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Oud Floris - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 89
Gots: 39 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  9.39% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Flanders-style Oud Bruin. An homage to the complex sweet and tart beers of the Flanders region. A blend of barrel-aged wild beers of various ages.

67% aged in Cab Sauv Barrels
17% aged in Bourbon Barrels
8% aged in Rum Barrels
8% aged in Chardonnay Barrels

(Beer added by: chugalug06 on 06-24-2012)
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Reviews by Gobzilla:
Photo of Gobzilla
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured dark brown in color with dark reddish highlights and a thin bubbly head that left very little lacing sticking to the glass. Plenty of vinous barrel character upfront in the nose with signs of vinegar, subtle cherry fruit, some brown sugar, slight oakiness and some underlying citrus notes. The vinegar was more prominent on the palate with a little booze kick coming through I'm assuming is from the rum barrels but had nice vinous barrel accents which added nice tart qualities alongside cherry fruit character, subtle oakiness and a touch of citrus twang. The brew was light to medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a sweet, fruity, slight oaky, vinegary, vinous and tart finish. Definitely delicous and worth to try.

More User Reviews:
Photo of bulldogg915
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Billolick
3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ouncer bottled on June 14, 2012.

Allowed to warm up quite a bit, this one pours dark brown amber, dark tan head, departing quickly and leaving a fine film and strands of lace and a thin collar.

The nose is of red wine, vinagar, chocolate, raspberries, then earthy and musty to top things off, all sorts of stuff going on.

Quite tart, with more sharp vinagar, musty, ripe biting fruit, complex and overflowing with flavor and character. This is badass sour, that will not to everybodies liking. However the sour lovers amoung us will be pleased.

Likely could use some more time in the bottle...oh well...

It's a must to let this warm up, the first colder sip was kinda shocking, then the later sips, more enjoyable.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Errl for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and sour cherries, with some nice red wine notes thrown in for good measure. The flavor is extremely sour with a lot of sour cherries and sour red wine character. I also get some oak and a hint of rum. There is also a light amount of sweetness. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. A very nice sour.

Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this style and with barrel-aging was anxious to see how it blended. This beer did not disappoint!

Poured a dark brown from the bottle with a tan head, pretty good lacing and retention for BA. The smell was filled with lots of character, nice tartness of fruit to it with scents of vanilla, caramel and tart cherries and dark fruit to it with the bourbon and oak blending in. The taste was simply amazing. A classic Oud Bruin base pretty mouth puckering but great body and character from all the barrel aging that brought so much more flavor to the table. The bourbon mixed nicely with the malt bill in the brown, the Cabernet & Chardonnay tannin blended well to balance the tartness, and coupled with the aroma just sent this sour brown to the top of my list for this style. Rich, medium bodied beer, even being mouth puckering it was extremely drinkable!

Simply amazing beer. Like others have mentioned this is better than La Folie. Great job Avery, hope you brew one like it again.

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of quirkzoo
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly

A very unique nose, some definite acidity but it is balanced by a malty sweetness. A definite rum-like character, pineapple, strawberries.

Slightly tannic but that works with the sweetness, balanced with the tartness, just a touch of acidic burn on the back of your throat lets you know it is working :)

Full mouthfeel, some sours can seem thin due to highly attenuative yeast but this is not the case here.

Overall Avery has made a really unique sour. Definitely not traditional nor for everybody, but if you want one with a fair bit of sweetness and heft, you will not be dissapointed, just wish I had more.

Photo of tdjb
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of hiphopj5
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of blindpiggie
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of cfrobrew
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a very dark brown with minimal head

S: Slight sour scent with hints of wine barrels

T: Moderately to very tart at the beginning, you can taste the barrels more and more it seems as it warms. Fairly good amount of alcohol but balanced nicely with tartness and body. The finish was a little bitter, which may have changed had it aged more.

M: Nicely carbonated for a sour, overall it was very nice.

O: Great beer, I liked it a lot. Wish I had another to cellar for a year or two and try again.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of LotsofLupulin
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of jegross2
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing Oud Floris from Avery Brewing Company out of Boulder, Colorado.

