Collaboration Series: Marrón Acidifié - The Bruery
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Reviews by Proteus93:
3.98/5 rDev -4.6%
I have meant to try this beer for far too long, but I think the price turned me off for some time... especially when I had a number of Flemish Red and Oud Bruins that satisfied me already.
A: Deep brown and quite hazy. The head topping is quite sparse and dwindles away to very little in no time. A second fill does leave a collar of lace behind.
S: There's no hiding that there's acetic acid here... the beer just smells of some sourness, and that's quite promising. A little musty--some damp wood, perhaps, and I swear I pick up on something slightly citrus-like. I know it's not dish-soap because I hand wash these glasses myself, and don't use any aromatic soaps for cleaning!
T: It's certainly tart... a nice blend of that vinegar flavour with some yeasty funk and just a hint of fruitiness. This sets it aside from many others... often, there's a strong note of 'sour cherry,' and this beer is more earthy and musty. Slighly leathery. I'd go so far as to say that it leans towards lambic qualities.
M + D: Nice and tart... enough to bring out a bit of pucker from time to time. It has a character unique enough that it stands out from others, without straying too far from the style. I would be very curious to try this beer without the oak aging, as I don't think it really added much.
02-19-2012 04:16:29 | More by Proteus93
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4.23/5 rDev +1.4%
The beer pours a dark red color with a white head. The aroma has a ton of cranberries and cherries in it, as well as a good bit of tartness. The flavor is similar. The tart cranberries really come through nicely, as does a dose of dark cherries. There is a nice toffee malt backbone, as well as some nice funk. Another welcome dimension to the flavor is a good bit of leather and tobacco. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Glad I got to try this one.
07-04-2012 18:53:38 | More by Mora2000
4.4/5 rDev +5.5%
another big thanks to scott (merc7186) for sharing this!
750ml capped bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter.
pours out a slight cloudy/ murky bloodish red/ brown color with a big solid light tan colored head. a very nice long lasting retention and lots of sticky lace.
big, sour lactic funk with a bit of cherries, almost raspberry like, mixed in. just a hint of some dark fruits and sweet malt.
again, aggressive sour lactic funk leads the way for some tart cherries and other such fruits, some dark, dried fruits. a very nice slightly rich caramel, almost maple syrup like malt rounds this beer off so well. nuances of leather, tobacco, and maybe even a hint of oak if you can get past all the acidic, lactic funk.
very acidic and sourness, tartness lingers on the palate. medium bodied with a nice slightly high amount of carbonation.
an amazing flanders, maybe one of the best ive had. lots of complexities but still a huge punch of sour. very similar to the oude tart i enjoyed right before this, but IMO, this has a slightly sweeter, more apparent, more complex malt profile which really makes the beer. id love some more of this for the cellar, and kudos on the collaboration, that always adds a special little touch.
10-24-2011 22:52:47 | More by dogfishandi
4.53/5 rDev +8.6%
Stone Brew Co.
A dark brown and ruby with glowing red edges. Thin half-inch light tan head atop. Pretty.
A powerfully aromatic sour. There's plenty of sweet fruit aromas, particularly cherries and grapes, along with a mellow woody aroma. Very tart nose.
A delicious and perfect sour. Balanced, sweet, tangy, woody, spicy, then more sweetness. It's one of those special drinks where the longer you drink, the more it evolves, the more you find in it.
Medium body, lip puckering, no alcohol presence. Perhaps could benefit from a touch more carbonation, but I'd only be nit-picking.
An absolutely fantastic sour. I raced down to Stone when I saw on the Web site that it was available for a keep the glass night on draft, and I don't regret it one bit. Great beer!
04-30-2011 16:07:44 | More by ehammond1
4.05/5 rDev -2.9%
A: Poured into my Duvel tulip, this brew pours a murky dark amber with a very bubbly head that vanishes in thin air.
S: The aroma is very tame, yet has its depth to it. Sour cherries which sometimes can be a little harsh are obviously smooth out with the oak aging. This brew is a little to sweet in the nose to be vinegary, but their is something nice adding a little acidity to this brew.
T: In the flavor the darker, more bitter fruit notes come through. Blackberries and currants with a musty tone. Red wine vinegar rounds off the back of the pallet.
MF: The mouth feel is refreshing, but maybe a little to thin.
Overall, this is a good brew, but a little too pricey IMO. Great beer for a collaboration, but I would have loved to see a little more Cigar City, and a little less Bruery.
04-28-2011 23:18:46 | More by TKEbeerman
4.3/5 rDev +3.1%
Looks wine like when held up to light, but is actually a bit darker than most, dark red, brown to it, not much in the way of head from this beer, although it had plenty of carbonation. Aroma was tannin like and a good amount of sour appreciable. Don't forget the dark fruit aroma, dates and plums?
More woody tannin taste, was even more sour on the palate than in the nose. Prior descriptions of wine like are spot on. A pretty slow sipping beer despite no taste or smell of alcohol. Kind of like Consecration from a red wine barrel. I think the cranberry and leather reference on the bottle seems a pro po or however you say it, plus some bitter cherry (~cranberry). Does that dry scrape thing on your teeth. $20 a bottle is a little rough, but not a raping either.
05-18-2011 00:30:29 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.1/5 rDev -1.7%
Bottle purchased at Green’s on Ponce in Atlanta.
Pours a slightly hazy amber-brown color with a half-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.
