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Collaboration Series: Marrón Acidifié - The Bruery

Collaboration Series: Marrón AcidifiéCollaboration Series: Marrón Acidifié

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Ratings: 492
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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Photo of BMMillsy


4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Forgot to put this up here. Hunahpu’s Day pour split with beastmaster. Deep red with a bit of head that dissipates quickly. Very tart vinegar and cherry aroma without much else to speak of (good thing I like this aroma!). The flavor follows exactly. Big sour vinegar up front that fades into a nice sweet and sour red cherry. Pretty dry flavor from the oak aging, perhaps a bit of raspberry in here (the description says cranberries, but whatever). One of the more tart sours I have had. Very nice and refreshing after a bunch of stouts on the day and I would love to come across this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2013 22:06:51 | More by BMMillsy
Photo of nataku00


4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a dark brown with a bit of haze so it is nearly opaque. Thin off white head leaves a little lacing as you drink from it. A few bubbles visible at the edge of the glass floating up.

Nose is sour apple cider vinegar, dark fruits like cherry and plums, brown sugar, and a touch of spiced rum booze.

Taste starts with sour fruit vinegar, apples and dark fruit sweetness following along with the brown sugar and caramel malt flavors. Finish is warming, lightly spicy with cinnamon and clove with some residual sour fruit flavors.

Medium body with some moderate carbonation that lightly tickles the tongue. Decent amount of alcohol integrated into the flavor but I did start to feel it after getting through the glass.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2012 08:20:52 | More by nataku00
Photo of charlzm


2.7/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Consumed at Blue Palms 3rd Anniversary event in Hollywood, CA.

Clear, deep amber hued beer with almost no head.

Aroma of white vinegar; I couldn't get anything else.

Flavor is tart, slightly sour and acidic sort of like (wait for it) white vinegar. A fleeting hint of sour cherries gives way to a dash of caramel maltiness which cannot keep things from going too far into sour territory. Very low bitterness. Not very complex, sadly.

Mouthfeel is unremarkable.

Wince-inducing sourness is my overall impression of this beer. A nice palate cleanser, but nothing I'd want again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2011 05:16:13 | More by charlzm
Photo of augustgarage


4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2011 19:46:54 | More by augustgarage
Photo of DarthKostrizer


1.1/5  rDev -73.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

On tap at 38 degrees during Barrel Aged week.

Look: The beer pour a nice reddish brown with a 1/4 white head and very little retention.

Smell: Here is when this beer turned into a bad idea. The beer smells like someone put sour cherries in a jar full of vinegar and then set the jar in the hot sun for a week and wanted to see if the vinegar would consume the cherries like some sort of science expierment. This is hands down the worst smelling beer I have ever smelled. I would rather sit around and smell burning dog hair than ever smell this beer again.

Taste: Just when I thought to myself well this beer can't be as bad as the smell well guess what I was totally wrong. The beer literally taste worse then the smell and I did not think that was possible. First you get vinegar
followed by a bit of cherry and then the acidity takes over and I was so disgusted by the beer that at that moment I seriously wanted someone to light my head on fire so I could get rid of the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel. Who cares

Overall: I have had several sour beers even had the Eagle Rock Yuengling on tap this same night but I must say this beer is liquid hell a complete embarrasement to what I have come to know as beer. In my 12 years of drinking beer I have never tasted anything so vial in my life. I have no idea what the two breweries were thinking when they said hey this taste great bottle and keg it. Jesus Christ I have a feeling that if I have a nightmare anytime soon this beer will be involved in it and I will be forced to try and drink a whole bottle of this abomination. Over fail on all levels.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2011 17:34:11 | More by DarthKostrizer
Photo of MrVonzipper


1.23/5  rDev -70.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2011 20:33:43 | More by MrVonzipper
Photo of alenonbeeradv


3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a - a dark amber. almost like coca cola but with more of a red overtone. no head but a nice collar.

s - sweet and sour. not as overbearingly sweet as most flanders reds that ive experienced.

t - almost like sour candy. the bottle didnt have this, but the tap seems to make a difference:

m - nice and tart. intense carbonation from the fermentation.

o - pretty nice by itself. nice to get access to such colabotations like this. for 20 bucks a bottle its a bit steep but more than worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2011 08:49:54 | More by alenonbeeradv
Photo of mfunk9786


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
Photo of callmemickey


3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap during Philly Beer Week.

A: 5 shades darker than chestnut brown. Only the faintest skim of khaki. Stray slivers of lacing here and there.

S: Dark fruits dominate. Cherries, raisins, dark berries. A lingering sourness is ever-present.

T: Like the nose there are dark, sour fruits dominating up front before eventually finishing in a puckering lactic sourness. Others were more impressed with this than I. I just didn't think it had the necessary oak and earth that should complement the fruity sourness.

M: The sourness is a bit off-putting without the accompanying oak contribution. Don't get me wrong, I like sours as well as the next... this just was a little off.

