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

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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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2009 Double Barrel Aged Flemish Oud Bruin aged for two years in Bourgogne and Wild Turkey barrels.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wekker84 (1510) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle a dark brown colored beer with a tiny white head aroma malts sourness fruits oak spicy and yeast flavor sourness red and dark fruits malts oak yeast and a fruity sour finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjik83 (641) - - NOV 30, 2014
33cl flesje via Mans, Margraten Alcoholpercentage van 9% Uitgeschonken in La Chouffe glas Uiterlijk: donkerbruin met crèmelaagje Aroma en smaak: azijn, cognac, citroen, eiken Conclusie: te zuur voor mijn smaak, de eiken smaak die daarna doorkomt is lekker ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
florent.janssens (59) - - NOV 29, 2014
Bière très pétillante. Goût qui évolue. On goûte d’abord le coté rouge des flandres puis C’est le goût de la brune qui arrive. Bière très intéressante.et originale

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (120) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle poured its content upon opening probably because of high carbonation. It feels like a soft sour red worth a thin layer of a light stout. Aftertaste of champagne warmth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobhund (425) - - NOV 29, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7878) - Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Draft. Red/brown pour. All around classic rendition of the style, tart cherry flavor, some bourbon and wine, really nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Interesting sour that was aged in whiskey barrels that really cut down on the pucker and gave it more of a mellow non tart palate and mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2014
Like their Aardmonnik, the Struise Brewers tackle the oud bruin style in their own creative way with this: partially brewed wuth rye and aged on burgundy and Wild Turkey barrels... It refers to the first World War, the beginning of which is commemorated this year. Pale beige, thinnish, unstable head, dark burgundy colour, hazy. Complex aroma of plums, figs, grapes, wood, yoghurt, sherry, chocolate with just a hint of bourbon. Complex taste profile, candied fruits, citrus touch, lactic acid, strongish carbo at first but calming down as you go further into the beer, smooth caramelly and nutty malt backbone, lightly toasted, long finish, woody with subtle yet noticeable bourbon (the burgundy is far less obvious), late and subtle leafy hop bitterness and some warming, sherry-like alcohol; in all, an interesting and complex brew once again, but I had expected a bit more body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (522) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
-Short review- very complex. Aroma of red berries, vanilla, caramel and oak. Slick palate. Aftertaste which develops from sour and funk, to sweet toffee and berries. Overall: nice! Very complex.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
timmwillum (79) - BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2014
Helt mørk med meget tyndt hvidt skum. Mærkelig lambic agtig syrlig smag med en anelse anis. Næse af anis og krydderi ... uden syren. Ikke lige min kop te. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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