JStax (6131) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour into a brandy snifter. The beer is a dark brown to amber with a beige head of foam. Good head retention. The aroma has notes of cherries and some moderate raisin. Acidic cherry notes throughout. The taste is fruity and sour. Really enjoyed it. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Great beer.
Rubin77 (1879) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 11, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
F: tan, average, quick gone.
C: brow with red against the light, hazy.
A: apple, passion fruits, plums, dark fruits, red vine, vinegar, woody.
T: red vine, cherries, apple, apple vinegar, woody, hint of caramel, sour red berries, lemon, dry, medium body, low to medium carbonation, good balanced and very refreshing, Editie 2014, 0,375l bottle from Prik & Tik ABC Drinks in Leuven.
nutjes (779) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
37,5cl-fles van bij Bierhalle Deconinck te Vichte. Helder kastanjebruin met bijna geen beige schuim. G: Melkzuur, brett en zeer licht karamel. S: Zurig met een zeer licht zoetje. Brett, melkzuur en zeer lichte karameltoetsen. M: Dorstlesser met stevige carbonatie.
RhetoricalAns (924) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear light brown pour, couple fingers of beige head, good retention. Light vineous aroma, wood, some funkiness. Taste is fairly tart / sour upfront fading to a more subdued fruity sourness. very nice overall.
Werckmeister (3063) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 14, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,375l bottle at home. Editie 2014. BB 19.12.2025. brown lightly reddish clear color, medium off-white head. smells wood, nutty, marzipan, acidic, hints of vinegar, light cherry notes, light funky, bit musty. very lovely smell. medium to full body, soft carbonation, rather light mouthfeel. tastes citric, acidic, lightly vinegarish, some wood, green apples, nutty, marzipan, bit herbal, some cherry notes, some funk. finishes light to medium sour with notes of wood, green apples and some nuts. quite nice one, maybe carbonation a bit too obvious and also a tad too sour, but quite nice stuff overall.
jerohen (2267) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Dark brown colored, small brown head. Powerful lambic nose, wood, tartness, fruit. Very sour flavor, lambic, wood, fruit, balsamic vinegar. Lasting sour finish. Much more lambic like than classic Oud Bruin. Very nice stuff.
Ferris (14832) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2017
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Dark cherry notes. Deep clearish amber brown with a head that disapates immediately. Touch of acidic and light cherry notes. The nose is better than the taste
Earlier Rating: 12/12/2014 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle - Vintage 2013 - Sour cherry and light balsamic. Cloudy copper brown with a rich light brown head. Tart acidic and cherry with a nice soured malt balsamic finish. A little on acidic side, but still quite nice.
Lowenbrau (4073) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 8, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @NaparBCN, Barcelona, 21-06-2016.
As "14 Oud Bruin".
Pours hazy dark amber-copper with little off white head. Short head retention, some little lacing. Tart, caramel, some dry aftertaste.
ryanhunter_4 (272) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle at home. Day 20 of the craft beer advent calendar. Pours cloudy red with slight beige head. Smells like red fruit wine. Tastes sour. Very tart finish. This is one of the better sour beers I've had.
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Alengrin (5168) - BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2017
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at BBP in Brussels, thanks Ster! I had the original version of this when it was just conceived and had no idea that this is another entry so I’m rating this ’official’ version from memory. Deep and warm, coppery burgundy colour with an egg-white head, loose but moussy, leaving dots of lacing. Strong but authentically ’oud bruin’ aroma of passion fruit, unripe blue plum, caramel, sweet sherry, sharp redcurrant and other sour berries, red wine vinegar, walnut. Very fruity, estery onset, some red apple and passion fruit but much more so a tart, almost vinegary and unripe berry-like sourness drying the rest of the palate; caramelly and lightly bready malt backbone underneath, but, like the Vineyard and Cherry versions, a bit on the thin side to support the very outspoken sourness; tannic wood dryness in the end, further accentuating how thoroughly dry this beer is, in spite of the redeeming sweeter caramelly malt notes. In order to become a truly great oud brown - in the league of the great classics made by Rodenbach or Verhaeghe - I think this needs to tune down a bit on its acidity, but that does not take away the fact that it is remarkable how this brewery set out to revive a waning beer style and have managed to put their own, bone dry stamp on it.