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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Brewed to the Oud Bruin style with orange and lemon zest, then aged in Makers Mark barrels where the brewers added classic holiday fruits such as cranberries, figs, dates and raisins. Paying homage to the fruitcakes granny used to make with the only difference being, you won’t want to re-gift this one!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sitzds (318) - - JAN 23, 2014
375ml bottle shared during #bottlecherwednesday at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Poured into tulip. Beer is clear dark amber with a tall khaki head that quickly collapses to nothing. Aroma is citrus, oak, spice, dried fruit, and brett funk. Taste is tart/sweet citrus and dried fruit, woody/nutty bitterness, and just a touch of bourbon heat. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a long drying, warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle shared at Mikeys holiday tasting
Cloudy brown with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is woody and vanilla. Taste is tart, woody and oak

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe for Big Wood 2014, pours a hazy dark orangey amber with a small beige head. Aroma is unusual, with notes of whiskey, vomit, and sour fruits. Flavour is sweet and sour, with notes of tart fruits, brown sugar and toffee. A little weird, but very nicely balanced. Sweeter than most Oud Bruins, but very nice. Enjoyable stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (761) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2014
On tap @ Brouwer’s. Pours dark reddish brown with thin lacy creamy head. Aroma is dry oaky malt, leather, port, fig, very light dark fruity tartness throughout. Taste is similar; rich body with lots of fig and raisin, dry oaky notes come out on the finish. Tartness is present but more restrained. Very impressive, quite promising. Tons of flavor here, really complex. Eager to try a bottle of this I have stashed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (5002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Draft - Tart cherry and light balsamic. Deep copper with a decent beige head. Rich and chemical rich. Ann odd sweet cherry and funky bitterness. Odd but not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (1725) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle shared by Ryan - thanks!! Very carbonated. Brownish red pour with s tan head. Interesting nose, apples, lemongrass and oak. Interesting taste. Acetic, slightly lactic and fruity (apple, pear and lechee).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (667) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2014
2013 bottle pour at the brewery. Pours a dark red color with a thin patchy head. A slight sour cherry aroma. Really easy drinking mellow sour fruit flavor with cherry and maybe a bit of plum. Finishes sour with a tiny bit of spice. Amazing beer here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5844) - Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2014
375 ml bottle to snifter. Looks good; a very hazy dark amberish brown with light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of oak, citrus zest, and all of the fruits in the description. Nice, and I hate fruitcake. You geta scent of the bourbon interavting with the fruit as well. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel that hides the abv pretty well. Semi-dry. Good beer, and a nice spin on the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2876) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 12, 2014
375ml bottle at the bend pub. Pours out a dark brownish amber topped with a touch of hear. Nose is nice sour funk fruit and some green apple. Taste is as the nose with a good pucker brett kick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1514) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to nate321, thanks a lot Nate! Pours a nice dark ruby with a medium offwhite head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of cherries, alcohol and light bourbon. There is also some bourbon-induced coconut that makes an appearance. Tamer than your usual american sour but this is also an oud bruin so this might be OK I guess. Taste is a little sweet, offers vanilla and coconut, not what I was expecting if you ask me! A bit swill-y... Alcohol isn’t too present in taste, surprisingly. Body is medium, carbonation medium-high and the alcohol content dries the mouth quite a bit. Overall a good beer but more of an after dinner sipper, I had different expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1582) - Idaho, USA - JUL 25, 2014
12.7 oz corked and wax dipped bottle- Pours dark brown to red with a thin light tan head that reduces to a thin blanket fairly quickly. Aroma is oak, tart, dark fruits, primarily cherries, plums and raisins. The taste is strong in oak, dusty books, dark fruits, bourbon, very complex and good. Body is medium and carbonation is a bit thin, which i understand with beers like this you sometimes need to forgive, but not even close to flat either. Overall i enjoyed it, i wish there was more of the soured beer and less of the Makers oak barrels, tasty still.

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