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Grande Dame Oud Bruin - Brasserie Trois Dames

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very good

101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

noyellowfizzbeer, Sep 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

wattoclone, Mar 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

switzer, Mar 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

emilylee, Dec 04, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +4.6%

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
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4.05/5  rDev +2.5%

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
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

DeerNick, Apr 11, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +10.1%

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
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

MRsojourner, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Stoffel, Jan 01, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +4.6%

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
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Timmy13T, Jun 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

bostonryan, Feb 25, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

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
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

DangerDawg, Jan 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

AndyEdgar, Today at 04:56 PM
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3.83/5  rDev -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

JasonGeyer, Jan 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

DeanCHS1980, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ReeseMax3, Apr 18, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +5.8%

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.

crossovert, Sep 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

TheCrowsNest, Oct 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

krome, Nov 19, 2013
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2.71/5  rDev -31.4%

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.

sprat1960, Aug 04, 2014
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Grande Dame Oud Bruin from Brasserie Trois Dames
88 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.