RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   ABV: -
Our Brewmaster Dan launched his Wild Fruit Cave this winter brewing Oud Bruin, a Flanders style ale that is immensely complex both tart and sweet. Soft toffee notes lead with a blend of Wisconsin, Brittish, and German malts that first rested in the Coolship before spontaneously fermenting on oak in the cave. Hallertau hops, matured in the horse barn, elegantly support sparkling fruit notes that frolic before a punctuated oak finish. 100% naturally fermented in oak vessels this is an elegant beer that can be enjoyed now or the patient few can lay in their cellar to age. Thanks for supporting the arts! Daniel & Deborah Carey

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4876) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Woodmans in Beloit, WI (July 2014) served at cellar temp in a Unibroue glass. Big pop from the cap and the beer when poured offers a huge lasting light brown head, chunky and thick and leaving substantial residue in the glass atop the lightly hazy dark ruby body - over 2 years of time hasnt dulled this one when it comes to appearance at any rate...nose is oaky and vinous and very sharp-tart when the bottle is first opened, softening in a few minutes and rounding out with touches of raisin and vanilla and perhaps a hint of cardamom or cinnamon...on the tongue theres a mellow tartness throughout, growing slowly towards a rather sharp, moderately sour finish, quite acidic throughout and bearing light peppery notes...body is velvet-soft and strongly carbonated, very full with perhaps just the faintest trace of oxidation showing just a bit of dullness midpalate; really this is a tiny quibble though in a beer that has held up strikingly well. I dont know what (if any) are the actual differences between this 2014 model and the separately-listed 2016, but this tasting is a bit more pleasant than my most recent August sampling of the newer bottling; I still have bottles left of both and perhaps will try them side-by-side in a year or so. Another winner from a brewery Im so happy to have nearby.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (4208) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Murky reddish brown color with a foamy tan head. Nose of tart fruit and wet oak. I dont usually like sour beers, but I do like the Flanders Reds. Dark fruit and tart cherry flavors with some toffee sweetness and red wine tannin and wet oak in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (1054) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle randomly found on a hot shelf in a small bottle shop in Atlanta. Super odd find... Slightly opaque reddish pour with a small off white head. Aroma was acidic with notes of caramel, dark malt, fruit, cheese. Flavors showed some signs of oxidation, nicely acidic, touch of vanilla, oak, caramel. Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Solid example of the style if you ask me...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5706) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Picked up single 12-oz bottle from Rileys Wines of the World in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear brownish red amber colroed brew with a thick off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of typical flanders style sour red ale, tart berries, a hint of caramel malt and a touch of wood oak. Taste is medium bodied with a well-balanced tart grape, cherries and oak wood. Finish has a mild tartness that is not too overpowering. Really like the oak profile on this sour flanders.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1700) - Nevada, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Hazy brown with a thin off white foam. Light fruit aroma, some caramel notes. Mild sourness, light, and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (562) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Draft. Pours opaque brown with light beige head. Sour fruit aroma. Tart plums upfront followed by malty cereal. Sourness not overwhelming; well-balanced ale with surprisingly evident maltiness. Pleasant, long finish. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
seuinoz (240) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2016
A very good sour beer. Perfect balance of tart and sour notes.sits great on the palate. Nice lacing with a small off white head. Like this sour beer alot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1080) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2016
12oz bottle with samdueche. Light ruby with medium white head. Tart nose. Sour, but nice. Good balance and good finish. Solid medium fuzzy body. Surprisingly good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5787) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Poured from 12oz bottle at home. Cloudy and red, white head, bottle foamed all over the place upon opening. Decent sour - dry and fruity champagne notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5389) - Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Poured a deep red almost brown color with aromas of vinegar, light sour cherries, and some wet wood. Flavors matched the aromas decent, but couldnt dink more than a bottle of this, too much vinegar for my likening.

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