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


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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.

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 thatís perhaps a bit murky. The head is a one finger khaki shade. I even note some legs on the glass, even though itís only 7%. S: There is some acetic sourness, but itís 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 itís 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. Itís 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 wonít particularly please anyone looking for big tartness - at the most, itís 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (2049) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle, Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Deep dark brown pour with a small tan head. Aroma had notes of dark fruits, barrel, chocolate and vinegar. Similar traits were present flavour wise which had some sourness alongside some brown sugar ,booze and spice. Dried out towards the finish. A bit odd and far from my favourite Struise offering but not without some charm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (2911) - FINLAND - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with a creamy, slight tan head. Nice malty, oaky, sour, long dried fruity nose. Med bodied, easy to drink. Light soft tartness, Old dried dark fruits, soft oak, leathery tones. Very flavourful, enjoyable drink. Quite soft, but with the slight acidic bite that makes these so good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1066) - SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
Served at a local bar. 2011 edition. Sweet malt, dried berries, oak, funk and berries. Well made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (189) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2015
500ml fles gekocht bij Plan B in Rotterdam, een fraaie nieuwe bierwinkel in het Rotterdamse. De fles schenkt een donkerbruin bier met een creme-kleurige schuimkraag. Geur van kersen, hout, wijn. Ik proef een lichte kriek-smaak (kersen), wat niet mijn favoriete bier is, maar de houtsmaak die er doorheen zit en de wijn en whiskey tonen maken het hierdoor een prettig te drinken biertje. De smaak is zurig met een klein zoetje. In de nasmaak zit een mengeling van kersen en whiskey. Bijzonder en lekker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6003) - ITALY - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle 2009 Mogano discreta schiuma piuttosto fine media persistenza naso acetico lieve ossidazione agrodolce zucchero candito terrosa lieve tostato buona nota acetica

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Centje (32) - Bruges, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
Dark reddish (flemish origins). Smells like Kriek, gushes out of the bottle (lively carbonation, not average). Massive whitish ( a bit beige) header. Long acid finish with a wine note. I also taste raisins and a light metallic note. An original beer. Seems like a mix between "Oud Bruin" and the new generation of "Bruin".

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LomYst (566) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
Thinner, cherries, citric stuff, caramel, rotten fruit, pie... big sour sweet body and an insane long heavy red fuit finish... great sour ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1499) - SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Murky light brown. Thin ringed head. Soft BBQ sauce, light roast. Sultry dark malt. Light sweet. Little tart on the finish. Not too much barrell. Sleek enough mouthfeel. Bottle, Garvies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12625) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle shared at Garvieís. Pours clear brown with a creamy, tan head. The nose holds tangy dark fruits, some metal, wood. Light to medium sweet flavor with dried berries, mild acetic bite, orange rind, leather. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dry and tart on the finish with some tannic notes, dried and leathery berries, some herbs, wood. Lingering warmth. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (1022) - BesanÁon, FRANCE - DEC 27, 2014
Bue en bouteille. Trop acide pour Ítre ŗ mon goŻt. Fruits rouges/citron. Bien faite mais pas dans mon style.

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