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Felix Oud Bruin Speciaal Oudenaards

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Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Genuine Oudenaarde old brown top-fermented beer. Traditionally brewed. Matured for over one year at the brewery. Used to be brewed by Clarysse (now closed).


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (2919) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle (250 ml). Dark ruby red with a huge slowly diminishing beige head. Aroma is of balsamic vinegar, oak, caramel and light red fruits. Taste is of caramel, vinegar, light ketchup, light oak, ketchup and hints of red fruits. Thin body. Watery. Moderate carbonation. Caramel and oak finish. Not really complex. Too much vinegar and too much caramel. Weak.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (446) - SERBIA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle 0.25l from De Hopduvel beer shop Ghent Belgium.Pour it dark red color with small white head.On the nose red wine.Taste of cherry, raspberry, grapes.Very interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3456) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
Sampled at Bierweekend de Lambiekstoempers 2014 . Pours coca-cola like colored . Small white head . Smell is fruity, sweet, some funky FOB character . Too high carbo . Spices ( again, coca cola pops in mind ) some fruits, some oak . only slightly sour . Doable, but not great

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
330 ml. bottle sampled @ Streekbierweekend 2014. thx! for sharing people. Ruby dark wood brown, small mocha head. Nose is sweet cherry, syrup, cough syrup, dark wood,… Sweet cough syrup, wood, cherry, candy, mineral, mahogany, light sour in the back,… Odd syrupy body,… Pretty strange mix of sour & cough syrup,… Sort of liked it but an odd brew overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2076) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
The current version of the classic Felix oud bruin, brewed by colleague Verhaeghe since the very regrettable shutdown of the Clarysse brewery in 2002. Light beige, creamy, moussy head, dark brown colour with warm ruby hue. Sweet fruit aroma suffused by a soft sourishness, impressions of raisins, passion fruit, sweet honey, brown sugar, sour cream, brambleberries, medium dry sherry, some oak. Soft malty and fruity taste, initially sweet but turning lemon- and even a bit vinegar-like sourish which never becomes really sharp, just a mellow, fresh tartness, slowly merging with a caramelly and somewhat toasted maltiness, finishing in a dry sourishness, complex, bit woody and very agreeable. Definitely different from Clarysse’s original version, but in good hands, as Verhaeghe is still one of the leading oud bruin makers - fortunately.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11342) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle from Willems @ hotel room, France. Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark sugar and balsamico. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Sweet and moderate acidic finish. 130714

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nathanvc (58) - Brugge, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2014
Pours very dark brown and tastes like it as well. Aroma of yeast, caramel and raisin. The taste is lightly sweet with acidic tones. The balance is good. Fizzy in the mouth and a dry aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1532) - FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Deep amber color with a thin off-white head. A bit sour aroma of dried apple, caramel and raisin. Sweet taste with some sourness. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1454) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2014
Vintage somewhere in the 1950’s. Flat, no carbonation. Aroma of port with sour fruity notes. Very drinkable. This beer aged very well.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JulienHuxley (3256) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle from Geers. Dark almost black pour with thin light brown foam. Aroma is super acetic, balsamic vinegar, garlic, oak, ketchup, brown sugar, rich italian food aromas that are a bit too overwhelming here. Taste is tart but with a rich malty body, quite acetic with tons of oak tannins and a sweet ketchup-y finish. Not one of my favorites for sure, bleh.


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