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Odell The Meddler Oud Bruin

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
Inspired by a resurrected style from the Flemish region of Belgium, The Meddler Oud Bruin is a blend of several generations of brown ales that were barrel aged for over 18 months. Wild yeasts, Lactobacillus, and Brettanomyces meddle with the beer creating complexity and depth of flavor. Intricate, yet balanced, The Meddler has an 8.9% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Draft at Angel’s Trumpet. Pours a deep, mostly clear amber color with a finger of khaki head that didn’t last, just settled into a ring. Aroma of berry fruits, bretty fuink, caramel, a good deal of vanilla, brown sugar, oak, and a bit of a nutty, earthy note. The flavor hit the same notes, with equal amounts of vanilla sweetness and fruity sourness. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet and sour mouthfeel. Not overwhelming on either front, and I wouldn’t call it balanced. Just a lot going on, particularly in the high amount of vanilla. Glad I got to try this on draft because no doubt it’s an expensive bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle pour from Daniel, Thanks! Hazy brown pour, with a light brown head that lasts with nice lacing. Aroma is wood, light lactic sour, light acetic, berries, some caramel malt. Taste is dark fruit, raisins, tobacco and leather heavy. Nice moderate sour finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5899) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Dark brown with a small foam layer. I smell vinegar, lots of fruit, vanilla. Wood flavors first with fruit. Some fingus thing. Very intetesting flavor. The tartness s about right for me. Inlike it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - NOV 12, 2012
750ml C&C bottle picked up at Discount Liquor
Appearance: Hazy brown with a medium sized beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, tart fruit and woody
Taste: Tart fruit, toasted malts, vanilla and woody
Nice, tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2182) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
Draft sample. Brown in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of toasty malt, some booze, and some fruity sake/port like notes. Contiunes with fruity and malty notes in the mouth before developing a nice sour twang on the finish. Not overly complex, but fairly tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Murky brown, loose white head. Winey, Oaky aroma, with a whiff of apple. Flavor is lots of red wine, with oak and apple and some citrus. Insanely drinkable, especially for 9%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Tart, earthy aroma; a little roast-y. Sweet and sour flavor, with wild yeast earthiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish/brown with a little head. Aroma is sour fruit. Flavor is sour with a lot of cherry. Nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle. Nose of slight sourness, caramel maltiness, leather. Flavors follow similarly w/ more tartness than expected. Solid malt backbone w/ interesting vinous characteristics, good lacto creaminess & a good sour bite. Definitely going to get more of this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Nice lactic Tannic berry aroma. Also sour wood aroma. Nuanced. Brown red with white brown head that imparts a slightly cool color. Slick nutty brown that quickly becomes Tannic and wine like turning to lactic sourness late.

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