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Old Growth - Trinity Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
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103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 22.19%
Wants: 101
Gots: 32 | 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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beachbum1975

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle # 615 Batch # NBB3-10 reviewed on the fly...

Pours a dark amber with minimal head. Light tracing on the sides of my tulip.

I had to skip ahead, but Beer advocate forums were correct - this is the most sour beer I have had (to date 1-14-2011) and I don't need anything MORE sour than this.

Nail polish remover, scathingly ripe granny smith apples, and fresh apricot abound. A sour attack on the palate. Bitter cranberries, light vanilla essence and oak. Cherry and some more nail polish remover. It seriously makes the back of my throat hurt while swallowing.

Trying to savor this moment. Wish I lived in Colorado Springs right now so I can have this whenever I wanted.

Scathing (defined as: Adjective: Witheringly scornful; severely critical:) is the only word that keeps coming to mind.

Aftertaste is lingering with bitterness for minutes after drinking - Wow.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 04:59:13 | More by beachbum1975
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3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
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surprised this is rated as low as it is, thought there was a lot of hype about it? anyways, the beer is darn good, yet not adding much to the genre, despite the addition of toasted almonds to the brew, which i wanted to taste a lot more than i do. while there is a distinct nuttiness amongst all the lactic sour intensity and acidic chocolate malt, that earthy vanilla milky complex never arrives. not much head or real carbonation to this, it could use about 25% more of these than it has, but other than that, the beer is great. nice acidity, some simplicity too for trinity, who is known for bizarre recipes, clay aging and the like. this is a bit more straight forward, very much in the oud bruin style, with all the sourness coming on the tail end. mild malt body, almonds flash in for just a second mid palate when i search for them, but a higher dose of that would set this beer apart.

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Brownish red body with absolutely no head or lacing. Smell is a strong, red wine vinegar and cheap red wine. An intense, tongue-twisting acidic and tart flavor; brutally intense fermented cherries. Heavy body; glass smooth; very dry.

Jesus Christ! I don't know if a fresher version would have been better (the label states it can be cellared indefinitely), but unless extremely intense vinegar and sourness is your thing, this beer has very little going for it. It certainly hasn't aged well. This is a tongue ripper with an abysmal feel to it. The aroma is the best thing and almost seems promising for a wild ale, but the taste just slams you with a mouth cringing twang.

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Rated Appearance a 1, but added a point for having a cool label...

Zero head. Brew is slightly dirty looking and way dark purple in color.

Tons of green apple and nuttyness on the nose. Way tart vinegar aroma. Whew!

The favors in this beer are mind numbing. Hands-down one of the most tart and mouth drying beers I've ever had. Tons of green apple, not so much lemon... Lots of deep dark cherry, nuts, bready vinegar. Carbonation is nearly nonexistent, but it's not such a bad thing, IMO. Sweetness is level and well done. Dryness replaces bitterness and is nicely done.

Is this beer over done, yes. Is it amazingly delicious, yes. I highly recommend this beer for any true sour lover. Trinity nailed this blend, even-though I prefer batch #1 more.

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Old Growth from Trinity Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.