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Oud Bruin - Funkwerks

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Oud Bruin
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85
very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Funkwerks visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: denver10 on 11-24-2013)
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Photo of Beaver13
3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

Beaver13, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of Janis_Hoplin
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Janis_Hoplin, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

jtladner, May 06, 2014
Photo of blindpiggie
4/5  rDev +5.5%

blindpiggie, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +5.5%

GRG1313, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of LotsofLupulin
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

LotsofLupulin, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of kerry4porters
3/5  rDev -20.8%

kerry4porters, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of ajmitch4
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

ajmitch4, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

drewone, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

BDeibs, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of appetiteforparis
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

appetiteforparis, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Ristaccia, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of spointon
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

spointon, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brown with a mahogany hue and a khaki head, that leaves very nice lacing on sides. Aroma offers some pomegranate and plum, some vinegar, coffee cake, caramel, and woody. Flavor starts off with the dark fruits which is then disrupted by some vinegar, there's also some caramel and brown sugar, a good does of some breadiness, and it closes out with the woodiness that offers a little bitter in the finish. More mildy sour than moderate. A fuller, heavy mouthfeel. Overall, Funkwerks with another winner. Would definitely drink this again.

denver10, Nov 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Herky21, Jun 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

dhbiker0889, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

TickleMeTony, Dec 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Haybeerman, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

PalatePilot, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

EyePeeAyBryan, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

StonedTrippin, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

MarkyMOD, Dec 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of spoony
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle into a wine glass. I didn't notice any date on the bottle, but I didn't look too hard. Reviewed from notes dated Dec. 23, 2013.

A-The brew pours very murky with a sort-of purple-brown color; it looks like an old bruise (to get kind-of gross). The head is short-lived and khaki in color. The head starts at about a finger and drops quickly.

S-There is a bit of sour cherry, but this beer tends toward the earthy end of the style with leather, plum, soil, and oaky flavors being more prevalent than sour or vinous flavors. I get just a little hit of cola, and tartness. The smell is interesting and inviting, although not as sour or complex as the best examples of the style.

T-The taste is also on the earthy side with only a bit of tartness on the drying finish. I get flavors like leather, soil, plum, tobacco, and a bit of vinegar. It is semi-sweet for the style, but the sweetness is kept (mostly) in check by the earthy flavors.

M-The feel is medium body with a soft, slightly chewy carbonation that was odd for the style, but agreeable.

O-This is a pretty decent attempt at a tough style. A little bit more sour/tartness would have paired well with the earthy flavors, but even lacking the pucker factor, I found this beer growing on me as I finished my first glass and poured my second. It manages to be complex, but approachable. A nice take on one of my favorite styles.

spoony, Dec 27, 2013
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Oud Bruin from Funkwerks
85 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.