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


on tap

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RATINGS: 296   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6378) - 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 (580) - 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 (7649) - 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 (8807) - 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 (7894) - 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 (3506) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2013
Poured a hazed medium brown with minimal white head. Aroma of the sourness, caramel malt, a bit wooden.. Medium body, flavour is tart, cherries and some vanilla smoothness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (6086) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2013
On tap at Beer Temple. Brown colour, no head. Aroma of typical Flemish Brown, brown sugar, balsamic vingegar, vinous, dark fruits. Same goes for the flavour, with the addition of some oak notes, vanilla, tart-bitter finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJvd (1013) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2013
From tap at Beer Temple during the second brett days. Pours murky brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has a bit of caramel, oak, lactic acid, quite rodenbach like. Taste also has oak, caramel, lactic acid, bit too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Pours caramel brown with one finger of tan head. Smells of prunes, alcohol, and smoke. Tastes sour, with malts, and prunes. Has medium/heavy carbonation with a sour back end.

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