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


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RATINGS: 234   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.

ThisWangsChung's rating

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (906) - NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
Shared bottle at Mi2 15.09.14. Almost black. Foamy beige head. Sour and complex aroma, with fine red wine. High carbonation. Taste is sour, but not as complex as aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tandembrauer (109) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle shared at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours dark amber with a good head. Well balanced between sourness and sweetness. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (305) - ITALY - SEP 12, 2014
50cl bottle from Ale&Hop in Barcelona. Pours dark reddish brown with a creamy off white head. Smell has a distinct sweet sour character with yeast, red fruits, wine and a light metallic note. The sweetness seems to be more evident in the first few minutes the bottle was opened. Taste is mildly acidic with the wine note from the Bourgogne very noticeable along some fruity flavors (cherries, plums). High carbonation, no hops. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle. Frothy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy and moderate sour aroma. Moderate bitter wonderfull sour flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerconnaiseur (93) - BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2014
Explosive opening - if this was an intentional hint to the war... , gushes all over. Murky dark brown, vinous but leans more to soft full than uniformly sour. Malt, candi syrup, oak. A tad too carbonated, which explains the fountain opening. Lovely old brown though!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (657) - DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle @ voldby ølfestival. Clear mahogany, small creamy caramel head, some lacing. Aroma, malty, red wine, red berries, roasted notes, caramel, bourbon. Taste, malty, bourbon, red wine, grapes, oak. Dry mouth feel. Great beer. Had way too little!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Appellation. Pours murky brown, nose is tart, fruity, oaky, taste is dry sour, light vanilla and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (2549) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
50cl bottle at beer dudes tasting at Appellation Wines Comely Bank. Appearance - it’s a gusher! Then when all has settled, it’s dark brown with a nice fawn head. Nose - fruity brown sauce and mince pies. Taste - sour mince pies. Palate - medium bodied, tangy and balanced. Overall - delicious Flemish Brown!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bax (1142) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
(bottle 30/08-2014) low brown head, unclear brown color, soft co2, slightly sour Woody aroma and taste, rather smooth complex taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4196) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle - Cherry, wood, balsamic and a light raising. Murky maroon with a small head. Cherry, balsamic, some oak notes and dark fruit. Tart and sweet, a very nicely done beer.

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