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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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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 97
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brasserie Trois Dames visit their website
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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Mister_Joshy

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-14-2012 16:43:13 | More by Mister_Joshy
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

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.

09-07-2010 04:16:21 | More by Mora2000
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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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switzer

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

03-27-2013 04:06:39 | More by switzer
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emilylee

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-04-2012 22:45:58 | More by emilylee
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%

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.

12-11-2011 15:02:44 | More by thagr81us
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

12-14-2009 03:34:33 | More by Phyl21ca
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DeerNick


4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-11-2012 23:17:23 | More by DeerNick
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +9.8%

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.

10-31-2013 01:40:47 | More by DrinkSlurm
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

02-06-2013 02:51:50 | More by MRsojourner
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

02-03-2014 18:55:51 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

01-01-2012 16:11:21 | More by Stoffel
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jibbyvonjibb

California

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%

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
body.
O: really quite good bruine. super drinkable. similar to red poppy.

04-15-2012 22:11:29 | More by jibbyvonjibb
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Timmy13T

New York

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

06-23-2013 14:34:51 | More by Timmy13T
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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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DaveHS

California

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

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

07-20-2010 03:17:31 | More by DaveHS
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

01-10-2013 19:29:41 | More by DangerDawg
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JasonGeyer

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%

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

01-07-2014 00:44:11 | More by JasonGeyer
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DeanCHS1980

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

09-08-2012 16:20:00 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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crossovert

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%

750ml green capped bottle. Aged for a bit.

It pours a deep, dark brownish red with a nice off-white head that leaves a bit of sticky lacing. It is a nice looking beer.

The smell is nice too. It has sour cherries, some barnyard, lemon, vinegar, and caramel. It is sweeter perhaps than a normal one but is still funky and sour in the scent.

The flavor starts sweet but then goes into sour, then funky. It isn't overly sour but has a nice mild pucker. Tart cherries seem to be the main flavor along with some lemon and apple. There is even some raspberry and balsamic in there along with an underlying of malt. It is a bit sweet as you go but still a pretty fine Oud Bruin that reminds me a it more of American examples than Belgian ones.

I recommend aging this one.

09-17-2011 04:34:14 | More by crossovert
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TheCrowsNest

California

3/5  rDev -24.2%

10-08-2012 01:40:59 | More by TheCrowsNest
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krome

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-19-2013 02:42:02 | More by krome
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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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Grande Dame Oud Bruin from Brasserie Trois Dames
88 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.