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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: 152   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7365) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Trübes dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich, fruchtig, Beeren, Holz, Karamell. Geschmack fruchtig säuerlich, dunkle Beeren und Früchte, holzig.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10510) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2014
Draught at Haket, Göteborg. Hazy deep amber/brown beer with a decent offwhite head. Vinous fruity aroma, grapes, peach, raisins, figs, sourish, woody notes, floral, some leather. Flavor from berries, raisins, fruity, sourish, leather, caramel, some woody notes. Sourish fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5607) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2014
Draught at Haket Dark copper. Small head. Red wine in the aroma. Sourish with notes of brown sugar. Sweet and sour flavour. Oaky notes. Red berries and red wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (4814) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2014
On tap at Pibar, Lausanne. Dark brown with a nice beige head. Intense, sour berries nose with hints of marzipane. Sour berry flavours, hints of nuts, marzipane and chocolate. A great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6736) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Very hazy medium brown with a lively white head. Sour pittted fruits up front, doughy caramel malts lend body and sweetness. As yeasty and malty as it is sour. I liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3384) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2014
The Diamond, Brooklyn tap: Pours brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is vinegar, caramel, fruit, and a hint of chocolate. Taste is pleasantly sour. This wasn’t very sweet at all. Nice dark beer flavors mixing it all up as well. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11193) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2014
Tap @ Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö. Clear dark reddish brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dark fruit, berries, brett and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 080214

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4333) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
Tap at the Bishops Arms (Savoy), Malmo. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is yeast and acidic citrus fruit. The flavour is medium sour with a light acid weak vinegar palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Lots of sourness up front in the aroma and the flavour but not so much in the palate and the finish. Maybe this is the way all sours should be.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (770) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2014
On tap at Teresa’s Next Door. Pours murky reddish brown with tan head. Apple, barnyard, toffee, chocolate, dark fruit. High bitterness, moderately sweet. Full body with some mild carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Braun, trüb, feine weisse schaumkrone, leicht malziger süsslicher antrunk, etwas caramel, ausgewogene schlne säure, etwas flacher abgang, nachklang leicht astringierend ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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