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


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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zaf (233) - - JUL 25, 2013
scura/rossastra con schiuma non molto persistente e di grana media..aroma che ricorda sapori dolciastri acetosi,lieviti e punte legnose classiche De Struise..la parte iniziale mostra la componente "bourbon" diciamo con sentori legnosi comunque poco accentuati mentre nella parte finale domina l’acetico non eccessivo,probabilmente bilanciato dai 2 anni in bourbon barrel e che si prolunga nel retrogusto dove troviamo anche una leggerissima nota amaricante..corpo medio,secca e leggermente oleosa..fortunatamente non è una vera e propria flemish (non le preferisco) e ritengo che l’invecchiarla in bourbon barrel sia stato un tocco di classe in più poichè ha probabilmente smorzato la componente acetica ed arricchito aroma e gusto con note legnose che sinceramente preferisco..comunque sia,buona birra,sopra lo standard!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lucertola (9) - - JUL 10, 2014 does not count
Aroma is dense and sour. Color is dark cherry wood. Taste is colorful and the aftertaste has a hint of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvilCat (36) - FRANCE - JUL 10, 2014
Bouteille. L'île du malts. Robe brune intense , mousse couleur café qui retombe vite. Nez vineux sur le malt noir et le bois. La bouche est complexe et légèrement acidulée. Saveur de sucre brun, de cerise qui rappelle le kirsh. Puis défile le malt torréfié et le bois qui perdure sur la finale. Les notes d'alcool se révèlent en fin de dégustation. Une bière un peu maladroite mais agréable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ABT_S54 (119) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
50cl bottle poured in a Struise glass. 2009 Vintage. Now this was a gusher. (Pours) a dark reddish brown colour with a mahogan head which remains for quite a while. Aroma is typical oud bruin but nicely exaggerated in true Struise style. Drawing a comparison with Duchesse de Bourgogne (which in my opinion is the King/Queen of the style) I would say it is not quite as refined. Mouthfeel has more body and the upfront tartness is more extreme. However, I would say they should be served at different occasions - Ypres is much more a beer to be savoured by itself whereas Duchesse has the refreshing, classic lines to stand up to being served with food; this on the other hand is more of a meal by itself. All in all I could not say I prefer one over the other and both will continue to be a staple in my regular cycle of Belgians (however, at the price Duchesse will be a more frequent addition). Another Struise classic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sdmmb (686) - USA - JUN 28, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Malting Pot. Sweet sour Flemish old brown beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RussianDragon (293) - - JUN 13, 2014
On tap at Church Key. Pours a dark translucent brown with one finger of foam that quickly faded to a small amount of bubbles that hugged the glass. Aroma is tart, slightly funky, with yeast notes. Flavor is classic oud bruin, that seems to have been somehow simplified. The expected complexities have been flattened out by the barrel aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (995) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Dark reddish brown with a little off-white ring. Aromas of dark fruit, tart notes, light vinegar. Tastes of dark fruit, tart notes, bourbon, red wine, vinegar. Medium-light body with a dry and tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1112) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Reddish brown with a good beige head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, vanilla, leather, red wine, red currants. Medium bodied, vinous mouthfeel, nice balance of barrel characters. Taste is vanilla, red currants, red grape skins, bourbon, oak, vanilla, cranberry. So good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (880) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Aroma of cherries, wine cask, dried fruits, musty caramel, oak. Flavour is vinous, tart cherries, light sourness. Nice and complex.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste (1599) - AUSTRIA - MAY 2, 2014
Hazy dark red with a frothy, lacy, lasting, beige head. Smells of dried fruit, lots of malt, sour berry and vinegar, caramel, and wood. Medium oily with soft carbonation. Slight taste of alcohol, caramel with raisin cherry, plum and brown sugar. Nice acidity and sourness with some light spice. Fresh fruit and complex

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (728) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
500ml bottle. very lively upon opening so be careful with it! pours a rich reddish brown with a huge head on the first pour due to being so lively. aroma is very yeasty and malty. good taste. nice and tart, medium mouth feel, dry finish. very yeasty and a little smoky - assuming thats from the barrels.

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