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


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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Née de la rencontre fortuite d’une stout forte et d’une fermentation d’abricots du Valais qui jamais n’atteignit l’alambic du distillateur auquel elle était destinée, notre Oud Bruin (flamand pour "vieille brune") est une interprétation assez peu orthodoxe de ses cousines belges.
Elle en garde cependant le délicat équilibre aigre-doux, entre une solide ossature maltée assise sur des malts, aux notes caramélisées, chocolatées, rôties et fruitées, dans laquelle vient se fondre le vin d’abricot avec son acidité lactique, ses notes de cuir et d’étable liées aux levures sauvages, et une discrète note d’abricot.
La finale est légèrement amère et le tout se déroule tout en harmonie sur le palais.
Une bière unique, d’une grande buvabilité mais joliment complexe, entre douceur, fruité et acidité. Elle se mariera avec l’agneau, le canard, les moules, les crustacés ou des fromages à pâte molle ou mi-dure.
Série limitée de 1.200 bouteilles de 75cl, 7.2% d’alcool/volume, 35 unités internationales d’amertume (IBU).
Avec un grand merci au Journal de Ste-Croix pour l’aimable mise à disposition d’un local suffisamment tempéré pour la refermentation en bouteille cet hiver!

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crossovert (13738) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
750ml green capped bottle. Aged for a bit. It pours a deep, dark brownish red with a nice off-white head that leaves a bit of sticky lacing. It is a nice looking beer. The smell is nice too. It has sour cherries, some barnyard, lemon, vinegar, and caramel. It is sweeter perhaps than a normal one but is still funky and sour in the scent. The flavor starts sweet but then goes into sour, then funky. It isn’t overly sour but has a nice mild pucker. Tart cherries seem to be the main flavor along with some lemon and apple. There is even some raspberry and balsamic in there along with an underlying of malt. It is a bit sweet as you go but still a pretty fine Oud Bruin that reminds me a it more of American examples than Belgian ones. I recommend aging this one.

Kristall-König (2820) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2011
Geruch säuerlich aprikosig mit Zügen von Wein. Säuerlich-aprikosiger Antrunk. Mittig sekt- oder bowleartige Noten, welche hervorragend mit der hintergründigen Fruchtigkeit harmonieren. Etwas holztrocken und intensiver sauer abklingend. Ausgezeichnet.Test vom 19.6.2010, Gebinde: Glasflasche

KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2011
AROMA: coffee, cane sugar or light molasses, wild farm smells, apricot: APPEARANCE: dark brown, translucent, very little head and thin lacing; TASTE: sour, sweet (very little actually) a bit bitter, PALATE: medium bodied, lightly carbonated, OVERALL: well and truly exceeds expectations, innovation on a style, shows real creativity even though it is Swiss.

thornecb (6022) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Pours deep brown into a snifter. Off-white head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Sour pit fruit aromas. Sour cherry, cranberry and raspberry from front to back. Lasting dry and tart finish. Nice.

sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2011
750ml bottle. Pours a deep, reddish-brown color with a big white head. Aroma is sour, cherry. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sour, dark fruit, cherry, a little malty, with a nice sour finish. A nice oud bruin.

jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2011
750ml bottle-thanks hbmason for trading-pours a dissipating tan head and hazy dark amber/red color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, vinegar, medium/dark fruit-cherry. Taste is vinegar, medium malt-caramel, medium/dark fruit-cherry, some apple, some spice hops.

Ratman197 (15220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2011
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting cremy brown head. Aromas of sour apple, carmel, citrus and light basalmic vinegar. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of sour citrus, barnyard, basalmic vinegar and light carmel with a crisp dry tart lingering funky finish.

swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2011
rudolfs sour tasting, muddled brown pour, earthy, light musty aroma. dried fruit with some tartness in the aroma. Flavor ws pretty tart with notes of light cherry. Pretty solid

cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle @ home. Pours a deep brown appearance with a small tan head. Spicy, almost chai-like aroma with a mild sourness. Medium sourness, fairly spicy, minty, all spice, red fruits, apricot, malty flavor. Spicy, medium sour finish. A very interesting, unique beer that I could imagine enjoying with Christmas dinner.

beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Tasted at the Triple Rock Sour and Barrel Aged Fest on 2/13/2011. This wild/sour ale pours a slightly hazy medium brown color from a 750ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is chocolate, cherries with a touch of tartness. A medium bodied wild/sour ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, cherries and chocolate. Medium tartness. The hops are earthy. Nice carbonation. Good balance. Nice tartness throughout this beer. Some fruitiness as well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly tart.

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