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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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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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!



tcane7's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Draft at Memphis. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with some thin head. Notes of dark fruits, vinegar, funk, cherry. Fairly tart with a medium body and soft carbonation.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3984) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2016
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a small dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tart raspberry, cranberry, cherry, red grape, apricot, green apple, hay, straw, brown sugar, toasted oak, light chocolate, red wine vinegar, light pepper/funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart raspberry, cranberry, cherry, red grape, apricot, green apple, hay, straw, brown sugar, toasted oak, light chocolate, red wine vinegar, vanilla, light pepper/funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-medium fruity/acidic tartness and yeast/oak spice on the finish; with lingering notes of raspberry, cranberry, cherry, red grape, apricot, green apple, hay, straw, brown sugar, toasted oak, red wine vinegar, vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness form acidity as well. Light-medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly acidic, and light creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Flanders brown ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dandeman (740) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2016
Achetée au Beer Cellar a Waterbury en May 2015 et vieillie en cellier depuis. L’olfactif nous propose une belle complexité de fruits sur une base vinaigrée et tannique, aux tons de vieux cuir. L’abricot y est bien sur présent avec de légères notes de raisins secs, de prunes et de cerises de terre. Une immense mousse beige et rocailleuse se colle pendant de longues minutes sur le liquide marron et très opaque. L’entrée en bouche est très acidulée. On y perçoit un peu de boisé. La finale est également vineuse et légèrement alcoolisée. Présence légère de chocolat. La bouche me déçoit un peu. Les fruits de l’olfactif sont absents. Ne restent que le chocolat et l’acidité. Bof!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (1191) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2015
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 21/12-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity, bretty and acidic with woody notes. Body is medium, the finish is dry, fruity and acidic.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jorn69 (2069) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2015
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 151221. Bottle (750 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity and woody, bretty and caramely, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and bretty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fillepolo (243) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle from systembolaget. beer tasting @ my place. Pours a brown to redish beer with a medium head. Fruity and sour with Woody notes. Dry sour finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2773) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Very nice complex Flemish Brown. Rich, layered aroma of perfumes vinegars fruits malts. Flavor’s like nose plus good tang.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbill (3598) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2015
On draught at Edmunds Oast in Charleston, SC. Arrived to the table a deep reddish brown with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and laced the glass well. Very pleasant aroma of red wine vinegar, cherries, and plums. The flavor is red wine vinegar, cherries, plums and apricots with a lovely vinous character. Bright on the palate. The sourness is definitely present but not overreaching. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (916) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Draft at Tria Taproom, listed as "Grand Dame Oud Bruin". Pours deep, opaque brown with a 1-finger bone-colored head. Tart cherry aroma mixed with woody and lactic sour notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Flavor of tart cherry with a lactic sourness. Woody note too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (11204) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
On tap at Engine House No 9, pours a deep dark brown with a large beige head. Aroma brings out dark tart cherries, some balsamic vinegar, and leather. Flavour is along the same lines, with notes of leather, tart dark fruits, some acetic / vinegary notes, and a little tart cherry. Cohesive, complex and well-refined. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (9806) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
Draft - Soured dark malts, cherry and wood. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Chocolate, cherry and nice tartness. Really nice.


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