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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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A sour version of the Bruin.

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3.7
kevinator (2574) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Mild aromas of sour mash with grain. Nice color and head. Good weight with a sharp finish. Flavors were earthy and bready with a good touch of sour. Not too tart though. Some funk as well.

3.2
stephenj007 (124) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2017
For me, this was a style of beer I don’t usually go for, but wanted to give it a shot anyway. Probably won’t do it again....Big bomber, bottle pour! Aromas of fruits, light citrus and Sweet-Tarts candy. Cloudy, yeasty appearance in the glass, minimal head, very little appearance of carbonation bubbles, no lacing. Evenly mixed taste notes of sweet and sour. Sour at the front, sweetness on the finish. The front palate is a bit fizzy. This is a clean finishing brew, not much hangs around, except for a hint of bitter on the finish. So, I have decided that sour ales are not my preferred style.....on to the next!

3.6
markducommun (1210) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle thanks to Sander. Lightly cloudy brown with a mahogany tinge. Bit of dark raspberry, some funk. Fairly vinous. Chewy, lighter body than expected. Clean. Minimal alcohol. Not much carbonation. Good.

3.3
drsandman (1587) - New York, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle thanks to Reed. Pours a deep cloudy reddish brown, beige head. Aroma is lacto, roasted malt, sugars, oak. Flavor is lightly sour, oak, cherry. Medium bodied

3.5
Leighton (22019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle shared in NYC - thanks to Sander. Pours clear brown, reddish, with an off-white head that fades away immediately. Tangy berries inhe nose, a little wood, toffee. Light-medium sweet with low bitterness, a little metallic zing, cherry, faint musty funk, hints of lemon. Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation. Lightly warming in the finish, with woody dryness, a little earth, leathery berries, some lemony acidity. Enjoyable beer.

3.8
vyvvy (6638) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Pours deep reddish bronze with an off-white head. The aroma has rich caramel, sourness, bugs and wood. It has a medium full rich body with light carbonation. The flavor has woodiness, grain, bugs, mild fruit and caramel. The finish is tart and has some wine. Pretty tasty.

3.6
bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle. Nose is very oud bruin ish. Flavors are very sour with a brown ale backbone. This drinks very smooth. Like it.

3.4
hayduke (5617) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. Poured brown. Small off-white head. Nose of sour fruit. Medium body. Flavor is woody sour, and funky. More like a sour brown than wild but OK.

3.6
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Tasting: 22oz Bottle poured into a snifter -- Well done (512), great tartness. I like this beer (bear) a lot.

3.8
jhamp9 (1931) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2017 Red brown pour with a cream colored head. Nice lacing. Aroma is tart cherry, very oaky, vinous, and some caramel sweetness. Taste is tart cherry, wood, red wine, and faint vinegar. Slight puckering acidity. Very dry tannic finish. Medium light body.


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