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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Based on the Flemish classic (Oud Bruin) this very complex beer has many flavor facets. Brewed using redwood tips and the rare Nelson Sauvin hop from New Zealand , this lively red ale is aged in a variety of wine and spirit barrels before blending. The final blend also includes a small amount of our Grand Cru (a blend of both Brother Davids Belgian ales aged in wine barrels). The resulting beer is very complex medium-bodied beer with a vinous character from the wine barrels and spicy notes from both the redwood tips and the Nelson Sauvin hops. Combined with a light sourness from the bacterial fermentation, these myriad flavors are underlined by a smooth, round Belgian character from the Grand Cru an extremely complex yet very drinkable beer.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1687) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pours almost clear brown. Aroma is fruity and oaky sour, no funk. Light body, lightly sour, tart, crisp, refreshing, with present malts. Fruity sour palate, easy to drink, good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (4261) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 13, 2017
on tap @ Party Town (Friday Night Flights) --- Sweet butter and sour malt aroma. Cloudy dark amber, beige head that drops to a cover, strips of lace. Taste is semi-sweet malt, medium fizz, and sour-bitter in a long finish. A little malt returns at the end. An interesting, complex brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (3062) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Light brown in color.... Aroma is light caramel malts, acidic notes... Flavor is fairly sour up front, gives way to a more nutty, roasted malt backbone with notes of coffee bitterness on the palate... Very complex and a different experience throughout, really enjoyed this...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnoel09 (586) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Sampler at the tasting room. Mahagony color. Aroma is mostly sour grape. Flavor starts with nice malty amber/red caramel notes and transitions into a nice sourness with some buttering hops on the finish. I found this to be a very pleasant combination.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3667) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 18, 2012
16 ounce sample on tap at mojos in Woodland. The aroma on this is lightly tart, and mostly dominated by some pine character. Light fruitiness, too. Fairly transparent ruddy amber body with a medium off white head. Pretty resilient. Starts with a little sweet flavors, before this has some gentle woody character, and a nice soft balanced tart funkiness. This is spot on for the quasi style, and is severely underrated.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarpa (1457) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2012
tap@Apex pours dark reddish brown with a small head. aroma of plums. taste of tartness, ripe fruits. quite watery

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ron (3780) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2012
On tap at Tap and Mallet. Why did I pick this one today? Of all the good beers they had there. Cause I wanted something different. Next time Ill go with something that tastes good. Sour aroma and flavor. A jumble of dried fruits. No head, no lacing

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (6647) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2012
On tap at Capones, pours a hazy amber color, thick medium creamy head, and awesome streaks of lacing. Aromas of red and white wine, some apple brandy, wet wood, basement funky yeast, fruity hops and cheese notes from the nelson. Taste is woody and sour with some bourbon and rich brandy in the finish. Other notes of pinot noir, dark fruit, sour grapes, and apple. Interesting beer, hard to drink alot of it but better then previous ratings.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (10260) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2012
Draft at Capones. Pours hazy caramelly brown with 1-finger khaki head. Nose is tart dark fruit, hops, mild butterscotch. Tastes tart, fruity, with backup hops and some mild woody notes.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2012
Draft at Capones: Aroma of diacetyl, butter, and hints of red wine and malt. Poured deep amber/red/brown in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of funk, butter, diacetyl, and some lemon juice. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Diacetyl, butter, funk, lemon juice finish is dry. No hint of barrels at all.


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