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96
82
style
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%
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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (3088) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Sour throughout this beer from the aroma to the last sip. Fruity sour aroma with some cherries. The flavor is sour too with fruit. Nice and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (6985) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Draft at Redlight Redlight the night before RBWG 2015 listed as Grand Dame. Murky brown with off-white head. Aromas of vinegar, tart fruit. Tastes of vinegar, tart dark fruit, cherries. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abergdahl (177) - SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
Fresh aroma with hints of fruit, funk, and yeast Pours nice, redish brown testa I pleasing, carbonated with a long sour aftertaste and hints of apricot..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (4415) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2015
Brown color with reddish highlight and huuge fluffy foam. Sour fruity aroma, chocolate, caramel. Taste is tart-fruity and caramely. Dry finish. Smooth carbonation. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11839) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
Balanced drinkable oud bruin. Ageing likely helped in mellowing. Reddish with little head, not so palate erasing.Cherry aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (10057) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2015
As "Grande Dame" at 7%. Bottle 75 cl thanks to Johan K (not on ratebeer), on January 17, 2015. BB Dec 2015.
Hazy to cloudy brown color, small yellow to tan head. Light acidic to lactic, apricots fruity, a bit sweet scent. Acidic dry, tart, red currants, berry peel/skin taste. Medium mouthfeel to fizzy, very low bitterness. Some apricots taste as well. Tart, fruity aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1562) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
June 20th, 2013 - My tasting notes for Trois Dames Oud Bruin (formerly known as Grand Dame) are based on a short sip from a friends glass, but I can tell even from that small sample that this is a sweet and oaky sour. More nuance requires more beer, which my friend was not having, but I did notice some clean strawberry notes, and enough sourness to be pronounced, but not enough to collapse the mouth in flesh-rending acidity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4778) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle @ Gnoff. Pours hazy reddish brown with a frothy brownish beige head that leaves some sparse trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is smell is malty and fruity with dark bread, caramel, lemon juice, apricots, grape juice, moist wood, hay, soil and lemon zest. Taste is sour, salty, slightly malty and fruity with dark bread, lemon juice, apricots, apple cider vinegar, white grapes, moist wood, hay, soil, minerals and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is slightly sharp, dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is sour with dark bread, lemon juice, apricots, apple cider vinegar, moist wood, dry soil, minerals and lemon zest. Nice citric acid centred apricot sour.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Grand Dame - oud bruin Belle exemple dune fausse oud burin. On retrouve certains lments tel que lacidit actique mais elle manque de complexit par rapport une goudenband ou mme une duchesse de bourgogne. il existe dsormais plusieurs cuves de la "Grande Dame"

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Disclaimer: grand same (oid bruin with abricots) Smells sour with some fruity notes (the lable suggests abricots, but I am not very good at distinguishing fruits) The description as a sour brown is very accurate with an additional emphasis on sour.


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