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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
(22oz, bottle #56/72) Pours a reddish-brown body with a spare beige head. Aroma of vinous, oak, roasted malt, chocolate, and cherry. Flavor of chocolate, cherries, caramel, grass, vinous, and dustiness with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Sampled at the RBSG Summer Grand Tasting (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a decent murky brown, small offwhitish head sits atop and laces ok. Aromas are sour cherries in bunches, a touch of sweetness derived from dark fruits, light roasty malts mix with a touch of brown malts, lactic acid, decent doses of barnyard and dusty bread. Interesting seeing the brett actually peek through. Woody oak, a touch of vanilla, decent acidity on the nose. Initial is pretty nice overall: sour cherries pair with a decent to moderate sourness, decent acidity mixes with dry dusty brett, dark fruit and brown malt sweetness, earthy tobacco and a touch of roast still shine through. Vanilla tannins, sweeter fruits. A touch of cocoa, a bit thinned but still at or around medium bodied. Interesting beer, more sour than anticipated but not necessarily as sour as I’d like. Always welcome some Jackie O’s from the CBus crew. A decent Oud Bruin, decent sour acidity but a little sloppy around the edges, a touch medicinal and a bit sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2010
A: The pour is a dark mahogany color with a finger or two worth of off-white head. S: The nose is quite fruity, with lots of sour cherries and a hint of under-ripe plums. The acetic nature of the beer is there, but not overly powerful. T: A good sour cherry flavor along with a bit of oak and (strangely) some chocolate notes (oxidation?). Fairly earthy and somewhat dry, but a decent amount of sweetness seems to have been retained. M: The body is medium with a strong carbonation and a slight dry quality on the finish. D: I quite liked this beer, especially after having a couple of terrible Oud Bruins lately.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
neepsntatties (1216) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Someone brought this to the 2010 pre Fred Fest tasting at, "hannont" ’s. Colour... cloudy, murky brown. Nose... acetic and musty as well as somewhat rank. Palate... mostly just bitter with, no particularly discernible flavours.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2010
(22oz bottle #56/72 bottled 12/23/09 thanks to bu11zeye) clear deep brown with no head and a slight ring of bubbles. Nose of sour cherry, cedar,, vinous, honey wheat bread and pipe tobacco. Taste of tangerine, bitter wood, chocolate, esters, alcohol, cedar, and smoke. Really odd beer, I’d recommend drinking this at or near room temperature. Semi tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4880) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2010
bottle 56/72 thanks to bu11zeye. deep brown pour with a light cream head. nose light with tartness, wood, tannins, and dried cherries. nice on the palate, flavor is wood, dried fruit skins, lightly tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Bottle 56 of 72. Bottled 12/3/09. The beer pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is chocolate powder with some oak and tartness. The flavor is oak, chocolate, tart cherries and vanilla. The chocolate stands out more when the beer is cold, but as it warms the flavor improves as the tartness gets more and more assertive. Medium mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation. I drank the beer right as it came out of the fridge as well as when it had warmed to room temperature. I think the warmer the beer got, the better it got.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Bottle number 56/72 from the 12/5/2009 batch thanks to bu11zeye. Pour with minimal head over a brownish-red body. Aroma is vinous with chocolate, dusty, earthy, grapes, caramel, burnt notes, mint, leather and dark fruits. Taste is sour, caramel, chocolate, vinous, toffee, fudge, and earth. Light bubbles. Dry mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2010
2009 Bottle # 37/72 - Thanks JohnGalt1!!! - Pours a clear cola brown with a small off-white head...aroma is chocolate and cherries, lightly tart, dk fruity malts...flavour is kinda disappointing, thin and bitter sour cocoa, dk fruit, light acid, resiny bitter barrel on the finish, and the odd astringent bitterness lingers...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3362) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Chungas old bruin... Pours a dark cola brown with reddish brown edges and a thin light beige head... Aroma of muted medicinal sour brown and vinegar with somewhat of a malt backbone... Flavors are toned down sour brown with an earthy dark fruit essence. Not as clean and refined but there’s def some quality there. 7/4/7/3/15


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