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Collaboration Series: Marrón Acidifié - The Bruery

Collaboration Series: Marrón AcidifiéCollaboration Series: Marrón Acidifié

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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.46%

Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 02-02-2011)
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4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the source itself....well, which source? It's a collaboration! Ok, to be more specific, at The Bruery. A generous 10-12 ounce pour for $6, on to the beer:

Brown colored, leaning towards crimson. There's a good amount of lace that sticks to the glass. But I didn't buy Marrón Acidifié to looks at it; I bought it in hopes of its taste. But first, the aroma. Wow!! I could sniff this for days. Currents, soured grapes, maybe soured plums too? There's just something about it that's awesome and addicting.

Now the taste. Here we go, lots of flavors, but all integrated very well in the liquid. Black current and plum start it off, some cherry as well. Balsalmic vinegar too. I eventually catch oak and vanilla (thanks wethorseblanket), and then arriving is cheddar cheese towards the end of the ride. The balancing of the tartness/sourness is a work of art, not too much of it, but enough to salivate your mouth.

I'm blown away by The Bruery, again. But let's not pigeonhole Cigar City, who helped with this magnificent "Imperial Flanders Brown". The best new Bruery work I've tasted in the last 18 months, maybe ever. Purchasing a few bottles afterwards was a no brainer, even if they were $20 a pop.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2011 03:31:50 | More by DoubleJ
Photo of SubpoenaDeuces


4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Marron Acidife - Sour Brown Ale - The Bruery 8.5%

A: Deep brown with a ruby hint at the edges, mild carbonation with soft bubbles

S: Crisp vinegar and cherry notes start giving your olfactory senses the business, with tart sweetness lingering.

T: Supremely refreshing bite at the outset which sets into a tart bitterness and cherry tastes that mellow out after swallowing. Great cleanse and finish to the palate, like biting into a crisp sour red apple, if such a thing even exists. It tastes like the sweet blood of a sour patch child.

M: Thin but unpredictable, this beer doesn't coat that well but it doesn't need to, it is too busy avoiding your phone calls after it wrecked your hotel room. The light body with big bite makes this incredibly unbalanced but ridiculously delicious. Give this to someone who "isn't a beer person" and watch as their conceptions fall to pieces after you forcefully drag them out of Plato's cave and show them the sour side of life.

D: Absolutely fantastic. Give me this while I am chopping wood, making beef jerky, or snowmobiling and it will be right at home doing MAN STUFF. Alternatively, it is refined enough that you can serve it at the foreign delegate convention and there will not be a dry monocle in the house. All day, every day, I want more please.

Narrative: OH GREAT JUST MY LUCK, THE ONLY JOB INTERVIEW I CAN LAND AND HE'S HERE. It wasn't the first time that your life dreams had been stifled by Reuben "Ruby" Tartstein. From the spelling bee where he cooly not only spelled every word but gave the entymology as well, to the senior prom where he won both king and queen with his androgynous air. I CAN NEVER SEEM TO SHAKE THIS POISED BASTARD, AND WHO WEARS AN AMBER SUIT TO A JOB INTERVIEW. It seems like this guy can pull anything off, charities, lumberjack competitions, fencing; he does it all. No matter how badly he abuses you, you know he means well and it is just the mark of an eccentric genius. "And it became quite evident why they call it KEYnsian economics at THAT POINT!" The receptionst burst into laughter at his high handed jokes. You cannot compete with this man, but you love him just the same.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 06:37:39 | More by SubpoenaDeuces
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District of Columbia

4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 750ml bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 4/24/11
*From notes

A: It's a hazy charred burgundy to burnt umber. A .75 finger head is the byproduct of a generous pour. There are floaties as well, which look like curdled milk, though they have no substance and cannot be detected within the mouth.

S: The sour funk of black cherries and dried figs is astounding. It also showcases quite a bit of what I decect as new, medium toasted oak. Immensely complex.

T: Vinegar hits and instantly the mouth begins watering. The mid is a playground for the dark fruits, which come off like sun dried concentrate. As it winds down, the tannic acid and vannilin dry the mouth ever so slightly, prepping the palate for the next nip. I've never in my life had a beer quite like this. Putting it into words seems to trivialize the experience. It simply must be had to be understood. Perfection.

M: The carbonation is really welcoming, as I find most beers within the sour realm tend to be somewhat soft or flabby. This is slightly oily, but it suits the beer and it certainly has more body then most within the style.

