Madamin - LoverBeer

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85
very good

132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
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Italy

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oak amber ale. Fermented and maturated only in oak vats. The name "Madamin" is a piedmontese word meaning "young lady". Available in 375 ml or 750 ml bottles.

(Beer added by: glid02 on 07-24-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is cloudy brownish orange in color and has a light amount of carbonation along with some yeast particles visible near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down but never completely faded away, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface.
S: The smell is quite sour and has a bit of funkiness; there are aromas of oak in the nose along with notes of cherries and grapes.
T: Similar to the smell, the sour stands out in the taste—but not in an overpowering way. There are flavors of cherries, grapes and oak; the fruity flavors are a bit stronger compared to the aroma. The sourness lingers in the aftertaste.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and rather tart on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation. There is some in the finish from the oak barrel.
O: Despite the strong amount of sourness, this beer is very easy to drink.

Note: 2010 vintage

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

High levels of acidity and strong fruit flavor gives this Italian sour brown ale a ton of character and juicy, inviting delight to the taste buds.

Opening with an obvious brown hue, the beer also displays a rusty ruby-red color with haze and tawny gold highlights. The beer develops a part-froth, part-fizz spritzy white head that succumbs to the low pH as it reduces to a necklace around the glass midway through the session.

Mouthwatering aromas of tart fruit, stone fruit, toasted malt, balsamic and red wine create a menage that beckons for the first sip. Background notes of limes, sea salt, leather, and musty wood round out the more savory notes of aroma.

The sharp acidity hits the front of the tonuge with a surge of lemon, lime, and crab apples before the juicy malt flavors round out the wine and cider impressions. Cherries, toast, chocolate, sorghum, and prune provide rounder taste as the fruit and malt mingle delightfully on the middle palate. Richer fruit flavors of dates, figs, raisins, and plumbs weave into aged savory tastes of leather, fresh tobacco, and light worcestershire sauce. A return of lime twist in the finish cuts the malt to provide a decidedly bitter and tart, palate-stripping cleanliness.

The intense tartness and fruit flavor resonates differently to the trigemental senses of the mouth. Medium bodied, the malt richness buffers the palate from the acidity and allows for savory textures to match those in taste. A long dry finish of malt and fruit hide its alcohol well while offering mild fruit like pectin astringency to substitute the bitter balance from hops.

Madamin is a masterfully brewed and melded ale that makes me want to taste more sourness and earth flavor, but even those characteristics in this ale is more daft than is typical for oud bruins.

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep reddish color with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of oak with light tart cherries note with a light acidic edge and some sour notes. Taste is a well balanced mix between some oak with good notes of sour cherries with light acidic notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Well brewed with nice complexity while retaining a good drinkability level.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of womencantsail
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The pour is amber in color with an off-white head. Rather sweet aroma for a sour beer. Lots of berries and grapes with a strange butterscotch sweetness, too. Quite a lot of strawberry flavor on the palate, which is actually enjoyable. Mild to moderate tartness and acidity, a little bit of oak and straw, and very high carbonation. Despite the sweetness of the aroma, I found this to be enjoyable.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of emerge077
3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Expensive dainty bottle, split two ways. "Brewed in 2011" on the label.

Reddish brown apple butter color, pretty good clarity with softly textured foam that rises and parts quickly. No lace to speak of.

Very musty aroma, damp cellar and moldy cork at first, which seems to lessen after 15 minutes in the glass. A flash of cherry surfaces later on.

More damp musty wood in the flavor, can't say it really works in the beer's favor (though it can be a potentially positive trait in the right amount). Mild tartness, fruity with a touch of cherry, it finishes dry and fairly nondescript... kind of just drops off. Pretty unimpressed by this, and for the price I probably won't be returning to LoverBeer's lineup any time soon. There are far better Oud Bruins out there.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