Smells of medium malts with good amounts of lightly tart dark cherries and hints of roast. Also present are hints of tobacco. As the beer warms the roast all but fades and the dark cherry aromas soften a bit to smell more like tart currants.
Tastes similar to how it smells, although it’s not quite as complex. Medium malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by earthy hops and tart dark cherries. Midway through the sip very slight hints of raisins work their way into things before being overtaken by slightly larger hints of tobacco. The tart fruits reassert themselves near the end of the sip, carrying through to a moderately tart ending.
Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with active carbonation.
Drinkability is also good. I didn’t have any problems finishing my glass and could have another.
Overall this was an easy-drinking beer for the style but something was missing. Maybe the complexity of the tart fruit flavors? Whatever it was I can’t put my finger on it but it brought the beer down a small notch for me. Still, a nice beer that’s worth a shot.
04-14-2011 20:33:59 | More by glid02
1.23/5 rDev -70.5%
Hazy brown with a reddish. Decent thickness to the bubbly white eggshell colored head.
Smells like someone drank a bottle of red wine vinegar and vomitted.
Taste is just as bad if not worse. If I ate a handful of cherries and threw up in my hand, then pureed it, strained it and drank it again. That's the taste, Spot On.
Mouthfeel is quick. Cuz you gotta hurry and swallow or spit it out.
Overall Id have to say I rather drink a Mickeys, King Cobra or any other terrible malt liquor/terrible beer. This has got to be the most horrifying "beer" I've ever had in my many years of beer drinking/loving.
06-29-2011 20:33:43 | More by MrVonzipper
4/5 rDev -4.1%
Well rounded for the style. A palate grinder after a pint, not a palate smasher. Dark reddish brown. A foamy head. Mouthwatering tart cherry flavours. Above average mouthfeel. Lacey. Saaz hops, Belgian yeast. Carbonation is right there.
Great drinkability. Bottle from Whole Foods Tampa.
05-16-2011 22:27:02 | More by Sammy
4.22/5 rDev +1.2%
On-tap @ Library Ale House - served in a 6oz glass.
Burnt orange and auburn with orange peel highlights. Thin pearl colored collar with good retention and fine sandy lacing.
Aged balsamic vinegar, bitter chocolate, cinnamon, and violets in the nose. Decadent yet subtle.
Puckering vinuous sourness on the palate, growing darker with vanilla and rich cocoa notes in the slowly evolving, starkly dry finish. Aftertaste reminds me of a reduction of some sort (red wine with pomegranate?).
Astringent, drying, and smooth on the tongue.
The cocoa really differentiates this from other examples of the style, taking the edge off the vinegar and barrel notes - an excellent collaboration.
07-26-2011 19:46:54 | More by augustgarage
3.85/5 rDev -7.7%
Finger of orangey-tan head. Deep garnet-brown body. Laces some.
Nose is immediately bretty, but the good kind; faintly vegetal. Some undertones of dark chocolate.
Tart, pretty powerfully sour, grapey. This dominates both the front and back of the taste, so special attention must be paid in the middle. Gets a bit vegetal, and there's a trace of that cacao hidden in the middle. 'Cranberry' is easy, since it's so tart, but not off-base. The sourness is hard to get past to pick anything else out, and it couldn't be called 'balanced', but it's mellow enough.
Mouthfeel is pleasant enough, but it coats and sticks to your mouth and palate on the aftertaste, which is unwelcome.
Overall, a decent sour. For the money, priced twice what it should be.
08-15-2011 04:13:09 | More by zaphodchak
4.13/5 rDev -1%
Shared by schen9303. Poured from a 750ml capped bottle into a Darkness snifter.
A: Standard pour yields no head except for a slight ring of off-white, light brown foam atop a cloudy, dark, purplish-brown beer. No lacing. Rather shabby looking in all three aspects but not quite off-putting.
S: Nose is slight acetic sourness. Raspberry, sour cherry, and tart strawberries all in the mix though a bit muddled. Creamy and rather subtle overall. Pretty standard for it's style.
T: Appearance and smell don't do justice to the incredibly balanced flavor of this beer. Opens raspberry and cherry tartness. Slight acetic acid zing in the background. Creamy red fruit sweetness in the middle. Pleasant sour undertones throughout. Tart cherry puree at the finish. Aftertaste is more sour red fruit. Acetic acid presence is incredibly subtle and sour is just right.
M: Medium bodied with low carbonation. Oily and slick in the mouth and smooth and warm going down. Finish is wet and messy with a lingering, creamy aftertaste. Perfect. Absolutely no harshness and the smoothest offering in it's style I've had to date.
O: In my opinion, The Bruery and CCB are breweries built largely on the hype generated by the craft beer community. That being said, this beer is the real deal. Incredibly balanced flavor and magnificent mouthfeel, it's actually worth every penny of the high price. Seek it out!
04-24-2011 17:55:12 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.53/5 rDev +8.6%
750 ml bottle
A- Poured into a Cigar City tulip glass. Pours a dark reddish brown color with an off-white head.
S- The aroma is fabulous, out of this world for any sour beer lovers. The aroma is very sour with dark fruits and oak. The nose makes my mouth water in anticipation!
T- The taste like the aroma is deliciously sour with dark fruits, yeast and oak.
M- The mouthfeel is light to medium bodies with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O- Overall, a fantastic beer from 2 fantastic breweries. Well done guys!
07-29-2012 02:36:35 | More by cjgator3
Collaboration Series: Marrón Acidifié from The Bruery
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