ads135 (5207) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Not at all like the Oud Bruins I’ve had before, but better than all of them. This beers most prominent characteristic is its sourness, but this isn’t a one trick pony. Malty and dark with a balancing brown sugar sweetness. onceblind (10862) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Sooo stoked my 1900th rating could be this awesome beer from this awesome brewery. Tap at Odell. Murky dark brown with an off white head that recedes really fast and clings around the edge of the glass. Aroma initially has some light sour tones but there are immediately some sweet malty tones to join it, making this medley of malty sweet chocolate, vanilla, sour oak, and fruity red wine essences. I could smell that for hours. Taste was wonderful, with notes of sweet cocoa, sour fruity red wine oak tones, and bitter vanilla, with a finish of lightly sour chocolate. Balanced, complex and purely delightful. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
(750ml bottle) ruddy red orange, lasting fine tan head. Nose of cranberry, raisin, funky, complex. Taste is incredible. Cranberry, raisin, rich and lightly tart, so balanced and complex, like a sour fruited quad. Maybe my top sour I’ve had in some time. 77ships (11481) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
Thanks to Travlr for sharing this one. 65 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2013. Brown reddish beer with a beige head. Nose is lots of the typical USA brett / sour malt profile, cherries, sour dark fruits, toffee, sour wood. Taste is similar USA sour malt / brett profile, cherries, prunes, wood, sour dark fruits, toffee, sour fruits, sour barrel, quite enjoyable, tang, spices, touch of red wine wood,… sour malt sour body. Quite enjoyable American sour. Not really an Oud Bruin for me or at least, I do not feel like this is what is understood under a Oud Bruin traditionally over here, profile-wise not method of production. Doesn’t matter, it is a yummy beer & a nice sour. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Sampled on 10/1/2012 at Odells Brewery. This wild ale pours a very murky dark brown color. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, sweet and tart. A full bodied sour/wild ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, tart and a little funky. The hops are herbal. Nice tartness, its tart but the sweetness still shines through. Hints of wood and some funk. Not over the top, but it definitely has the Flemish Brown/red aspect to it. Some brown sugar at the finish. Very nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is lingering tartness.