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New Glarus Thumbprint Series Oud Bruin

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53
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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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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


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BiiruBierBeer (579) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Malty sour smell with a distinct metallic copper note to it. Mildly sour taste with metallic penny/copper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of sour fruit, cherry, lemon, some slight acetic into a bit of sweet caramel, bread, toast, some earth. Taste was a mix of tart cherry, vanilla, some sweet chocolate, caramel, slight acetic into a bit of oak, finishing slightly tart, fairly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Drake’s 10k. Excited to try something from New Glarus, as it had been a while, and neat to see they are working on coolship beers. But this one, while not bad, wasn’t all that either. Medium amber, slight sour aroma. Flavor is lightly of soured caramel accented malts, faint wood, but everything very restrained. More cowbell needed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (1218) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle. Dark caramel with foamy cream head and nice lacing. Nice sour/sweet smell. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15625) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Drake on 10k, thanks! Slightly hazy golden color, off tan head with solid lacing. Nice aroma of dour cherry, plum, figs. Taste is very tart fruit, red wine, port. Nice.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cousin_Larry (591) - - JUN 7, 2015
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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PartyFowle (586) - - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy burgundy hue with a fuzzy head the color of donuts. The aroma’s fairly benign. I do get a dash of caramel with a little grape, vanilla and balsamic, but it’s all very faint. The flavor is similarly tame, blending apple skins, pretzels, oak and a splash of cherry vinegar in a surprisingly dry amalgam. Supple medium-light body; mild carbonation with lots of fizziness. Not a bad example of the style at all-- just lacking in oomph.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (6151) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours an amber body with light white lacing. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of soft fruit, toffee/caramel malt, soft oak and spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (873) - Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2015
Pours a garnet tinged muddy tea color with a persistent tan head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma of vinous fruit, oak, and a bit of apple cider vinegar. Taste is fruity sweet with a combination of apple, fig and raspberry. A slight hint of malt vinegar, toasted oak, toffee and a hint of cinnamon. Finishes with some oak and malt. Mouthfeel is semi creamy with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Very nice blend of flavors and low level of sourness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4361) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Soft ruby reddish copper pour with two fingers of sudsy off white head. Viscous woody nose with with wonky oak and fruit tones. Very woody/tannic in the flavor with a light acidity and vinous note. Light bodied and tannic.


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