sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2011
Bouteille 75cl. Rousse foncée, mousse blanche épaisse.
Arôme dégage une fine note d’acidité typique de ce style flamand. Malt est léger et présente une fine couche de malt grillé qui reste un peu en retrait. Cela laisse ample place au vin d’abricot pour se distinguer. On peu clairement y voir la finesse de cette approche des styles entre la stout et cette oud bruin qui sont en parfaite symbiose.
En bouche, on a tout ce que l’on attend de ce style avec là encore la touche du maître brasseur qui a su mélanger ce goût abricoté avec un malt à la fois grillé mais aussi légèrement chocolaté.
Cela laisse un fini qui est finement acidulé avec des notes de levure tout en conservant un aspect sympa de vin et de fruits; abricots. vyvvy (6470) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Pours dark brown with a reddish hue and s smallish tan head. The aroma has acidity that is lactic and citric as well as having red fruits, vinegar, oak and vanilla. A mix of sourness and creaminess here. Medium crisp body with underscored carbonation and an overall refreshing feeling to it. The flavor starts with the aroma traits along with iron and minerals. The acidity is quite high with citric and lactic acid taste & a sharp lemon sting. The finish has some more minerals, black cherry and is quite buggy and dry. Nice sour ale. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
A: This one pours a pretty dark brown color with lots of reddish notes and a finger of tan head.
S: Smells really quite nice. A touch of vinegar, but solid oak aromas and a bit of grass and wet hay. A light caramel sweetness and a lilttle bit of fruit notes. Some nice oxidation to it.
T: The flavor is not quite as good. There is a bit of a sweet, grape Jolly Rancher type flavor to it. Slightly tart with some vinegar and a decent amount of oak. Not quite as much of the grass and hay notes that were present on the nose.
M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation.
D: I liked the nose quite a bit, but the flavor was definitely a let down. Good, but not worth the rather hefty price tag. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
750mL at DC Elite. Pours a hazy mahogany with a small, tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, big spice, spicy red wine vinegar, Flemish red complexities like spicy oak, chocolate ganache. Taste is dry, bland, chalky, tart but not sour, metals, lemon, cardboard. Softly carbonated on the palate. Too much lemon tart and not enough Flemish red oomph. EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Slightly clear brown pour with a light tan head. Bretty aroma with sour fruit, apple and pear. Pear juice flavor with lots of tartness. Bitter hop finish.
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2011
750ml bottle pours a thick, hazy brown with a creamy lightly beige head. Nose is apples, pears, tartness. Flavor is apples, grapefruit, lemon, vinegar. Full bodied, tart finish. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Sweet caramel and vinegar nose, lots of cherry. Taste is sweet, lightly sour, lots of cherry, some plum skins, and tobacco. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2010
75cl bottle. Large beige head that mostly dissipates atop murky dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, sour Brett/cherry, light caramel, dusky. Taste is medium sweet, cherry, fairly sour, lacto, some duskiness, vinegar. Medium body, some acidity. Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Pour is beautiful dirt brown with weak head and strong sticky lacing. Flavor is bold sour with strong Bret and mild lacto. There are notes ofmild grass as well. Finish is a bit sour but dry for the style. Lingers on the back of the tongue. Overall I loved this beer! jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2010
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Nice tart malty flavor with a lingering finish.