Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
2009 Double Barrel Aged Flemish Oud Bruin aged for two years in Bourgogne and Wild Turkey barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yves (2851) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2013
@ Wim’s place shared with Wim. Black coloured beer with small off-white head and no carbonation visible. Roasted malty aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sour bitter dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2013
On tap at Churckey. Dark brown body with medium head. Nose is malts, caramel and sweet. Taste also of roasty malts, oaks, some sour of course and bourbon notes. Funky combination.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, vinous notes, a bit of roastiness, dark fruits, oak and a bit of bourbon. Harsh sour flavor with vinegar, oak, dark fruits and roastiness. Medium-bodied. Weird.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4223) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2013
Struise never fails to impress me. This is a complex, rich brew that is an enjoyment in every sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6685) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2013
Bottled. Slight hazy ruby color, short brownish head, quickly disappearing. Aroma is a lot of wooden barrel, some red wine, hint of tartness, slight metallic, cardboard. Medium sour in taste, bit sweet, quite fruity, bit thin. Lacks a bit of body actually, whether that should come from more tartness or lactic acid, or from other flavors. Medium in carbonation. Not much of the biscuity bourbon notes, just in the flavor a bit. Seems to be more from the bourgogne. Or at least, from wooden barrels. It has some complexity, but all in all the description makes you expect a lot more to be honest. During the bottle, it actually improves in complexity, maybe because it warms up a bit or because of some yeast notes adding complexity. Also, makes it less thin. So, as with many sour beers, be sure to pour some (not a lot ofc) yeast with it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Jultsu (753) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
no nyt taas ollaan jännän äärellä. täysin epätyypillinen olut, mitätön tuoksu, hiilihapottoman punaviinimäinen maku, jälkimakuna iskee dioksiidia ja lämmin punkku. erikoisuuksien havittelijalle must, itse tyydyn toteamaan VMP. valitettavasti.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
500 ml bottle @ HeBF. Pours a murky brown colour with a white head. Aroma of toasted malts, nuts, red wine and grass. Flavour of toasted malts, wood, sour berries, red wine, nuts, bread and mild tannine notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a berryish finish with wood and tannine. Bourbon is rather well hidden, which is a shame. Red wine dominates. Good stuff anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9374) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
50 cl bottle @ HBF’13.
Pours hazy dark red color with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark ripe fruits, bourbon, dark berries, sourish fruits, malts, caramel and yeast. Flavor of sour ripe fruits, goose berries, red wine, caramel, acidic berry notes and herbs. Very nice but the bourbon is not present on the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2013
50 cl bottle @ HeBF’13
LOT: 062262330102009- BBF - THT - ACDPA 30-11-2017 (wtf)
Aroma is sweet with oaky notes, some vinegar and hints of cherries. Flavour is rather tart and intensive with oaky notes, some vinegar, red wine and sweetish cherries. Also some cranberry juice notes. Quite acidic, the whiskey notes are barely noticeable. Too sweet and too oud bruin, but not bad for this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (3681) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 10, 2013
at my home shared with yves dark brown colored body with an off white head and a malt wood sour fruity aroma a malt fruity sweet sour taste with a sour alcholic bitter finish a weird but good beer

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