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The Bruery Griffon Bruxellois

The Bruery Griffon Bruxellois
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Sour Brown with Cherries

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1523) - USA - JAN 26, 2014
Amber, caramel brown in color... Aroma of oak, caramel, tart cherries... Flavor is intensely tart, yet mouthfeel is still fairly light, oak and cherries on the finish... Notes of vinegar... Fizzles a bit on the finish... Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle shared by BenC and MrPickles - Pours reddish amber with a couple tan bubbles. Sweet cherry on the nose, with balsamic vinegar and a little wood. Kind of muddled. Taste is better, with rich pie cherries, real tart vinegar, and woody oakiness. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (1737) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Aroma: Tart Cherry, Mildly Acidic, Mildly Bready, Mildly Oaky Appearance: Reddish/Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Thin White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing Taste: Tart Cherry, Cranberry, Mild Oak Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart, Mildly Drying

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle shared by Randall. Murky burnt orange pour with a white head. Tart as hell. Aromas of sour cherries. Acidic with vinegar, malt, and sour cheery highlights. Decent body and mouthfeel..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a cloudy orange red with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is cherry skin and oak. Thin mouthfeel with strong cherry tart and very sour finish. Very good sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (650) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
750 at Ryanís. pours cloudy peach. Aroma is acidic, very tart, sour, cherry. Taste is super acidic sour bomb, salt, very nice, heavy on acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2013
750 ml bottle courtesy of a daknole trade. Thanks as usual, dude. Continuing my progression through all Bruery bottled sours. Pours a nice deep copper reddish hue, healthy deep copper orange glow, a bit dark in the middle, firmer haze, brighter striking glow on the edges and bottom. A small offwhite head dies to a smaller ring, laces small overall. Nice color. Aromas present striking Oud Bruin characteristics, bigger lactic edge meets red wine, cherries, tart and tannic, firmer oak, a bit of balsamic, berry melange meets. A bit biscuity still, almost some spiciness there, some cinnamon, firmer to bigger lactic edge is lemony, lotta cherry, touches of vinegar, firm oak elements. A bit sharp, cherries and raspberries. Nice. Initial is a bit sour up front, sharp lactic twang and some vinegar meets a good deal of red fruit. Fruit punch, raspberry, cherry and seedy loganberry. Some lemony lactic life, touches of vinegar, brown and biscuity malts. Good cherry, red wine and oak presence. Red grapes, more cherries and raspberries. Firmer tannic skin, oak, some sharpness. A bit flat overalll, the carbonation needs some adjustments. A bit slick and yogurty as we press on, lactic life meet some of that toasty and biscuity malt base, some good vanilla, toasty and tannic oak. While this has a firm red wine and cherry slant, some good lactic elements, I donít get the acetone or sharpness Iíve gotten from some other Bruery beers (and as some other reviews point out on this one). Backend is tart cherries, red wine and bigger lactic vibe, subtle Balsamic but more red fruit driven, still fruity and firmer sour/tart edge. Lactic life, tannic oak and touches of biscuity and toasty malts. It certainly bites when it needs to, but this isnít as offensive as some other Bruery sours. Itís main problem is itís carbonation. A bit bretty and dry into the back. The finish is sour and a bit toasty, some spiciness/cinnamon waft, firmer oak and almost that lingering spice, vanilla, red wine and cherryskin. I wouldnít call this one as that complex but it flows well, an assertive sour that lacks enough carbonation. I dug it. Nose a little deadened. Nice beer with a good fruit presence albeit perhaps it could be found a little harsh to others in some ways and that lack of carbonation may be part of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours a reddish tinged brown color with a very slight head. Carbonation looks minimal. Acid acetone aroma, apple and cherry. Medium/light mouthfeel. Sour cherry flavor, acetone. Pretty sour and mouth puckering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbeatty (945) - New York, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle, 08/18/2013. Pours reddish brown, practically no head, few spotty swirls on the surface. Aroma is tart cherries and berries, brown sugar and caramel, vanilla cookie dough, with heavy sour barrel notes, balsamic. Taste is sharply sour, acetic cherry, burning vinegar, sweet vanilla caramel, tart oaky notes. Medium body, but really a bit harsh. Over the top sourness for me, not one of my favorites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5517) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle shared by Kenny at CBC. It pours murky brown with no head (akin to pond water). The nose is wood, vanilla, toasted coconut, tangy, earth, over-ripe cherry and jam. The taste is initially rather tart, highly acidic, vinegar, tart lemon, tangy berry, lemonade, earth, wood, faint mustiness, sour candy and a touch of alcohol with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. No real depth and a bit acidic, but I still kinda like the taste...!

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