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

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RATINGS: 147   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!



4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Really sour taste and aroma, packs a bunch and is quite pronounced. A great beer for it’s style.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Embrouille (2819) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 7, 2010
Bottled 75cl. Absolutely mindblowingly fantastic. Underrated in my opinion. An incredible experience. Complex and extremely delicious. Reminiscence of lemon peel, horse blanket, vinegar, apricot and oak. A masterpiece.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - AUG 6, 2011
AROMA: coffee, cane sugar or light molasses, wild farm smells, apricot: APPEARANCE: dark brown, translucent, very little head and thin lacing; TASTE: sour, sweet (very little actually) a bit bitter, PALATE: medium bodied, lightly carbonated, OVERALL: well and truly exceeds expectations, innovation on a style, shows real creativity even though it is Swiss.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
doublebock (496) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2010
This beer tastes like plums and earthy and kiwi. Trust me, it’s good. I just can’t verbalize it at the moment.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 19, 2009
my swiss beer number 1000 ! - courtesy of Laurent Mousson - it pours a cloudy reddish-brown colour with almost no foam left (only some shy beige traces subsist); sourish nose of vinegar, prunes and apricot; vinous; sweet and sour with a moderate but regular carbonation; decent malt backbone; the finish is quite dry with long sourish notes and deep fruity tones; well-brewed, very enjoyable and to the point: business as usual from Trois Dames

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2010
750 ml bottle at Moder Lambic Fontainas, recommendation of Jean. Shared with afrantzell and Cameron. Light maroon, small beige head. Taste is sour dark fruits and oak. Very rich.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Bottle… Tower of Power Sour Hour Deel TweeThis beer rocks!… Cloudy, very dark mahogany ale with a small, creamy, white head. The complex, acidic, funky nose also presents lesser elements of chocolate and caramel layered upon a subdued herbal blend of roots - sassafras, licorice and sarsaparilla. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and dancing carbonation. The flavor offers a good bit of sourness, but healthy bitterness as well. Lightly tart, dry finish. World class wild ale!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Capped 750 from South Bay Drugs. Pours really dark reddish brown with a foamy, clingy beige head. The aroma is strongly sour and oaky. Med body; frothy carb. Flavor is sour reddish fruit. Way cool! Raspberry? Naah. Cherry? Could be kriek. Sour? Oh yeah!!!!! Really nice drink!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
750ml green capped bottle. Aged for a bit. It pours a deep, dark brownish red with a nice off-white head that leaves a bit of sticky lacing. It is a nice looking beer. The smell is nice too. It has sour cherries, some barnyard, lemon, vinegar, and caramel. It is sweeter perhaps than a normal one but is still funky and sour in the scent. The flavor starts sweet but then goes into sour, then funky. It isn’t overly sour but has a nice mild pucker. Tart cherries seem to be the main flavor along with some lemon and apple. There is even some raspberry and balsamic in there along with an underlying of malt. It is a bit sweet as you go but still a pretty fine Oud Bruin that reminds me a it more of American examples than Belgian ones. I recommend aging this one.


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