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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!
Santé!


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4.3
beerbill (3618) - 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.

3.5
BillWyce (1104) - 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.

3.9
mcberko (18981) - 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.

4.1
Ferris (16521) - 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.

3.8
rondphoto (4494) - 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.

3.9
anstei (2610) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Tap at CBF. Some saison aroma, but lots of bruin. Nice sour taste, and quite dry. Beautiful!

3.6
AndySnow (8119) - 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.

3.8
Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Poured from a 750ml bottle. There is a big apricot character, dried apricot. The acidity is balanced against the maltiness. A very interesting interpretation of the style.

3.8
edgallow (4478) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2015
11.2 oz bottle pours hazy brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of raisins, brown sugar, vinegar and malts. Taste is dried fruit, tart and sweet.

3.5
ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep rust-hued brown body with a small off-white head. Nose is raisins, mild balsamic, dark fruits and hints of wood, apple vinegar and rose water. Taste is sour lactic tones, leather, balsamic, raisins and hints of lemon juice, grains and apricot. Medium body and high, near-fizzy carbonation. Original and rather nice, though somehow not quite my cup of tea.


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