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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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3.8
ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Aroma of cherry, tootsie roll, moderate sourness and some red grape. Appearance is dark crimson with bone head. Flavor of chocolate, cherry, red grape and some resin in the finish. Palate is creamy and chewy with a moderate mouthfeel. A nice one.


3.9
HuskerTan (2168) - 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.

4.8
crazy_cat_lady (541) - - 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.

3.5
Desverger (11107) - 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.

3.7
Scopey (14505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Keg at BD Malmo. It pours black with a small off-white head. The aroma is sweet, tangy, red grape, plum, date, lactic, wood, vinous and blackcurrant. The taste is crisp, dry, tart, vinous, earthy, syrupy blackcurrant, lemon sherbet, green apple, tangy, lemon sherbet, berry skin and vinous with a dry, tangy finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Tangy, fruity and sour. Nice.

4.1
onceblind (9418) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Dark deep brown under a thin light tan head. Amazing nose that’s tart, dark, complex, a touch cocoa and woody, and lightly dark fruity. Crisp and tart flavor that’s dark and kinda cocoa-ish, sour, herbal, roasty and very delicious. Pretty nice albeit oxidized. Aged for an unknown amount of time.

4
markducommun (1095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Cloudy brown, minimal head. Dark rich cherry, stone fruit. Funky. Pretty sour, some sweetness. Quite vinegary. Lingering acid. Medium to heavier body. Long finish. Good.

2.5
thedm (6146) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured no head or was fully diminished. The body was semi-transparent brown colored with no lacing. The nice aroma was funky farmhouse tart and sour. The flat mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The funky flavor contained notes of tartness and was sour. Not one that I would likely drink again.

4.3
ads135 (4587) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 19, 2016
This is what I like my Oud Bruins to taste like. Syrupy, some Worchestershire sauce, and a lingering thick sweetness tempered by some funk. Bought at Beertopia in 2016.

4.4
MetalNHopHead (1887) - 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.

4.1
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
Pours a clear reddish brown color. Aromas of stonefruit, yeast, vinegar, and a touch of wood. Flavor is sour, yeasty, wood, with a tart sour finish.


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