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Oud Bruin - Brouwers Verzet

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ManforallSaisons on 06-23-2013

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Ratings: 96 | Reviews: 24
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3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
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: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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...

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3.55/5  rDev -4.3%

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.

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3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a west lakeview liquors teku.

Look: Pours a opaque reddish brown. Lively head at first pour but dies down quickly to a thin white haze with a ring of foam along the edges.
Smell: Balsamic vinegar, tart cherry, and a slight malty undertone.
Taste: Strong lacto sour start, slight cherry mid palate, and a end of sugar and sour.
Feel: low level creaminess and bright carbonation along the middle of the tongue.
Overall: a wonderfully tart ale, but lacking in dimension beside tartness.

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3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
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

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3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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