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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
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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4.8
crazy_cat_lady (601) - - 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.

4.5
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.

4.4
Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 7, 2010
Bottled 75cl. Absolutely mindblowingly fantastic. Underrated in my opinion. An incredible experience. Complex and extremely delicious. Reminiscence of lemon peel, horse blanket, vinegar, apricot and oak. A masterpiece.

4.4
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.

4.4
doublebock (558) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Black with minimal carbonation and thin white head. Musty tobacco and soy aroma. All kinds of flavors happening here; cherry, vanilla, flank steak and chocolate liquor all rounded out nicely with a tart sweetness.

4.4
MetalNHopHead (1981) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 24, 2016
My first brush with Trois Dames and one of the better Oud Bruins I’ve gotten to enjoy. Brown pour with a short-lasting head. Aromas of must (as in decay, not wine - that’ll come later), funk, earth, hay, dank wood, vinegar, and cherry. Flavors are complex and can be tricky to pinpoint at times. There’s a big vinegar note, but not like you might often experience in a sour beer. It IS acidic, but it’s got a vinous character that’s rich and nearly meaty. Almost like red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar. Tart cherry taste, too - plenty of rotted and soured qualities to the fruitiness. It’s all finished by a dry feel. This Dame’s got class.

4.3
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2010
This beer tastes like plums and earthy and kiwi. Trust me, it’s good. I just can’t verbalize it at the moment.

4.3
SamTheBarrel (804) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
750ml 2014 years vintage brown bottle labelled Grande Dame Oud Bruin, label pictures a woman sipping beer, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is cloudy sienna brown with a small khaki colored head that quickly reduced. Aroma of cherries, plums and notes of oak wood. Flavours of cherries, plums, oak wood notes, vanilla and a hint of vinegar and chocolate. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter and medium sour. Palate is medium bodied, smooth texture and soft carbonation. Overall Grande Dame is delicious, a pleasant tartness and flavour complexity.

4.3
krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Smells like sour figs. Chestnut brown with a light brown red head. Surprisingly woody with an underlying tart. Dry woody rolls to a charcoal roast carried on a tart platter.

4.3
beerbill (3619) - 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.


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