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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by a resurrected style from the Flemish region of Belgium, The Meddler Oud Bruin is a blend of several generations of brown ales that were barrel aged for over 18 months. Wild yeasts, Lactobacillus, and Brettanomyces meddle with the beer creating complexity and depth of flavor. Intricate, yet balanced, The Meddler has an 8.9% ABV.

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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (4285) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Not at all like the Oud Bruins Ive had before, but better than all of them. This beers most prominent characteristic is its sourness, but this isnt a one trick pony. Malty and dark with a balancing brown sugar sweetness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (7846) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thirdeye11 (6093) - 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 Ive had in some time.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8391) - 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. Doesnt matter, it is a yummy beer & a nice sour.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5359) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1203) - Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Pours clear mahogany with a small beige head. Smells tart and hints of toffee and red fruit. Taste is sour tartness, subtle fruity sweet. Medium-bodied with a prickly texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Odell The Meddler Oud Bruin finishes with a lingering tartness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1563) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 30, 2016
As Oud Bruins go, The Meddler is downright pretty. It pours ruby red. The head is fizzy but lasts longer than what you see on a lot of Sours. Earthy/acidic aromatics with barnyard, old oak, aged fruit, and a little malt. Palate is lively with tartness and funkiness. Raspberry, cherry, and apple notes with vinous wood and tannins. Some caramel malt and vinegar-like acidity. This tastes about as close to tradition as you can get.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours deep translucent brown with a medium tan head that lasts well. Nose is very complicated. Sour cherries, cream, Stiltson. A bit of sweatsock in a good way. There is a bit of stalish allspice. Flavor is perfectly balanced between sweet and sour. Nice, slightly chalky mouthfeel. Buy this and drink it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (9774) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Tap at Pracna. This must just hit me in the right spot, but Im absolutely loving this. Dark pour with a creamy sticky head. Sour and tart cherry, chocolate, slight caramel malt. Soooo good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (5625) - Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2013
One of the best oud bruins, huge tart and oak flavors, cramy and fruity, very very nice awesome beer


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