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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Not at all like the Oud Bruins Iíve had before, but better than all of them. This beers most prominent characteristic is its sourness, but this isnít a one trick pony. Malty and dark with a balancing brown sugar sweetness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Sooo stoked my 1900th rating could be this awesome beer from this awesome brewery. Tap at Odell. Murky dark brown with an off white head that recedes really fast and clings around the edge of the glass. Aroma initially has some light sour tones but there are immediately some sweet malty tones to join it, making this medley of malty sweet chocolate, vanilla, sour oak, and fruity red wine essences. I could smell that for hours. Taste was wonderful, with notes of sweet cocoa, sour fruity red wine oak tones, and bitter vanilla, with a finish of lightly sour chocolate. Balanced, complex and purely delightful.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thirdeye11 (5480) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
(750ml bottle) ruddy red orange, lasting fine tan head. Nose of cranberry, raisin, funky, complex. Taste is incredible. Cranberry, raisin, rich and lightly tart, so balanced and complex, like a sour fruited quad. Maybe my top sour Iíve had in some time.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3540) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
Thanks to Travlr for sharing this one. 65 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2013. Brown reddish beer with a beige head. Nose is lots of the typical USA brett / sour malt profile, cherries, sour dark fruits, toffee, sour wood. Taste is similar USA sour malt / brett profile, cherries, prunes, wood, sour dark fruits, toffee, sour fruits, sour barrel, quite enjoyable, tang, spices, touch of red wine wood,Ö sour malt sour body. Quite enjoyable American sour. Not really an Oud Bruin for me or at least, I do not feel like this is what is understood under a Oud Bruin traditionally over here, profile-wise not method of production. Doesnít matter, it is a yummy beer & a nice sour.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Sampled on 10/1/2012 at Odells Brewery. This wild ale pours a very murky dark brown color. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, sweet and tart. A full bodied sour/wild ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, tart and a little funky. The hops are herbal. Nice tartness, its tart but the sweetness still shines through. Hints of wood and some funk. Not over the top, but it definitely has the Flemish Brown/red aspect to it. Some brown sugar at the finish. Very nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is lingering tartness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgentgesdo (665) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours deep translucent brown with a medium tan head that lasts well. Nose is very complicated. Sour cherries, cream, Stiltson. A bit of sweatsock in a good way. There is a bit of stalish allspice. Flavor is perfectly balanced between sweet and sour. Nice, slightly chalky mouthfeel. Buy this and drink it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (5935) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Tap at Pracna. This must just hit me in the right spot, but Iím absolutely loving this. Dark pour with a creamy sticky head. Sour and tart cherry, chocolate, slight caramel malt. Soooo good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2013
One of the best oud bruins, huge tart and oak flavors, cramy and fruity, very very nice awesome beer

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
persevereinbeer (1) - Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2014 does not count
22oz bottle, no date. As somebody else mentioned, HUGE cork pop, telling of its high carbonation. Initial half finger head and good lacing seem above average per the sours ales Iíve had, but Iíve only just started seeing them with any regularity in the last few months or so, so take all this with a grain of salt... First nose from the bottle is definite creamy lacto and hints of some indistinguishable sour fruit. I need to develop my sour palate further. For science. Really opens up on the pour though, to wonderful caramel notes and balanced sour plum/raisin aromas. Just a hint of cocoa, but that may be me projecting on itís darkness. Rich mahogany color with as previously mentioned half finger head that doesnít sit too long with a careful pour. Retains great lacing and a lasting film of bubbles. It reminds me a little of a science experiment in the best way. Taste begins with hints of white wine, slightly green apple on the back of the throat. Not like acetyl to me but if it is then I guess I approve? Mouth watering sour beats out the dryness. Transforms quickly into creamy/oaky plum and peach while preserving the sour feel and aftertaste. Some bitterness accompanies the dryness, but itís interesting and doesnít detract from the beer, but again, Iím no expert on the style. One of my new favorites.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Odell really does some winners with their 750 series these days. This one pours deep brown with a dense tan head. The aroma has dark berries, cocoa, brett funk, nice toast, Belgian earthiness, vanilla and mild oak - very pleasant. Medium / thick body with lots of playful frothy gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with everything on the aroma with sharp tartness along with berries and lemon. The finish has some vinegar and smooth nuttiness. Excellent well balanced beer.


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