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RATINGS: 125   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KajII (767) - 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...


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8525) - 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!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
boisebeerguy (60) - boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Out of bottle. Sourness is not as present with the age. But still good. Rather drink a petrus though

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2099) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Very fig coloured. nice head. huge cork pop…almost overflowed. Nice Oud Bruin. Like tons of cherry and figs and peaches. very oaky. Yeah, this is quite nice. very tart. Great beer sadly, not my style but, to style very nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1112) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Hazy brown, tons of tan head and lace. Thick and frothy like after a raunchy Santorum. My glass is absolutely filthy after a few sips. Gorgeous.

Nicely blended, plenty of oak and fruits, relatively straightforward. Dark cherries. Solid.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Flavor is definately more sour than roasty. It has a nice lightly toasted malty base but the yeast is really the star. Great sour/tart flavor and good balance keeps it from being overpowering.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (1729) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
A: Brownish/Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head, Some Lacing S: Dark Cherry, Red Plum, Mild Lacto T: Red Plum, Cherry, Lacto Acid, Mild Sweet Bread M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sour, Mildly Tart Overall, a really nice easy drinking oud bruin...solid flavors and totally great sour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (713) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle pours brownish red with nice bubbly tan head. Aroma is dark fruits and tart, taste is similar with a nice dry tart finish. nice sour!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Thunderstorms in WA, time to pop something unusual. Pours hazy brown, looks like wood. Huge head, and almost a gusher (I was expecting as much, so it didn’t gush). Smells tart, cranberry, baby diaper, and funk. Bit of bandaid. Taste cherry, tart, lactic, bit of earthy funk on the end. Pretty complex. Drinkable. Hides alcohol very well. Well done. One of the better American sours I’ve had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7103) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle at a tasting at James’ place. Pours a lightly hazed brown with a thin white head. Soft malt and a bit of acetone and fruit. Big acid, acetic and warming, old fruit, wood, a bit of tangy malt. Warming alcohol and acid on the finish. Tasty.


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