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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
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RATINGS: 156   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!



4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
doublebock (514) - 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 (1581) - 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 (1082) - Morro Bay via Orange County, 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 (2881) - 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 (5071) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3643) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
On draft at church key in Washington DC. Pours a hazy reddish brown, Strong raisin and coffee aroma. Sharp tart apricot, edging to balsamic vinegar. Interesting and tasty brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Deep purple walnut pour with bubbly film on the edges. Nose has hints of nice tart dark fruit and vinous acidity, but marred by veg diacetyl character. Butterscotch ruins all of the sour aspects. Thank god it mostly blows off after a couple minutes so still drinkable. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a dark tan head. Light sour aroma with strawberry. Strawberry and tart/sour flavor with rhubarb and light oak. Medium bodied. Tartness/sourness and light oak lingers with light acetic notes, strawberry, and light rhubarb.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sjohnny (398) - - OCT 20, 2012
On tap at Funk N Sour Festival. Dark brown with minimal head. Sweet undertones. Well balanced. Mild sourness. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
A rather mild sour. Very drinkable nut if your looking for a kick you in the face sour like Cascade then pass on this. It is very well made though.


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