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


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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 21, 2011
75cl bottle with the "creole" colorful logo and a red cap, tulip glass. Pours pitch black with no real head. Smells of apricots and brown sugar, with some sourness. Has an oily mouthfeel, with a medium body. Puckeringly tart to start. Once acclimated, the apricot flavor returns to balance it out a bit, but still stays quite tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7534) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to someone. Pours a hazy amber with a grey head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of tar cherries with a bit of sweet grains and acid. Flavor has tart cherries with some acid and a hint of funk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
epsidetrac (1) - Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2011 does not count
Slight sticky quickly-dissipating head. Dark brown-red wine colored appearance, esthers of apricots and light citrus with a strong sour nose. Well balanced light fruity malt taste with the classic oude tart finish. Overall a very delicate and well balanced treat.
Earlier Rating: 11/5/2011 Total Score: 4.2
Check for another alias to this fine ale. It goes by the name of Trois Dames Oud Bruin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (8602) - Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
750ml green capped bottle. Aged for a bit. It pours a deep, dark brownish red with a nice off-white head that leaves a bit of sticky lacing. It is a nice looking beer. The smell is nice too. It has sour cherries, some barnyard, lemon, vinegar, and caramel. It is sweeter perhaps than a normal one but is still funky and sour in the scent. The flavor starts sweet but then goes into sour, then funky. It isn’t overly sour but has a nice mild pucker. Tart cherries seem to be the main flavor along with some lemon and apple. There is even some raspberry and balsamic in there along with an underlying of malt. It is a bit sweet as you go but still a pretty fine Oud Bruin that reminds me a it more of American examples than Belgian ones. I recommend aging this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kristall-König (2392) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2011
Geruch säuerlich aprikosig mit Zügen von Wein. Säuerlich-aprikosiger Antrunk. Mittig sekt- oder bowleartige Noten, welche hervorragend mit der hintergründigen Fruchtigkeit harmonieren. Etwas holztrocken und intensiver sauer abklingend. Ausgezeichnet.Test vom 19.6.2010, Gebinde: Glasflasche

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KapitiCritique (367) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - AUG 6, 2011
AROMA: coffee, cane sugar or light molasses, wild farm smells, apricot: APPEARANCE: dark brown, translucent, very little head and thin lacing; TASTE: sour, sweet (very little actually) a bit bitter, PALATE: medium bodied, lightly carbonated, OVERALL: well and truly exceeds expectations, innovation on a style, shows real creativity even though it is Swiss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4690) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Pours deep brown into a snifter. Off-white head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Sour pit fruit aromas. Sour cherry, cranberry and raspberry from front to back. Lasting dry and tart finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1202) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2011
750ml bottle. Pours a deep, reddish-brown color with a big white head. Aroma is sour, cherry. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sour, dark fruit, cherry, a little malty, with a nice sour finish. A nice oud bruin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2011
750ml bottle-thanks hbmason for trading-pours a dissipating tan head and hazy dark amber/red color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, vinegar, medium/dark fruit-cherry. Taste is vinegar, medium malt-caramel, medium/dark fruit-cherry, some apple, some spice hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10640) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2011
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting cremy brown head. Aromas of sour apple, carmel, citrus and light basalmic vinegar. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of sour citrus, barnyard, basalmic vinegar and light carmel with a crisp dry tart lingering funky finish.

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