O: The Bruery and Cigar City have created a masterpiece with their Marron Acidifie. It stands as a monumental achievement, and will certainly be at or near the top of my 2011 best-of list.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 22:50:02 | More by Rhettroactive
Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne


4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip. Beautiful red/brown with a two finger white head that leaves a decent amount of lace behind.
The smell is nice and tart, vinegar, sour cherry, with a very slight malt back.
The taste puts a lot of Oud Bruins to shame. Great mix of sour fruit, caramel malt and maybe a bready malt or yeast. Very rich and delicious. Goes down smooth.
Too bad they sold out of the bottles or I would have grabbed one. What a top notch brew.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2011 23:58:13 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shared a 1 PINT 9.4 FL. OZ. bottle of this brew w/ mdvatab while he came in town for a short visit & is estimated at $25. Poured from the Red Bottle with both The Bruery's name & the Cigar City Logo on the front of the bottle into a 0,47l New Belgium "Oversized Snifter" Glass and does not have a freshness date on the bottle.

Aroma- Has a dark cherry aroma that is super strong and then a strong sour aroma finishes this smell. Malts are heavy in here as well. No other qualities (hops or anything else) but very complexed.

Appearance- Pours a 1.5 finger, tan head that has decent retention. The body is a dark, reddish/brown color and is semi hazy but still has good clarity. Nice lacing afterwards!

Flavor- Is very sour and tart from the beginning (almost as if aged for a while) and has a woody background. Nice black cherries in the taste and has a light bitterness. Very well balanced!

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Very Highly Carbonated, and leaves huge tart/sourness on the tongue. There is also a bit of vanilla that finishes on the aftertaste but you really have to search for it.

Overall Impression- When Mark brought this brew up in a conversation and I saw it had The Bruery AND Cigar City collaborating this brew, I was very pumped to enjoy! The result, everything I pictured. This is an extremely sour-brown that has nice fruits involved and a complexity out of this world! You need to keep your eyes out for this one! It went so fast because of how great it was. Thanks again Mark!

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 21:19:56 | More by DCon
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South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

on tap at the ccb tasting room, i was thrilled to be able to try this one, served in a snifter and consumed on 4/13/2011.

nice dark brown, almost a cherry wood color with light ruby highlights peaking around the edges of the glass. a small tan head rises up, not too high but never fades leaving nice concentric lacing all the way down.

aroma is wonderfully balanced, just a fantastic blend of tart cherries, wood, light notes of vinegar, plums, all sorts of dark fruits and a wonderfully balanced sour profile. smooth and effortless each sip was truly a pleasure and really set this apart with its depth. hints of leather, tobacco, smooth fruit notes, a touch of vanilla in the finish, it literally had it all and really you could not ask for much more. nice and clear with the long lasting note of cherry on the palate, i coul have drank this all night long.

overall this was a fantastic beer, seriously top notch and cannot wait to have again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2011 01:28:50 | More by mikesgroove
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4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Mr. Nawskon for sharing this bottle, was going to hunt it down but decided not to do it for money reasons.

A- Murky dark red brown hue with a small off-white head. Retention is pretty decent for a sour and a small pillow stays around. The pillow has a texture similar to cottage cheese or something. A fairly impressive coat of lace.

S- Phenomenal aroma. Reminds me of the Supplication I had on tap. Tons of great sour fruit notes, cranberry, cherry, raspberry, sour apple, pretty much just name it. Acetic/vinegar comes into play and it blends in amazingly. A tiny bit of raisin and spice. First sniff was extremely sour, stung the nostrils.

T- A lot like the nose but the sourness really kicks in. Once again, a lot of sour fruit, the cranberry is very present, a good amount of cherry and apple as well, let the yeast do the work. Oak, spice, raisin, balsamic and vinegar also hint.

MF- Light body with fairly low carbonation, a suitable amount. The sour feel gets intense but I love it along with the flavors present.

Damn, The Bruery brings it to the table with this beer. I love the sour fruit flavors and the vinegar going on, the cranberry rules. I kind of want to hunt down a bottle to age despite the price tag.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 04:27:49 | More by cbutova
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4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap as part of a flight at the Bruery Provisions Shop. I went back for this a few times.

A - Poured a dark mahogany with a creamy ivory head that recedes to a nice ring and wispy haze.
S - Complex nose of tart cherry, brown sugar, leather, tobacco, cranberry marmalade, red wine vinegar, and oak. Absolutely amazing, really reminds me of Oude Tart, but with a nice cigar humidor twist to it (which makes sense, considering the collaboration).
T - Notes of cranberry juice, pomegranate, leather, red wine vinegar, and a good amount of oak in the finish. Again, very complex, and the level of tartness is excellent, not overpowering.
M - Sick, with a medium body and fairly full mouth-feel. Carbonation is moderate, and the finish is oaky, and slightly tannic.
O - An exceptional beer from 2 of the best breweries out there today. This is such a perfect melding between the styles of both breweries, I want more!

