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Oud Bruin - Brouwers Verzet

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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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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.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 375 mL bottle into a Duvel tulip. Moderately aggressive hand - trying to stir up some kind of head. LotNR: A01022013. Exp: 01/02/23. 2013 Edition.

A: Murky, reddish iced-tea brown with really no head to speak of. Just some discrete, clear bubbles around the margins. No lacing.

S: Citric, lactic acid with notes of cherry, lemon, grape juice. Earth. Lighter vinegar. Wood. A certain vinous quality.

T: A burst of vaguely fruity sourness opens with a transient surge of a very drying bitterness. Hints at dark chocolate. A touch of sweetness creeps in alongside the persistently strong sour. Finishes quite dry (although the mouth is quite wet with salivation!) Lingering citric acid sourness in the aftertaste with a residual bitterness and astringency. No significant alcohol presence.

M: No carbonation. Moderate to light body. Bad seal/finish on this one, I'm afraid.

O: I appreciate the degree of overt sourness and underlying bitterness on this one, but it feels a bit empty in the middle. Was hoping for more depth of flavor. The lack of carbonation probably doesn't help...


fourstringer, Aug 06, 2014
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Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Vintage 2013.

Deep brown rust, and muddy colored looking bodty. A nice amount of carbonation, tan lines grow along the sides of the glass. Head doesn't really fully form though, a very light tan color, barely stretching to make two fingers tall. A thin puck is though left and manages to stick around.

A decent classic Belgian nose. Some surprising nice balance of caramel and clove like dryness and warmth. Good fruit tartness, almost like a tannic plum with lots dry quality. It's a bit off putting slightly though, and the classic Belgian sweetness of malts doesn't seem to come out.

Hard to judge this one, since it seems so fleeting on the palate. Mild toffee but through a very noticeablt wet body. A good amount of tartness but a bit too light and with not much malt depth to keep it contained. Lots of prickly carbonation which at first seems distracting, but also settles to a flat soda finish.

Overall ok, but seems there is better out there to be had.

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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

metter98, Oct 21, 2013
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Bought from Little Wine and Liquor in Denver, CO. 2013 version. Love the bottle design.

A&S: When I opened the beer something seemed off, there was pretty much no carbonation. Walnut colored beer with unfiltered elements. Not super aromatic but it pleasant and contain citrus sourness and oak.

T&M: More bland than I remember. Fruity sourness, cherry tartness with a touch of malty tones. Not super sour like I remember more just tart. No carbonation, low medium body. Smooth just dead.

Overall: I tried this beer during a store tasting and it was much better than this bottle. Something could have occurred during the secondary fermentation in the particular bottle, because the beer was uncarbonated and not nearly as sour as before. On the higher side of my beer spending limits going at 11 bucks for 12.7oz.

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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

eric5bellies, Dec 22, 2013
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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

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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

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Oud Bruin from Brouwers Verzet
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