O: A decent Oud Bruin... but this is the kind of beer that pisses me off about both breweries involved here. I am all for experimentation, but damn guys... in the last three years between the two of you, you've made 300 f'ing beers. Don't experiment with beers that eventually cost 20-30 bucks. Oude Tart was 800x better.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2011 01:21:00 | More by callmemickey
Photo of xnicknj


4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at devils den in philly during the bella vista bash

Pours a deep browned color with some reddish hues, thin head and slight filmy retention.

Strong acidic notes in the nose with cranberry and dates, lactic sourness and oakyness.

Biting sourness right up front with some fruity tones. Cranberry, dates, and raisins compile a dark fruit complexion. Decent earthyness and oak from the barrel. Complex and multi-layered, definitely sour throughout. Finishes with dry sour and slight alcohol.

Medium bodied, higher carbonation, dry and slightly abrasive on the tongue. A solid sour beer, pretty aggressive flavors and nice dark fruit profile.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2011 16:18:17 | More by xnicknj
Photo of timtim

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
Photo of MufflnMan


4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at the CCB tasting room. Dark amber color with a thin off-white head.

Smells of green apple, a little bit of funk, and a hint of vinegar. An inviting tartness that warns your mouth.

Taste is pretty mouth puckering. Get the green apple and vinegar from the smell. Some tartness from cherries and maybe some citrus, but no noticeable hops.

Mouthfeel is somewhat syrupy with good carbonation.

Picked up a bottle and am interested to see how this one ages.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2011 04:51:39 | More by MufflnMan
Photo of jsanford


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
Photo of KevSal


4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

ive been looking forward to trying this guy, had this guy side by side with CBS Wanderer. probably not the best idea as this guy doesn't quite measure up to it even tho its still a great beer in its own right.

a- much lighter than wanderer. orange yellowish with a nice half inch head.

s- smells good. cherry notes up front, darker fruit notes follow, malts in the back. tartness very present

t- cherries up front, acidic, tasty. not as flavorful as wandere buy still has a lot going on.

m- much thinner than wanderer, but still medium bodied well carbonated

0- its a very good beer, i think i would have enjoyed it more if i hadn't had the flavor burst of the wanderer on my tongue, but this guys is still a winner

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2011 21:36:24 | More by KevSal
Photo of beagle75


4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft pour into a footed chalice at Brix in Sunset Beach.

A: Murky, medium rusty brown with one finger of diminishing cinnamon-tinted foam head. No lacing remains on the glass.

S: Fairly straight-forward but focused lactic acidity and aromatic oak. There is a fine thread of well-fermented vinous fruit that marries well with the wood, suggesting nuanced complexity that must be tracked down.

T: Begins off-dry, with tannic leather and dark pipe tobacco that are complementary to the heavy presence of well-cured oak. Acidity is intense at first but moderates as the beer warms, coming across as highly lactic. Vanilla butter creme frosting is also noted amongst early flavors. The middle remains woody, drying out some--but with contradictory brown sugar flavor detected--and developing a less appealing urea presence. Spicy clove and cinnamon stick makes an appearance toward the finish, where acidity becomes more felt than tasted. Savory spice lingers on the palate.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, moderate acidity is felt late but remains fairly labile, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This collaboration between The Bruery and Cigar City represents a fairly gonzo formulation for their first combined outing, but it is able to deliver a lot of traditional style elements that are at times appealing and challenging. The smell has perfect laser focus on first approach, becoming just a little muddled by the flavors as the two begin to mix into one big and sour experience. The flavors are best at the front-end, really embracing the palate; not juicy, but just as pleasing. Qualities are less focused as the taste progresses, but they do not deviate too far, or for too long. Barrel notes are aggressively woody but refined throughout, and sourness leans into lactic territory, staying appealing. Perhaps the most complementary thing one can say about a barrel-aged sour is that it tastes nothing like the components it was assembled from, and Marron Acidifie fits that description well enough.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2011 17:08:47 | More by beagle75
Photo of HopHead84


4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


On tap at Stone Oakquinox 2011 in a snifter.

A: Dark reddish brown. Big frothy light brown head. Nice retention and color.

T: Nice dark fruit profile. Grape, plum, prune, blackberry, and a whisper of date. Lightly acetic. Very nice. Light oak presence with a faint mustiness. All aspects are balanced and harmonious.

T: Lightly tart with prominent notes of plum, grape, and a dash of prune. Moderately lactic with evident oak and a touch of leather. Acetic profile is at a lower moderate level and is balanced nicely by the wood, dark fruit, and lactic character. Very nice fruit profile and very complex flavor. There is a lot going on here.

M: Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky and smooth.

Overall: Complex, refreshing, and damn enjoyable. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2011 05:32:42 | More by HopHead84
Photo of nickd717


3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at City Beer in SF.

Hazy medium reddish brown color with a small off-white head.

Acetic and tart aroma, loads of vinegar with some sour fruit/cherry notes, date, and leather.

The flavor is rather oaky and leathery with caramel malt, sour cherry, date and fig, and red wine vinegar.

