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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2577) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgentgesdo (687) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3454) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours cloudy brown color with tan head. Aromas of sour cherries and oak. Tart cherry and vinegar flavors with some woody notes. Medium body with average carbonation. A nice oud bruin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (468) - Kansas, USA - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2013
Served at 45º and warming into 13.25oz Stölzle Berlin
The tartness on this seems to have grown quite a bit for just nine months (cellared at 55-65º); lemons and oak tannins now reign supreme over the red and green apple bite, coffee cake, and cherries with little else able to show through; this bottle has also become a slow gusher despite being refrigerated for several days before opening, popping the bottle stopper multiple times before I finally gave up and let it be free; I preferred this one fresh (and left the fresh rating), but still enjoyed the oak characteristics and brawny tartness which seems to have approached gueuze level sourness; we’ll see what happens with my last bottle in 2016…

Notes from Dec 2012
Hazed pecan body with 1.5 fingers of desaturated khaki head. Peninsulas and polka dots of lacing. Nose is sour green and red apples transitioning into sour cherries, smooth mint bursts, pecan pie, coffee cake, soft chocolate, silky oak, and brown sugar all layered together flawlessly. Tartness mingles with sweetness on a medium body with solid carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2013
2013-02-02. Brown body with a nice tan head. 4+ Musty lightly funky sour aroma, malt. Quite nice 8+ Flavour is similar nice malt core, lightly funky sourness thoughout, modest fruit accents and light earthy notes. 8+ Smooth average body. Would definitely like to revisit this one. Bottle at Sourfest, Buffalo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1075) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Sample at a local beer store. Great flemish flemings this is quite the representative of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - FEB 19, 2013
Bruna con abbastanza schiuma mediamente persistente. Aroma acido con caratteri che ricordano frutta secca soprattutto noci. Ingresso in bocca acido con un intermezzo di frutta secca, vaniglia e cioccolato. Il retrogusto e caratterizzato di nuovo dall’acidità pulita da un leggero sentore erbaceo. Buon corpo, di facile beva e con una carbonazione per niente invadente. Un ottima bruna fiamminga. Provatela.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7727) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Odell makes some awesome beers but i’ve had a few bad sours from them recently so- .. pours a deep bruise brown .. medium head, medium lacing .. . leather and berry dominate, mild wildness .. . light mouth .. mild finish .. . pretty good brew .. . . i’m not a kid fucker!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdskinns (217) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Cork pops with a lot of force. Pours a cloudy brown color with tan head. Red fruit and some spice to the nose. Good amount of sourness but not overpowering. Tart. Reminds me of a lighter flavored Rodenbach Grand Cru. Very good.

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