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RATINGS: 155   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.

KajII's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2012
750ml Bottle. The pour was a plum brown with a large (2-3 finger) tan creamy head that had excellent retention, receding very slowly down to a puddled cap with a large collar and fantastic sheets of sticky lacing that engulfed the entire glass. The aroma was sweetly tart of a bold Brett yeast and a mild sweet grain malt along with notes of chocolate, dark fruit (plums and black cherry), vanilla and a slight woody scent. The taste was sweet and acidic with a nice malty feel and a note of dark fruit from the get go, maturing into a rather sour funky yeasty taste with a mild woody presence towards the end. The flavor lasted a decent duration proceeding the swallow, with a sour fruitiness and a slight funkiness left behind. Mouthfeel was medium in body with a slightly dry texture and a mild carbonation. Overall this was a really fantastic tasting sour brown, which had no flavor overpowering any other. Just a nice mix of fruit and funky tartness, which blended together so well that it created this exquisite tasting brew. I will be getting more of this one, I assure you...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2016
750 mL bottle. Brown in color with a decent beige head. Aroma is of plum, leather, tobacco, tart, dried cherry. Taste is of dried cherry, tobacco, tart, funky, oak, and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle. The look is is muddy, brownish, tan head. The smell is fruit, oak, ash, lactic, tangy, good. The taste is tangy, fruity, oak, berries, lactic, smooth, and good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1656) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Great balance of sour funky aged elements and complex yeasty brown malts. A big beer on the palate, with a lot going on: cherries, old stone fruit, raisins, barnyard and heat from the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (14686) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1194) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (3093) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5635) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2909) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (5843) - 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.

   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.

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