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RATINGS: 128   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Appearance: Pours an amber brown with a thick off white cap.

Aroma: Fresh bread, bulk foods area at wholefoods with grain and seed, carob, raisin bread.

Taste: Red wine tartness, chocolate malt, subtle spicy hop. Sturdy barrel notes. Finishes tangy.

Mouthfeel: Lively active carbonation.

Overall: Very tasty, and quite unique compared to other sour reds. Not super sour but still funky and tart.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
[5099-20130202] Bottle. Chemical floors and smooth wooden floral malt aroma. Murky, amber brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Sour floral toasted malt flavour. Medium body. Delicious sour yeast balance. (7/4/8/4/16) 3.9
(@ Sourfest 2013, Buffalo, NY)
Overheard: "I don’t want it to get too far."

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2013
One of the best oud bruins, huge tart and oak flavors, cramy and fruity, very very nice awesome beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4909) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Dark reddish brown in color, thin tan head. Super Flemish flavors and aroma. Love the sour on this beer and the finish. Very complex beer with a great additions of yeasts.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2141) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Pours a deep umber with touches of ruby color and a finger of eggshell foam. The nose is roasted malt, sour cherry, acetic vinegar and a touch of woody funk. The palate follows with a focused palate that is true to style with nice tart cranberry and cherry mingling with brown nut like malt structure. Dry finish that lingers of wood, vanilla and vinous grapes. Thanks adnielsen !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle shared by BeerandBlues2. Poured a ruby brown color with a wispy white head. Aroma is notes of tart malts. Flavor is sweet, tart notes. Pretty refreshing for almost 9%.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
750mL thanks to the RB crew at my going away tasting. Pours muddy brown. Weak tan foam. Nose is salty, musty, cranberry, mild cocoa. Taste is salty, dusty, sour cranberry. Lactic body, mild acetic heat. Quite nice. A bit seltzer and thin in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle shared by BeerandBlues2: pours a clear deep amber mahogany with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted dark caramel nose with lots of tart cherries and vinous oak. Starts with good effervescence and sweet biscuity malts with good amount of vinous tartness and oaky complexity before a drier slightly puckering finish. True to style and very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear brown with ruby highlights with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is balsamic vinegar, plums, dates, caramel, cookie and toast malt. Flavor is sweet malt with light balsamic notes, dried fruits, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10785) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Dark amber pour with a khaki head. Mild acetic notes with some toasted bread sweetness. Oak, leather, raisin, and cherry notes. Some lemon zest, vanilla, and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is moderately tart. Red wine vinegar, some oak, leather, and cherry. Raisin and caramel sweetness, some chocolate, vanilla, and hints of lemon.


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