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An Oud Bruin style Sour. A mix of a two month old and 18 month oak aged batches. Inspired by Rodenbach. Available in 750 ml bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8029) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #156. Bottle shared by Sledutah at the Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy red color with a thin fizzy tan head. Poor head retention. Aroma of tart stone fruits and mild funk. The taste is tart earthy funk, stone fruits. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbruner (2181) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG grand tasting! This one was of my last of the afternoon and my notes are "holy shit wrestle. Awesome". I remember liking it a lot, thicker and chewier than most with a lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6045) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! Mostly hazy amber orange color. Thin khaki head. Some dots of lace. Nice woody cherry fruity aroma. Great sour red brown red aroma. Some lactic cream aroma. Moderate to bigger sour aroma, nice spicy bigger taste. Light, lighter sweet. Moderate to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Awesome sour brown color. Awesome sour brown, way better than expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9560) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2013
750 ml corked and caged bottle courtesy of Doodler (Thanks Scott!) poured a hazy reddish brown with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of caramel, cherries, vinegar, light funk and a hint of oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of caramel, vinegar, fruitiness and light funk with a crisp dry tart lingering funky caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (1306) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2013
750mL bottle pours a hazy ruby/brown with minimal khaki head. Aroma of caramel, tart cherries, and oak. Really nice tartness from the cherries all the way through, balanced well with oak and caramel notes. Not complicated, very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2188) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle. Clear brown pour with an off white head. Sour cherry aromas. Sour cherries, vinegar, and caramel malts. A bit thin in the body, bus still a pretty nice Flanders’ Red. Good mouthfeel. Low in carbonation with vanilla and barrel sub tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle courtesy of a dear friend SLC. Colour...semi cloudy dark amber with no head. Nose...quite spicy, and fruity with yeasty bits, candied orange and pekoe tea. Palate...very tangy! This is a gleek fest in a glass! Oh Lordy! It’s salvation ( that’s right, SALAVATION) in a glass! A grand oud bruin style with loads of tart cherry, dry oak and lemon zest. I wish I had more of this but I’m glad to have had the opportunity to have one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Poured into a tulip. 3.75 A: Well hazed plum color. One finger of frothy beige head that retains fairly well and leaves a short ring of lacing. 3.25 S: When I first took a whiff of this, I wasn’t getting much. So I let it warm up...a lot. Even then, there wasn’t enough aroma. It smells like how I imagine a Flanders beer would smell if it wasn’t given enough time for the bugs to do their thing. Very little in terms of acidity, but what is there is acetic-centric. About the same level of funkiness - mild and I dare say insufficient, but pleasant nonetheless. This beer is decidedly flowery, which is something I’m not used to in the style, but it works. Plum, currant, mixed berries, and white grape fruitiness. Hints of vanilla and oak. Again, not bad, but lacking power. 3.5 T: The taste has the same problem as the nose - lacking strength. That said, the flavors are good, but there’s no real focus. Mildly acetic, mild wildflower and apple orchard funkiness with a bit of rotting wood. Fruits listed in the nose. Vanilla and oak come out a bit stronger in the taste. There’s a good balance here, but there’s just not enough flavor. I haven’t had many beers in recent weeks, so I trust my palate more than ever right now. 2.5 M: This is the worst aspect of the brew. It’s a bit too thin which gives a watery vibe to it. It’s light to lighter medium body. The carbonation is also a bit too low and what is there is neither creamy, nor spritzy (either one is fine and at least one is necessary for me). Nothing here is even up to par. 3.0 D: Hard to put this beer at anywhere other than average. It has potential and will probably be a lot better next time if they reuse the same barrels, but it definitely needs some more body, better carbonation, and a lot more time with the bugs. Serving type: bottle 05-20-2013 00:31:51

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7023) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Was unaware squatters did sours. Thsi one is pretty darn sour, a really great imperialish sour brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steasy66 (847) - Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle pour, thanks Dan. Cloudy amber, tart red fruit aroma. Flavor is nice and tart, red fruits, oaky, medium carbonation. Very nice beer.

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