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Old Growth - Trinity Brewing Company

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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 21.85%
Wants: 101
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Flemish-inspired Brown Ale aged in French oak barrels.

(Beer added by: rye726 on 10-07-2009)
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Reviews by bamadog:
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bamadog

Kentucky

2.45/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Got this one in a trade quite some time ago. Based upon some of the earlier reviews, I was a little nervous to try this one as I thought it might rip the enamel straight off my teeth... Review is from notes taken on 12/2/2012 and poured from the bottle to a snifter.

Appearance: Pour is a deep, mahogany, near red -- looks quite a bit like a deep red wine; no head to speak of, no carbonation bubbling up, me thinks it may be a tad bit flat... Nothing left on the sides except a slight oily residue. Normally with sours I expect a huge, lasting and frothy head, but nothing here... disappointed.

Smell: Smells like a sour should, but due to the lack of carbonation, nothing is really coming up in a robust manner; heavily tart, acidic and a bit like malt vinegar. I would think would carbonation, it would be very appetizing, but alas, and again, disappointed.

Taste: Heavy acidity and tartness, and it definitely makes me pucker; dark and overripe fruit and a touch of vinegar.

Mouthfeel: With no carbonation, the only thing giving the body any dimension is the heavy tartness that makes me pucker a bit. The acidity leaves the mouth salivating and the belly is left warm for the same reason.

Overall: Let down, big time. I've had typically pretty good luck with cellared beers, but I'm beginning to think my luck may have changed a wee bit. I don't think I'm going to be able to finish this and I'm disappointed because I was looking forward to a challenging beer. At least the bottle has a cool label.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 02:14:23 | More by bamadog
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Old Growth from Trinity Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.