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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2802) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Thanks Craig. Poured from a 750ml bottle. There were notes that were fruity, toasted malt, caramel, tart, cherry. I found this to be very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2012
750 ml. bottle to snifter. Pours brown with a tight foamy khaki head that slowly fades to a film. Aroma has a really nice sourness and tart scent along with some wine and funky malt. Taste is again smooth sourness and hints of wine and wet corks, plum and cherry with a malt backbone that has a hint of faded tootsie roll. Palate has a good lively fizz and finishes tart and dry. This is fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
A decent one. Carmally and stronger than the norm. Carmal up front and a nice sourness on the back end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (4129) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Not at all like the Oud Bruins I’ve had before, but better than all of them. This beers most prominent characteristic is its sourness, but this isn’t a one trick pony. Malty and dark with a balancing brown sugar sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9007) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours cola with a thin but attractive beige head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a very brown flavor that is a bit more hearty than most of the oud bruins, but there is a tasty subtle sourness that seems quite authentic and a pleasant oaky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13971) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours cola color with a slight beige head. Sturdy sour aroma. Med body. Flavor is woody, winey and sour. Maybe a little hint of chocolate. Finishes very, very laid back and tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdrinker79 (2002) - Idaho, USA - NOV 30, 2012
750 ml. bottle- Pours a very hazy dark brown to red with a light tan two finger head that slowly reduces. Aroma is tart and funky, the kind of funk I have been looking for all my life! I don’t even know what that means, but this is good, aromas of dark fruits like plums and cherries. The taste is dark fruits too, cherry, plum, figs, moderately tart, almost overripe fruits though. Dig the complexity, the Flemish tribute, have had better, but this is definitely the best of the night, maybe even the week!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thirdeye11 (6043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
(750ml bottle) ruddy red orange, lasting fine tan head. Nose of cranberry, raisin, funky, complex. Taste is incredible. Cranberry, raisin, rich and lightly tart, so balanced and complex, like a sour fruited quad. Maybe my top sour I’ve had in some time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On draft at Odell. Pours a hazy orange-brown with an off-white head. Nose is malt, vinegar, red wine, tart fruit, and some mild brett character. Flavor follows nicely with malt, some vinegar, balsamic, some tart fruit, and a nice heap of red wine vinous character. Medium to full in body for the style and a nice melding of these flavors to create this beast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2012
750ml Bottle. The pour was a plum brown with a large (2-3 finger) tan creamy head that had excellent retention, receding very slowly down to a puddled cap with a large collar and fantastic sheets of sticky lacing that engulfed the entire glass. The aroma was sweetly tart of a bold Brett yeast and a mild sweet grain malt along with notes of chocolate, dark fruit (plums and black cherry), vanilla and a slight woody scent. The taste was sweet and acidic with a nice malty feel and a note of dark fruit from the get go, maturing into a rather sour funky yeasty taste with a mild woody presence towards the end. The flavor lasted a decent duration proceeding the swallow, with a sour fruitiness and a slight funkiness left behind. Mouthfeel was medium in body with a slightly dry texture and a mild carbonation. Overall this was a really fantastic tasting sour brown, which had no flavor overpowering any other. Just a nice mix of fruit and funky tartness, which blended together so well that it created this exquisite tasting brew. I will be getting more of this one, I assure you...

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