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Oud 15 - Bullfrog Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.81%
Wants: 68
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:
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.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 01-07-2013)
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Photo of Greenplastic615
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.

Greenplastic615, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
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.

ShanePB, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of Beerontwowheels
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Beerontwowheels, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of goveia75
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

goveia75, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of leschkie
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

leschkie, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

orangesol, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of chase2634
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

chase2634, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of fiedler84
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.

fiedler84, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of millerbuffoon
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

millerbuffoon, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of duceswild
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.

duceswild, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of sideshowe
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

sideshowe, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Sammy
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.

Sammy, Jan 07, 2013
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Oud 15 from Bullfrog Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.