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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 151   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!



3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , 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 (3468) - 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 (3076) - 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 (2443) - 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 (500) - 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 (1525) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1018) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle shared tonight by Nick, I think. Pours a deep black with minimal tan head. Aroma is concord grape, blue cheese, rind. Taste is very grape forward with some light apricot fuzz and some cheese elements. Hay is in there too but not pronounced until it warms. The mouthfeel on this is great, again, i really dislike most imperial stouts as a rule but love stout based sours. This one is there with a more wine like texture and mouthfeel. This one was not great at first but as it warmed was rather nice and interesting. Would revisit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (2523) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2012
750ML from a buddy. Enjoyed at 60F in a tulip

A - Murky raisin brown. no head

S - Smells of cider vinegar, wine and raisins.

T - Taste is similar.copper metallic taste and lots of vinegar. Hints of cherries.

M - Light body, very thin, earthy finish.

O - Disappointing but still nice to share with friends.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4544) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2012
On tap at Churchkey’s Night of the Living Ales event. This one poured a dark copper color with a wispy off-white head. Aroma was funky apricots, with some brandy barrel character to it. A touch of tart, funky character, apricots and brandy is in there. A nice way to end the night at this funky sour-fest.


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