Oud 15 - Bullfrog Brewery

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17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 95
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 2.58%
Wants: 72
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Bullfrog Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sammy on 01-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Flemish style sour ale was initially brewed as a Belgian style quadruple ale. Oud 15 was aged for two years in second generation red wine barrels which previously held our Jaspers beer. Blended and steeped with Montmorency sour cherries and bottle conditioned with Belgian candi sugar, Oud 15 represents the culmination of 15 years of brewing, and is worthy of the commemoration.
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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 95
Reviews by oline73:
Photo of oline73
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

This is a thick beer, but I never would have guessed how high the abv was. I'm getting some nice fruity notes, perhaps cherry along with a nice sour note. There is a funk that I associate with darker beers. Just enough sweetness to balance out the sour flavors. I really enjoyed this one. (336 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of MasterSki
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Steve I think? Served in a snifter at Sarah's birthday bash.

A - Tan foam settles to a thick collar, wisps, and no lacework. Murky raisin-colored body. Pretty solid considering the high ABV.

S - Sweet funky brett clausenii, with nice fruity notes. A mix of lactic sourness, oak, and a mild spicy dill character that I often get from beers aged in oak for a long time. Some cherry skins, a bit of sweet candi sugar and dark fruit malt backdrop. Alcohol is quite well-hidden.

T - The taste is a bit heavy on wet oak and lacks the balance of the aroma. Lactic, with a bit of mild medicinal brett and tart cherry in the finish. Not quite as sweet, with a bit more fruity yeast presence.

M - Smooth, medium-full body, with extremely well-hidden alcohol. Dry and oaky finish and very easy to drink. Pleasant medium Belgian-style carbonation.

D - Definitely more wild ale than quad, but with enough malt to put this squarely in the Flanders tradition. I liked this quite a bit, even when I didn't want to believe the hype. I'd totally drink this one again, even though it's a bittersweet reminder of Bullfrog's better days as a brewery. (1,151 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Beerontwowheels
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Sammy
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Brewery notes:
Flemish style sour ale initially brewed as our quad, aged for two years in second generation red wine barrels that previously held Jaspers. Blended then steeped with Montmorency sour cherries and bottle conditioned with Belgian candi sugar,

my notes:
Bottle at the brewery. Very good mouthfeel. Funky, good barreling from red wine. Very good sourness.Cherry and also some orange flavour. Superiour wild/sour worth seeking out. (443 characters)

Photo of DJButters
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of fiedler84
4.94/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark cherry color with just a little bit of head. Smell is...cherries. really nice nose on this. Taste is a very cherry-forward tartness. Awesome. This beer is drinking phenomenal. If the cherry fell off a little bit; it'd still drink really well. An above average amount of carbonation. The general consensus so far has been it doesn't taste a bit like 13%, personally I felt it would be around 7-8%. Really hides the alcohol.

Bottle is #'ed out of 506. Wish I was able to get more of this. (501 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #415 of 506.

Appearance - Deep brown, reddish body. Pours with a khaki head that disappears quickly.

Smell - Acetic acidity. Heavy caramel malt. Vanilla. Smells like a bourbon barrel. Cherry fruitiness. Tons of oak.

Taste - Sour up front, but it blends into sweet caramel and vanilla. Very rich. Cherry fruit sourness. Oak all the way through.

Mouthfeel - Heavy, sweet, and sour at the same time. Slow drinker and pretty boozy.

Overall - Reminds me of Oerbier Reserva. Maybe even a little better. (545 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ShanePB
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml corked and caged bottle, graciously opened by Greenplastic615. Thanks Jason!

A: Dark mahogany brownish color with an initial nice off-white/tan bubbly head. Dissipation was quick as expected though nice lacing and a thin retention ring were left behind.

S: Rich sour aromas, funk, pitted cherries, sticky caramel, burnt sugar. Notes of other various red fruits coming in too.

T: An initial tart wash covers the palate, but with it is a very sweet malty flavor. Certainly some quad-like qualities coming through. Plenty of caramel notes and sugary cherries. The finish ends clean with an almost chocolate linger. Sour/tartness is cut off.

M: Nicely carbonated, medium bodied and highly drinkable. Dangerous this is 13% ABV. Like many have commented, this easily drinks more like it's in the 6%-range.

My first Bullfrog beer and they've impressed me. (860 characters)

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4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Oud 15 from Bullfrog Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.