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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4973) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2013
750ml bottle pours a translucent dark brown with some cloudy, white head. Nose is sweet, grassy, rotten fruit, wood pulp. Flavor is tart, grapefruit, wood pulp, grapefruit pulp. Full, tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (6105) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at LiBira Pub in Haifa. Thanks eyes_wide_shut and YK23. Cloudy brown with a beige head. Woody and musty aroma with malt, cherries, a bit of candies notes, a vinegar note and pleasant funkiness. Sour flavor with a bit of sweetness, cherries, other fruits, wood, vinous notes and some lactic notes. Rounded mouthfeel. Really good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomer (1746) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 5, 2013
at a tasting, many thanks yk23 and eyes_wide_shut, creamy head, murky dark brown, aroma of rotten oranges, oak, sour bread and cherries, flavour of cherries, red wine, woodiness, olives and dried fruits, long mellow sour aftertaste. Excellent sipping sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5553) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a hazy brown color with a small off white head. The aroma has some caramel malt and toasted notes at the base, but this is more tart dark cherry, lactic sourness, mild funk, with a hint of acetic acid. The flavor is in line with other Oud Bruins; tart dark cherry, lactic sourness, mild funk, vinegar with some toasted caramel malt sweetness for some balance.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThreeCats (579) - ISRAEL - JAN 2, 2013
Dark raisin color with tan head. Aroma of sweet red wine and spice. Taste of upfront sourness good spice. Alcoholic warm palate. Very nice

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2012
A steady pour into my Bruery tulip produces a three finger thick, light amber tinged, dark tan colored head. The beer is a dark brown color that shows a brilliantly clear, concentrated ruby hue when held up to the light. The nose has a sharp acidity to it that is influenced by acetic acid, though this is just about at the right level (meaning fairly low). A deep inspection yields a toasted, dusty, somewhat musty, definitely nutty, and even a touch roasted, malt character. The acidity mixes in with, and accentuates a light fruitiness that leans towards cherries and currants.

Lightly tart tasting from the beginning, through to the finish where it accentuates a hint of roasted, astringent, toasted malt character. Mostly lactic in its sourness, but it has a definite acetic edge to it that adds some spiciness. The finish has a soft nuttiness to it before the hint of roast kicks in. As the beer warms up a bit it starts to pick up some soft malt, caramelized sweetness, which goes a long way towards adding some needed balance to this beer. The body is somewhat light, quite quaffable, though it does have some viscosity to it.

Not bad, enjoyable even, quite clean, and well fermented; my big complaint is that the beer doesn’t have much complexity. It could use a richer malt base, somehow this comes off a bit wan somehow, or it could be more expressive in its wild fermentation character; this is mostly tart, and could certainly use some more earthiness and funkiness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Beautiful brown color with great carbonation. Taste was tons of sourness and bready notes. It has a balsamic taste too which is awesome in my opinion. Cranberry’s were present with malt. This beer really surprised me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1726) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head that falls into a blanket of foam after a minute. Aroma is extremely woody with notes of caramel and vanilla; has an undercurrent of dark fruits and barnyard funk. Taste is sweet and tart, but not mouth-puckering--it’s more reminiscent of Duchesse De Bourgogne than something like La Folie; finishes dry. Mouthfeel is a little on the foamy side with a full body. I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2282) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Thanks Craig. Poured from a 750ml bottle. There were notes that were fruity, toasted malt, caramel, tart, cherry. I found this to be very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
portableparty (1919) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2012
750 ml. bottle to snifter. Pours brown with a tight foamy khaki head that slowly fades to a film. Aroma has a really nice sourness and tart scent along with some wine and funky malt. Taste is again smooth sourness and hints of wine and wet corks, plum and cherry with a malt backbone that has a hint of faded tootsie roll. Palate has a good lively fizz and finishes tart and dry. This is fantastic!


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