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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: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (836) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3943) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2016
0.5l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This is a dark Burgundy-red one with a light creamy brown egg-shell colored bubbly top. Not to extreme on the aroma even if it kicks a punch when you inhale. Soft vinegar with red berries and traces of mild vinous wood. The taste is as smooth as always with Struise: Loaded with acidic red berries and woody red wine vinegar. Dragon fruit and kumquat with lots of sour gooseberries and a strong vinous touch. It’s quite drying on the mouthfeel, so much that I would call it mouthdrying. It’s pleasant to drink, somewhat unique in the taste. Interesting experience, and I’m one of those lucky guys that has another bottle that won’t be opened for many years. Already looking forward to that day. 06.02.2013

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (4697) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2016
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal mai-16: brunsvart med insisterende beige skum. Syrlig, vinøs bæraroma og smak med noe vanilje, treverk og maltsødme. Balansert, frisk og lettdrikkelig, selv med sitt innslag av rødvin/rødvinseddik.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (5161) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
Bottled. The aroma has red fruits, wine, vinegar. Murky, red-brown coloured beer with an off-whit head. Gusher. The taste is light-moderate sour, has red wine, fruitiness, vinegar. Light-medium bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (333) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2016
Geproefd bij IPA/Sour proeverij, uitgeschonken in Struise BD glaasje. De eerste fles had een enorme carbonatie, zeer veel schuim, een gusher. Thuis later nog de 2010 versie op, deze had dat totaal niet, dit deed overigens niets af aan de aroma’s en de smaak. Het bier is diep donkerbruin van kleur met een roodachtige gloed. De geur is sterk, oud eikenhout, leder, rode wijn, bourbon, muffig, bierkelder en port. De smaak is zurig en complex, enigszins muffig. Typisch Vlaams rood/bruin bier, maar dan met Barrel Aged tonen. De zuur balans is erg mooi, met complexe tonen van oud eiken, balsamico azijn, aarde en rode wijn, Naast de Bourgogne wijntonen, ook nog een smaak element van Wild Turkey Bourbon, vanille met warme alcoholische notities. Het mondgevoel is fluwelig en zacht, met een medium carbonatie. De afdronk is lang, licht zurig en houtig. Werkelijk een fascinerend bier, wel voor de meer doorgewinterde speciaal bier drinker, door de vrij zure en licht geoxideerde smaak. Wel met de typische eigenschappen die de kwaliteit van de Struise bieren kenmerken. De Reserva versie die ik eerder proefde beviel mij wel net iets beter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kr1zz (351) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1771) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (3203) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1788) - 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

4.4
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (5486) - 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.


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