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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john_henry (115) - - 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 (8833) - 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 (3005) - 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 (653) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (2312) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Pours a deep rusty mahogany color with three fingers of thick eggshell foam. Aromas are nutty fruitcake, some burnt sugar, autumn leaves, dark unfiltered honey, baked apple,vanilla. Palate is slightly revolting... metallic, fish emulsion, rich composted soil, tannic lipton tea. Seem artificial but has glimpses of uniqueness. Hmmm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2050) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2014
(from a bottle) Mildly tart with a more subtle bitterness. Ripe fruits and old bread hints in the flavor. Watery light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Salmoniform (947) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Deep copper/brown hue with creamy tan head. Aroma is oak, lactic, toffee, brown sugar. Mouthfeel is good with a medium light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweet with a tart following and an oak tannin finish. Overall this is an interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomashall (113) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours orange with minimal head. Smells slight sour and tart. Minimal sour taste with some grapefruit and dry finish. Okay but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
aleigator (265) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2014
Many thanks to Dan for this! Has a fluffy, medium head, with a deep, murky ember-red color. Aromas of grapes, currant and subtle notes of cheese and vinegar, accompanied by a funky fruitiness. Includes a sweet fruit quality of ripe cherries and grapes, paired with balancing, earthy malts. This is actually unusually soft to the nose, almost a little tame for this style, with only a funky whiff to it. Has a distinctive malt foundation which goes side by side with slightly sour, fermented grapes. Acidity remains restrained, adding a gentle, tingling bite to the fruit, while a dry citraic note enhances the brews complexity. Then, earthy, musty malts take over, while a sweet note of fruit sugar and toffee gets introduced. This maltiness overpowers the much more interesting sour aspect of the beer, leading to a smooth mouthfeel, which finishes very soft, with an underlying earthy sweetness. Nose basically reflects the taste, this is a little too honest for a Flanders Red Ale. While the heavy malts focus by itself could actually lead to an interesting new interpretation of this style, it has to interact properly with the sour, fruity ingredients to create an exiting complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3406) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
12 oz. bottle thanks to Homer321. It pours a dark, hazy orange color with a light orange head. The aroma is mild with some wild berry skin, hints of leathery funk, fruity malt and just a hint of cherry syrup. The flavor is mostly true to style with a nice balance of sweet and tart. Malt comes through with some toffee and cherry followed by a mild berry like tartness. Pretty fizzy, but not overly so. Hints of oak and dry funk in the finish. Pretty enjoyable.

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