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Grande Dame Oud Bruin - Brasserie Trois Dames

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BA SCORE
88
very good

97 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Switzerland

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 12-14-2009)
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-14-2014 19:04:32 | More by Wobbly
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pjbfromkc

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-09-2014 14:19:39 | More by pjbfromkc
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gshackles

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

08-04-2014 02:09:33 | More by gshackles
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sprat1960

Massachusetts

2.71/5  rDev -31.6%

Appearance: Very dark brown with hints of red; cannot see any light through the beer. Rich 3+ finger tan head that dies down slowly leaving a small amount of foam on the surface of the beer.

Smell: Sweet and sour smell that is overwhelmed by a funky aroma. The funky smell was kind of pukey (sorry) and not pleasant at all. Did not make me want to drink the beer.

Taste: The taste matched the smell almost exactly. Starts off with fruit - think apple cider and dark cherries - followed briefly by a kind of nice sour but then ends with a bitter strong funky aftertaste. Was way to funky for my tastes that I did not find it enjoyed at all.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with kind of a cider consistency. Lots of mild carbonation.

Overall: Not to my tastes at all. I really wanted to like this beer, as I generally like dark beers and I generally like sours. That being said, I do not like funk. This was very too funky for me. In fact I did not even finish the bottle and tossed it. Other reviews have been much more positive - so maybe I got a bad bottle? Or maybe this is just not a style of beer for me.

08-04-2014 00:55:22 | More by sprat1960
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +10.6%

Pours a deep brown color with ruby aspects. Off white head forms with good staying power. Lace is left behind on the glass. This Oud Bruin pours free of sediment until the final pour yields a bit of cloudy yeast.

The aroma reminds me of old school fruit snacks. Fruit, sweet and sour our bruin notes, just a hint of oak. Nice nose.

The taste has a nice sour tartness, cherry pit, nutty brown malt, slight saltiness possibly from a sodium bicarbonate water treatment. Faint bitterness, lemon rind and must. Perhaps more aggressively acetic than some, this hits the style nail on head but with authority. It has ample malts, and finishes with sweetness that loses its battle to the tart mid palate and hereafter. Medium bodied ale with a high level of carbonation. Overall, this is a good Flanders style brown made in Switzerland. Color me impressed guys, keep up the good work!

07-28-2014 21:34:24 | More by Stinkypuss
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

06-27-2014 19:54:06 | More by sammyg832
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tykechandler

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

06-19-2014 03:37:02 | More by tykechandler
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phishdaly

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

06-15-2014 01:46:21 | More by phishdaly
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drew74

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-14-2014 18:43:09 | More by drew74
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-14-2014 15:55:16 | More by jpd7374
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gory4d

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

06-13-2014 21:18:58 | More by gory4d
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srw

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

06-12-2014 03:01:39 | More by srw
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evil_liver

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

06-10-2014 07:15:00 | More by evil_liver
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Treven711


4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-08-2014 00:12:08 | More by Treven711
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Nathanbolin

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-29-2014 03:28:31 | More by Nathanbolin
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-18-2014 02:34:25 | More by ReeseMax3
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-15-2014 23:36:20 | More by jrfehon33
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Black_ox

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

04-15-2014 00:47:09 | More by Black_ox
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1%

04-02-2014 23:33:36 | More by TwelveOunces
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DeanCHS1980

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1%

03-29-2014 05:02:20 | More by DeanCHS1980
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-28-2014 01:09:23 | More by wattoclone
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1%

03-21-2014 20:43:50 | More by edhizdeid
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

03-14-2014 04:29:37 | More by PatGreer
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%

an elite oud bruin, a bit more sour than some of the others on the market, this has a lot of flare though. the bottle is over 20 bucks, and unlike the framboise, i think this one is a lot closer to worth what it costs. dark dark brown, and rather clear until the dregs run down, not much head, but a shiny and radiant luster to this. the nose is insanely sour, lots of caustic acidic citric acid and lemon flavors, while grain tannins are robust as well. some roast, but not totally coca forward or bitter, unique brown grain bill that has some sugar before it stars getting weird. the taste starts with the richer malt, but moves rapidly into a classic oud bruin sourness. more than just lambic sour, this is unique and brutally intense, especially when it warms up. lemon sourness on a brown beer is unique and lovely, somehow delicate for being huge, and there is a long lasting dry burn on the tongue, which you dont always get with these. i love the fuller body, the depth of flavor, and the acid intensity, but its a tough bottle by your lonesome. it works a lot better as a share, since a ton of this will definitely turn the stomach all kinds of inside out. enough carbonation to be lively, very cool yeast profile, dry as they get for the style. top quality oud bruin, worth paying for if this is your style.

03-10-2014 23:52:50 | More by StonedTrippin
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-25-2014 01:07:45 | More by bostonryan
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Grande Dame Oud Bruin from Brasserie Trois Dames
88 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.