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


on tap

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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a pale brown tinged, one-finger thick, tan colored head. The beer is a concentrated brown color that shows opaque when held up to the light. The aroma smells of tart, concentrated raisins, ample prune juice, and some salted dried plum notes. There is some slight toasted grain character, a sort of nutty, light sherry like note, and a touch of concord grape juice. As the beer warms up the toasted malt character starts to lean towards toasted oak notes

The beer has a light tartness, and a sort of savory, almost smoky character to it. The beer is rich on the malt side of the spectrum, with lots of aged malt character; toasted nut flavors, light sherry, aged caramel, a rich toasted brown grain character, and some rounded, toasted oak like flavors. The body has some viscosity and texture to it, this is certainly not on the light side of the spectrum, but is not overly heavy either. The tartness here melds really well with the nutty oxidation and the rich malt character; it is lactic and perhaps just a touch acetic in character, but this last is fairly subtle.

This is a nice, rounded, sort of soft, but still rich example of an Oude Bruin. Quite enjoyable, and a great way to finish off an evening.

TEJA (3257) - 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 (10652) - 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 (1765) - 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 (2396) - 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 (702) - - 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 (12915) - 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.

Scopey (15683) - 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.

onceblind (10548) - 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.

markducommun (1224) - 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.

thedm (6319) - 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.

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