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Oud 15 - Bullfrog Brewery

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Oud 15Oud 15

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BA SCORE
92
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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 65
Gots: 19 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 01-07-2013)
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dtx00

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5/5  rDev +19%

02-16-2013 00:38:44 | More by dtx00
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mjforres

New York

5/5  rDev +19%

06-01-2014 00:04:38 | More by mjforres
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fiedler84

Pennsylvania

4.94/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 01:56:07 | More by fiedler84
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New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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New York

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Vermont

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New York

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Pennsylvania

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russwbeck

Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to paiged for picking this up!

A: The beer pulls out much like a quad: purple in color with a small light brown head. The head doesn't lace much, or stick around for too long, but it's there. The color has hints of red as well, probably from the cherries. It's murky and dark, with a decent amount of bubbles holding the body together. 4.5

S: The aroma is straight Flanders Red all the way. Big cherry notes with some booze and a hint of vinegary tartness. Sweet, but the tartness makes the mouth water just from the scents. You can tell early on that this is going to be a knock out beer. 4

T: The taste brings out the best in quads and flanders red. Big boozy character, first of all, but not as big as you'd expect from a 13% ABV beer. The tartness and delicious cherries cover the booze well. Other dark fruits, and a graininess I attribute to quads is there as well. Candied sugar, blends with the cherries well. Not medicinal or faint in any well. There's a ton going on here, but it is all extremely well balanced. The fifteen years of brewing experience that went into this beer is showing. The tartness leaves a wonderful taste on the palate at the finish. 4.5

MF: This one is a doozy. Thick and rich body with a lower than average, but appropriate level of carbonation. The drinkability is ridiculously high between the sourness and sweetness from the cherries. I feel like I'm guzzling it down. 5

O: Boy oh boy did this live up to the hype. I really wish I got to try more of Bullfrog's sour beers, but I can say Pizza Boy has a great future ahead of it. I love getting these high ABV sours from time to time. Wish I had another bottle of this to age. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 22:04:04 | More by russwbeck
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 15:43:04 | More by ShanePB
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Greenplastic615

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened with some friends last night at our weekly bottle share. Poured about 5oz into a Bruery snifter.

A - Pours a pretty murky brownish-red with a quickly disappearing off-white head.

S - Cherries, dark fruits, and sweet sugar. Not overly sour smelling, but you can definitely get a whiff of funk, especially as it warms up a little.

T - Very, very balanced. No one flavor is too over the top, and everything blends together quite well. I was surprised this wasn't more sour, but as I finished my glass I thought the sourness was just right given the quad base and cherry flavors. Very nicely done, especially as it warmed up closer to room temperature. No real booziness at all, even at 13%.

M - Medium thick mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation. There is no chance this beer is 13%. Drinks like 6-8%, tops.

O - I wasn't sure what to expect, given that there aren't a ton of 13% sour cherry beers out there, but I was very happy with this. Glad I have a few more bottles for the cellar to open in the coming months/years.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 16:41:19 | More by Greenplastic615
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Oud 15 from Bullfrog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.