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Mad Bruin - Driftwood Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 7.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

schnarr84, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Ericbeech_87
4/5  rDev +1%

Ericbeech_87, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of tbeckett
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Fonduevoodoo in CanBIF Spring 2014.

A - Very strong carbonation coming up in a nice ruby coloured body. Cloudy body with a nice two finger beige head that lasts. Good lace walls around and a finger of retention. Nice stuff.

S - Lot's of funk, wood, dark malt, sugar, overripe dark fruit. Nice.

T - Seriously tart up front. Acidic, funky, overripe fruit again. A bit odd for the style as it doesn't pack a woody/dark fruit/cherry, but more an acidic apple note.

M - Strong carbonation, dry vinegary finish. Movement in the mouth with the medium body creates instant tingly sourness.

O/D - This is nearly on point, just missing a bit more kick. Maybe too much on the acidic end of things, smacking any of the complexity I associate with the style out the way. All that said, this is still tasty and worth a shot. Good effort.

tbeckett, May 28, 2014
Photo of kjyost
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

kjyost, May 11, 2014
Photo of rogerdandy
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

rogerdandy, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of KeKeKumba
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

KeKeKumba, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of liamt07
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

liamt07, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Sammy, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
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

dirtylou, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

tom10101, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of papat444
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

papat444, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

1stOffender, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of oldp0rt
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

oldp0rt, May 12, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
4.08/5  rDev +3%
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.

wordemupg, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

TheSevenDuffs, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

bumchilly25, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Derek
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Derek, Mar 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

bigbeerd, Feb 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

cbnz, Jan 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

pudoo, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of thagr81us
3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

thagr81us, Jan 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

KalanM, Dec 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Stizz19, Dec 17, 2012
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Mad Bruin from Driftwood Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.