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2011 13:42:56 | More by jsanford
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4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 to a duval snifter.

Nice murky brown with red hues, bits of sediment are floating around mostly sinking to the bottom. Head is tan and sticky, it pretty much disappeared but left a small collar that is leveaing some nice lacing.

Smells like tart and sweet fruit with abit of spice.

Flavor mimics the nose lots of sweet and tart fruit.

Mouth feel is very smooth.

Overall a very nice sour. I ran out of time for this review I would have liked to be more in depth.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 20:17:36 | More by hdelavega
Photo of JLeege


4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bruery & Cigar City collaboration.

Appearance- Poured into a flute. Fairly clear, deep amber with a purple hue. A small, yet very creamy just off white head develops. Great sticky lacing.

Smell- Lots of tart, ripe berries right up front with some cherry. A sturdy oaky presence, some vanilla, slight vinegar. Smells sour, but not all that much “funk”. Very inviting.

Taste- Cranberry right up front in the taste, pretty tart. Light cherry, slight grape, and a hint of lemon round out the fruit aspects. That leads into the strong oak barrel notes. Woodsy, earthy, some vanilla, lots of leather, somewhat musty. Slight vinegar again. There is a lingering chocolate too lightly roasted coffee malt aspect as well. Sour throughout, but not bracingly.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with medium carbonation. Fairly dry finish, tart on the sides of the tongue, enough residuals and sourness to warm the cheeks, but it’s not over the top sour. ABV’s hid perfectly. Personally, exactly how I like my sours.

Overall- I was very excited to try this and it did not disappoint. A very solid example of one of my new favorite styles, and also my first Cigar City experience. Expensive yes, 25 bucks a pop (at the bar), but definitely worth trying at least once. I would definitely drink and buy this again if I have the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 03:37:42 | More by JLeege
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4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Stone Brew Co.
Escondido, CA

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!

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2011 16:07:44 | More by ehammond1
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4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 02:36:35 | More by cjgator3
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First pour was probably a bit too chilly, but as soon as the cap "whooshed" open I couldn't wait to get a taste into my mouth. Drank the first glass and am reviewing the second. Poured a gorgeous copper brown, little head but interestingly enough, it's hanging on 10 minutes later. Yeasties floating through. Smell is wonderful. Lots going on. Vinegar, barnyard, tart cherry, fig, vanilla and oak. Taste is outstanding. Yes, sour, but so much more. Dry as can be, and wipes the palate clean on each sip. This is a great beer. If you don't dig sours you'll struggle; but think this one through. Let it linger. Won't be downing a third glass, as the acid is catching up and it won't be appreciated. But two nice pours of appreciation make this highly drinkable. Comparable to anything out of Russian River, or anywhere else for that matter. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 00:12:44 | More by Ralphs66
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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

dark reddish-brown that is way more red than brown. tan head that holds and leaves attractive lace. nose is lactic sourness, cherry, wood and a hint of vanilla. taste follows suit with a healthy dose of sour on top of cherry with just the faintest bit of sweetness about midpalate rounding it out. if you told me cherries were in here, i wouldn't be surprised. delicious, and to me, barely a trace of booze, which is quite impressive for a beer that is this strong. soft mouthfeel. not sticky and well carbonated. good, long finish and no aftertaste. delicious. bruery wins with this collaboration.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2011 11:43:22 | More by timtim
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4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tremendous light mocha head, which takes some time to subside. Body is dark brown with some ruby port like highlights. Really top notch. Smell hints at only slight sourness. Also smells leathery, musty. It is all a bit muted, but more complex than I expected. Taste is more of the same, only more intense. This has a more aggressive taste profile than Goudenband, but is definately not in flanders red territory. Maybe some dark fruits like dates or plums, but no cherry or "sweet tart" presence. If I had to compare this to another beer, I would say Haandbakk is what it comes closest too.

Glorious mouthfeel, as with nearly all Bruery beers. Smooth and creamy, I drank this with greedy gulps. Overall, exceptional. I hope that I am able to get another bottle when NC gets its small allotment.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 13:23:25 | More by Onibubba
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4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Cigar City/Bruery Takeover! at Redlight Redlight in Orlando

A-dark opaque chestnut with a red tint. nice light tan head with good lacing

S-smells nicely tart with cherries. smells very nice and strong. possibly some chocolate in there.

