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Odell The Meddler Oud Bruin

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RATINGS: 132   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17722) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Dark amber pour with a khaki head. Mild acetic notes with some toasted bread sweetness. Oak, leather, raisin, and cherry notes. Some lemon zest, vanilla, and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is moderately tart. Red wine vinegar, some oak, leather, and cherry. Raisin and caramel sweetness, some chocolate, vanilla, and hints of lemon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12971) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours cola color with a slight beige head. Sturdy sour aroma. Med body. Flavor is woody, winey and sour. Maybe a little hint of chocolate. Finishes very, very laid back and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12420) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
(Draught and 750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy dark brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of cherry, chocolate, raisins, toffee, and vanilla. Flavor of chocolate, cherry, lacto, dates, brett, and oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11810) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle shared by me at tasting at my house. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of caramel, sour dark fruits, oak, sour grain, cocoa and light cherry vinegar. Well-balanced. Moderate acidity. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11790) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, sour citrus, vanilla, barnyard funk, light coffee and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of cocoa, roastiness, tobacco, sour citrus, barnyard and light basalmic vinegar with a crisp dry tart lingering funky finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (11368) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
750 mL bottle, at least two years old, and shared at a tasting. Pours a dark red-brown with a thin fizzy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of tart berries and cherries, earth, pepper, mild whiskey. Taste is tart cherry, grapes, wood and intense lactic sourness. Medium bodied, strong lingering tartness. Nice beer. Thanks to my friend Nadjeeb for sharing this with me!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11064) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear brown with ruby highlights with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is balsamic vinegar, plums, dates, caramel, cookie and toast malt. Flavor is sweet malt with light balsamic notes, dried fruits, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

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