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Trois Dames Oud Bruin

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Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Née de la rencontre fortuite d’une stout forte et d’une fermentation d’abricots du Valais qui jamais n’atteignit l’alambic du distillateur auquel elle était destinée, notre Oud Bruin (flamand pour "vieille brune") est une interprétation assez peu orthodoxe de ses cousines belges.
Elle en garde cependant le délicat équilibre aigre-doux, entre une solide ossature maltée assise sur des malts, aux notes caramélisées, chocolatées, rôties et fruitées, dans laquelle vient se fondre le vin d’abricot avec son acidité lactique, ses notes de cuir et d’étable liées aux levures sauvages, et une discrète note d’abricot.
La finale est légèrement amère et le tout se déroule tout en harmonie sur le palais.
Une bière unique, d’une grande buvabilité mais joliment complexe, entre douceur, fruité et acidité. Elle se mariera avec l’agneau, le canard, les moules, les crustacés ou des fromages à pâte molle ou mi-dure.
Série limitée de 1.200 bouteilles de 75cl, 7.2% d’alcool/volume, 35 unités internationales d’amertume (IBU).
Avec un grand merci au Journal de Ste-Croix pour l’aimable mise à disposition d’un local suffisamment tempéré pour la refermentation en bouteille cet hiver!
Santé!



3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfroms (216) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Draft at The Sampler. Pours reddish brown. Aroma is sour cherry, plum, cocoa, banana. Taste is nicely balanced sour cherry, sour plum, oak tannins, banana, cocoa. Good but slightly lacking in body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2315) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2014
Fra fat på Cafe Baran, Bergen, sammen med Børge: lett uklar mørk brun med kortvarig off white sum. Aroma av sure bær, vanilje (eikefat?), aprikos, malt. Deilig balanse mellom surhet, bitterhet og sødme i smaken, hvor den fine surheten naturlig nok dominerer. Tørr avslutning gjør at jeg gjerne griper til glasset igjen.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (844) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Last hit of this beer before it tapped @ Local 44 in Philly. Very deep red-brown pour, medium foamy tan head. Wonderful aroma of tart and tropical fruits, with hay notes. Very tart apple-ish flavor. Crisp and sharp.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
Draught @ Baran Café, Bergen
Pours clear amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma is sour with notes of malt, berries, funky, vinegar, wood and hint of caramel, Taste is light to medium sweet, medium sour and light to medium bitter with a long sour, berry and slightly bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13214) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
On tap at Baran. As Grande Dame Oud Bruin. One of the sexiest beer labels I’ve seen. Really cute. The beer pours an unclear dark brown body and a small, beige head. Vinegar, wood, caramel sauce, some dark berries and some cellar hints. The flavor has a bitterness I didn’t expect and I don’t think is suitable. Dried fruits, caramel hints and vinegar in the flavor. Dark berries. Semi-dry and with a nice little tartness. Lasting finish. Tasteful and pleasant, sure a nice try on an oud bruin. 140616

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (2398) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2014
Smooth, sourish, fresh-malty, caramel with hints of sourish cherries. Nice, smooth. A bit viscous. 12/11/12/12

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3114) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
At FdB 2014 as Grand Dame. Poured a cloudy reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of vinous fruit and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour of the aroma, dry, sweet and sour end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1486) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2014
From tap, pours a cloudy brown with orange highlights and a tan head. The smell is earthy malt, sour rich fruit. The taste is sweet rich malt and sour dark fruit ending dry and woody. Light and slick with nice carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2490) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep amber with an average, lacing beige head Aroma of caramel, sour berries, cherry, brett and wood.Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carb. A very nice Sour Red.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (682) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 15, 2014
750ml bottle pours dark brown with light edges and a 2 finger head. Nose is full of tart fruity berries, cherry, blueberry, raspberry, cola, little funk. Taste is nicely balanced lacto sour, lots of dark fruity notes and berries, dark sour cherry, nutty cola. Finish is sour lacto, dry oak, fruity. Good stuff.


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