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Grande Dame Oud Bruin - Brasserie Trois Dames

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BA SCORE
88
very good

92 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
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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brez8791

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

09-09-2012 19:01:15 | More by brez8791
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TheCrowsNest

California

3/5  rDev -24.2%

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

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cool looking bomber, although I think I like the look of the previous label a little more. I am excited for this one as Oud Bruin is one of my favorite styles.

An aggressive poor into my Belgian-style tulip yields a small amount of centrally connected large bubbles that slowly produce a small amount of head that appears as though it rises from the depths of the glass. As slowly as it appears, the head migrates towards to edges of the glass leaving cool looking designs on the surface of the beer. A slight swirl revives this small amount of head at any time.

An intriguing dark/roasted mahogany color engulfs my tulip. For some reason, the color reminds me of the holidays. The smell is that of vinegar, (rotten) apples, oak and just a hint of caramel. There is something a little off-putting about the combination, it almost smells of plastic.

Funk and bacteria fill my thoughts as I take a sip. Fruits (plums and apples) are immediately evident as I take a drink; this is quickly followed by lactic-acid sourness with some level of candy-type plastic flavor around them semi-rough edges of this beers flavor profile.

Overall, the body is medium to thin; lactic sourness dominates the palate, but at the same time the tart flavor is not overwhelming. The carbonation level seems about right for the style.

An enjoyable beer, if only for the fact that I like the style. Considering the rather hefty price tag, however I would not actively seek this one out again. There are much better options if you're in the mood for a Flanders Oud Bruin.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 05:06:55 | More by jIsh
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

08-14-2013 05:24:03 | More by Dactrius
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womencantsail

California

3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: This one pours a pretty dark brown color with lots of reddish notes and a finger of tan head.

S: Smells really quite nice. A touch of vinegar, but solid oak aromas and a bit of grass and wet hay. A light caramel sweetness and a lilttle bit of fruit notes. Some nice oxidation to it.

T: The flavor is not quite as good. There is a bit of a sweet, grape Jolly Rancher type flavor to it. Slightly tart with some vinegar and a decent amount of oak. Not quite as much of the grass and hay notes that were present on the nose.

M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation.

D: I liked the nose quite a bit, but the flavor was definitely a let down. Good, but not worth the rather hefty price tag.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 04:50:21 | More by womencantsail
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.38/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I brought this one to share at jmgrub’s tasting.

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is slightly sour with some dark fruit and slightly funky aromas. Taste is of tart dark fruits, slight vinegar, and slight funk flavors. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it tastes better than it smells in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 04:59:23 | More by UCLABrewN84
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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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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-25-2014 01:07:45 | More by bostonryan
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-14-2012 05:35:35 | More by drewone
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-04-2013 21:44:06 | More by thebigredone
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-14-2013 17:02:28 | More by CDCNAM
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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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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-07-2012 15:40:31 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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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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DRTBrewster

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-15-2014 21:18:50 | More by DRTBrewster
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-01-2012 03:06:13 | More by t0rin0
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-12-2013 00:15:50 | More by ADTaber
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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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natalsgd067

Nebraska

3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Different than what I expected, but still good. I expected something more like Duchesse de Borgogne, or Monk's Cafe, a Flemish sour ale with hints of sweetness, but this has hardly any hints of sweetness. At first I thought it was almost too tart, but now I think it is well balanced enough that I would buy it again. No apparent head when I poured it, which is kind of disappointing. Little carbonation. The picture on the bottle is totally different, yet I assume it is still the same beer pictured.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 03:45:52 | More by natalsgd067
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DenverLogan

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from big bottle into St Feuillien snifter glass.
Dark brown with small head.
Aroma of sour cherries, red wine barrel, murky malts, slight funkiness.
Modest carbonation and big sour, funky mouthfeel.
Flavors of persimmon, sour or unripe cherries, earth, young Brazil nuts, lemon, Sour Tarts or other extreme sour candies. Oh boy...it'll take me awhile to drink this bad boy alone!
Compared to a Duchesse there's no vinegar or sweet fruit type flavors. Compared to many Cantillion or Crooked Stave there's no barnyard or horseblanket...this is very mouth puckering sour with tart, possibly unripe fruit flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 03:51:29 | More by DenverLogan
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July2Nov

Hawaii

3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dirty, muddy brown with a thin off-white lacing.

Smell: Malty & sour like.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Sour and tingling with some good carbonation. Medium in mouthfeel and a syrup like finish. Getting some notes of cherries and pears.. really great tasting beer.

Overall: First Flanders Oud Bruin that I've had and I've got to admit that I dig it. It's the best of a sour and brown ale. I'm sold!

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 03:52:03 | More by July2Nov
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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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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-18-2014 02:34:25 | More by ReeseMax3
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-25-2012 22:26:44 | More by rolltide8425
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Grande Dame Oud Bruin from Brasserie Trois Dames
88 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.