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81
style
Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ne de la rencontre fortuite dune stout forte et dune fermentation dabricots du Valais qui jamais natteignit lalambic du distillateur auquel elle tait destine, notre Oud Bruin (flamand pour "vieille brune") est une interprtation assez peu orthodoxe de ses cousines belges.
Elle en garde cependant le dlicat quilibre aigre-doux, entre une solide ossature malte assise sur des malts, aux notes caramlises, chocolates, rties et fruites, dans laquelle vient se fondre le vin dabricot avec son acidit lactique, ses notes de cuir et dtable lies aux levures sauvages, et une discrte note dabricot.
La finale est lgrement amre et le tout se droule tout en harmonie sur le palais.
Une bire unique, dune grande buvabilit mais joliment complexe, entre douceur, fruit et acidit. Elle se mariera avec lagneau, le canard, les moules, les crustacs ou des fromages pte molle ou mi-dure.
Srie limite de 1.200 bouteilles de 75cl, 7.2% dalcool/volume, 35 units internationales damertume (IBU).
Avec un grand merci au Journal de Ste-Croix pour laimable mise disposition dun local suffisamment tempr pour la refermentation en bouteille cet hiver!
Sant!


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (9904) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2017
[email protected] Malm, Malm (28/01/2017) - black coloured pour with a off-white head. Aroma and taste is medium sweet with notes of stone fruit, malty backing, then some sour hard edge comes in with vinegar, some cherry notes, wood, dried apricot, tart fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13557) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Keg at BD Malmo. It pours black with a small off-white head. The aroma is sweet, tangy, red grape, plum, date, lactic, wood, vinous and blackcurrant. The taste is crisp, dry, tart, vinous, earthy, syrupy blackcurrant, lemon sherbet, green apple, tangy, lemon sherbet, berry skin and vinous with a dry, tangy finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Tangy, fruity and sour. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (8436) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Dark deep brown under a thin light tan head. Amazing nose thats tart, dark, complex, a touch cocoa and woody, and lightly dark fruity. Crisp and tart flavor thats dark and kinda cocoa-ish, sour, herbal, roasty and very delicious. Pretty nice albeit oxidized. Aged for an unknown amount of time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (1000) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Cloudy brown, minimal head. Dark rich cherry, stone fruit. Funky. Pretty sour, some sweetness. Quite vinegary. Lingering acid. Medium to heavier body. Long finish. Good.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thedm (5977) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured no head or was fully diminished. The body was semi-transparent brown colored with no lacing. The nice aroma was funky farmhouse tart and sour. The flat mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The funky flavor contained notes of tartness and was sour. Not one that I would likely drink again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (4343) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 19, 2016
This is what I like my Oud Bruins to taste like. Syrupy, some Worchestershire sauce, and a lingering thick sweetness tempered by some funk. Bought at Beertopia in 2016.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1696) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 24, 2016
My first brush with Trois Dames and one of the better Oud Bruins Ive gotten to enjoy. Brown pour with a short-lasting head. Aromas of must (as in decay, not wine - thatll come later), funk, earth, hay, dank wood, vinegar, and cherry. Flavors are complex and can be tricky to pinpoint at times. Theres a big vinegar note, but not like you might often experience in a sour beer. It IS acidic, but its got a vinous character thats rich and nearly meaty. Almost like red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar. Tart cherry taste, too - plenty of rotted and soured qualities to the fruitiness. Its all finished by a dry feel. This Dames got class.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
Pours a clear reddish brown color. Aromas of stonefruit, yeast, vinegar, and a touch of wood. Flavor is sour, yeasty, wood, with a tart sour finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (5393) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Pours opaque chocolate brown with a fairly thick, though not long-lasting, tan head. Aroma features a strong note of sour fruit, pear, cherry, berry, and a little apple. Flavor is seriously sour - if you like your beers sour, you will enjoy this Grande Dame! Pear, apple, cherry and berry tones contribute to a taste that will make your whole face do the Sour Brown Shuffle. Mouthfeel presents firm, smooth body if not a lot of fizz. This one could have you speaking French even if you dont know much!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (5116) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2016
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a small dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tart raspberry, cranberry, cherry, red grape, apricot, green apple, hay, straw, brown sugar, toasted oak, light chocolate, red wine vinegar, light pepper/funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart raspberry, cranberry, cherry, red grape, apricot, green apple, hay, straw, brown sugar, toasted oak, light chocolate, red wine vinegar, vanilla, light pepper/funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-medium fruity/acidic tartness and yeast/oak spice on the finish; with lingering notes of raspberry, cranberry, cherry, red grape, apricot, green apple, hay, straw, brown sugar, toasted oak, red wine vinegar, vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness form acidity as well. Light-medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly acidic, and light creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Flanders brown ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced acidity. A very enjoyable offering.


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