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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8789) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
75cl bottle sample @ RBBWG 2013, courtesy of Travlr. Brune/acajou, col beige. Arôme présente ce beau bouquet de barrique, suivi par un malt caramel laissant aussi des notes résiduelles de boisé entrecoupées par une effluve de fruits noirs. Palais est agréable avec une belle balance entre barrique suivi par ce côté distinct de brune flamande, alternant entre fruité noir, et un léger malté caramel, chocolat, pointe de biscuité suivi de suite par le brett et le houblon ponctue la fin de bouche avec une légère amertume.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (19889) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy dark brown color, large brown head with good retention. Aroma of funky dark fruit, prunes, raisins. Taste is softly sour summer fruit, dates, sour cherries. A good example of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (12338) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Hazy opaque brownish color, medium beige head. Smell and taste sourish, molten plastic, some fruitpeel. Dry finish, low to medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swanmann (718) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 13, 2013
I’ve had this bottle since about September: Removed the cage from the top and left it on the counter for about 2 minutes and the cork popped itself! The brew was ready to leave the bottle. It pours dark caramel/ chocolate brown with a small amount of sticky tan foam, leaving a little lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel, peach, hay, with some spice and a little booze. The flavor is sweet and sour, very woody with some spice, booze. I never would have guessed lactobacillus, and perhaps the brett has been VERY tamed with a bit of age. VERY well done brew with some depth I can’t really describe, however, some might argue it’s on the less sour side of the classification. It finishes bitter, twangy, with some mild black pepper throatyness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pour on tap at the CO rare beer tasting 2012, dark brownish pour with thin to no head, aroma brought notes of slight acetic vinegar notes, some dark fruit, caramel, toffee, hints of funky tones as well, slight lactic note as well, smells pretty nice for the style. Taste is a nice mix of caramel, toffee, nice dark fruits mixing into a bit of acetic that is appropriate, leading into nice lactic and slightly funky notes, finishing fairly tart, a bit thin, but well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (6989) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (10579) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomer (2733) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8234) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThreeCats (763) - 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

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