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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A Flanders style brown ale. We took Chomo-lung-ma (our organic honey nut brown) and aged it in a second generation Woodford Reserve barrel (subtle bourbon flavor, notes of American oak) for four months with 30lbs of tart cherries and a specially blended culture of wild yeast and beer souring bacteria. Chunga’s Old Bruin exhibits and aroma of sweet cherries and faint chocolate/ roasted malt complemented by a faint oak bouquet. The flavor has a pronounced sour character with the caramel, chocolate, and roasted malt finish.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2011
On tap @ one funky afternoon. Dark brown with garnet hues. Cherries with some doughyness on the nose. Dark fruits, brett, oaky tannins and aceto bacter. Lightly tart

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
On tap at the brewery during One Funky Afternoon. Served in a tulip. Pour yields a dark reddish-amber-brown brew with a thin head. Light lacing as it went down. The nose has a good amount of cherry plus some light acid. Mild bread character. The flavor brings some nice lightly-sweet malt plus cherry, dark fruits, oak, and a bit of sourness. Light acetic character, though mostly lactic. Oak in the background. The fruit is a nice touch. Medium body with a good sourness that melds well with all the other flavors. A solid brew for sure. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 04-12-2011

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
In short: A vinegary leathery oak fruity mess. Awful. Drain pour.
How: Bottle 22oz. Bottle from spring 2010 release, one of 72 bottles released. Consumed when a little less than one year of age. Split two-way by and with oakbluff. Thanks Sc… I mean, go f**k yourself Scott
The look: Cloudy dark burgundy body topped by a an off-white ring of foam
In long: Nose is mostly balsamic vinegar with some leather and some fruits. A bit off-putting but also intriguing. At first the was kind of intriguing in a “what the hell is that?” type of way. Strange mix of balsamic vinegar, fruit cake, red fruits, wet leather, dirty wood and chocolaty notes. The first sip went down ok but each subsequent sip built a thicker and thicker coat of leathery fruity vinegar in my mouth until we couldn’t drink anymore and we just drained poured half the bottle. This is an ugly mess that tasted like an experiment gone wrong more than an actual sour ale. So my buddy Scott brings this rare beer to my place (one of 72 bottles) to share and it turns out to be totally awful. I had conflicted feelings about this as I didn’t know if I should be pleased or insulted about this. Same conflicted feelings as when my school counsellor told me I had a poor sense of aesthetics and I should not consider a career as a florist.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2011
This poured a murky dark reddish brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of mainly dark cherries, some funk, and light bourbon. Flavor was bretty and barrel with a good amount of cherry flavor as well. OK sour

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2011
On tap into a sampler glass. Appearance is a translucent brown with a thing beige head. Aroma is of malts and brett, a touch of honey and a bourbon as well. Taste is brett up front with a nice nutty, honey taste to it that seems to meld so well with the rest of the flavors. Bourbon and wood come through in the finish with a subtle vanilla note to it. Very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Huge thanks to iceicebaby for sending this. Pours a deep dark ruby red/chestnut brown cor with dark mahogany edges when held to a light sour e and a one finger light beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic chunks of lacing left behind. Slightly funky aroma with hints of dry brett effervescence, silky caramel malt and tart dark cherries. The malt presence is more prominent in the nose than exected with lots of lucious dark chocolate, toffee and caramel. Slightly roasted as well countering the dry Brett and earthy oak. Medium bodied with a good amount of puckering, funky dry Brett up front that is quickly countered by the rich chocolate malt, earthy oak and vinous dark fruit. Puckering at first but not acidic at all. Again, the malt presence is stronger than anticipated but it provides a nice silky chocolate, toffee, hazelnut presence that counters the dry Brett, earthy oak and tart dark berries. The barrel aging and cherries added provide a vinous note with hints of grape, tart dark cherries, plum and raisin. Slight vinegar flavors adds a slight sour character to the finish but this beer is well balanced and very quaffable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (5968) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Poured a dark ruby red with a brown head that dissipated completely. Aroma was quite sour with red fruits and a bit of backing grain and bread. Flavor was similar with sour red fruits throughout with a hint of backing bread.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2010
Cloudy dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of cherry, coffee, grainy malt, hay and funk. Dry and tart with roasted malt and red berry flavours and coffee in the finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a deep amber color. aroma was a grape type smell. flavor was chocolate and grape. body was light with low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2010
Bottle @ Papsř-Grand-Tasting, September 2010. Pours unclear amber with a red hew and a small white head. Complex nose. A bit or roast, chocolate, caramel and some brett beneath. Dry and earthy roasted flavor with a bit of ash and sour cherries. Dry end. Different and interesting!


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