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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3877) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 10, 2013
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of sourness and sweet tarts, roasted/smoky malts, oak, vanilla, and light bitterness. Flavor the same with a good sourness. Smooth texture. A good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyReynolds (879) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle thanks to Chris met at DLD. Aroma is sour for certain, tart fruit with some yeast and malts in there. Palate is incredibly easy drinking almost making one forget it is a sour. Complex beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (681) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2013
Caged 750 bottle. Pours a dark chestnut. Aromas are a nice balance of woods and tart cherries. Sweet and tart like flavors of well blended woods and sour cherries, like a red wine. Has a long dry finish. May lack a little complexity, but I really like it. A pleasant surprise. I will buy more.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2094) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2013
Bomber at DLD - pours dark amber with tan head. Nose is sour fruit. Flavor adds unripe fruit. Tart. Dry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (588) - - APR 26, 2013
2012 bottle to a snifter. Color is a deep ruby brown. Smell is a sour cranberry. Taste is sour cranberry with a tart taste that develops into an almost chocolate taste. Medium mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (693) - Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2013
Deep ruby brown color with a finger of head and good lacing. Aroma of cherry skin and berries with a tart smell. Tart taste of unripe berries with a tartness that fades into a surprising roasted malt and chocolate flavor. Fizzy mouthfeel with light/medium body and high carbonation. Not too tart with a nice fruit flavor and unexpected chocolate. Interesting style I have never had before. ---Jeremy H

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (376) - USA - APR 26, 2013
Dark ruby color, with little head. A sour funk scent with red wine, cranberry. Sour funk taste with dark chocolate covered raspberry, toffee, cherry, caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2409) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 18, 2013
Tap at an event at the Burger Stand in Lawrence. The pour is brown with ruby highlights. I think Odell did a great job recreating a Oud Bruin, a little more sour than the average but still within limits. Has a pretty decent soft sour vinegar kick surround by a strong cherry flavor, and a general funk. A little too much acetic to make the cherry seem totally natural but still pretty good imitation. A nice tart kick at the back of the throat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2220) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2013
Gigantic thanks to Brett for hooking me up with this one! Dark plum/sepia color with vivacious white head that dissipates quickly but with good lacing. Nose and flavor bring, delightfully, present but low acetic acid, some lovely wild blackberry and raspberry character (not jam, but earthy and freshly picked), as well as tart cherry, pomegranate, greek yogurt, lactic tang, and hints of unripe plum. The booze is there on the palate, but it fits, and the carbonation is strong. Very solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
budznsudz (555) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2013
Pours dark brown with a thick off white head. Aroma is sour apple and pear, vinegar, and red wine. Taste is tart and earthy with hints of sour fruit and caramel. Smooth but bubbly on the palate. Refreshing and intriguing.


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