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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
A sour version of the Bruin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5892) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Pours deep reddish bronze with an off-white head. The aroma has rich caramel, sourness, bugs and wood. It has a medium full rich body with light carbonation. The flavor has woodiness, grain, bugs, mild fruit and caramel. The finish is tart and has some wine. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle. Nose is very oud bruin ish. Flavors are very sour with a brown ale backbone. This drinks very smooth. Like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. Poured brown. Small off-white head. Nose of sour fruit. Medium body. Flavor is woody sour, and funky. More like a sour brown than wild but OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Tasting: 22oz Bottle poured into a snifter -- Well done (512), great tartness. I like this beer (bear) a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1685) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Hazy brown pour with an off white. Nice lacing. Aroma is oak, wine, caramel, tart. Taste follows the noise with a lactic tartness. Dry palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (4025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2015
This is a solid stronger sour. It’s copper brown w/ a small head. I am getting sour cherry in the nose w/ a bit of malt. This is tart but nothing crazy w/ no vinegar or acetone off-notes that I notice. Digging past the fruity nose reveals a nice underpinning of spice. Definitely nice enough that drinking a full serving would not be a challenge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2015
750ml bottle. This one is really nice, nice lacto character, doesn’t veer into acetone.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Looks like an Oud Bruin, yet seems nearly still. Smells like charred fruit, hints of licorice. Meh.

Not sour at all, tastes like an overcarbed brown ale (despite the appearance). Orange-peel-esque bite too. Disappointing :(

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Deep brown, thin to moderate sudsy head, sparce lacing.   Tart unripened cherry and oakish nose.   Very much smells the part!   A bit more softer, make that way more softer on the tongue.   Minor wood notes, soft semi-sweet unripened cherry, and not all that dry.   Its tart at best, with a somewhat decent woody background.   Listed as Sour/Wild, seems like Sour Red/Brown to me.   A pale one at that.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Pale finish, faint unripened cherry, oak, general woodiness.   Normally at this stage this style would be dry and tart/puckering, but its not.   Very beginners like if you ask me.   Still clean and okay.   Thanks Bill!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ineedbeer (1860) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Aroma is balanced between malt, dark fruit and acidity. The malt has a fairly toasted bread and nut character to it with some light caramel. The fruit is cherry, berry and grape. Acidity seems to be fairly acetic. Light funk. Pours a fairly dark brown with some nice ruby highlights. Seems to be fairly clear. Tan head of medium low thickness that recedes fairly quickly to the edges and a thin layer that is steadily replenished. Flavor starts with some sweet fruit and malt it then it goes down hill from there. Some plum and berry in the flavor upfront along with toasted bread and nuts. Mid palate a less than desire able moderately strong and harsh bitterness hits that also brings in a moderate acidity. Acidity definitely tends to be more acetic than lactic. Mid palate there is also some raisin notes and more nuttiness. Light alcohol spice in the finish. Light plastic phenolic note. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high almost effervescent carbonation. Low astringency and moderate alcohol warmth. Overall this beer is a definite miss in my book. The acidity is off and doesn't work well with the malt in both the aroma and flavor. Also there is a slight phenolic note and in the flavor the bitterness is harsh and unwelcoming. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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