Nørrebro Viking Oud Bruin

Formerly brewed at Nørrebro Bryghus
Style: Sour Red/Brown
København, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Editor’s note: 428 bottles of 37,5 cl made.

Danish: En sur Belgisk Brune øltype på 6,5% alk. Basis øllen var en Belgisk Brune brygget i september 2008 af Master Brewer Class 08/09 fra den Skandinaviske Bryggerhøjskole. Den færdige øl har lagret på Spanske Tempranillo fade med flere typer af Brettanomyces og Lactobacillus. Resultatet er en balanceret sur og ekstremt kompleks, rund vinøs øl, med duft af eg og hestedækken, suppleret i smagen af malt - og karamelnoter, der afsluttes af en ren, sprød og frugtig eftersmag.

English: a sour Belgian style brown ale. The base beer was a Belgian Brune, brewed in September 2008 by the Master Brewer Class of 2008/09 at the Scandinavian School of Brewing. The finished beer was then allowed to age for 10 months in a Spanish Tempranillo barrel with multiple strains of Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus, resulting in a pleasantly sour, extremely complex, smooth beer with significant oaky, winey and barnyard flavours. Malt and caramel notes on the palate and a clean, crisp and fruity finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12995) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle, brought by Jeppe. Brown color. Soft caramelly aroma with sherry notes and a hint of milk chocolate. Oaky flavor with sherry and caramel. Notes of citrus and leather. The aroma is OK. The beer is quite complex, but the flavors do not coincide well. Nevertheless a fine and interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12328) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2009
Botte, bought @ Nørrebro Bryghus.
Pours dark amber with a lovely, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has grapes, red wine, dryness, horse blanket, brett, light caramel. Prickly carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour has red wine, tart, raspberries, caramel sweetness, barnyard, grapes. Long, lingering dry tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2009
Bottle had in the rake thansk to the brewer for leaving the samples. Alround rating: Caramel brown sugar sweetness, fairly fruity and woody, the sourness is fairly restrained but keeps it interesting and fairly tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (7149) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2009
375 ml bottle, kindly shared by my beer pal Olav, who bought it at Nørrebro Bryghus. "Limited Release No. 2", ABV 6.5%. Hazy brown colour, big to moderate beige head. The aroma has some sourish fruity notes, hints of red wine vinegar, some malts too. Fairly sour flavour, some funky and malty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2009
A murky brown beer, very hazy and lots of sediments. A small off-white head that leaves some lacings. Definitely not a pretty sight. The nose is dominated by funky brett and aromas of oak barrels. Hints of tart fruits and vanilla and caramel malts. The taste is mildly sweet with a nice tart complement. Again, funky brett and oak barrels dominate the aromas. Notes of malts, caramel and tart cherries and red currants. The finish is mildly bitter and dry with some tart fruit notes and brett. Moderate body, slightly oily texture. This is quite far from the Belgian originals of the style and I think it drinks more like an American sour ale than a Belgian Oude bruin. Not a letdown, but still not as good as I had hoped for. Bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle from Ølbutiken, Copenhagen. These limited released beers from Nørrebro is bottled in some very nice bottle. Thumps up for people thinking just a bit about the appearence - Its classy. The pour is dark golden brown with a caffé-latte look alike tanned head with a certain volume. The nose is clearly citric and sour. There is malt notes and I think off apples, belgian lambic and some kind of toothpaste.. nice. The taste is more sweet than sour with a buttery finish without heavy tastes. There is a faint bitterness in the end too. The palate is mild with a little bite. I taste vanilla, strawberries and the references to the belgian influences is pretty clear. The barrelaging is not that dominating and I doesn’t taste that much wood that others here describe. But its nice and vinoes and could easely be served to a nice dinner...I’m thinking some fat fish - Cheers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (4038) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2009
Tasting at Nørrebro Bryghus. Pours a hazy brown with no head. Smells funky and slightly fruity. Mellow sweetness with some sourness. Aromas of strawberries. Low carbonation. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15833) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2009
37,5cl bottle @ Nørrebro Bryghus. Pours unclear amber reddish with a small creamy white head. Nose and taste is caramel, berries, wood and cherry. Dry and woody with a fine tart and funky bite. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47142) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2009
Bottle 375ml.
Unclear medium orange amber color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, funky berry - sour - brett - wood. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily tp creamy, carbonation is soft. [20090913]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (13285) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2009 Hazy brown with a lasting off-white head. Funky aroma, with lots of oak, brett, cherry and almond. Sweet caramel flavour with a berry and tannin tartness, lots of oak character, and a funky finish.

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