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The Bruery Griffon Bruxellois

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Sour Brown with Cherries

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting, 5/15/15. Murky, muddy brown, tiny floaties, no head. Tart acetic sour aroma, notes of earth, caramel, wood, dark cherries. The taste is tart cherries, cherry pits, pepper, wood, caramel. Medium bodied, low carbonation, lingering tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 750mL ][ richiesd ][ Tasting ][ Tasting Snifter ][ 2.28.15 ]
>> Thanks Rich! Murky red amber pour, minimal to no foam. Nose is cranberry lemonade, Pinot Noir. Taste is citric sour, lemon-lime, cranberry, clean and sharp Flemish Red almost tartness level wise with a long oaky finish. Another solid dark sour from The Bruery in the vein of Oude Tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle, thanks Richard! Caramel pour off white head, nose and taste are lovely cherry, tart, like Consecration, amazing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (732) - - DEC 7, 2014
Murky burgundy with a fine layer of tan fizz that dissipates to nothing. Great sour cherry aroma -- sweet pit fruits, brown sugar, balsamic, almond. Flavor mimics the aroma, adding more cherry flavor alongside the lingering vinegar acidity and noyaux smoothness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2014
(750ml bottle) cloudy ruby red, ring of fine edge bubbles. Nose of cherry pie, crust, cinnamon, cherry mash, sweet, delicious and straightforward but smells amazing. Taste of cinnamon, cherry pie, touch of vinegar that doesn’t take away at all, super pie-like, just delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1366) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Poured from a 750 ml bottle to the dome. Aroma has a moderately strong, tart cherry character with a hint of juiciness. Medium light oak notes with moderate acidity, a touch acetic. Some light toasted malt character and a hint of caramel. Pours a hazy red with brown hues and a faint, forced, slightly tan head that recedes to the edges where it lingers a bit. No lacing and faint legs. Flavor is fairly acidic with a lot of cherry flavor and some juicy/jammy character. Moderate lactic acidity with some faint acetic character and a bit of a lemon note. Medium light oak notes. Faint malt notes of toasted bread and caramel. Light bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and the low carbonation makes the body seem bigger. Low acidic astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a rather nice beer with a lot of great cherry character. Rather acidic with some nice oak notes. Could use some Brett funk to balance the fruit and acidity while adding some complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle share at DLD 2014. Pour is burnt orange with no head. Aroma and flavor of wood chips, cherry juice, sour mash, cranberry, and yeast. Finish is extremely sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (3878) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2014
very cloudy toilet water pour but dregs were pretty stirred up….almost no head, slight creaminess slight acidic nose, hint of balsamic. lots of cherry and oak. Nice mouthfeel. very drie F nose oaky, ropey and funky. lovely acidic kriek taste. goes down easy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle... This beer has a huge, firm rack!… Cloudy caramel-colored pour with no head. The nose furnishes musty acidity, tangy fruitiness, woody funk and a dash of acetic acid. In this example, I can empathize with those who mistakenly confuse the acetic component with acetone instead of vinegar, the acid’s true origin. However, in most cases of this type of mistaken identity, people are just muppets. Full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and nearly-expired carbonation. The flavor is ridiculously sour and one dimensional - I LOVE IT. Not at all acetic here, but there is loads of clean, acute, lactic acidity. Fantastic, crisp, sour finish. Many thanks to biggsbowler for coming through with this world class delight!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3089) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Hoarders Society 2013 bottle. The beer is hazy and amber/brown hues with perhaps hints of crimson. Small, wispy head that quickly fades with a hiss. Aromas of tart cherries, lactic funk, oak. The flavor is more of the same. Sour cherries and an intense puckering finish. Acetic and bold. Overall pretty good, though best shared a few ways.

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