T-hits the mouth with great tartness and chocolate cherries...with more focus on the cherries. the tartness lasts awhile then transforms in to a great milk chocolate taste. the chocolate rules the after-taste. it has a great roasted feel to it. this is a unique, complex, and yet well balanced brew!

M-good creamy carbonation with a good creamy finish

D-well i've never liked anything from this style..but the two breweries NAILED it!! this is awesome! i love it! i wish this was more common because i'd buy a lot of bottles of this. This is one of the best, most unusual sours i've ever had.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2011 19:53:06 | More by AdamBear
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4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle at the Barley House poured into a snifter. Split with cjacobsen.

(A)- Pours a fairly deep and dark burnt sienna hue. Produced some minimal tan colored froth that dissipated down to froth. Some lacing.

(S)- A nice combination of a dry oaky sourness. Some vinegared-like dark fruits in there too, but mostly is a mildly funky, acidic oaky profile.

(T)- Similar to the smell. The fruits come through a bit more than the smell, but are supplemented well with the dry oaky acidity.

(M)- A nice mellow carbonation level. A great balance to it as well. The acidity is high, but goes great with the sour fruits and dry oaky background.

(D)- A great Flanders Oud Bruin. It would be interesting to see what some time will do to it, but this drinks great right out of the starting line so to speak. I would love to get some more, but I doubt more will come to this area.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 01:43:18 | More by sweemzander
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4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours the color of balsamic vinegar with a thin ring of foamy off white head.Moderate lacing.

S-Balsamic vinegar,pinot noir grapes, oak, vanilla.

T/M-Tart acidity up front, quickly fading into balsamic vinegar sour/sweetness,with flavors of black cherry, red wine grapes, and toasted oak. Classic Flemish sour flavor profile, and this one is really done right. Serious oak, kept in check by assertive tart acidity, but it never goes too far. The finish is tart, with a lingering kiss of oak. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation appropriate for the style.

O-Impressive. A little expensive for what it is, but I dig it.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2011 03:51:46 | More by DaveHS
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4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown, almost purple color with a small tannish head that disappears quickly. The head is just bubbly, not really frothy... so lookin more like some aggressively-poured flat soda or fruit juice. Scent is very inviting with notes of leather, sour funk, cranberries, and vinegar. A lot of oak is present in the aroma as well. Taste is initially very oak forward, quickly followed by some pleasant maltiness and sour fruits. A lot of cranberry, as well as some figs and raisins. More sourness and hints of sweet cherry and barnyard funk. Finishes with some leather, sweet fruit, and more oak. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated (appearance was deceiving on this one). Drinkability is high, as this is a delicious beer. Overall, this beer is tasting fantastic...especially as it warms up. Not to mention, this is my first beer that has ever been touched by Cigar City. Good collaboration Bruery!

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 08:19:00 | More by DovaliHops
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4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Not sure what made the previous reviewer so upset... I can't speak for the price of this beer in bottles, but a 6 oz pour at Capone's during Philly Beer Week was a reasonable $6.75... this is a sour aged for over a year, not a pale ale... and I'm the first one to speak up if I'm being overcharged for a beer.

Anyway, onto the beer: It's a gorgeous red leather with a light brown head - more carbonation than one is accustomed to with a sour aged for this length of time. Smells nice and tart; a lactic quality blended with tart cranberry, balsamic vinegar, and oak way in the back. The taste, and more importantly, the mouthfeel, are out of this world. The taste begins with a slight sourness, peaking with a lovely sour dark fruit flavor that rivals any sour I've ever had in the middle of the taste, concluding with the smoothest finish I've ever had from a sour beer (by a long shot). I never thought I'd say this about a sour of any kind, but the time spent in the barrel really smoothed this one out the way aging a very strong imperial stout smooths a very strong imperial stout out. The finish is clean, creamy, and cleanses the palate between sips impressively. I only wish I had more!

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2011 05:30:04 | More by mfunk9786
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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a sneak preview last night...
An American Wild Ale with complexity and balance. The aromas were split into three camps, and all good: Like a rich young (slightly spicy) Maduro Cigar fresh out of the humidor, funky complex organic aromas like saddle and horse blanket (slight cattiness), and some sweet and herbal Coke/Dr. Pepper syrup character. Well balanced.

Nice warm brown color and a tan rocky head.

