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


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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (13055) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle from my Euro Santa, much appreciated, because this is a very good beer. Murky dark brown color. Aprocot, confit cherry and toffee in the aroma. Caramelly, moderately sour citric flavor with apricots. Nice oud bruin, fairly complex, some rest sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (7132) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Draft on tap at Bavarian Lodge (Lisle, IL). Saw this pop up on BeerMenus, ventured in for this as Ive always wanted to try it. Pours a lovely deep dark copper ruby hue, darker with a hazed middle, some deep darker color harder to see through as it tapers out, catches some quite nice light and glows an intense red on the bottom and edges tapering out from the middle. Decent head stays as a frothy layer, loose lacing as it rings ok. A touch tannish and off hued. Aromas show a bit more gentle, restrained sourness. Some dark fruit and tartness, mellow lactic appeal come in with carmelized and nutty malts, a bit toasty, vinous elements. Raisin, dark fruit, gentle tart black cherry. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a touch more full, a bit less "done" than anticipated. Gentle biscuity and bready malts meet some toast, nutty elements and dark fruit. Vinous, a bit tart as we press on. Some firmer oak as we hit the middle, more toast and a decent kick of tartness. Black berry, raisins, and gentle toffee. A bit thicker on the palate. The backend shows some more oak, a bit tannic with gentle lactic acidity kicking a bit. Some firmer malt elements still remain fresh, keeping the base intact. Gentle, a bit thick and brooding for my tastes. The oak and dark fruit elements are quite nice, but the sour elements dont quite reach the level Id like. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (4484) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
0.75l bottle @ Baran, shared with and courtesy of my lovely girlfriend. Birthday beer! A really deep dark ruby red colored one with a small light lacing brown head. Smells really nice with lots of dark ripe fruits, some vinegar, junipers, forest, herbs, lots of wood and red wine. Quite complex and not bad at all. Really lemony vinegar sour in the taste. Woody, red wine and a ton of lemon mixed with heavy sour apricots. Its oily on the mouthfeel and it has a below average carbonation level. Quite interesting flavor vise. Lots and lots of sour white currants in the finish. A really tasty one. 21.07.2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (8296) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
I like oud bruins, but this one pretty damn gritty and underground .. . Pours a burnt baked bean .. . Soupy mouth .. . Copper, grain, and tart iodine .. . Decent, but i like them cleaner .. . . Me? Just soaking in the tub. Itd be more relaxing if the Home Depot manager would stop asking me to put my clothes back on.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Draft at the Sybarite Pig. Snifter. Pours a muddy brown with thick white head. Aroma was like a porter but with vinegar. Taste was similar. I really didnt like this one from Trois Dame. Medium body, NO carbonation. I didnt like the aftertaste of bitter vinegar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Dark fruits, smooth figs and cherries, soothing tartness. Clean and crisp; delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4181) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with a good head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is oaky, with some very light vinegar, plenty of leathery funkiness, and some husky notes.

The flavor is very sour, its got some berry, and some spiciness. Its oaky and vinous at times with a nice bright lemony character. Its drier than most beers of its category, but thats a nice thing, I think.

Thought this one worked pretty well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1009) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Thin cream-colored head. Mahogany-brown hazy, but the bottom third of the bottle has a huge amount of yeast which will cloud later pours. Aroma is strawberry, sour old wood. Mild earthy, dry (not hot) spice. Body is medium, halfway between syrupy and watery, delayed carbonation onset. Flavor is tart cherry leading in to big dry-wood sourness and light caramel malt sweetness that blends perfectly with the other flavors. Delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamah (214) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
The nose is a little musty with some nut and apricot notes. The appearance is an opaque amber color with very little head. The taste is excellent a little on the sweet side but a good amount of tartness and a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours murky amber with tan head. Nose and taste of raspberry, cola, tart fruit, splintered oak, nutty malt, sherry and tannins. Medium body. Moderate acidity.

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