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New Glarus Thumbprint Series Oud Bruin

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Our Brewmaster Dan launched his Wild Fruit Cave this winter brewing Oud Bruin, a Flander’’s style ale that is immensely complex both tart and sweet. Soft toffee notes lead with a blend of Wisconsin, Brittish, and German malts that first rested in the Coolship before spontaneously fermenting on oak in the cave. Hallertau hops, matured in the horse barn, elegantly support sparkling fruit notes that frolic before a punctuated oak finish. 100% naturally fermented in oak vessels this is an elegant beer that can be enjoyed now or the patient few can lay in their cellar to age. Thanks for supporting the arts! Daniel & Deborah Carey

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3152) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle courtesy of summer santa 2014. Pours reddish brown with a small reddish beige head that leaves some sparse spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour and malty with dark bread, caramel, cereal, lemon juice, blackberries, cranberries, moist soil, minerals, hay and lemon zest. Taste is tiny sweet, slightly sour, malty and tiny fruity with crisp bread, dark bread, butterscotch, lemon juice, yoghurt, pineapple, cranberries, hay, moist soil, minerals and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is soft, tiny dry and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and tiny sour with dark bread, crisp bread, cereal, lemon juice, pineapple, cranberries, moist soil, hay, dry soil, minerals, lemon zest and hints of sheet metal. A nice drinkable beer but nothing that slows you away like other New Glarus Sour Red/Brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1409) - Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Dark reddish amber. Big frothy off white head. Fairly malty. Dry malty. Woody. Leather. Light fruity. Yeasty. Super well made as always.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2398) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Deep orange brown with a creamy soapy beige head and light lacing .... Aroma of oak and tart cherry with light acidic qualities and some toffee ..... Taste is of tart cherry, oak, light toffee and caramel malts .... Has some fruity yeast notes to it ..... Has a dry spicy bite in the finish that lingers for a little bit..... Decent average tart and sweet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2423) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
355ml bottle. Rusty in colour, thin white head. Aroma is lightly sour, cherries. Lightly sour flavour, some tart cherries. Finishes long, light sweetness, tart cherries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (2485) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Une expérience en deux temps. Tout d’abord habitée d’une certaine richesse, elle diffuse ses jets de vanille, toffe, fruits rouge avant de sombrer aqueusement dans une mineralité qui frôle le métallique. L’oxydation a aussi fait son chemin mais le 3/4 de chaque gorgée est bien ficelé. Agréable, sans plus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3125) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2014
12 ounce bottle
Another home run from New Glarus might not be a true Oud Bruin. Regardless of that fact it shines in the same spirit as Enigma and other malty sours. I wish I had another bottle but I can make due with a four pack of Apple Ale and other seasonals until it eventually comes back around.

Aroma / Appearance - A creamy caramel base swirls like stained maple wood melted into liquid form. Dirty white caps stick to the top. Old cherry soda, caramel chews, and molasses rise from the glass. The total impact reminds me of a dewy forest path in early spring after a dusting of snow.

Flavor / Palate - Carbonation tickles the tongue. Oak covered cherry candies double dipped in caramel and chocolate taste like they have then been dropped into sawdust. A semisweet profile is both tart and chocolately. A fine release from southern Wisconsin compares favorably to almost anything else in the Unplugged / Thumbprint series. I don’t know how long it will hold up but if you can get a bottle by the end of the year don’t wait to crack it open.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john_henry (116) - - NOV 14, 2014
I have to say this is quite disappointing. Oud Bruin is my favourite beer style, and this, whilst not a bad beer, this really the blandest I’ve had. Looks good in the glass, if a little pale, but good head retention. Very little aroma, which is followed by a very bland taste. I don’t know what else to say, this was my last hope from New Glarus, having visited the brewery and tried a lot of their beers, but this like the others fall far short, I wont bother trying any more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Balanced bottle thanks rutager. nice drinkable sour. drinkable, light red. decent drinkability.some spice aroma.decent drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (3159) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle (12 oz). Thanks to Rich for this one! Reddish-brown with a small off-white headd and some lacing. Aroma is of toffee, light fruitiness, hints of sweetness and light wooden notes. Taste is super mild with light toffee, red fruits, very light sweetness and hints of spiciness. Light body. Almost watery at time. Moderate carbonation. Short finish. No acetic presence. Not the most complex Oùd Bruin, lack of depth and more on the sweet side (even though it’s not super sweet). No one that I would buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BLADT (656) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Tawny red. Thinnish head. Beige head. Great sour nose. Hint of cork. Raspberry jam. Taste is tart throughout. Lots of fruit. Tasty.

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