sweetness. Lots of wood tannin gives a very chewy texture and carbonation is mostly tight and engaging keeping the mouthfeel mostly light and not allowing too much of the tannin to build up. Very nicely attenuated, though with 9 months in the barrel, you’d expect it to be so. Perhaps just a little too tannic, which dulls the brightness just a bit too much. Some diacetyl is rather apparent, especially as it warms, but it dosent detract too much as it sort of works with the barrel character. Good. Could probably come out of the barrel quite a bit sooner.
Great oud bruin style beer. Some oakyness and red wine character. Lots of sharp tartness and cherries and nutty maltyness. Tasty and highly drinkable with lots of character. great beer. harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Barrel 1, 30APR13
Pours a murky brown with a sheet of light tan foam. Smells of wood, cherries, lactic acidity, a little hint of grain and some balsamic. Flavor is tame: grain, sweet malts, light tartness, some cherries, a bit of grain and oak. Medium bodied with hi carb and a wet finish. I think the nose is nice, but the rest leaves a bit to be desired.
auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2013
750mL Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Josh. Quiet malt focused nose, with a hint of funk. Clean, soft, subtle build. Very creamy, but not rich. Neither too sweet, nor too dry, with wildness products adding texture. I think it takes a lot of guts to produce a sour ale in this current American environment that takes after the very traditional Belgian range, staying soft, subtle, and understated, instead of hitting you over the head with acidity. Very traditional in the Oud Bruin realm and beautifully enjoyable for it. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2013
On draft at the brewery, this is fantastic, light subdued tartness with oaky and vanilla body