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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13304) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11551) - Orange County, 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11512) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11075) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10200) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9519) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle… Cloudy brown ale with a mid-sized, creamy, mushroom-colored head. The aromatics supply gobs of caramel, singed sugar cookies and loads of fruity cherries. Medium-bodied with intense, airy carbonation. The flavor is fruity and super tart, but not sour. There is also an undercurrent of caramel. Lengthy, tangy and lightly bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Tap @ Odell. Pours a hazy reddish brown appearance with a cream colored head. Oaky, dark grape, vanilla, tart, acetic, interesting aroma. Somewhat acidic, vinegar, chewy woody, plum, grape, tannic flavor. Pretty tasty but nothing overly special (and I definitely prefer Friek to this).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9439) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Dark brownish pour, tan head. Aroma of vinegar, wet oak, light yeasty notes, tart cherries, plums. Flavor is sour, red wine vinegar, old oaky notes, cherries, pluots. Interesting and quite drinkable.


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