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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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottled 12/3/2009 #26/72
Tasted on 4/28/12 with the Nashville and Knoxville crews at Curtis’ old house, big thanks to JR for bringing this one. Pours dark cola brown with a thin tan head that leaves very thin lace. The nose is caramel, maple, tart cherry, and super dry, funky brett. The flavor is more tart than expected, lightly bitter and sour with a hint of chocolate malt. The body is light with lively carbonation and a long sour and bitter finish.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1642) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle #175/500 thanks to the homie jstax...Pour is ruby with a thin off white head...Nose is cherries, spice, funk, nice oak, bourbon, ...Tatse is spice, light vinegar, dry, nice body, cherries, some sweetness. ..Very easy drinking..

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Imperial nut brown ale aged in bourbon barrels with wild yeast? doesn’t sound too good, turned out better than expected.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear brown with ruby highlights and a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is acetic cherries, toast and cookie malt, oak, vinous notes, earthy hops and spices. Flavor is tart and acidic cherries, figs, light malt, hops and bitterness, oak, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (12278) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Draft at the source. Briwn color, bright beige head. Aroma of sourdough brown bread. Taste is tart cherry, vinous summer fruit. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1617) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Clear dark red pour. Nose is a little soapy, taste is super tart and snappy. Oak is prevalent in the taste. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2243) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle thanks to Jstax ! Pours a cloudy umber color with a finger of khaki foam. The nose is complex with earthy malt, cocoa powder, sour cherry and a touch of musky barrel notes. The palate follows the nose with the cherries falling into the background and a musty barrel earthiness, caramel malt midpalate and a long dark fruit lingering finish that is dry and vinous.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4503) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
pours unclear brown reddish with a nice light beige cap, good retention and leaves a nice lacing. cherries, wood, tobacco, spices, perfumy bourbon vanilla, fairly nutty and malted, caramel and toffee. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, lightly acidic and grassy-spicy finish. not outstanding but nicely crafted!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2919) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle (22 oz). From cparles, thanks Chris! Dark reddish/amber with a small off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of cherries, vanilla, oak and light caramel. Taste is about the same with red fruits, oak and caramel... a little milder though. Medium body. Low to medium carbonation. Slightly dry. Not too acetic. A well constructed Flanders Red.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1393) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
Pours a dark copper with a nice head that gives out a lot of lacing. Aroma is acetic and fruity, quite reminiscent of a Flanders Red. Taste is tart and showcases tart cherries. There is also a good amount of sweetness in there with neither being on top of the other. A good oud bruin!


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