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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Flanders style brown ale. We took Chomo-lung-ma (our organic honey nut brown) and aged it in a second generation Woodford Reserve barrel (subtle bourbon flavor, notes of American oak) for four months with 30lbs of tart cherries and a specially blended culture of wild yeast and beer souring bacteria. Chunga’s Old Bruin exhibits and aroma of sweet cherries and faint chocolate/ roasted malt complemented by a faint oak bouquet. The flavor has a pronounced sour character with the caramel, chocolate, and roasted malt finish.

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4.2
Errl (2577) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle #175/500 thanks to the homie jstax...Pour is ruby with a thin off white head...Nose is cherries, spice, funk, nice oak, bourbon, ...Tatse is spice, light vinegar, dry, nice body, cherries, some sweetness. ..Very easy drinking..

4.1
KimJohansen (10497) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
Dark brown with a medium beige head. Sour aroma with hard roasted malt, lacto, sour plums and figs. Flavor was solid sour with hard roasted malt, coffe, cherries, lacto, caramel and coffee. Finished sour. Nice.

4.1
Travlr (26091) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Draft at the source. Briwn color, bright beige head. Aroma of sourdough brown bread. Taste is tart cherry, vinous summer fruit. Nice.

4
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2009
2009 vintage. Pours a reddish color with a small tan head. Tart cherries, a dry sourness, aroma of sour cherries and a slight funk. Dry finish.

4
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Pour from a bottle thanks to Brad. Brown in color with perfect modest carbonation. Flavorful cherry with a touch of roast on the nose. Medium bodied. Flavors begin with a hint of chocolate and roasted malt in a very subtle way. Wow didn’t really expect that. The star is the tart cherries, oak, complemented by the balanced malt. Nice sour character. The finish is pretty lengthy with the fruit standing up. Great sour in my book.

3.9
DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle: Dark pour, thin ring as head. Sour browness in the nose, a bit of licorice, coffee grinds, and sugar cookie. Sour tainted coffee grind flavors, bitter in a weird plasticy, potentially playdough way...sour touches and bitter hops. I was drunk at this point but the numbers show I liked it . Cheers!

3.9
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Bottle 56 of 72. Bottled 12/3/09. The beer pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is chocolate powder with some oak and tartness. The flavor is oak, chocolate, tart cherries and vanilla. The chocolate stands out more when the beer is cold, but as it warms the flavor improves as the tartness gets more and more assertive. Medium mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation. I drank the beer right as it came out of the fridge as well as when it had warmed to room temperature. I think the warmer the beer got, the better it got.

3.9
corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Huge thanks to iceicebaby for sending this. Pours a deep dark ruby red/chestnut brown cor with dark mahogany edges when held to a light sour e and a one finger light beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic chunks of lacing left behind. Slightly funky aroma with hints of dry brett effervescence, silky caramel malt and tart dark cherries. The malt presence is more prominent in the nose than exected with lots of lucious dark chocolate, toffee and caramel. Slightly roasted as well countering the dry Brett and earthy oak. Medium bodied with a good amount of puckering, funky dry Brett up front that is quickly countered by the rich chocolate malt, earthy oak and vinous dark fruit. Puckering at first but not acidic at all. Again, the malt presence is stronger than anticipated but it provides a nice silky chocolate, toffee, hazelnut presence that counters the dry Brett, earthy oak and tart dark berries. The barrel aging and cherries added provide a vinous note with hints of grape, tart dark cherries, plum and raisin. Slight vinegar flavors adds a slight sour character to the finish but this beer is well balanced and very quaffable.


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