Madamin - LoverBeer
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4.4/5 rDev +15.2%
A: Pours a dark amber/red/brown color. At first a two finger white head forms and recedes quickly. Light lace.
S: Tart cherries, oak, light vanilla sweetness. Toasted grains, crackers. Everything works well together.
T: Like the nose, everything works together in balance. Tart, slightly acidic, cherries, apples, and pears. Big wood and oak flavors. A great balance with the tart fruits and toasted grains. I love it.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Crisp, clean and smooth at the same time. So easy to drink. It is a shame this has to end.
I really enjoyed this. A great treat that I find has exceptional balance. A lot of beers in this vain are overly sweet and vinegary. This has a great balance of tart, fruit and grains. Love it, and perfect for a hot afternoon in NOLA.
06-25-2012 04:57:43 | More by champ103
3.05/5 rDev -20.2%
Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's. 2011 vintage.
A - Poured a nice crystal clear copper hue with a one finger earth tone/woody head that fades to a nice thick, creamy quarter inch blanket. Pretty good side lacing too.
S - Nice sour mash here with slight yeast and caramel sweetness. Little bit of earthy almost barrel notes.
T - Lots and lots and lots of caramel here. Like, sugar daddy type caramel candy. The sourness is rather faint. Mostly just lots of sweet caramel malts here with a super light vinegar finish. Way too caramel for a flanders.
M - Wheres the carbonation? Almost thin feeling with small bubbles. Slightly sour/vinegar finish.
O - Overall this beer started out so good. very nice appearance and aromas, but really really falls flat on taste and mouthfeel. Such a disappointment.
04-24-2012 00:31:12 | More by rudzud
3.1/5 rDev -18.8%
Pour is a cloudy brown with a thin light tan head. Nose is dusty and leathery with a strong tart cherry and light acetic acid. Taste is the same but less vibrant and bright. A little thin and watery in the finish with a touch of peppery spice lingering. Body is light and soft, lower carbonation and an oily finish.
10-23-2012 16:43:56 | More by cpetrone84
3.33/5 rDev -12.8%
On tap at Brower's in Fremont.
Listed as 6.2% ABV at pub.
Pours a figgy cherry brown, almost like a diaphonous cola. Little surface foam is light tan and carries little appeal. Nose is dry oak, sour apple, hints of yeast (?) like a French yeast - a bit nutty. Interesting. Up front cherry, moderately tart and slightly sweet. The yeast character is in here as well, kinda suits the sweetness a bit and offers a more complex approach to the style than many Oud Bruin's I've had. Seems to cut the oak dryness and bitterness I sometimes experience and dislike in the style. Full bodied and almost creamy with a slightly dry finish. This is an interesting beer and nice to try.
07-28-2012 23:21:04 | More by harrymel
3.83/5 rDev +0.3%
Sour Saturday @ bluemonk
Dark reddish-brown beer with a thin white head that fades fast. There is a slight haze and lacing. At this point I know it's an oud bruin (whereas I could only assume it was a "sour" based on the chalkboard's beer notes).
The beer has a slightly sweet/sour nose, but nothing that knocks your socks off. The taste is a rather reserved, a little funk and generic oud bruin flavors ie sour cherries and such. Nothing is too pronounced except the carbonation (which is almost excessive), and therefore it seems to have relatively good balance. This beer wasn't disappointing, but I'd rather try other things next time instead.
02-05-2012 02:09:10 | More by ThePorterSorter
3.74/5 rDev -2.1%
Bought this one by mistake. I ordinarily would never pay $15.99 for an 11.2 oz beer!!!! Price aside, this is a very pleasant sour beer.
Pours a hazy copper color into a Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel flute. Shows a medium size very highly carbonated off white head that faes fast. Leaves no lacing on the glass.
Good aroma of sour cherries and a little oak.
Taste is pleasantly sour with a lot of cherry and oak in the flavor. Mouthfeel is good. High level of carbonation and a nice tartness.
I had this with fruit and cheese and it was a nice complement to the food. The price is the only negative factor here. I would not pay 15-16 dollars for this beer.
01-25-2014 19:46:12 | More by JayQue
3.6/5 rDev -5.8%
On tap at ChurchKey poured into sampler glass. Pours hazy medium to dark amber beer with a fizzy off-white head. The aroma is lightly malty, very lightly hoppy, lightly to moderately yeasty, with notes of grape, oak, cherries, perhaps a touch of berries and citric fruits. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, long finish with light to medium bitterness. Elegant, complex, with a perfect palate.
01-04-2012 19:24:35 | More by CuriousMonk
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
A-dark cloudy amber with a creamy colored head
S-a good sourness with grains and cream. fairly faint.
T-hits the tongue with a taste of moldy oak chips. i know this sounds weird, but...well it tastes weird too, but not too weird. it works, its definitely not bad. after the first few sips, the flavors start to faint. the after-taste is pretty awesome with a fairly tart taste of dark fruits and dark grains. it does has a slight plastic flavor to it.
M-medium dry carbonation with a dry finish
O-this is a really good beer. is the price justified? no, not really. after the first few sips, the complexity loses itself. even though thats true, this is a fun beer to drink all the way through. every sip is quite enjoyable. this is an average example of this style
03-13-2012 16:00:53 | More by AdamBear
3.68/5 rDev -3.7%
Pours out a slightly hazy brown and lots of head with good retention.
Smell is sour grape skin and green apple skin.
Yeast and a slight malt aroma too.
Taste is a dark bitterness first then a sour grape/apple comes over the palate then ends with a dry red wine type of finish.
Mouthfeel is very clean and refreshing. No alcohol detected and no stickiness.
Overall this is pretty good but that cost again tends to bring my assesment down even though it shouldn't. But hey, I am not made of money.
01-28-2012 00:31:27 | More by peabody
Madamin from LoverBeer
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