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Oud Bruin - Brouwers Verzet

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 9.19%

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Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ManforallSaisons on 06-23-2013)
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Photo of Beerlover


2.85/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

was very excited to try this one, one of my favorite styles...
A: brownish red or reddish brown in color with absolutely no head at all, no lacing to speak of either, no bubbles...this is gonna be flat isn't it....
S: smells wonderfully sour, no maltyness or hops to speak of in the aroma, smells of old sour wine and some woodsiness.
T:the sourness of this beer is second only to one Cuvee De Jacobins is the only beer I've had that is just as sour or more, Blake says it's like drinking a warhead and I concur! unfortunately this is the high note for the beer
M: Epic fail! completely flat, no carbonation at all, has the mouthfeel of water, very sour water, I'm figuring the cap must have been bad, this would be a great beer if it had some carbonation to it.
O.a. idk if I'd risk buying this again for 10 bucks a bottle just to have another bad cap.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 04:21:06 | More by Beerlover
Photo of StonedTrippin


3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

another classic oud bruin, its really sour, more sour than many others, drinking more like lambic or gueuze, without a ton of malt color or nose leaning me towards a brown. hazy pale color, with just light brown hints, some blonde in there. the nose is really tart, lemon acid, lactic sourness, all the usual bacterial suspects, distinctly belgian, but i don't get the roast brown malt base that makes the style what it is. as a sour, its outstanding, but as an oud bruin, its a little short on the grain side. in body too, it doesn't quite have the heft of others, but its sourness already limits how quick i can drink it. it almost burns my lips, haven't had one this sour in some time. really a ton of acid on it, lemon notes as it burns on the way down. its missing malt flavor and body for it to be right on for the style, but the flavor is just awesome as a sour. great tartness beyond refreshment. fun beer, my first from these guys.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 02:04:15 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of utfiero


3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Color- unfiltered brown-red cherry juice. Minimal head.

Aroma- souring fruits including cherry, pear, and granny smith apple with hints of cider vinegar and whole gains.

Taste- Starts dry and sour with cider vinegar building in the middle then finishing mild and dry with hints of apple. The mid-body is rough and has too strong cider vinegar notes. Compared to Petrus Oud Bruin, this offering from Brouwers Verzet is rough around the edges. 2012 edition

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 00:54:52 | More by utfiero
Photo of eric5bellies


3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Drank from my Mane Liquor tulip 2012 version

A - Pours a cola colour with no head.

S - Very dusty, woody, tart aroma.

T - The barrels that this beer is aged in need some changing. The flavour is over ridden by the aged wood in excess. The tartness is still there, but is dominated by old wood.

M - Light to medium body and carbonation.

O - Not bad but far better examples of an Oud Bruin out there

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 11:19:13 | More by eric5bellies
Photo of spoony


3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

From a 375 ml bottle (cap is stamped February 1, 2023) into a tulip.

A-The seal on the bottle cap was noticeably weak and...I got a pretty flat beer out of it, so no head or lacing to speak of. The beer is cranberry in color and mostly clear, but dark enough to keep a lot of light out.

S-The smell is pretty sour with high levels of lemony acid, cranberries, and tart cherry being most dominant. I get a little bit of oaky funk, but this is pretty simple beer and trends toward the sweet and sour end of the style, rather than the malty/funky end.

T-The taste tracks the smell with high doses of acidity, tart cherries, and cranberries. There is a bit more happening on the palate than on the nose with some prune flavors peaking through beneath the tartness, but there is only the slightest hint of oak or vinous complexity.

M-The beer was pretty much flat, which caused a very watery feeling.

O-This beer was a disappointment. I'm not sure how much of the low score I can chalk up to the bad seal (the beer didn't taste overly oxidized, so I doubt the cap was completely bungled), but I have certainly had better Flanders red style beers than this one. Perhaps with a little carbonation, this beer would improve, but even with proper carbonation, I suspect this would be a relatively simple example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 04:00:07 | More by spoony
Photo of metter98

New York

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige colored head consisting of large bubbles that gradually died down, leaving a large collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sour cherries are present in the nose.
T: The taste has a light amount of sourness and hints of sour cherries and oak.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a low amount of carbonation.
O: The aromas and flavors in this beer seem a little weak compared to other Flanders Oud Bruins but is easy and pleasant to drink.

Note: 2013 vintage

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 14:05:59 | More by metter98
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Note: Editie 2013

A: Pours a lightly hazy reddish brown in color with some light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass, some light amounts of fine particulates in suspension and a hint of ruby red highlights. The beer has a quarter finger sudsy light beige head made up of larger bubbles that reduces to a large patch of very thin film and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of musty sourness and some light amounts of tart cherries + oak.

T: Upfront there is a moderate sharp flavor of tart cherries with some lighter vinous notes. There is a light presence of oak towards the finish. The beer has a moderate amount of sourness which lingers.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Enjoyable but definitely not the best example of the style that I have tried. Definitely a sipping beer due to the tartness and it leaves you slightly thirsty after drinking it.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 14:04:41 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of Georgiabeer


3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little disappointing. Pours more brown than red, with very little head. The aroma is sour, but lacks depth- I want some earthiness, some vinous notes, and a touch of sweetness to the sour- none are there. The taste starts off very much like seltzer- carbonated, watery, and with a touch of minerality, and only after a couple of heartbeats do the sour flavors kick in. Same problem as the aroma- mostly just a thin sourness with no real dimension to it. The finish is fine, with the sour notes being nipped very slightly by a tad of welcome bitterness, perhaps from wood. I had high hopes for the beers from this brewery, but so far nothing to see here, folks.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 15:33:35 | More by Georgiabeer
Photo of stumac


3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drinking this whilst watching Fear and Loathing. Pours up murky dark rust. Quickly fading dark yellow head. Nose is dark cherries, must, sour, pale malts. Taste is sour nipples. You are getting what you paid for. A plethora of sour fruits. Medium bodied, crispy carbo. Hairy tooth. Very nice

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 01:12:56 | More by stumac
Photo of ManforallSaisons


3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

"Editie 2012" 37.5 cl bottle bought this spring, served into a tulip glass: promising start, cloudy old bronze, a gush of Champagne foam that settled to a scrim, replenished by steady carbonation. Fair bit of beige flakey sediment. Smells of apricot--no, apricot pastry, a bit of banana, brown sugar on toast, a bit of wood chips. Very tart attack in the mouth, some fruit but not a huge volume of taste fighting through. A bit of caramel. Feels at first leggy and then astringent, with an impression of feeling moisture evaporating off the inside of my mouth. Glad to see a new entrant in this style, would like a bit more from this example, but will be happy to stick with it as the blends will unavoidably vary over time.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 15:57:39 | More by ManforallSaisons
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