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


on tap

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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Really sour taste and aroma, packs a bunch and is quite pronounced. A great beer for it’s style.

Svesse (9314) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2018
(Bottle, as "Grand Dame Oud Bruin") Dark reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, malty, slightly sourish nose with caramel, dried fruit, plums, apricots, wood, a touch of vinegar and red berries. Fruity, tart taste with notes of caramel, balsamic vinegar, lingonberries, apricots, plums, wood, citrus and a tart finish with a fairly low bitterness. More than medium body, quite dry. Really tasty and well balanced Flemish sour, with a good red berry tartness. Very nice.

beastiefan2k (4278) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2018 Old bottle. Gusher. Lovely beer. Grape. Grape must. Earthy effervescence. Flavor is light sourness with grape maltiness. Just a very fine beer.

Clareeses (223) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2018 Bottle gifted by Beastiefan2k! Aroma 7 /10: tart, citrus, plum Appearance 3 /5: brownish amber with small bubbly head Palate 4/5: moderate carbonation, moderately sour without being too puckering Taste 7 /10: there are a lot of nice dark winter stone fruit flavors in this - plum, plum pith. Overall 17 /20: tart but not overpowering. Final: 3.8

mhuntsman (27) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2018 Bottle shared by the Eugene Aroma 9/10: Overripe cherry. Smells heavy and sweet. Quite pleasant Appearance 4/5: Very dark amber. Almost black with a thin, almost nonexistent head. Palate 3/5: highly carbonated. A bit sticky. Taste 6/10: Very tart beer. Some fruit flavors are present. Overall 16/20: This is a pleasant beer to drink, but is a bit too tart to drink a full pour. A lot of residual sweetness is present. 3.8

TEJA (3446) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2017
Sampled @ omhper, thanks. High and fluffy light brown head. Clear red- amber color. Sour lactic aroima blended with cheerries. Nice tart cherry taste but low acidity. well fermented to give dry finish. Big drinkabillity.

phaleslu (11188) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2017
330 ml bottle from seeswo - thanks again, Chris! Labeled as Grande Dame. Pours a mahogany color with a big beige head that takes a while to settle into a ring and film. Notes of sour and sweet berries, roasted malts, leaves, metal, mild spice, and grapes. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sour, slightly spicy mouthfeel. Not bad. Similar in quality to the Foret Noire without being identical.

wombat23 (2248) - Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2017
33cl bottle. As Trois Dames Grand Dame. Pours a clear amber-brown with virtually no head. Aroma of tart berries. Taste is tart berries, vinous, funk, vinegar, acidic, oak, almost a bit metallic. Finish is quite sour. Nice.

HuskerTan (2590) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle/Fest. A- Cherry, subtle oak, subtle vinegar. A- Reddish brown color, clear liquid, minimal head. T- Vinegar, mild tartness, cherry. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Pretty nice. Cherry dictates the aroma and palate more than any other note. Well balanced and quite delightful.

crazy_cat_lady (817) - - FEB 24, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2017 Bottle at Bellwoods. Deep red colour with finely bubbled head. Lovely woody aroma with tart cherry, apricot, maltiness, some sweetish sour notes. Very complex. Flavours of woody cherries, middle is sourness with a touch of malty sweetness and funk, with lingering cherry skin and pit tartness. Lively carbonation. Tasty stuff.

Desverger (14695) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2017
[email protected] Malmö, Malmö (28/01/2017) - black coloured pour with a off-white head. Aroma and taste is medium sweet with notes of stone fruit, malty backing, then some sour hard edge comes in with vinegar, some cherry notes, wood, dried apricot, tart fruity finish.

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