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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle. Nose of slight sourness, caramel maltiness, leather. Flavors follow similarly w/ more tartness than expected. Solid malt backbone w/ interesting vinous characteristics, good lacto creaminess & a good sour bite. Definitely going to get more of this!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2775) - 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 (5501) - 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 (5495) - 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 (1088) - 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 (2902) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2493) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2016
Tap at Yard House. Dark clear reddish-brown with very little off-white head. Aroma of sour fruit, funk, and a little barrel. Sourness is moderate; taste is otherwise lightly sweet fruit with a touch of barrel. Light-medium bodied; slick. Pretty tame.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4446) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2016
Almost black. Thin off white head. Cool. Smells like old grapes and plum. Thick and syrupy. Sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1229) - Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2016
Draft at Bricks. Pours cola color with thin off white head. Nose and taste is sour and some brown sugar sweetness. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nsanders (954) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2016
Tap at Pizza Luce. Brown orange with no head. Raspberry, balsamic vinegar, milk chocolate, sour milk and caraway rye. Berry vinegar sour flavor. Heavier body with a slick, fizzy feel.


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