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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: 136   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!



4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Red tinged black pour. Dusty tart cherry on the nose. Currants and red wine. Super tart - a puckerer of a Flanders red - I can feel this one in my jaw bones. Really tasty!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (99) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2013
Draught @ de klomp. Reddish brown color and a small off white head. Sour spicy nose with notes of horse & barnyard, vanilla, pepper, red apples, Vinegar, lemon and some earth and leather. Dry sour taste with red berries, lemon, horse pee, cereal, hay, some licorice root and oak.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (9829) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle from my Euro Santa, much appreciated, because this is a very good beer. Murky dark brown color. Aprocot, confit cherry and toffee in the aroma. Caramelly, moderately sour citric flavor with apricots. Nice oud bruin, fairly complex, some rest sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Draft on tap at Bavarian Lodge (Lisle, IL). Saw this pop up on BeerMenus, ventured in for this as I’ve always wanted to try it. Pours a lovely deep dark copper ruby hue, darker with a hazed middle, some deep darker color harder to see through as it tapers out, catches some quite nice light and glows an intense red on the bottom and edges tapering out from the middle. Decent head stays as a frothy layer, loose lacing as it rings ok. A touch tannish and off hued. Aromas show a bit more gentle, restrained sourness. Some dark fruit and tartness, mellow lactic appeal come in with carmelized and nutty malts, a bit toasty, vinous elements. Raisin, dark fruit, gentle tart black cherry. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a touch more full, a bit less "done" than anticipated. Gentle biscuity and bready malts meet some toast, nutty elements and dark fruit. Vinous, a bit tart as we press on. Some firmer oak as we hit the middle, more toast and a decent kick of tartness. Black berry, raisins, and gentle toffee. A bit thicker on the palate. The backend shows some more oak, a bit tannic with gentle lactic acidity kicking a bit. Some firmer malt elements still remain fresh, keeping the base intact. Gentle, a bit thick and brooding for my tastes. The oak and dark fruit elements are quite nice, but the sour elements don’t quite reach the level I’d like. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
0.75l bottle @ Baran, shared with and courtesy of my lovely girlfriend. Birthday beer! A really deep dark ruby red colored one with a small light lacing brown head. Smells really nice with lots of dark ripe fruits, some vinegar, junipers, forest, herbs, lots of wood and red wine. Quite complex and not bad at all. Really lemony vinegar sour in the taste. Woody, red wine and a ton of lemon mixed with heavy sour apricots. It’s oily on the mouthfeel and it has a below average carbonation level. Quite interesting flavor vise. Lots and lots of sour white currants in the finish. A really tasty one. 21.07.2013

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
I like oud bruins, but this one pretty damn gritty and underground .. . Pours a burnt baked bean .. . Soupy mouth .. . Copper, grain, and tart iodine .. . Decent, but i like them cleaner .. . . Me? Just soaking in the tub. It’d be more relaxing if the Home Depot manager would stop asking me to put my clothes back on.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fritz123 (804) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Draft at the Sybarite Pig. Snifter. Pours a muddy brown with thick white head. Aroma was like a porter but with vinegar. Taste was similar. I really didn’t like this one from Trois Dame. Medium body, NO carbonation. I didn’t like the aftertaste of bitter vinegar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1113) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Dark fruits, smooth figs and cherries, soothing tartness. Clean and crisp; delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - 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 (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, 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


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