Flavors followed up in spades on the promise of the aroma. Rich and complex balance of yeast esters, brett funk, and lactic tartness - thankfully, leaving behind the lactic slap in the face so many American Wild Ales have. Character is similar to the recent Rhodenbach "Vintage" releases - with less tartness and none of the metallic thing going on. With age it will be like shrugging on an old comfy brown wool sweater. Again, well balanced.

Medium light body and clean finish.

Overall, possibly the best American Wild Ale I've had; in that it is comfortably funky without screaming "I'm Wild!". It balances ale yeast, brett, and lactic characters well. Nice complexity and richness. I'll absolutely buy some, and maybe lay a couple down for 3 and 6 years.

Now if they can take a couple casks of this and throw it together with some sour cherries (like the legendary Rhodenbach Alexander), I will camp on their doorstep and beg for pints.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 17:29:02 | More by dfernandez77
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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Bruery

A: The pour is garnet in color with a finger, maybe finger and a half, tall off-white head.

S: Smells great. Lots of oak and wine. The vinegar notes are minimal, which is a big plus for me. Some cherry skins and pits with a touch of leather. Maybe a bit of chocolate and sweet balsamic vinegar. Nicely tart overall.

T: Nicely sour with only a minimal amount of it coming from vinegar. Very oaky, especially on the finish, which is dry and tannic. Hints of sweetness provide a little balance. More fruit notes on the flavor, particularly cherries and red wine.

M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation and a dry, puckering finish.

O: Damn this was good. Probably the best of the Bruery sour beers thus far.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2011 00:19:53 | More by womencantsail
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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle.

Pours a deep reddish brown that shows through as a deep copper when held up to light. There is a small bubbly pinkish beige head that recedes quickly to the tiniest of collars.

Aroma is very sweet for the style with lots of sugar-coated tart cherries and chocolate. There is a bit of oaky tannins as well as light vinegar notes.

Taste is full of tart cherries up front with an additional vinegar sourness which is balanced by the sugary malts and chocolate in the background. The finish is dry, tart and oaky.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, probably a little lower than I was expecting which makes it almost thin.

Another really good beer from the Bruery as it has a nice smooth combination of sweet and sour. I think this thing will age very, very nicely.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 01:44:25 | More by gford217
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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drove to the Bruery Provisions last night to pick up some of these. I am not sure just how widely distributed this is going to be so I thought I’d make sure I’d get my fair share just in case.

Appearance – Pours a ruddy mahogany into my, appropriate, Bruery Tulip. Just a HINT of tan lacing is achieved with a relatively strong pour, leaving slight lacing. The second pour yielded quite a bit of yeast that floated to the top which I spooned out.

Smell – Quite a bit of vinegar up front mixed with a red wine aroma. Some darker fruits such as ripe black cherries and blackberries, along with your typical barnyard funk. Slight tannins and oak become prevalent as I let the beer warm.

Taste – Balsamic vinegar up front which quickly melds to more fruity flavors such as the aforementioned ripe black cherries and blackberries. Not an immediate puckering tartness per-say, however, as the beer coats my tongue, my mouth begins to twist ever so slightly from the sour/acidic characteristics. The oak is more noticeable than in the nose. Additionally, there really is some definite red wine characteristics, along with slight funk and leather. Interesting to say the least.

Mouthfeel – Lower carbonation, a bit lighter than expected. I feel with age this sucker will be plenty carbonated (more on that later).

Overall – We have seen the Bruery make outstanding Stouts and other beers. Now it is their turn to begin shining in the sour/flanders category (granted they have Oude Tart, etc.). This beer, while quite drinkable and enjoyable while fresh (no alcohol noticeable, quite quaffable), I can’t wait for this beer to get at least a year, if not a few years of age on it. Glad I bought as many as I did.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 02:31:23 | More by SpdKilz
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New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a: pours with little head and some lacing. a nice brown and amber ale.

s: it's tart, and there is a distinct lemon presence. this really reminds me of the smell from Cantillon Gueuze.

t: well it's sour, that's for sure. lemongrass upfront but soon reveals the darker fruit flavors of prune and raisins. I noticed the bottle says that there are cranberry flavors in the beer and I can attest to that. there is a slight sweetness that appears as the beers warms.

m: sour, dry, with little carbonation. cannot detect the alcohol.

o: I held off on my purchase to buy Cantillon Saint Lamvinus for this beer and I'm pleased with my decision (at least until I try Saint Lamvinus). I've been spoiled by Cantillon sours and this has left me very satisfied.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 01:22:59 | More by jlenik
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