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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: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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!



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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle shared at Craft Ale House. Poured turbid reddish brown with khaki head. Nose was tart cherry fruit, funky yeasty malt. Tasted tart, lactic, funky, with cherry notes, yeastiness in the finish, and a high complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19506) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2014
Draft @ Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö. Pours a dark brown reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody sour tart aroma. Fruity sour tart woody flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty sour tart finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2014
750ml bottle from...a shop in Tucson, bought 12/12. Clear, deep amber pour with a short, brief off-white head which leaves no lace. Nose is lightly sweet malt - like a wee heavy - and a hint of tartness. Medium body with low carbonation, which may be a function of a year in the cellar. Green apples, medium roast malt, wood, leather and lemons. Finish is quite clean and nicely balanced: mostly tart, but with a light fruity sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2014
The head is ok, body is brown and cloudy. It smells sour, fruity, good. The taste is sour, fruity, aromatic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (3307) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Draft at The Sixgill in Fremont, WA. Rating #1800. Leathery black-brown with some light showing through. Fresh barrel and brewhouse aromas, lovely and tart. Cherry and wood. Big rising tartness, an encompassing sour, cherry and dark leather. Refreshingly rich and tart. Incredible flavor, an impressive beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1437) - 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 (439) - 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 (11206) - 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 (6373) - Aurora, 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 (3603) - 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


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