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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Nice lactic Tannic berry aroma. Also sour wood aroma. Nuanced. Brown red with white brown head that imparts a slightly cool color. Slick nutty brown that quickly becomes Tannic and wine like turning to lactic sourness late.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (14356) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma brings out Worcestershire sauce, balsamic, acidity and wood. Flavour brings out lots of tannins and red wine barrels, followed by some balsamic, a touch of sweetness and light acidity. Very tannic and earthy. Unusual and doesn’t really come together.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1176) - Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Pours clear mahogany with a small beige head. Smells tart and hints of toffee and red fruit. Taste is sour tartness, subtle fruity sweet. Medium-bodied with a prickly texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Odell The Meddler Oud Bruin finishes with a lingering tartness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (3075) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours out a decent darker reddish brown color with a small to medium tan head. Aroma is funky, with a tart fruity note in there, some cherry. Taste is solid, nice woody notes, funk, cherries, oak, some fruity notes, light vinegar and some lightly puckering tartness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5587) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2016
750ml c&c bottle shared by Dean. Poured a super dark Tootsie Roll brown with a foamy beige head. Aroma/flavor is earthy, loads of dark tart cherries, medicinal, and some nail polih remover. Body is medium at best, perhaps thinner, stronger carbonation. Solid

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2872) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Dark brown in color... Aroma of caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, bourbon barrel... Flavor is chocolate, caramel, overripe fruits, dates, bourbon... Really nice, tastes barrel aged ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (5772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Aroma is cherries, fruit, malts and a good hint of sweetness. The flavor is cherries, raisins/slight tobacco, malts, dark fruit and a mix of mild sweetness, alcohol and tart in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
[ keg ][ 5oz ][ @Flying Saucer ][ $5 ][ mini tumbler ][ 06.04.16 ]

hazy ruby, thin cream head lasts, craters. Metallic cherry syrup and brown sugar dominates the nose. Flavor similar, metallic high carb amidst Woody brown sugar early that evolves into chocolate by end, wood lasting and lasting amidst light underattenuation. Finishes too sweet and thin, oppressively oily.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5962) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 5, 2016
On tap at growler guys meridian. pours out a brown with some maroon highlights topped with a tan head. Nose is cherries big bourbon barrel notes vanilla pit fruit and some tart. Taste is more of the big barrel notes vanilla toffee spice cherries pit fruit sweetness and a light tartness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (1263) - New York, USA - APR 29, 2016
Tap at the Republic, Minneapolis. Pours dark brown, slightly plum, off white head. Aroma is lots of fig, dark fruit, plum, sour funk, dark cherry. Flavor is fig, plum, dark fruit, sour. Nice bruin. Just a bit sweet. Still good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2960) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
On tap at 7West, Duluth. Sour cherry and white grape aroma with some dried fruit and vanilla. Opaque dark brown with clear highlights. Sour cherry and oaky vanilla flavour with a dry, sour finish. Medium light body, medium carbonation.


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