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Odell The Meddler Oud Bruin

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2202) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Dark brown pour with a reddish hue with a nice thick tan head. Nose is dark fruit and just a little funk. Really nice carbonation, lots of flavors bouncing around in the mouth - cherry, fruit, a nice tartness and certainly on the sweet side. This really works well together to make a nice balanced beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11915) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, sour citrus, vanilla, barnyard funk, light coffee and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of cocoa, roastiness, tobacco, sour citrus, barnyard and light basalmic vinegar with a crisp dry tart lingering funky finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1479) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Dark brown with just a hint of red. No head or lacing, but reasonably carbonated. Nose of musty barn, wine barrel room wood. Tart cherries, brett, oak, and a very slight metallic tinge, but not off-putting. Tart, crisp finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7252) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy reddish brown color with a medium white head. A woody fruity nose with some glue. A light dusty sourness throughout, some cherries and brown malt. Light dry brett.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8566) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2012
750ml bottle, shared by b3shine. Hazy dark brown color, thin light brown head, dots of lace. Real nice tart sour taste. Light black pepper. Light spicy, acidic lemon juice bite. Light body, good light carbonation with a tingly texture, dry. Some dark fruit, vinous qualities. This is really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6610) - Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2012
750 ml bottle to snifter (thanks Dakine!). Looks solid; a murky brown with off-white lacing. Smells sweet and funky. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Nice!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4809) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Draught at brewery. Murky brown color. Red sour and brown sour flavors. Some cherry. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2012
The pour is a dark, muddy, deep garnet color with a beige, pillowy, fizzy head which nearly all diminishing. The nose is amazing but a bit simple; nice lacto, tart cherries, some balsamic, toasted vanilla, toffee, musty yeast, toasted oak, slight chocolate. The flavor is nice as well still tart cherries and balsamic notes, lighter dry chocolate, some sweet toffee, dry oak and vanilla, and the same musty yeast. The palate is fizzy, more than medium, drying, and silly. The finish is drying with musty notes, balsamic, oak, and dry chocolate. A very nice dark sour with excellent oak notes to add complexity. The palate is a bit too fizzy to allow the flavor to completely emerge. Odell is simply just doing amazing work in their small batch beers. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
Sampled at Rackhouse Pub, Denver CO, on October 10, 2012, during the event Colorado Rare Beer Tasting
Cloudy copper color, tan head. Acidic, fresh, lactic scent. Acidic taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.


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