Alengrin (5902) - BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2017
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. AgentAle (1854) - Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2016
Aroma is sweet plum,current and clove, vinegar, earthy funk and soured grapes. Taste is light sweet grains and clove. Definite soured fruits and vinegar here. Appearance is a murky amber with a thin beige head that retains fairly well. Wixie (694) - BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2016
Light brown liquid, small head. Strong fruity aroma, sour. Light body, strong carbonation. Taste is sweet, sour and dry. Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle into snifter. Pours a reddish brown with a little tan head the disappears quick. Aroma is winey with some sour fruitiness. Taste is about the same. FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 23, 2016
330ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki)
alteregoo (1831) - Kalisz, POLAND - DEC 22, 2016
Rich mahogany, brief head as served, a doughy head was pullable later. Slightly vinegary sour aroma, woody and sweetish, classic flemish feel. Masively sharp bite in the mouth, carbonation also quite high. Full and vapoury, heady in a sour way. Some parafin in the taste, but othewise woody and sour. Characterful red sour, but only for lovers of real sourness.
Piana sycząca, od razu znika do zera. Barwa mocnej herbaty, klarowna. Aromat kwaskowy, wiśniowy, porzeczkowy, winny, jest odrobina starej beczki, octu balsamicznego... W smaku powtórka, jest dość kwaśne, lekko cierpkie, winne, taniczne, beczkowe. Mineralność w posmaku. Wysycenie średnie, szczypiące.
reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2016
Fajne, orzeźwiające, wyraźnie kwaśne piwo, aczkolwiek jakiejś goryczki czy wyczuwalnego chmielenia, jak sugerowałaby nazwa, nie wyczułem.
Craft Beer Advent Calendar (Day 20) 330ml bottle pours a deep amber brown color with a finger and a half of light beige head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is red wine grapes and caramel with some hints of dark fruit (possibly cherry). Taste is a cherry? sourness with a caramel malty sweetness and a red wine grape dryness in the finish. Light to medium bodied with nice carbonation that tickles the tongue. Overall, a nicely done brew that I recommend for others to sample. fiery1 (1817) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2016
330ml bottle @ Matt’s. Pours a dark amber colour. Nose is tart dark fruits and balsamic notes. Flavour is as the nose finishing acetic like. Oakes (19434) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2016
Amber-brown. No head. The aroma shows a little bit of woody tartness. Moderate tartness, some berry, some wood, has a nice vinous character. This isn’t a bad version, moderate tartness and some berries. But all told a good example. mcberko (19883) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2016
330mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out tart dark fruits, especially cherries, and balsamic. Flavour is simple, with quite bracingly tart cherries, some other random dark fruits, and balsamic. Finishes fairly acetic, with little depth. Nothing special and pretty weak for the style.
Earlier Rating: 6/13/2014 Total Score: 3.5
On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, pours a clear amber with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out loads of oaky wood barrels, light tart fruits, and light smoke. Flavour is very oaky and woody, with lightly tart dark fruits. Medium complexity, with a dry, oaky finish. Solid oud bruin.