Score: 93

Bottled June 14, 2012. Served in a Bourbon County Brand Stout snifter and enjoyed on 06/13/13.

Appearance: Pours a murky chestnut brown color with some fade to dull yellow atop when held up to the light with a thin layer of tan bubble head that quickly settles to a bubbly ring around the glass. Poor lacing and retention. 3/5

Smell: Smells sour and acidic, but not funky. Balsamic vinegar, tart lactic acid, wet wood, rum and notes of sour cherry. When it warms, I get hints of "plastic." 4.25/5

Taste: Super tart, and growingly so as this beer warms up. The tartness hits you sharply on the inside of the cheeks. Lots of lactic acid, rum, sour cherry, balsamic and vinegar. A hint of medicinal funk, but it's very mellow and well incorporated. Wet wood and hints of vanilla too. Finishes with tart cherry, lacto and a little sour dark fruit. Tastes a lot like it smells with a little more funk, a dash of dark fruit and the flavors seemingly hitting you in a different order. The sour dark fruit and lacto flavors linger well past the swallow. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-minus bodied, low carbonation. Super tart and quite dry. Spot on mouthfeel for what I want on this beer. 4.75/5

Overall: A delicious sour brown with great complexity from the marry of barrel blending. This is one of my favorite Avery sours.

Cost: $12 for a 12 oz bottle.

Photo of jmarsh123
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours murky reddish brown with a minimal head and a few spots of lacing. Looks more like a red wine than a beer.

Lots going on in the aroma. Lots of tannins and oak, but I get a distinct buttery chardonnay smell as well. Some caramel notes and also faint traces of a sweet spirit most likely the rum.

Again very complex, but with different elements than the nose. Rich caramel and chocolate stand out. Tannins are just as strong as the nose, but I get way more of the cab presence in the flavor. Heavy oak and tannins make this one a bit harsh (in a good way for me, but dry red wine haters may want to stay away). Rum and bourbon kick it up just a notch and are really background players adding some complexity rather than standing out on their own.

Medium bodied with carbonation levels on the lower side which helped support a lot of the vinous flavors.

Really came together as it warmed and the deper into the bottle the more I enjoyed it. Very complex flavors with different things hitting through the process of warming. May be my favorite Avery sour I've tried yet.

Photo of biga7346
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a JP Sobrehumano snifter

A - Tawny brown, turbid, caramel, rubyish

N - Lemon rind, grape vine, sugar and spice, brown bread, very tart cherries, champagne, macerated oranges, grapefruit, brown sugar, fried apples.

T/M - Competing flavors of super tart cherries and peat, some brandy-ish qualities, port, rolls over the palate, velvety mouthfeel and an alcohol burn in the finish; stone fruits, grilled peaches, it's a hefty sour. Teeth chattering puckering.

D - Complex, wonderful, drink a shitload if you got it.

Photo of st9647v3
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of claspada
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a semi viscous, hazy reddish-amber color with a small quickly dissipating white head that leaves some spotty lacing; very wine-like here

Aromas begins with an abundance of fruit, highlighted by cherries, pomegranate and raspberry. As it warms it gets more complex with emerging oak tannins, vanilla and vinegar. There is a distinct sweet booziness that could either be the wine, rum or bourbon barrel, but it's hard to tell for sure.

The flavors are just as big and bold as the aromas. There is some intial brown sugary malt sweetness but then you get a ton of sour vinous qualities including sweet red fruity berries, red and white wine grapes complemented by a gentle funkiness. The drying vinious oak tannic flavors appear more in the finish as well as the rum and/or bourbon barrel vanilla imparted flavors.

The mouthfeel was medium to heavy bodied with medium to low carbonation. Finish is quite sour and drying with an emerging barrel booziness which is not unpleasant and no more biting than a red wine.

Overall I enjoyed this one a great deal, maybe my favorite so far of the series that I have been fortunate enough to sample. I think this one is still a bit green and could use some time for the complex and intense flavors to mesh and become a more drinkable beer because right now it's a bit of a sipper and rough around the edges.

Photo of MinorThreat
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of frankthetank86
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of anticipation23
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of ucsbmullet
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of arash1000
3/5  rDev -29.2%

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Oud Floris from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.