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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: 248   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
gEUS (1266) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2014 draft @ schooltje + 660 ml bottle - pours murcky deep brown with a thin persisting beige head. Earthy aroma; nuts, raisins, blackberries, cherries, port and barrel. Medium body with perfect sweet sour balance and a salty finish. Flavour of plums, port and bourbon. Special beer, a bit between an Aardmonnik and a Supplication - had it over ten times now, and I should add points as this is possibly thé best Flemish Old Brown one could find actually - the subtlety of a burgundy wine, the complexity of the best red/brown sour and a slight vanilla touch of the bourbon... Struise just rocks... Best served at cellar temperature, even at room temperature this is the max!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (4298) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2013
50 cl. bottle split in half @ Kulminator. 2009 (which is the year they began aging & not the bottling year, peculiar way indicating the age that some Belgian breweries apply) Double Barrel Aged Flemish Oud Bruin aged for two years in Bourgogne and Wild Turkey barrels. Another new beer from Struise that quite interest me but this stuff is getting harder & harder to get more & more expensive especially with the reserve society coming up. Anyway soit… Pours surprisingly dark, blackish, very dark brown with a reddish hue with a mocha head on top. Not really what you would expect. Smell is highly impressive & might the first time since I seriously got into sours that I am digging sweetness in a sour beer, this is deliciously sweet with chocolate, candy, serious cuberdons here, lightly sours malts & sweet red wine flourishes. Taste is equally fascinating, sweet mocha, cuberdons, light sourness, red wine touches (I mistakenly thought this was bourbon & wild turkey so I didn’t pick up this one because I though, I had to), candy, cherry, quite a lot of chocolate, spices, light rye, red fruits & only lightly acidic, present light booze touch in the back in a spirit way, Wild Turkey I am guessing. Medium, slick, chocolaty bodied. Wow, very original & unexpected. I am highly curious what age will do with this beer, I am definitely guessing improving it. I don’t even like fresh Aardmonnik. I wonder if this will get sour, even possibly severely sour, wonder how it will taste then. Another highly fascinating & original new brew from these guys. Maybe one day, easier access etc. Prob. not. Also I like the black & white, partially old computer graphic(s (big pixels in the background) label.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Alex. Thanks! This was a gusher. Pours dark brown color with off white head. Aroma is slight vinegar with some notes of oxidized wine and a touch of booze. Medium mouthfeel. The taste of this beer is outstanding. You get the flanders red notes in there. Then there are hints of wine barrel and a touch of whiskey mixed in just right. Awesome brew.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trappist1 (561) - Diest, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2014
50cl Bottle - - - Gushing Alert - - - Dark brown color with a huge brown head. Nose: wild yeast, sour, some cherries, dark malts, chocolate, raisins, dark fruit, orange, spicy feeling, cuberdons. Oh this little baby has just a great complex nose! Taste: Cherries, dark to even slightly roasted. more cherries, but still very well balanced. Fruity character, dessert oranges, alcohol pepperness. Initially sour in the taste, some nice to even great sourness. but, this is corrected quickly, gains on body and finish. Wow, jusst a great "oud bruin"... really really nice... say no more.... One question left: how would this age ?

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lucertola (10) - - JUL 10, 2014
Aroma is dense and sour. Color is dark cherry wood. Taste is colorful and the aftertaste has a hint of coffee.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2012
Very dense & fien cream-coloured head over deep brown-chestnut beer. Mild lactic & fruity, with a roasted finish, just bitterish. Oranges again retronasal with an impression of orange-game sauce; vinous. Lipsmacking, if mild, acidity; medium bodied, and yet slick. Another Oud Bruin tour de force from Struise. Respect, Urbain!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lowenbrau (2150) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 22, 2013
500ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo.Some tart aromas and subtle wood ones. Pours hazy dark brown, with nice creamy tan head, Medium body, average carbonation, some lively texture. Taste is some sour, sweet, liquor notes, caramel, some spicy. Nice balanced, Very enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Had on draft @ the Avenue Pub .. . this was awesome! .. . deep penny .. light on the foam .. . quite tart .. . the quintessential belgian style oud bruin! . loved it! .. . . My girlfriend says I’m not manly enough but I think she’ll change her mind after reading the latest entry in my diary.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19956) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
Draught at SBWF. Hazy mahogany colour, mid sized head. Mild vinous tart nose. Near full bodied with well rounded mouthfeel. Acetic with some white pepper. Lemon, wood and red wine dominates. Lovely beer, but the Reserva is even better.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3539) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2013
On tap @sbwf13 vintage 2010. Hazy ruby brown with beige head. Aroma vinous, a bit tart, lemon and sweet notes. Taste is acetic, spice, pepper, lemon, wood and vinous notes. Nice!


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