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Oud 15 - Bullfrog Brewery

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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 14:55:55 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jerz for sharing this one at GRG1313’s tasting.

Bottle # 489/506.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with cherry, wood, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with cherry and woody flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with solid aromas and a great flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 03:47:18 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-16-2013 23:16:48 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-07-2013 12:49:00 | More by Thorpe429
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

03-16-2013 23:24:56 | More by acurtis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-08-2013 02:52:34 | More by ygtbsm94
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-07-2013 06:48:28 | More by GRG1313
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-25-2014 01:27:47 | More by JAHMUR
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 04:15:51 | More by MasterSki
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oline73

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 05:36:07 | More by oline73
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-21-2013 03:41:26 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-12-2014 12:37:42 | More by mendvicdog
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-08-2013 08:17:11 | More by beernads
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle, thanks Joe!

Pours a murky dark brown/mahogany with a thin, transient tan head. Strong nose of cherry flesh and skin, slightly tart, trace vanilla sweetness, brett, quad dark malts and burnt sugar; very nice blend of Flanders and Quad notes. Flavor is heavy blend of sweet and tart, moist oak throughout and a warming alcohol presence in finish. Tartness of cherry skin and brett blended with sugars and vanilla of quad is a pleasant surprise. Thicker body with lighter carbonation. Could use a little age but a pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 20:50:44 | More by yourefragile
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-08-2013 19:49:27 | More by orangesol
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a mahogany color with a tan cap. Some patchy fingers of webby lace stick to the glass. It displays very solid head retention for a beer this big. When swirled nearly a full finger revives and rests atop.

The aromatics are straight up cherry juice. There is a little vanilla, caramel and burnt brown sugar quality. It is deceptively and intriguingly sweet smelling like ripe cherries. The barrel character brings forth that pleasant vanilla aspect that really works with the cherries. When smelling this, I honestly cant tell if the cherry scent comes more from the cherries or the flanders bugs. Regardless it blends together very nice.

The taste is cherry juice with a very natural flavoring. Some caramel and vanilla sweetness is present just like the aroma led on. Mild tartness seems to come from a combination of cherries and bacterial inclusion. There is also almost a soft medical alcohol touch with a hint of herbal hop aspect and raw woodiness. There is a lingering oak aftertaste that breaks things up.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Very natural cherry flavor and tartness that has a masterfully masked alcohol level. If this is seriously 13%, it is one of if not these best hidden alcohol brews I have had to date. There is no warmth and the slightest touch of alcohol noted in the flavor. It was my intention to age my extra bottle but I am having a hard time resisting the urge to drink it all up. Get this if you havent already.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 15:23:46 | More by stakem
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duceswild

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened the bottle at the brewery on release day and split with Beerontwowheels. Poured into a snifter. Bottles for sale to the public were $20 and limited to 350 bottles.

Pours a dark amber/cherry color in nature with minimal dark tan head and lacing. Smell is funky like something that has definitely been aged for 2 years, but it also get a good amount of cherries. Taste is more cherries and tartness. I get some of the red wine characteristics from the barrel similar to a California Cab, slight oak taste. Mouthfeel is good with solid amount of carbonation. This tastes like a 6-8% ABV beer and goes down easily smooth, myself and others were shocked when we were told it came out around 13%.

Overall this was a tasty brew with a good sourness to it. Wish I would have been able to pick up more.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 21:22:43 | More by duceswild
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-13-2013 18:35:09 | More by BARFLYB
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Shared by BucketBoy. Thanks Joe.

The beer is dark brown with virtually no head. The aroma offers sour cherries, oak, funk. Definitely smells like a strong Flanders red. Lots of alcohol throughout the flavor. Nice flavor, but this would likely improve with some time in the cellar. Notes of vanilla and a balance of sweet and sour cherries. Really nice.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 04:14:42 | More by Huhzubendah
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-27-2013 00:58:28 | More by mdaschaf
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

03-02-2014 06:55:59 | More by Kelp
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-16-2013 15:06:42 | More by xnicknj
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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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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 00:17:00 | More by Alieniloquium
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Duff27

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Short white head on a murky dark red body. No head after a minute, understand why with the high abv.

Mostly wine barrels with a slight funky sourness. Cherries to round it out.

A perfect marriage of sour, wine, and cherries. Never could have guessed 13%abv.

Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

This one tastes exactly how I had hoped. Flanders in cherry filled win(e) barrels. Yum. Thanks PAbeerdude!

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 01:58:06 | More by Duff27
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Oud 15 from Bullfrog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.