hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
10oz pour at fountainhead. Dark cherry, leather and a little oak. dark reddish brown. Stronger wood in the sip, balances the tart side evenly. nicely done. BeerGolem (828) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
Pours dark red with tiny beige head quickly diminishing. Aroma: prune, liquorice. Taste is more explosive than nose. Nice sourness. Fruity finish. Winey acidity. Good balance. Dry finish. Slight warming alcohol. mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Clear red pour with a medium eggy head. Dark fruity sour nose. Dark fruits +Leather with achocolatey finish. Nice sour. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Pours brown with red reflects. Low beige head, some lacing. Aroma is of licorice (red), malt, sweetness, sour. Taste is of dark fruits, "cheese", yeast, acidity in the back on the tongue/palate. Overall: Good balance. Very good beer. A little short in the mid phase of taste. Drinkable. tom10101 (6087) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2014 Bottle (750 ml). Thanks to jp7161 for the 1st bottle / thanks to JM for sharing a bottle. Bright burgundy with a light ring of beige foam. Aroma of red fruits, interesting sourness, red wine, acetic presence (not too much), wood, spices and hints of caramel. Taste is moderately sweet and moderately sour with a lot of red fruits, medium acetic presence, red wine, wood, some spices, leathery brettanomyces and caramel. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Spicy/dry finish. A tad winey too. Balance isn’t bad despite the sourness. Very tasty. A really nice Flemish Red. I enjoyed it a lot!
Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a solid dark amber/red with no head. Aroma of vinegar, red fruits, some tartness. Flavour reflects this. Beautifully tart, balanced nicely. I finished it pretty damned quick! Nice. 77ships (9834) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2012
Thx! To Belgbeergeek // (75 cl. bottle split) // my first sour from The Bruery // dark berries born, small mocha head // smell is full of sour berries, tart, some vinegar with light fruity sweetness shinning through & sour malt // sour malt blended with sour berries, med. sourness with some berry sweetness, very light oak, some minor brown sweetness, touch of leather, reasonably malty, dry finish // sour malt body // quite nice // not spectacular but very solid BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2012
At a tasting, thx gEUS for sharing ! JorisPPattyn (10005) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2012
Head: Small, off white
Smell: sour, berries, bitter/sweet, yeasty
Taste: creamy sour start, little soapy and bitter, brown sugar, dry sour/bitter end , excellent flemish red !
Small rim of yellow, small bubbles over fully opaque dark brown beer. Old wood, lactic acid, perfumey in the best possible way; vinous, red/blue berries. Sour, lactic acid, wood; dried red berries. Finish is just slightly more watery. Wild ferments. Tart - indeed! dry, dry, but not emtpy. Excellent Oud Bruin, in the best image from Belgium, totally convincing. Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2012
Clear reddish brown colour, beige head. Aroma of wood, vanilla, somewhat sour, cherry, cinnamon and dried plums. Flavour of leather, cherry pips, light sour, light sweet. Finish cherry, quite tart, light malts.
Nice beer, decent American made Oud Bruin.
(From 75cl bottle @ ZZT IV. Thanks for sharing, joes!)