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Oud Bruin - Funkwerks

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10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 48
Avg: 3.9
pDev: 20.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: denver10 on 11-24-2013

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #84 (Jan 2014):

Amazing. Funkwerks without a doubt has a firm grasp on what it takes to make stellar barrel-aged beer, though this one is a bit rough around the edges. Perhaps a bit too acidic and a tad too dry from the wood, though that’s somewhat expected from the whiskey barrels. Overall, a great sour, but another 6 – 12 months in the bottle could help mellow this Oud Bruin out a bit.

STYLE: Flanders Oud Bruin
ABV: 7.5%

LOOK: Excellent show of froth, cloudy dark brown color

SMELL: Thick oakiness, vinous, tart, musty cellar, faint tart cherry, phenolic, mint, hint of vanilla

TASTE: Smooth, slick mouthfeel, semidry, moderate-sized body, oaky, tart, leather, toasty, mild hoppiness, raisins, hint of booze, vague vinous note, bone-dry finish

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

some of the best stuff to come out from funkwerks, and thats really saying something as all of their beer is outstanding. just getting into sours, this beer is quality beyond their newness. lighter brown in color with some amber hues and a soda head of clearish tan bubbles. the nose is tart as it is sour, with a richer malt base consisting of chocolate malt amongst others, not sweet but with a little richness to it. there is a lot of acid too, which pulls me from grain to yeast, almost fruity in nature, citric and lactic at the same time, subtle but leading. the flavor is just like the nose, although the acid is more forward than indicated. its all the way through, not just in the finish, and the carbonation being so bright makes it really come alive. dry in the finish, even though there is some heft to the darker grain, its all gone on the swallow. as carbonated as they come, its fizzy and almost loud in the mouth. i hope funkwerks keeps up with the sours, this is a heck of a way to make a splash in that world. i wish this was a little more available than it is, but a really nice american made example of the style.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.04/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle. Pours dark reddish amber with a big fluffy reddish tan head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is woody cherry with some acidic dry tartness. A little band-aid comes out as it warms.

The flavor is sweet and tart cherries with some vinous alcohol and an acidic dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with spritzy carbonation and is a bit watery.

Overall, a nice sour. I like the subtle sour and cherry, but it's a little thin and too dry and acidic for me. The longer it sits, the more band-aid notes come out.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of tempest
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

My favorite oud bruin, but I like that it's more bitter, less sweet, and more sour. It's still an oud bruin, right? There's a mild malty, sweet praline character. Then biting lemon rinds kick in with an earthy bitterness. The aroma is a bit plain with simple barnyard, but I have few complaints.

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Photo of blindpiggie
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ElJosharino
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Magery
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LotsofLupulin
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of atom714
4.76/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of ajmitch4
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very excited to try Funkwerks' first stab at a barrel-aged sour. Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

Color is a very dark brown with a hue of ruby/auburn. Head is fantastic, it has good carbonation. It died down after a few minutes.
Smell is of the lacto and brett bacteria, not a hint of alcohol and the malts and dark cherry shine through at the end.
Taste is very similar to the smell, I get the black cherries and tart at first. Not overly tart which I'm a little bummed about. However the balance with the malts is very good, this isn't one-dimensional. Where it lacks in sour it makes up for it's complexity but I still crave more sour.
Mouthfeel is satisfying, a nice carbonation. I could probably drink a whole bottle by myself - excellent drinkability.
Overall I'm extremely bummed I didn't get another one of these to see how it ages. But I'm licking my chops to see what Funkwerks can do with their next attempt at a barrel-aged sour.

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Photo of IrishColonial
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a tulip, the beer is a ruby brown coloring, with a tan halo of head. Nose of dark cherry, oak, old world fruit, booze, and tart sweetness. Flavors are tangy caramel, tart cherry, merlot characteristics, woody highlights, and a subtle acidic note. Robust and full-bodied. The aftertaste is tart cherry all over, with some merlot and cabarnet notes, with a dry, lingering, tart finish. Heavy brew.

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Photo of Bluenose0988
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BDeibs
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottled 6/24/13.

Pours a hazy copper with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, fruit, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a pleasant sourness all around.

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3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Oud Bruin from Funkwerks
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