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


on tap

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RATINGS: 200   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jorn69 (2827) - ngelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2015
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 151221. Bottle (750 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity and woody, bretty and caramely, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and bretty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fillepolo (742) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle from systembolaget. beer tasting @ my place. Pours a brown to redish beer with a medium head. Fruity and sour with Woody notes. Dry sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (3276) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Very nice complex Flemish Brown. Rich, layered aroma of perfumes vinegars fruits malts. Flavors like nose plus good tang.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2015
On draught at Edmunds Oast in Charleston, SC. Arrived to the table a deep reddish brown with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and laced the glass well. Very pleasant aroma of red wine vinegar, cherries, and plums. The flavor is red wine vinegar, cherries, plums and apricots with a lovely vinous character. Bright on the palate. The sourness is definitely present but not overreaching. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (1045) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Draft at Tria Taproom, listed as "Grand Dame Oud Bruin". Pours deep, opaque brown with a 1-finger bone-colored head. Tart cherry aroma mixed with woody and lactic sour notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Flavor of tart cherry with a lactic sourness. Woody note too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (15404) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
On tap at Engine House No 9, pours a deep dark brown with a large beige head. Aroma brings out dark tart cherries, some balsamic vinegar, and leather. Flavour is along the same lines, with notes of leather, tart dark fruits, some acetic / vinegary notes, and a little tart cherry. Cohesive, complex and well-refined. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (13485) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
Draft - Soured dark malts, cherry and wood. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Chocolate, cherry and nice tartness. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (4227) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 10, 2015
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Cloudy brown color, heavy beige head that slowly drops to a cover, a few lace dots. Aroma of sour grain and sour fruit. Taste is both tart and sour grain that adds a little berry and prune on the swallow, maintaining the sour through a full-bodied, lingering finish. An excellent example of an Oud Bruin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1457) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Tap at CBF. Some saison aroma, but lots of bruin. Nice sour taste, and quite dry. Beautiful!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (7068) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2015
How: Bottle, as Trois Dames Grande Dame.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Raisin, grapes, fruit, vinous, a bit sour.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Berries, raisin, grapes, vinous, some vinegar, caramel, tart.

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