Medium-bodied, mildly tart and tannic, with average carbonation level.

A solid oud bruin overall. The Bruery is on it’s game as of late.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2011 03:37:02 | More by nickd717
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
Photo of ehammond1

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
Photo of Retsinis


3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finally getting around to posting a review on this release. Have had it three times now, once from the bottle I shared at a tasting, and twice now on draft (one this past Sunday at Bone yard Bistro, and last night at Tony's Darts Away)

A: The beer pours a cloudy ruby red tinged brown, with a minimal, quarter inch of head that retained fairly well throughout. Very light lacing, even when swirled, more of a smooth film coating.

S: I pick up on whiffs of dark cherries, oak, balsamic vinegar, and sweet malts.

T: Strong notes of balsamic vinegar (which seems to vary in intensity from draft, and the bottle) Also some tart cranberries & dark cherries, as well as some wine type notes & Acidity qualities. Alcohol is pretty well masked, as it is in nearly all Bruery beers.

M: light to medium feel, light to medium carbonation. Pucker tart intensity on the initial draw, but lighter on the finish.

O: Nice stuff, but I preferred the bottle, a bit mellower for me. The vinegar notes are a little too intense for me on draft, personally at least. Not that it is not a nice flavor, it is the style, but it made it a lot harder to pick up on a lot of the other flavors, and harder to finish. Perhaps with time the intensity will mellow, and more of the under currant flavors will come to the forefront.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2011 16:52:33 | More by Retsinis
Photo of Sean9689


4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Hopleaf for their Bruery takeover. Poured into tulip.

A - Pours a ruby red, off-white white fizzy head that reduces down to a few bubbles here and there around the edges of the glass.

S - Tart cherries, cabernet-esk wine notes, oak, nice sourness, and slight funk as it warms up a bit. Really dig the tart cherries and red wine notes...makes it smell big and bold, much like a Napa cab.

T - Sour/tart cherries, oak, slight funk. There's a dark fruity sweetness that also adds to my overall enjoyment of this beer. The tart/sweet combo is nice, and the oak notes round things out. The alcohol makes itself a little present as it warms, but really, it's pretty much hidden.

M - Light, drinks like a slighty carbed cabernet, semi-dry finish.

O - Really, a great Flanders. Right up there, if not better, then Red Poppy. Def glad I picked up some bottles and hoping they're as good as this was on-tap. Recommend!

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2011 20:23:08 | More by Sean9689
Photo of snpub540


4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice brown hue with some very beautiful ruby highlights coming up from the bottom. Thin white head that doesn't leave any lace.

Nose is of sherry, tart cranberries and some nice oak.

Taste has some components of the nose with cranberries and oak but there are some other complex flavors that round this out very well. Some mango, balsamic vinegar, and a slight toast make this smooth and easy to drink.

Nice mouthfeel and definately an easy sipper. Both the Bruery and Cigar City hit it out of the park with this one.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2011 19:56:22 | More by snpub540
Photo of pmoore311


4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Tulip @ Surly Goat on 4/19/11.

Appearance - deep brownish red, with a nice white head and lacing on the glass.

Smell - wow, acidic, vinegar, oak, vanilla, cherries, alot going on here.

Taste - very sour, but not overpowering, I am really liking this one. Great barrel notes and nice subtle cherry.

Mouthfeel - smooth and very easy to drink.

Overall - great beer for a style I am really starting to appreciate. I would definately recommend seeking this one out.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2011 17:18:51 | More by pmoore311
Photo of AgentZero


4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice looking beer. A dark brown, almost purple color, with an off-white head that left behind some lacing.

S - A lot of vinegar on this one, although it is not unpleasant. Very puckeringly sour smelling with high notes of vanilla and some oak as well. Interesting fruity aroma.

T - Pretty complex, the vinegar is fairly vinegary, but not in such a way that detracts from the beer. It is quite tart, with cherry being the primary fruit. The acetobactor is quite pronounced and gives the beer a bit of an edge. A lot going on, and it works.

M - Medium bodied, good carbonation, tannic finish.

O - This is a really nice beer that people will like if they are into this style. I couldn't do more than one, as the flavor profile was a bit too pronounced, but still a great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2011 20:19:07 | More by AgentZero
Photo of sidetracked


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Hopleaf for the Bruery tap takeover.

Dark plum with ruby red highlights. Little off-white head quickly recedes to nothing. Quickly begins to look flat and more like juice than beer. No lacing.

Sour aroma with vinegary and tart fruit qualities--unripe cherries or raspberries. As it warms some the sourness cuts out and a light woodiness is noticeable.

Taste is sour throughout with a tart finish. Unripe/tart berry fruit presence--cherries, raspberries, cranberries. Tart fruitiness is more pronounced at the finish.

Medium body with medium/high carbonation.

Really good--nice sour presence without being completely overpowering. If it wasn't $10 a pour I definitely would have had another.


Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2011 17:15:50 | More by sidetracked
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Collaboration Series: Marrón Acidifié from The Bruery
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