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


on tap

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RATINGS: 293   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.

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4 oz. served into a wine glass at ChurchKey. From notes; 2009 vintage. A: Pours a dark brown color that’s perhaps a bit murky. The head is a one finger khaki shade. I even note some legs on the glass, even though it’s only 7%. S: There is some acetic sourness, but it’s very mild. What I notice more are some notes of dark fruits, buttery oak, and even touches of cocoa powder. Once I get used to the fact that it’s not very sour, I like it a lot. T: Just like the nose suggested, the tartness is restrained - and it becomes even more so as this is consumed. It’s actually more sweet/fruity than tart on the opening and middle, with augmenting touches of caramel. It finishes with a good amount of dry cocoa powder and vanilla. The lack of significant sourness allows these other notes to come out well, giving it a more approachable complexity than others. M: The finish is very chocolaty yet dry, aided by middling carbonation. It feels very substantial without being too heavy, which helps its drinkability even more. O: This won’t particularly please anyone looking for big tartness - at the most, it’s only about 2/10 sour. Rather, this is beginner-friendly yet with enough of an augmenting barrel note to make less cynical sour ale drinkers more than happy. Myself, I really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kr1zz (302) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2016
Bottle bought at Struise Beershop in Brugge. Pours dark red/brown with a medium beige head. Tastes like balsamico, wine, madeira, port, sour, wood, dry hints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1652) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Taster at the Ratebeer best festival. Pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Nice balance of cherry tartness and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (2941) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2015
50 cl bottle, shared. Hazy, dark amber colour with a reddish tinge. Tart, fruity aroma with red wine barrel, oak, caramel malts, tart fruits and berries. Vanilla. Bourbon barrel. Taste is lightly source. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and tart fruity with red wine barrel. Excellent, complex Oud Bruin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1572) - Krakow, POLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle Aroma-dark fruits, barnyard Appearance-brown, hazy, tan foam, Taste-heavily sour, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate-medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2015
2009 bottle. SX Bottle Share, Chelmsford, Ale House, 1st December 2015. Opaque. Black. Beige lacing. Flemish oud bruin aroma. Some tart. Some cherry cola on the finish. Astounding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (5083) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle, amber brown color at Ryans. Notes of sour molasses, brett, dark cocoa, and cherry. Mostly a lightly roast dark saison with some sourness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2112) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 12, 2015
Botella 50 cl tomada en llamas en el momento 31..10..2015. Edición 2009 double barrel aged fob. Lote 062262330102009 hasta 30..11..2017. Color oscuro con espuma oscura. Aromas y sabores intensos maltas tostadas dulces con toques de maderas algo especiadas y alicoradas. Cuerpo medio con algo de gas. 7 vol que dan Buena sensación alcohólica. Bastante buena.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1278) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 20, 2015
330ml bottle served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark amber to brow color. Cloudy. Forms a medium thin and creamy beige head when poured. Medium persistent and lots of thin and spotty lacings left in the glass. Sour and fruity nose. Strong notes of apple vinegar. Oak and caramel malts. Plastic and metallic hints. Taste follows the nose: Fruity and acid. Strong notes of apple vinegar, candi Sugar. Light hops bitterness. Medium body. Low carbonation. Molasses sensation. Sour vinegar in the aftertaste. Persistent but not aggressive. Great drinkability. Excellent Flanders Ale. De Struise quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fombe89 (1715) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 12, 2015
Botella. @El Cabanón, Avilés 10/10/2015 BBD:31/01/2018 Color marron oscuro, aromas madera, agrio, muy buena

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzgorog (623) - FRANCE - OCT 7, 2015
Superbe couleur brune très foncée avec des reflets, fine mousse chocolat qui disparait totalement. Nez complexe, boisé, vinaigre, vin rouge, cerise. Attaque acide, la bouche est boisée, pomme, cerise, vin rouge et reboisée, vinaigre. Longueur redoutable et bouche évolutive, superbe. La pétillence est très bonne (à moins que ce ne soit l’acidité qui donne cette sensation). Bière très bien travaillée, très bonne.

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