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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: 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!



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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Ruby brown hazy pour with a light brown head. Aroma is tart, sour cherries, dark fruit, malt, really nice tart complex nose. Flavor is the same. A little mouth puckering at first but then a good earthy dark fruit and cherry backbone. Nicely malty and sweet and tart. Good beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2982) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle pour@4th Festival der Bierkulturen Köln 25/05/2013.
Dried apricot, intense lactic acid, oak vanilla. Chocolate malt smoothness. 35 ibus as a backing choir to a cultured vinegar Oud bruin - pas mal... Plenty of character with a lot of aged/dried/barrel layers interspersed, whilst remaining very drinkable and refreshing = expert brew. Chapeau pour la Suisse romande voor deze Oud Bruin!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1510) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Red tinged black pour. Dusty tart cherry on the nose. Currants and red wine. Super tart - a puckerer of a Flanders red - I can feel this one in my jaw bones. Really tasty!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (3633) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Draft at The Sixgill in Fremont, WA. Rating #1800. Leathery black-brown with some light showing through. Fresh barrel and brewhouse aromas, lovely and tart. Cherry and wood. Big rising tartness, an encompassing sour, cherry and dark leather. Refreshingly rich and tart. Incredible flavor, an impressive beer

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   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10406) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Cloudy dark amber with a tiny beige head. Sour aroma with lacto, sour berries and roasted malt. Sour flavour with lacto, roasted malt, sour berries and woody notes. Finished sour. Nice one.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2010
In short: A fruity, caramelized, vinous, tannic, complex sour ale. Different and highly drinkable
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed relatively fresh a few months after receiving it through private importation
The look: Cloudy mahogany body topped by a very small beige head
In long: Nose is leafy with notes of sour fruits. This aroma of this one is not oaky/cherries like most good Flemish sours. Taste has a nice fresh fruity character with plenty of red grapes, berries and such. A bit vinous. Some balsamic vinegar. The yeast character is bit on the wild side, not quite funky, but unusually barnyard/wild for a Flemish Sour. Mild leafy hops bitterness. Saliva sucking mouth drying tannins. The beer is a bit sweet with more caramel that I’m used to for the style but somehow it works admirably with the rest of the beer. Some cherry skin but no oak at all which is unusual for the style. Sourness level is a bit below average but that’s quite ok as I approached it as a session Flemish Sour, and a damn good one at that. Very nice brew, too bad it is so expensive and rare. But an old saying says “Live like you would like and you will part this world a happier person”. I just don’t see how spending a good part of my life in jail can make me so happy.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (2168) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a light tan head that doesn’t last very long; orange ruby brown color that’s a bit murky. Rich sour fruit aromas, bit of woodiness, berries and light fruits as well. Darker flavor tones, but indeed nicely sour and acidic, but nowhere near a palate ripper. Bit of peach, berry, sour, lactic acid, toffee, and a tart finish. Medium body, not quite dry, but acidic. Very interesting brew, nice complexity and very well done.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - NOV 8, 2010
Thanks to Laurent for sharing. The aroma is like a wild strong lambic, with a peculiar apricot note when it warms up in the glass. Lacto sourness, caramel, chocolate, red fruits. Complex and lovely.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8269) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2011
Bouteille 75cl. Rousse foncée, mousse blanche épaisse. Arôme dégage une fine note d’acidité typique de ce style flamand. Malt est léger et présente une fine couche de malt grillé qui reste un peu en retrait. Cela laisse ample place au vin d’abricot pour se distinguer. On peu clairement y voir la finesse de cette approche des styles entre la stout et cette oud bruin qui sont en parfaite symbiose. En bouche, on a tout ce que l’on attend de ce style avec là encore la touche du maître brasseur qui a su mélanger ce goût abricoté avec un malt à la fois grillé mais aussi légèrement chocolaté. Cela laisse un fini qui est finement acidulé avec des notes de levure tout en conservant un aspect sympa de vin et de fruits; abricots.


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