thengling (56) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 20, 2016
330 ml bottle from 2016 Craft Beer Advent Calendar, into tulip. Pour is hazy chestnut brown with small fizzy head, no retention, a few spots on side of glass. Aroma is a very big complex panoply of sourness, malt, strawberries, faint bubblegum, vinegar, wood shop, old sewing machine. Taste is more sourness and strawberries, some sweet too but strangely not cloying. I’m not getting hops. Fizzy, burpy (more bubblegum, but not in a bad way). Mid to light body, dry finish. Very effervescent. This is more than just a beer. It is a place.
bdleedahl (644) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 20, 2016
Pours a cloudy red/brown, with medium-low carbonation. The hops are subdued, despite what they say. But the sourness is spot on, very lactic acid-like. Complemented well by the fruity oakiness. All around well made sour. 2016 advent calendar. UXO (1896) - CANADA - DEC 20, 2016
Appearance: clear deep amber with a short beige head diminishing to a thin ring, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: vinous red fruit, green apples, oak, umame. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high tart. (9/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, lingering tart and gently warming finish. (4/5)
Advent day #20 (first day of winter!) brings one of my favourite styles, the Oud Bruin (Flanders Brown). I’m fairly sure this is actually just a slightly renamed version of their Oud Bruin, but I haven’t had that one, so I could be wrong. Certainly, I’m not getting a lot of hops, so I don’t know how relevant the name is. This is a nice beer, but that’s hardly surprising given their founders include a former head brewer of Omer Vanderghinste, a former employee of De Proef Brouwerij, and a former employee of Van Honsebrouck and New Belgium - a fairly impressive pedigree, to say the least. This beer reminds me of Rodenbach, or maybe Vichtenaar, and definitely tends more to the tart than the more traditional sweet and funky like Duchesse de Bourgogne. Still within spec for the style, but at the sour end of the scale, if you will. It’s actually so sour that I can’t tell if there’s any bitterness or not - but if there is, it’s low. I like this a lot. (17/20) dfearnley (2405) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2016
Bottle to tulip
Consummation: Sour lemon and grape with light funk
Adjunct: Aroma is primarily lemon, verbena, lactose, and funk; reddish amber with a one finger, frothy, light tan head, leaving no lacing; nicely done...good beer MrW (771) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2016
This as well was perfectly served at Moeder Lambic in the centre of Brussels!
Aroma is tart, apple, a bit stables.
Although it is a quickly fading head, it was served with the head. Redbrown.
Taste is sharp sour, fading to fruity sour, berries.
Feel refreshing, dusty finish.
90 (946) - BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2016 Niet veel aroma, licht azijntje. Fijn zuur met licht gebrand kandijsuiker op de achtergrond. Fijn bier! kustie (1383) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2016
Bottle. Brown reddish color with quite intense tanned head. Aroma has sour apples, cherries, caramel, sweet fruits. Taste is fruity with long sour and dry aftertaste. Flavors of sour apples, cherries, berries, vinegar and lactose. olsvammel (7313) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2016
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2016. Tart and fruity with cellar notes. Very tart taste, also fruity. Refreshing. High tartness. Not sure where the hops come in. fombe89 (4236) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2016
On Tap @Moeder Lambic Original, Bruselas 05/12/16
Color rojizo, notas agrias,dulce rica Icedwarf (1886) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2016
Helder rood bruin bier zonder schuim. Smaak is zuur en fris fruitig met iets van aardbei en bessen. Voor mij iets te zuur.