JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Darker brown with a hint of red. Aroma has some light oak and sourness with a hint of cherries. Flavor is a rather subdued, tart, & woody mix of lighter malts. Starts bigger, but fades. Hints of dark fruit. Not bad, just a bit dull for a Flemish Sour. GRM (4019) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2008
Brown bottle, 330 ml, best before 07/06/09, purchased at the LCBO on March 2 2008, savoured on March 13 2008; eye: ruby with a brownish hue, café au lait head, slight effervescence, a bit of lacing; nose: sour, malt, a bit woody; mouth: malt, "old dust", sour, a bit woody, a bit of caramel, "old" finale with a hint of sourness, lightly sweet, medium body, a bit thin, average carbonation, a bit acidic; overall: a bit disappointed
Bouteille brune, 330 ml, meilleure avant 07/06/09, achetée à la LCBO le 2 mars 2008, savourée le 13 mars 2008; œil : rubis avec une teinte brunâtre, mousse café au lait, très légère effervescence, un peu de dentelle; nez : suri, malt, un peu boisé; bouche : malt, « vieille poussière », suri, un peu de boisé, petit filet de caramel, finale en « vieux » avec une pointe de suri, légèrement sucrée, corps moyen, un peu mince, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement acide; en résumé : un peu déçu NosirIwont (2518) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a light brown head. Sour aroma. Horse blanket. Malty. Flavour is sourish, sweet and malty. 24-01-08. FatPhil (15967) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2008
Keg (ZBF2008)Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Deep reddy brown. Bready aroma, Anna detects sourness too. Watery, only an occasional sour taste. Much better after it warms, but still a bit disappointing.
Pours a molasses cola w/ no head worth mentioning. Looks like flat cola mixed with motor oil. Tastes sour. Tastes like something went wrong. I almost wonder if I got a bad bottle. This stuff sucks. Drain pour.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Pours a dark brown with thin beige head. Strong aroma of oaky wood and dark fruit. Tart and very sweet tasting. More sour than I prefer. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Cola colored with a fleeting tan head. Nice aroma is mostly oak and earthy cellar. Light/medium body. Light pit fruit flavor here with some caramel sweetness. Has a mildly sour wet wood taste to finish. Not too bad by itself , but it was weak compared to some of the other sours we quaffed the first week of march’07...357 rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2008
330ml botle. Pours a dark, opaque brown. Lots of carbonation, small frothy head that dissipates quickly. Smells very malty, with a mix of fruit, mostly banana. Palette is smooth, but quite tangy. Flavour is complex and quite nice. Can definitely taste the oak aging. jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2008
33cl bottle. Pours clear and deep, reddish brown with intense copper highlights and a medium-sized, light tan head that is very short-lived. The aroma is fruity, woody, and a little sour - like currants and treacle. The flavor starts acidic with a touch of sweetness. There is also some toasty maltiness and a touch of breadiness, after the initial, subtle sourness. The middle of the tongue finds an interesting mix of grainy, toasty, semi-sweet malts with sour fruit (acetic, not citrus). The middle and finish have a strong, earthy, musty note. The mouthfeel is medium in body and quite effervescent. The vigorous carbonation is almost too much on the tip of the tongue, but it complements the flavors throughout to make the beer taste more refreshing. Overall, very nice - simple and drinkable, yet interesting from the mix of toasty and sour flavors. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2008
First rating, but long time beer drinker.
Inspired by a Bios to try more Sour Ales. This one though is different than the Sour Red Ales, like the bottle says, Old Brown Ale Aged in Oak Casks for 2 Years. That about sums it up. Pours a dark brown color with a light, quickly disappearing whitish-tan head.
The nose is almost entirely oak wood. So is the front end of each sip. A slight bit of tartness as well as that classic brown ale taste follow. Not overly complex, but a very good beer.