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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3652) - 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 (7471) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2710) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Dark crimson, garnet, chestnut pour with a dense eggshell head. Balsamic vinegar, tart cherry, brett, funk, and earthiness in this one. Dark fruit, astringent, perhaps some unripened plum. Looks good, sounds good...just not very good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (664) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
Dark brown murky pour with small off white head. Aroma of vinegar, ripe cherries and citrusy. Taste of tart apples, red wine, slight yeast, touch of oak woodiness. Turns fruity sweet in the middle and finishes off beatifully. Nice carbonation and mouthfeel. Very good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mfischer2 (25) - Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Nice appearance and great lacing. Aroma is slightly medicinal. The taste is tart but a bit bitter. Cannot tell if it’s hops or astringency.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Sampled on 10/1/2012 at Odells Brewery. This wild ale pours a very murky dark brown color. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, sweet and tart. A full bodied sour/wild ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, tart and a little funky. The hops are herbal. Nice tartness, its tart but the sweetness still shines through. Hints of wood and some funk. Not over the top, but it definitely has the Flemish Brown/red aspect to it. Some brown sugar at the finish. Very nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is lingering tartness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8558) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Dark brownish pour, tan head. Aroma of vinegar, wet oak, light yeasty notes, tart cherries, plums. Flavor is sour, red wine vinegar, old oaky notes, cherries, pluots. Interesting and quite drinkable.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (186) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 30, 2012
A really dark pour, looks black to me, with a 1 finger head of foam with some great lacing. I get a big fruity tartness on first smell, second smell..some hints of chocolate and vanilla. Blimey, the label mentions the latter 2. Fruity/vinegar sourness and vanilla up front in the taste. Some sugary sweetness mixed in there that is nice but confuses my palate somewhat. It finishes sour and gives me a blast of the alcohol. On the upper end of medium bodied with lively carbonation, it’s a good mouthfeel here and is pretty drinkable. I think this is a very good take of, based on my limited experience with, the style. It’s surely worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Deep brown appearance with a slight red tint and a small brown head. Big vinegar, acid, cherry pit, lightly roasty, nail polish, and raspberries in the aroma. Taste is really sour, red wine vinegar, wood, a touch of vanilla, tannin, and red grapes. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Pretty good Flemish interpretation but a bit too much acetone for me.


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