RateBeer
overall
92
49
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3256) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 2, 2010
Bottle shared by kan. thanks pal. Pours a purple brown with ruby red highlights. medicinal, grape, green apple notes. light cherry dirty chocolate sourness. rough around the edges. Nothing blows you away. Neat to try though. Thanks kan.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9152) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2013 Bottle #41 of 72 (dregs)… Murky brown ale with very little head. The nose is of praline, caramel, dark cherries and wood. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and practically no carbonation. Moderately bitter with medium acidity. Fruity and caramelly. Nickel bitterness and a touch of acidity lingers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6678) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2010
Bottle @ Miami Fandango ’10 gathering. Bottle 41/72 brown pour with no head. starts with plenty of tartness followed by caramel malts, tart cherries mouthfeel with hints of oak, yeasty. Pretty solid brew, though the sourness remains subtle and well balanced with the malty character of the palate. Toward the finish, the whole cherry tartness lingers and compliments the generous oak mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Medium brown, small bit of a head. Smells like an average bruin, some fruit characteristics with a touch of sour. Very simple overall with just a bit of sour, some fruit again and an odd finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2010
[Bottle] shared by hellomynameis. Pours dark caramelly with a small ring of bubbles. Aroma is pear, apple, caramel, blue cheese. Flavor is lightly sour, lightly sweet, a touch of chalky caramel, a light acetic character, slight astringency on the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Big, Oud-Bruiny-y nose. Sweet, dark, soured fruits. Mashed dark berries mixed with sweeter red wine? Fungus, and mushrooms. Flat. Dead, lifeless violet/brown. Dry, slightly tart and plenty metallic on the finish. Light, dark fruit. Meh… Spritzy carbonation. Creamy texture with a short, slightly watery finish. Not much to say. Thanks Zac!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Tried at paytoplay’s house. Bottle brought by hophead84. Thanks Shane! Lightly sour. Brown amber color. Mellowed from age. Some oxidation. Pretty decent. Easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2010
1 liter growler shared by Max. Pours a deep woody hazy brown with a decent off white head. Aroma is lightly acidic tart- lactic, woody- oak, some vanilla, and bourbon- caramel sweetness, some metallin hints and some cherry pit tannin. MOre cherry and cherry pit- tannic, leather, earth, lacto acidity, slight aceto vinegar, rusty metallic, and a nutty chocolate character. Not really flemish red like.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5834) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Clear brown color/ no head. Sour cherry, wet wood aromas. Mildly sour flavors of wet wood, cherry lemon, with a mild chocolate sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2009
bottle from hophead84, thanks dude. At paytoplay’s tasting. Pours brown with no head. Nose is quite tart. Taste is swet, tart funky and odd, not all that great on the taste side.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5 6  7  8 9


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50