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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: 155   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!



3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5621) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2010
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear rich red-brown with tan soapy bubbles. Nose of tart cherry, mildly acetic, tangerine and pipe tobacco. Taste of real cherries, pipe tobacco, woody, soft carbonation and a delicious finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, brown, fully diminishing. Body is hazy medium to dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of wood, sour apple, cherries, cinnamon, hamburger w/ketchup. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic, moderately astringent. The nose has some allure, although it does have that resemblance to hamburger-and-ketchup that some other Flemish sours have, which I’m not a big fan of. A bit uneventful to the eye and mouth, though...head dies completely and quickly, and the mouthfeel and balance are a bit "blah" (needs more acidity and less bitterness). Ok, but there are much better examples out there.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13040) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2010
750 ml bottle at Moder Lambic Fontainas, recommendation of Jean. Shared with afrantzell and Cameron. Light maroon, small beige head. Taste is sour dark fruits and oak. Very rich.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11209) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Bierkompass.de
Pours clear dark ruby red. Small creamy off-white film head. Aroma is tart, malty, caramel, red currants, red apples. Medium carbonation, good dry mouthfeel. Flavour is super tart to begin with, black currants, dry, caramel, light toasted with some fruity notes. Very lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a dark amber color with a white head. The aroma is tart dark fruit. The flavor is tart dark fruit, oak and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice sour beer. Not as complex as some, but the beer is very drinkable. Glad I got to try this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6028) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2010
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, muddy dark brown color with a vinous, sour cherry aroma, flavor of dusty aged balsamic, fermented cherry, leather, great lasting finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2010
This beer tastes like plums and earthy and kiwi. Trust me, it’s good. I just can’t verbalize it at the moment.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2010
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear deep amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, horseblanket, leather, berries, and cherries. Flavor of cherry, caramel, lactic, brett, light chocolate,and berries.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
From bottle at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Thanks Jean !
Appearance : Hazy dark amber with small head. Some lacing.
Aroma : Sugary with nice fruits. Some nice apricots. A bit lactic with light roasted malts.
Taste : Lactic and quite fruity. A bit sour with some brown sugars. Finish is dry and a bit lactic. Very nice.
Overall : Very nice beer. I think I liked this one more than others more genuine oud bruin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle via a trade with bu11zeye. Even with a violent pour, only a frothy head over a hazy brown body. Aroma is wine, lightly sour, lacto, earth, cherries and caramel. Taste is cherries, berries, wine, sour, lacto, chocolate, barrel and earthy. Lively bubbles. Dry mouthfeel. Very well balanced and very drinkable.


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