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

bottled
available

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 154   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!



3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3613) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy brown/ruby with thin, creamy off-white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is sour fruit, caramel and cookie malt, floral hops, strawberries, light vanilla, and light spice. Flavor is sour fruit esters, toasted malts, floral hops, and light honey; dry, lightly sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation. This is almost the Jean Claude Vann Damme of sour browns.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (2209) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2013
From a bottle. Crisp, sour, and refreshingly delicious. Slightly bitter. Opaque medium brown.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9871) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with ruby highlights, a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with light to spare lacing. Aroma is sour and acidic grapes and plums with biscuit and cookie malt and spicy hops. Flavor is sour fruits, sweet malt, no hops or bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15342) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
8th May 2011
Semi transparent dark brown beer. Good pale tan head. Crisp semi dry palate. Typically Oud Bruin semi vinegar tartness. Quite a sour - bitter finish. Refreshingly tart but not a classic Oud Bruin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2012
On tap at Jester King Funk and Sour Fest. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. Aroma of funk and raisin.  Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt and sour fruit and nice tart finish. Easy to drink, a very good sour ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3321) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Tap. Pours opaque dark brown to black, tiny beige head that disappears quickly. No lacing. Aroma is faint port, molasses, raisin, tart cherry, dried fruit, . Flavor is the same, quite complex, medium sweet with a light tartness. Full bodied and creamy. Low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2618) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks man! The beer is dark, chestnut brown with hints of ruby. The beige head is thin and fades almost immediately. The aroma offers oak, cherries, sweet cherry juice. The flavor brings a blend of sweet and tart cherries, along with some oak. Tannic throughout. Low carbonation. Slightly puckering finish. A good sipping beer, similar to a nice wine. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-29-2011

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcmd (314) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Pours dark brown with a crimson hue small light brown head. Smell is smoke, chocolate, cherries, red wine. Taste is sour cherry, red wine, vinegar, chocolate. nice full body, light carbonation - very addictive.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
doublebock (507) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Black with minimal carbonation and thin white head. Musty tobacco and soy aroma. All kinds of flavors happening here; cherry, vanilla, flank steak and chocolate liquor all rounded out nicely with a tart sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1548) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Aroma of cherry, tootsie roll, moderate sourness and some red grape. Appearance is dark crimson with bone head. Flavor of chocolate, cherry, red grape and some resin in the finish. Palate is creamy and chewy with a moderate mouthfeel. A nice one.


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