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Felix Oud Bruin Speciaal Oudenaards

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


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RATINGS: 142   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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (3441) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
Clear caramel brown colour, beige head. Aroma red fruit, caramel, light lactic acid. Light sweet flavour, light sour. Finish light sour, light sweet, light fruity.
(from 25cL bottle @ home)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1175) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
beige head leaves no lacing. red brown colour. aroma is metallic, caramel, lactic sour, cherries, bit of glue. taste like aroma, nice sour-sweet balance, hint of vinegar, finish is a bit wry. medium body and carbonation. pitty of the metallic taste, still nice though! bottle 25cl / bbf jun-2016

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erasmus_ro (1632) - Alabama, USA - JAN 3, 2015
250ml bottle, BBE 15/04/16. Pours a dark auburn brown with a good-sized, latte-colored head. Aroma is burnt cigarette, some vinegar, light berries. Taste is somewhat swet. Vinegar, caramel, light berries, light yeast, brown sugar, light oak. Fairly strong carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (973) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle 25cl. Clear dark ruby red color, big creamy light tan head, collapses slowly in a fluffy way, good flocky lacing; aroma sweetsour, cherries, woody, vinegar, fruit syrup, brown sugar; taste mild sweet and sour ; medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, finish mild sourish, hint of bitterness, sour cherries, bit woody; overall a very nice oud bruin, good balance of sweet and sour, never gets too sweet or too sharp; I like this style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (3262) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2014
small bottle bought in belgium. gushed and I lost 1/3 of the bottle. huge head, thick bubbles that left a nice lacing. Totally an oud bruin in appearance. dark brown with red hues. The nose is pretty week, I get red grapes, some other tropical fruits and malt vinegar. Taste is also pretty weak. thin cherry soda, cherry cola, kiwi and pineapple with very little else going on but it is easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (3383) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (910) - Belgrade, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4251) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4698) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2815) - 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.

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