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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%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (492) - 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 (2830) - 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 (2295) - 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 (581) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2013
Sour fruit nose. Very unique color, palate was sweet with sour finish. Sour cherry was predominate

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ryborne (53) - - APR 4, 2013
Hits like a sour fizzy glass of merlot, but gets tamer as you go on. sourness is beaten by the intense wine flavor.prefect carbonation and great flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (7964) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Tap at Pracna. This must just hit me in the right spot, but I’m absolutely loving this. Dark pour with a creamy sticky head. Sour and tart cherry, chocolate, slight caramel malt. Soooo good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TSJ4000 (3) - Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2013 does not count
Yo! Meddler is a great American version of a Old Brune from Belgium. Although a lot of sours get their heads chopped off this one had not enough head for me. It wasn’t overly sour on the palate and the wood was well balanced with the dark ale. I let this come to room temperature and it drank much better.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Tasted on 3/4/13 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle purchased at Sun Devil. Pours very dark brown with a thick tan head that slowly recedes to average lace, leaving messy lace residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is nice chocolate and caramel malt with a nice sour note underlying. The flavor is more sour than the nose, with plenty of bready caramel and dusty chocolate malt. The body is medium with lively, stinging carbonation, and a long sour and chocolate malt finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgentgesdo (682) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours deep translucent brown with a medium tan head that lasts well. Nose is very complicated. Sour cherries, cream, Stiltson. A bit of sweatsock in a good way. There is a bit of stalish allspice. Flavor is perfectly balanced between sweet and sour. Nice, slightly chalky mouthfeel. Buy this and drink it.


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