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

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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!



3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3969) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with a good head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is oaky, with some very light vinegar, plenty of leathery funkiness, and some husky notes.

The flavor is very sour, it’s got some berry, and some spiciness. It’s oaky and vinous at times with a nice bright lemony character. It’s drier than most beers of it’s category, but that’s a nice thing, I think.

Thought this one worked pretty well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Thin cream-colored head. Mahogany-brown hazy, but the bottom third of the bottle has a huge amount of yeast which will cloud later pours. Aroma is strawberry, sour old wood. Mild earthy, dry (not hot) spice. Body is medium, halfway between syrupy and watery, delayed carbonation onset. Flavor is tart cherry leading in to big dry-wood sourness and light caramel malt sweetness that blends perfectly with the other flavors. Delicious

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamah (214) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
The nose is a little musty with some nut and apricot notes. The appearance is an opaque amber color with very little head. The taste is excellent a little on the sweet side but a good amount of tartness and a slightly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14585) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours murky amber with tan head. Nose and taste of raspberry, cola, tart fruit, splintered oak, nutty malt, sherry and tannins. Medium body. Moderate acidity.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (5485) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle at share. Poured red with light to medium head. Don’t remember if there was lacing left behind. Notes are sour prunes, raisin, vinegar, and cherry barn. Really sour and acidic.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a pale brown tinged, one-finger thick, tan colored head. The beer is a concentrated brown color that shows opaque when held up to the light. The aroma smells of tart, concentrated raisins, ample prune juice, and some salted dried plum notes. There is some slight toasted grain character, a sort of nutty, light sherry like note, and a touch of concord grape juice. As the beer warms up the toasted malt character starts to lean towards toasted oak notes

The beer has a light tartness, and a sort of savory, almost smoky character to it. The beer is rich on the malt side of the spectrum, with lots of aged malt character; toasted nut flavors, light sherry, aged caramel, a rich toasted brown grain character, and some rounded, toasted oak like flavors. The body has some viscosity and texture to it, this is certainly not on the light side of the spectrum, but is not overly heavy either. The tartness here melds really well with the nutty oxidation and the rich malt character; it is lactic and perhaps just a touch acetic in character, but this last is fairly subtle.

This is a nice, rounded, sort of soft, but still rich example of an Oude Bruin. Quite enjoyable, and a great way to finish off an evening.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Draft at Memphis. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with some thin head. Notes of dark fruits, vinegar, funk, cherry. Fairly tart with a medium body and soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (3303) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle pour@4th Festival der Bierkulturen Köln 25/05/2013.
Dried apricot, intense lactic acid, oak vanilla. Chocolate malt smoothness. 35 ibus as a backing choir to a cultured vinegar Oud bruin - pas mal... Plenty of character with a lot of aged/dried/barrel layers interspersed, whilst remaining very drinkable and refreshing = expert brew. Chapeau pour la Suisse romande voor deze Oud Bruin!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11168) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a ruby color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of cherries, light vinegar with some lighter funky, earthiness. Tastes of cherries, light vinegar, wood, some funk, and some caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2013
750ml bottle served in tulip: Aged over two years... pours a murky brownish hue with ruby highlights topped by a fading head and not much lace. The aroma is soured cherries and apricots, roasted and caramelized malts, horse blanket and cheese. Heavy on the Acetobacter and Brettanomyces with a layer of malt and oak found as well. This has a brilliant balance but does have a slight band-aid nature upon the finish that would be my only criticism. Dry yet watery... yeah you know what I mean... soft carbonation. I like this but is it an example of a well aged bottle or a example of a very good beer in general?


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