1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Oud 15 - Bullfrog Brewery

Not Rated.
Oud 15Oud 15

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

83 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 83
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.03%
Wants: 67
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of cpetrone84
3.79/5  rDev -10%

pour is cloudy dark brown with a thin tan colored head. Nose is very big, tons cherry with a Bretty note behind. Fairly strong malt characteristic with toffee and light roast and a bit of vinegar. Taste is similar, a touch oxidized but very cherry forward up front, faint paper behind with dark malts abound. Chocolate and dark malts with a bit of leather and some tobacco and light vinegar. Faintly sour acidic characteristic in the finish on a heavy body and fairly well carbonated beer.

cpetrone84, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Zuidman
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Zuidman, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of egrace84
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

egrace84, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Duff27
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

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!

Duff27, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of jbuddle
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

jbuddle, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -5%

ygtbsm94, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of stevec32
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

stevec32, May 29, 2013
Photo of vonnegut21
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

vonnegut21, May 28, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev +1%

mdaschaf, May 27, 2013
Photo of RuckusDu
4.25/5  rDev +1%

RuckusDu, May 26, 2013
Photo of olympuszymurgus
3/5  rDev -28.7%

olympuszymurgus, May 23, 2013
Photo of Photekut
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photekut, May 18, 2013
Photo of ajzy
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

ajzy, May 18, 2013
Photo of VAbdoyan
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

VAbdoyan, May 13, 2013
Photo of vissai
4/5  rDev -5%

vissai, May 13, 2013
Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev -5%

beernads, May 08, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +1%

GRG1313, May 07, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

UCLABrewN84, May 07, 2013
Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev -5%

tom10101, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Noyt
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Noyt, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of jzeilinger
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%

A - Pours a very dark ruby red color that looks almost garnet brown in color, a very thick and creamy ring surrounds the tulip glass; swirl the glass and it clings to the sides and gradually oozes down the sides.

S - Lots of barnyard funk - white grapes, red tart grapes, horse blanket, and light green apple.

T - White and red grapes, delicate oak tannins, black cherries, moderate and balanced tartness. Alcohol warming is minimal.

M - Heavy medium body and velvet smooth on the tongue with no carbonation.

O - For the ABV rating of this beer, it's deceptively well hidden and more so than most if not all beers I've ever had in this range...impressive at the very least.

jzeilinger, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of cfrances33
4.25/5  rDev +1%

cfrances33, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of claytong
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

claytong, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Thorpe429, Apr 07, 2013
Oud 15 from Bullfrog Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.