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Collaboration Series: Marrón Acidifié - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

524 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 524
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 133
Gots: 308 | FT: 13
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 Sammy
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Sammy, May 16, 2011
Photo of t0rin0
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

t0rin0, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of spycow
5/5  rDev +20.2%

spycow, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ehammond1 for sharing this one at MrHirschybar's place!

Pours a murky brown with a tan head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. Small dots of lace stick to the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sour fruits, funk, and some vinegar notes. Taste is the same with very nice funky and sour flavors. This beer has a light level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer and I am very happy I finally got to try it.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of djrn2
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

djrn2, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -3.8%

zestar, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -27.9%

acurtis, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the bottle at the Bruery and Cigar City salon at SAVOR 2011. Served in a SAVOR goblet.

Pours a somewhat-murky tawny red color with a small off-white head that sticks around a bit before falling into a thin collar. Some sparse lacing. The nose brings a slight amount of bread plus a good dosing of brown sugar. These characteristics fall beneath the semi-strong notes of cherry and oak with mild acetic character. Good acidity throughout. The flavor has brown sugar and cherry along with some oak and tannin. Moderate acidity and light sweetness for a really nice balance. Medium body and average carbonation. Really solid brew.

Thorpe429, Jun 04, 2011
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -3.8%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Texasfan549, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

GRG1313, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -3.8%

kjkinsey, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of brentk56
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a root beer brown color with a modest head that leaves some streaky lace behind

Smell: Cranberry, black cherry, leathery tannins, oak and balsamic vinegar

Taste: Cranberry and black cherry flavors arrive first, with a growing acetic sourness that adds leather/oaky undertones by mid-palate; after the swallow, the sweet and tart tones of balsamic vinegar arrive to add another layer of complexity, though the sweet fruit elements linger underneath

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation; rather puckery

Overall: While I would prefer a bit more carbonation and perhaps a touch more flavor complexity, this is a very nice beer and it will be interesting to see how it develops

brentk56, May 12, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy deep burgundy color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aromas of oak and sour notes are quite powerful with light tannin notes are also perceptible. Taste is a complex mix between some sour notes with some oak and some tannin and balsamic vinegar notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. The description is quite right about this beer being an imperial Flanders red – interesting though not something I could drink in large quantities in one serving considering it is quite sour with a tad too much of acidity.

Phyl21ca, May 11, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
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.

mikesgroove, Apr 15, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
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.

womencantsail, Apr 10, 2011
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of SocalKicks
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

SocalKicks, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of largadeer
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Beer Revolution.

Dark reddish-brown topped by a thin crown. Tart raspberry/blackberry aroma, very vinous, reminiscent of red wine vinegar. Hay-like funk, reserved acetic sourness with a little brown malt beneath. Sharply sour on the tongue, exhibiting a nice balance of acetic and lactic sourness with a lean toward the acetic side. Blackberry fruitiness, integrated oak and some nice vinous dryness in the finish. Easily one of the best American oud bruins I've tried, and probably The Bruery's best sour beer so far. Impressive.

largadeer, Apr 11, 2011
Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip at 50º.
It pours an attractive dark crimson that has bright highlights. Slowly rising carbonation that forms a thin quarter inch layer of tan foam that soon dissipates, leaving irregular spotty lace to one side. Second pour brought out some painterly swaths of lace.

Woody, oaky spice, fall leaves, leather, cherry, pipe tobacco. Pretty textbook for a traditional Oud Bruin, though it has some nuanced complexity.

Moderately tart, tannic cherry pit and skins, juicy dark cherry flesh. Light acidity, balanced and mellow. Dry finish with oaky traces, salivary glands still working overtime. Medium bodied with easygoing carbonation. Bright tartness, savory oak and cherry fruitiness. Pleasant, though not quite as complex as Oude Tart. Worth a try for Flanders fans.

emerge077, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Big thanks to Trxxpaxxs for this bottle!

Reviewed blind as part of Blind BIF 6. It pours a cloudy sienna (with a nice dark core) topped by a little over a finger of dirty tan foam. The nose comprises red apple skin, red grapes, lightly tart orange, cinnamon, toffee, light clove, and a kiss of fig. The taste brings in more red apple skin, generally mild vinegar, spicy grapes (wine-like ones, y'know), toffee, clove, raisins, tart mandarin orange, and a touch of grapefruit peel. The body is a light-ish medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly grainy, generally smooth, and fluid feel. Overall, a very nice brew, one that definitely lived up to its good press.

TMoney2591, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -3.8%

JAHMUR, May 15, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very dark maroon ruby like color, very little head.

Nose oak, toasty oak, sour malts, vinegar, little chemically, brown sugar, sweet molasses, little fruity.

Taste is more of the same, lots of oak, into vinegar and sour malts, some fruity flavors,mostly a tart cherry, some brown sugar and sweet malt flavors, molasses, decent acidic vinegar like. Finish is sweet and a little flemmy and syrupy, more sweet malts and sour cherry, sour malt.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, decent carb, little acidic bite.

jlindros, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Hopleaf. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Served with a finger of tan foam that settles to a thick collar and partial cap. Lightly hazed reddish body and a few splotches of lace as well.

S - Red wine vinegar, oak, vanilla, leather, light tobacco, some nice funk and acetobacter. As it warms some guava acidity creeps in.

T - The taste is a bit sweeter - some brown malt character and vanilla. Some nice pucker, very tart, pleasant sour cherry and other nebulous fruits, and mild acetobacter. Alcohol is very well-hidden.

M - Nice carbonation zest, dry moisture-destroying tartness. Medium-full body, with some tannic oak in the finish and light residual stickiness.

D - I had two glasses of this one, and if it hadn't been $10 for a tulip I probably would have had more. Might have to get a couple bottles for the cellar, although the balance of sourness and malt character is already well-balanced at this stage. Impressive collaboration beer that is stronger than the sours made individually by these two breweries - hope they hook up again. Alcohol is very well-hidden.

MasterSki, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of oline73
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I reviewed this as a part of the a blind BIF

Here goes the last bottle. #12 is a 750 ml bottle. Poured into a snifter.

A: This beer pours a dark reddish brown with a layer of off white head that goes away quickly. Not much light coming through this beer at all. 4

S: We have a sour beer. Sour with a good amount of sweet malt to back it up. There is some dark fruit along with vinegar. There maybe some other fruit in this one, I can't really tell just from the smell. 3

T: The taste is a lot lighter than I thought it would be from the smell. There may be some raspberries in this beer, but it may just be the sour notes with the malt. Not as sweet at the smell would suggest. Some vinegar with a biting sourness in the finish. 4.5

M: The body is on the thick side of medium with very little carbonation. The finish has a touch of dryness to it. Could have used just a tad more carbonation. 3.5

O: I knew I was in trouble when I opened this and smelled it. My wife doesn't like sour beers, so this is all me. I was pleasantly surprised by the taste after the smell was just alright. I'm thinking Flanders Red or an Oude Brun? I'd go with the latter if I had to pick one. 4

oline73, Jan 14, 2012
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Collaboration Series: Marrón Acidifié from The Bruery
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