definitely the lighter side of the oud bruin genre, much more lemony lacto than dark malt in here. there is almost no roast character to the grain at all, i taste no chocolate malt either, more like a soured copper ale. smells and tastes about the same, less dynamic or intriguing than the other loverbeer stuff, but loaded with sourness. the oak is there in the nose, but it does little to temper the intense lactic acidity in the swallow. grain profile seems too light for the style, and too light for the texture, its maybe a summer oud bruin, if such a thing exists, but i think it lacks a little depth on the malt front, despite tasting delicious. it really pops on the palate too, effervescent carbonation makes it drink right down. lingering dried fruit and oak on the palate is neat for such a light bodied beer too. definitely the most sour beer ive had from loverbeer, but also the least unique. well made, but there are better examples of the style, especially at this price.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Rifugium
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Poured a hazy, dark mahogany brown with a small, dense cap of beige head that retained and laced moderately. Aroma was light, with notes of fruit and funk. Taste was nice and full of non-threatening sourness, a bit acidic, a bit funky, notes of cherry and peach and red wine; woody and leafy mid-palate with a drying finish. Light-medium body, went down very easy, and was quite enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draught in Rome during a visit in mid December 2013.

Reminded me of a Rodenbach in many ways: colour for a start, hazy though, then the aroma and taste. Maybe a little more sour, but it wasn't too sour, even for me (I'm not really a sour puss sort of drinker).

Pleased I had it, but one was enough.

Photo of corby112
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Alla Spina in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a dark ruby/chestnut brown color with a two finger yellowish-beige head that slowly settles into a thick lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.

Musty, funky aroma with lots of dry, earthy oak, funky bugs and vinous dark fruit.  Toasted oak and vanilla with bretty and lactic funk followed by tart cherry, raisin, grape and other dark berries.  Decent malt presence along with acetic vinegar but not a trace of harsh solvent.

Medium bodies with a tart, puckering mouthfeel that's decently tart/sour without becoming overly acidic/acetic.  Lots of toasted oak, sweet malt and vinous fruit for balance.  Vinegar acetic quality throughout but its cut by vanilla sweetness and dryness from the oak.  Sweet malts provide nice balance along with vinous grape, a strong tart cherry presence and other dark fruits.

Photo of smakawhat
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes, poured on tap at Pizza Paradiso - Dupont into a medium sized snifter.

A real nice color, sort of a rust colored dark red and brown, somewhat opaque. Head is presented but doesn't last long with a light biege color.

Nose is a light sense of tart and very hot brett like sensation. Kind of grassy, sort of mild and a hint of tea.

Taste is interesting. Quite crisp tasting malty white bread. Very noticeable white bakery sensations from malt, a pleasant palate with some tart angles. Fruit angle comes up as the beer warms, somewhere between apple and cherry. Not too fizzy, medium to light carbonation with some good chewy texture.

A very different tasting Flanders Oud Bruin, kind of neat rather enjoyed it.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of John_M
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's.

The beer pours a slightly hazy, brownish amber with pretty good head retention and light lacing. Really don't get a whole lot on the nose... just some light sour funk and underlying cherry. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but has a bit more to it. The beer actually has considerable sour (at least for me), that marries well with the fruit and wheat flavor I'm picking up. Mouthfeel is fairly light, and drinkability is definitely high. While I wish this beer had a bit more flavor, it's not terrible, and in fact is fairly enjoyable. The low alcohol is a definite bonus.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Alex at Bir & Fud in Rome - big thanks! A commercial description translated by free translations: Produced to High Fermentation. Beer from the amber-colored color and from the wine taste, fermented and ripened only in vats of oak. Produced following a Belgian prescription of inspiration. L' acidity just pronounced and l' bitter very restrained, give back this versatile beer in the linkings and suitable to the typical dishes of the kitchen. This may be better classified as an American Wild but either way it's delicious.

Pours a murky brownish-amber color with a half-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of grainy yet nondescript malts with good amounts of tart fruits - currants and dark cherries. Also present are mild hints of raisins and funk.

Tastes similar to how it smells although not quite as complex. Grainy and robust malt flavors serve as a backbone for tart cherry and currant flavors. The flavors sweeten midway through the sip before mild amounts of funk come in to carry through to a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a solid thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this was a very solid beer - complex with everything present in very good levels. Well worth a shot if you see it around.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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Madamin from LoverBeer
85 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.