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Mad Bruin - Driftwood Brewery

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87
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 7.61%


Brewed by:
Driftwood Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rutager on 10-18-2012)
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Reviews by KalanM:
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

12-25-2012 00:27:49 | More by KalanM
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Justindouglas7


4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-02-2014 23:54:48 | More by Justindouglas7
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-10-2013 15:37:32 | More by rogerdandy
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-02-2013 00:36:07 | More by KeKeKumba
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-26-2013 01:05:13 | More by liamt07
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-25-2013 22:11:04 | More by Sammy
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dirtylou

Washington

3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, split, hair of the dog tulip

Brought back from recent trip to Vancouver - sweet label. Both of us being big fans of the "sour brown" style, this was one of the beers I sought out while in B.C. Definitely sour - minerally, vinegar, oak, tart cherry, fairly high acidity. Somewhat middle of the road in a tough style - certainly no La Folie, but still good

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 22:36:27 | More by dirtylou
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-23-2013 13:51:07 | More by tom10101
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Boozecamel for this one.

Poured from a 650ml. bottle, no freshness info.

Appearance: Huge head, great retention that slowly pops and fizzles while leaving some traces on the glass. Body is the color of dirty brown.

Smell: Sour cork, bit of vinegar, bit shy i found.

Taste: Sour tartness that slowly unfolds itself, bit of minerals, black cherries, light vinegar with loads of wine cork flavor.

Mouthfeel: Very prickly, lively, acidic, full and long feel.

Overall: A discreet Oud Bruin, tasty indeed.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 13:14:51 | More by papat444
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1stOffender

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-21-2013 03:39:55 | More by 1stOffender
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-12-2013 05:02:44 | More by oldp0rt
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into tulip 26/4/13 thanks Rutager for sending a couple my way

A deep brownish amber that has some ruby highlights when held to the light, lots of bubbles keep a 1/4inch film going for ages but leaves just a few random patches of lace

S mild funk works well with some wood, brown sugar, raspberry and apple cider with a little sour cherry, vinous grapes, smells pretty solid with some leather and spice as it warms

T not quite the complexity of the nose with less fruity notes but a little more cider if that makes any sense, acidic and sour but not anywhere near turning my mouth inside out, somewhat mellow considering the style

M medium bodied with no shortage of bubbles, rather slick but I feel some tannins at the same time somehow, sour and dry with a lingering finish I can't quite place

O not a bad sour and I'm thinking it has a ways to go before it peaks, no pucker involved and I could drink my other bomber with no problems but I'm going to wait another year or so

Driftwood's ability to make such a wide range of difficult styles continues to impress me. I can see some cellar time working well for this one and I'll keep you informed.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 03:20:14 | More by wordemupg
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-20-2013 16:16:12 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-03-2013 02:12:58 | More by bumchilly25
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Mahogany, pours with a nice off-white head, very little retention, no lace.

S: Wonderful wine-like aroma (grapes, oak, field berries), light funk, dates, sponge toffee, lots of depth.

T: Figs, oak, black berries, maraschino cherries, cocoa, vanilla, dates, brown sugar, light acidity, modest bitterness.

M: Dry, very dry, with a lightly acidic, crisp finish.

O: I find it a bit rough around the edges. I think it should have some cellaring potential though... it's so dry that I think it would mellow rather than increase in acidity.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 03:44:56 | More by Derek
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bigbeerd

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-03-2013 07:01:21 | More by bigbeerd
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

01-31-2013 21:26:00 | More by cbnz
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-16-2013 02:05:20 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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pudoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

01-16-2013 02:03:14 | More by pudoo
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to MSquared2 for sharing this one at a recent Random Sunday Tasting! Poured deep brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, caramel, fruit, wheat, and dark fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, earth, and subtle spice. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. Another brew I had never heard of that showed up. The flavor on this one was a fair bit of a letdown though. This was due to the fact that it was very mellow and light. I really wish it would have brought the goods and tried to shock me. Unfortunately that was not the case. Glad I got to try it, but doubt I would do so again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 20:07:22 | More by thagr81us
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Stizz19


4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

12-17-2012 06:34:51 | More by Stizz19
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a tawny brown with about 2 fingers of white head that dissipates to a thin rim around the glass. Slightly murky at the end of the bottle.

S: Initial smells of wet dark fruits, like dates and raisins, followed by sour fruits and cherries. Upfront is of sweet malts with the slightly acidic notes in the background.

T: Dry and tart, with bread crust and yeasty notes together with spices like cloves and sweet malts. Dry tannins stick to the mouth. Reminiscent of English style dry apple ciders.

M: Thin, low carbonation but the tartness sticks on the palette.

O: This is a very enjoyable beer and paired well with the sweetness of a margherita pizza. I'm glad we purchased a couple bottles and I am looking forward to how it ages.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 03:18:22 | More by FondueVoodoo
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Cookeeman

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, even the smell of this sour had me puckering up! Intense sourness on the nose, kind of a Granny Smith apple tangy-ness too. It pours a very dark brown, and has a little bit of frothy head that remains long after pouring. My first two sips of this were at a temperature much too low, this had to warm up a bit for the complexity to be revealed. Once it did, the intense sourness mellowed just a bit, enough for a shy brown ale flavour to peek out. The brown ale had a bit of toffee and roasted malt notes, but these were in the very background of the sour apple tangy-ness. Now despite all I've said about how sour this beer is, in my mind the most dominant flavour of this brew is Potential :) The flavour potential for this beer is off-the-charts, especially considering how much Driftwood's previous sour beer (Flanders Red) began to balance out after even just a couple months in the cellar. With a cellar-strengthened malt backbone, and a little more alcohol presence, I predict this will be nearly a 5 star beer!

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 05:04:53 | More by Cookeeman
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seldomseen

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-03-2012 21:59:33 | More by seldomseen
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

10-30-2012 02:26:16 | More by 604growler
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Mad Bruin from Driftwood Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.