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%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2010
Bottle 750ml.
Clear dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, sour berry, lacto, berry, apple, cherry, wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20091123]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (35031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is lacto and roasted malty. Dark fruity and roasted malt flavoured. Citric and bitter flavoured. Citric miljy finish with a nice roasted note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (30392) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with a lazing light tan head. The aroma has strong notes of lemon, brettamyces, and some caramel. The flavor is sour with notes of wood, brettanomyces, over ripe berries, and lemon, leading to a tart finish. Thanks fiulijn for giving this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a warm orangey brown with a dissipating beige head. Lots of tartness in the nose, woody, metallic and vinous. Medium body, lactic tartness, caramel, dried fruit, metal and blood. Woody finish. 231109

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23510) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy red brown coloured with a medium sized off white head. Light acidic aroma of bubble gum, wood and red wine. Light acidic flavour of wood and red wine. Tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22632) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2010
Bottled@omhper. Hazy amber colour with small off-white head that leaves some slight lace. Aroma is fruits, wood, some berries, mild caramel malts as well as some slight tart/sourish notes as well. Flavour is being quite much the same in a rather nice balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (21275) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2010
Bottled, thanks Bov! Cloudy dark brown, brief airy head. Tart lactic nose with some lingonberry. Meaty full body supporting the fresh lactic flavours. Complex with notes of sweaty citrus, balsam vinegar and caramel. Low bitterenss. Lovely beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19334) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18139) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2015
2013-10-18, parallel tasting between the first batch (no bottle info; 8-5-8-4-17=42) and a recent one (vintage 2011, bb 2013-12, 9-5-7-4-16=41)
The younger vintage is darker in color, the older vintage has a better head and head retention. The younger one has a smashing apricot aroma, and sharp acidity; the older one is more round, complex and funky.

2009-07-25, bottle, 7-5-7-4-15=38
Mahogany color with red shades; small creamy head. The aroma is initially a mix of lactic sourness and chocolate; there is also a light fruit touch, very light acetone; then the acetone disappears and some more apricots show up. The body is well structured, maltier than other Oud Bruin; there is less apricot than when I tried it from the tank; the light acetone may be disturbing; but overall it’s well balanced, and it may gain complexity in some time.

2009-04-04, "Mange, c’est de la bière!" at the brewery, from the maturation tank, brewed in Sept 2008, 7 months old, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Brewed using a locally produced apricot wine, 2 years old

Hazy dark amber color. Nice lactic aroma, harmonious, a bit fruity, delicate. Good body strength, dynamic caramel flavor, with light residual sweetness, light acidity and fruitiness, well mixed. Correct bitterness. Balanced. Very interesting.

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