1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Grande Dame Oud Bruin - Brasserie Trois Dames

Not Rated.
Grande Dame Oud BruinGrande Dame Oud Bruin

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

110 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 110
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brasserie Trois Dames visit their website

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 110 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Mister_Joshy:
Photo of Mister_Joshy
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Mister_Joshy, Nov 14, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark amber color with a white head. The aroma is tart dark fruit. The flavor is tart dark fruit, oak and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice sour beer. Not as complex as some, but the beer is very drinkable. Glad I got to try this one.

Mora2000, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of wattoclone
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

wattoclone, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

acurtis, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of switzer
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

switzer, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of emilylee
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

emilylee, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to my doppelganger for sharing this one with me! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a reddish brown with a two finger off-white head that subsided to half a finger slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, vinegar, wood, tart raspberries, and subtle tart cherries. The flavor was of sweet malt, vinegar, tart cherries, wood, sugar, and subtle raspberries. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. It was quite complex and enjoyable. I was really surprised that I was able to pick up on raspberries in this one, but it was definitely very welcome. The aroma on this one was top-notch for this style. A definite must try for any fan of the style or anyone curious without a doubt.

thagr81us, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of UlfAndreas
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

UlfAndreas, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dark redddish color ale with a medium foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of vinous sour notes is well done. Taste is a nice mix between some tart notes with some oak and light cherry backed by a nice solid malt backbone. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no sign of the alcohol. Very well done and definitely underrated compared to some other beer form this style.

Phyl21ca, Dec 14, 2009
Photo of DeerNick
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

DeerNick, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of SpartyJoe
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

SpartyJoe, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of cestlavie
4/5  rDev +1.5%

cestlavie, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at avenue pub nola...f-ing awesome!
Pours a flat wine like ruby brown into a wine glass. Thin white lacing rims the glass.
Amazing cherry tart aroma with a bit of caramel.
Flavors of tart cherry and caramel brown. Slightly sweet and nicely tart and puckering. Its not over acidic at all. This is fantastic. Trois dame really makes some amazing brews...sours in particular and this does not dissapoint.

DrinkSlurm, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of MRsojourner
4/5  rDev +1.5%

MRsojourner, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Stoffel, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of BushwyckCraft
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%

BushwyckCraft, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of jibbyvonjibb
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bought at &L for $12.99
A: brown. hazy. good lacing. nice fluffy head.
S: acetic acid prominent. caramel. oak. cherries. some hot alcohol.
T: balanced tartness. chocolate. biscuit. clean finish. not as acedic as i would expect from smell.
M: silky texture. medium carbonation. low-medium
O: really quite good bruine. super drinkable. similar to red poppy.

jibbyvonjibb, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Timmy13T
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Timmy13T, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

bostonryan, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of DaveHS
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy, but settles to the color of dark stained wood. The thin beige head dissipates quickly, leaving minimal, soapy lacing. Light aromas of oak and cherries, with a strong whiff of sticky sweet balsamic vinegar reduction. Smells fresher than your average Oud Bruin, with the brightness of fresh grapes. The yeastiness coming through is funkier than expected, reminiscent of a saison. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and a bit dry. Sweet notes of caramel and roasted almonds play nicely against mild flavors of tart fruit. The finish has a lingering balsamic vinegar sharpness

DaveHS, Jul 20, 2010
Photo of DangerDawg
4/5  rDev +1.5%

DangerDawg, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of AndyEdgar
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

AndyEdgar, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of JasonGeyer
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- dark brown with a tan head that quickly fades to a ring around the glass.%0A%0AS- very light aromas. Mainly of roasted malts and a hint of sour.%0A%0AT- lots of dark roasted malts that are overpowered immediately by great oaky sourness. Almost more of a sour stout.%0A%0AM- Nicely effervescent with the sour notes touching the tip of my tongue and my cheeks. Ending in a dry acidity.%0A%0AO- This is what I would expect if you mixed The Bruery - Tart of Darkness and Jolly Pumpkin - Madrugada Obscura together. Which is not a bad thing at all.%0A%0A

JasonGeyer, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of DeanCHS1980
4/5  rDev +1.5%

DeanCHS1980, Mar 29, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Grande Dame Oud Bruin from Brasserie Trois Dames
88 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.