574deadzone (1420) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2014
Pours a cloudy brown with orange edging and a fairly thick khaki head that settles to a thick ring and film, leaving some dripping webby lace. Nose involves oak and apple cider vinegar, a hint of brown sugar. Somewhat sweet, quite tart, a bit bitter. Light bodied, very active, cleansing drying tartness on the tongue, finishing fairly lengthy with oak tartness. Pretty decent, not a lot of complexity, but it’s mostly agreeable and somewhat versatile. Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Pours a very dark red/brown with a thin, short-lived head. No lacing. Aroma is relatively mild with cherries, sour berries, oak barrel, malts, caramel. The taste is sour cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, oak barrel, dark malts, and wine. The finish is slight tart cherries and oak barrel. Light to medium body. Smooth. 50belair (3701) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at Specialty Beer Cellar. Murky dark brown pour with reddish tints and an off white head. Sour vinegar bouquet. Sour berry skin and vinegar notes dominate. Some maltiness in the back. Average body and mouthfeel. tricksta_p (5366) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
Aroma of malt, wood, tart cherries, red fruits. Flavour is moderate sour, light sweet. Rather mild and well-balanced. Decent Oud Bruin. Bamsen78 (5617) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy dark copper brown with stable beige head. Clear aroma of fruit, malt and hops, with estery and vinous touches. Dry, vinous flavour, rather short-lived and non-aggressive but not unpleasant, either. Subtle hoppy and roasty notes. Dusty and estery aftertaste. Okay but I have tasted better beers of this style.
CPH2200 (345) - DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
bottle 75 cl, 5.5% abv. Dark brown with beige head. sour aroma. Taste likewise with malty notes. not my favourite type of beer but interesting. Alengrin (5902) - BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
Classic ’oud bruin’ matured in oak barrels for 24 months. Deep copper brown colour under a thinnish, pale beige head. Aroma dominated by sour fruits (redcurrant, lemon hint, starfruit), a bit vinegary, woody touch but in all, less complex than e.g. Rodenbach. Same for the taste: passion fruit, red berries, wine vinegar sourishness, candi sugar, sweet caramelly malts and some wood hints in the finish. I think Bavik would please beer afficionados with a fully ’old’ or more authentic edition, like Rodenbach does with their Vintage series. For now: quite okay as an honest and accessible introduction to this underrated and disappearing beer tradition. radio_nowhere (1474) - Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Draft sample at the Thirsty Monk Pub & Brewery in Asheville, NC; deep reddish-brown color with minimal tan head. Aroma notes of sour malt, faint cherries, some sugar and tad oak. Taste adds some darker notes of caramel and dark fruits. Light-medium body, low carbonation, soft with light tanic-sweet finish. Nice enough lighter sour ale. floydian1 (1519) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 31, 2015
330ml bottle. Red-brown beer with a small but stable off-white head. Nose is sweet caramel malts with a light woody red wine vinegar presence. Taste is sweet toasty malts with a mild sour tartness that dissipates the further down the glass you get. It is sweeter than Rodenbach’s Flemish red ales. Medium bodied with a flattish carbonation. Very drinkable. majkelr (490) - Lębork, POLAND - SEP 22, 2015
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