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Oud Floris - Avery Brewing Company

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 89
Gots: 38 | 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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StoneTSR

Colorado

2.43/5  rDev -42.7%

APPEARANCE: Pours a deep, dark brown with some lighter brown getting through near the top when held to the light. A small head rises and then quickly falls leaving a ring of off-white foam around the edges. Not much lacing here.

SMELL: Very funky. There is a lot going on here, but all of it in a subtle way. Vanilla, oak, hints of grapes, tart cherry and maybe even a touch of nuttiness. The aroma is pleasant and light, but warns of an intensely sour beer.

TASTE: Yikes. This thing is even more intense than the nose indicated it would be. The only thing coming through is tart cherry. It completely dominates. As the beer warms a few other flavors come out of hiding. Vinegar and a decent dose of wood shine through. The caramel and spice I expected never really comes through and sadly, neither does the bourbon or rum.

MOUTHFEEL: Slight carbonation with a TON of pucker. This is not an easy beer to drink.

OVERALL: I love big, bold beers, but this is simply too extreme. It goes over the top with the tartness and is nearly undrinkable, something I never, ever say about an Avery beer. But hey, when you're experimenting with beer, you win some and you lose some and 95% of the time Avery wins.

10-30-2012 01:40:12 | More by StoneTSR
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arash1000

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -29.2%

01-14-2013 04:20:00 | More by arash1000
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wrightst

Maryland

3/5  rDev -29.2%

06-06-2014 02:39:56 | More by wrightst
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mactrail

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -19.8%

The color is nice in the Leffe globe-- a coppery brown with golden highlights. A slight spritz at first pour but little head. Near flat after a few minutes in the glass. Interesting winey and vinegary aroma.

This brew is on the acidic side of this style. Some body to it from the residual malt, but sweetness is pretty well submerged in the acidity. A hint of apples and dry, bitter cider. To say it tastes like cherries would be stretching the imagination, but there is a little sour fruit. Woody. The four different barrels is a little over the top, and the confusion of flavors fighting through the sourness are not very enlightening. The alcohol seems to intensify the sharp flavors. Quite a bitter finish, though not from hops, apparently.

This 12 oz bottle says it was bottled June 14 2012. An interesting effort, and I will keep tasting these things to learn more about the spectrum. Bought at Grapevine Liquors in Denver.

09-10-2012 06:19:04 | More by mactrail
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -15.6%

12oz bottle $10.99 Looks like Avery has raised the price of their barrel series starting with Uncle Jacob's, disappointing. Dark brown color, fleeting head. Looks good. Smell is a little woody, fruit, vinegar, you know it will be sour. Flavor is barrel, cherry like sourness, vinegar and possibly some sort of spirits (bourbon?). Overall a decent offering but compared to something like La Folie or even Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge this falls short. I honestly thought afterward that I wish I had bought two Jacobins Rouge for the same price.

07-28-2012 17:35:41 | More by ArrogantB
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.61/5  rDev -14.9%

From Chris. Thanks!

A: An almost lifeless mahogany with red/purple edges. Head fizzes out quickly. Could be a lot more enticing.

N: Deep oak, acetone, vinegar, and cherry. Vinous wine grape as well as sweet red grapes. Some leather and a touch of tobacco leaf.

T: Puckering sourness and a very, very sharp acidity. Some light sweetness and more of the acetone/vinegar. A bit sulfuric.

M: Alcohol is well hidden. Body is spritzy and biting, and it's a bit dense and oily.

O: Enjoyable, but I'd like a touch more sweetness for balance and a slight reduction in ABV to loosen the strings a bit more.

08-21-2013 16:28:17 | More by writerLJBerg
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womencantsail

California

3.68/5  rDev -13.2%

A nearly mahogany color to it with an off-white head that is poorly retained. Intense sweetness on the nose of red grapes, plums, prunes, vanilla, and chocolate. A weird combination, I must say. Only a hint of tartness in the background. Flavor shows off the wood flavors as well as the vanilla. A touch of chocolate on the finish with the intense fruit (grape and red wine) flavors in the foreground. Lightly acidic with a touch of lactic tartness, but not enough to cut through the sweetness.

08-04-2012 20:49:48 | More by womencantsail
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spdyfire83

Ireland

3.68/5  rDev -13.2%

304th Review
10 oz. bottle poured into Westy 12 chalice
Bottled: April 6, 2012
Production: 252 case (of which, I think about 225 or so were sold/distributed)

Thanks ricoch3t for bringing this over on his visit to the Emerald Isle – Thanksgiving 2012. Cheers!

A: Medium burgundy. ¼ (khaki) fingernail head on gentle pour.

S: Brown sugar, cinnamon, tannins, and dark fruit. Hint of vinegar here too with touch of sour cherry. Soft vinous overtones as well. Good barrel character here too.

T: Taste follows smell quite closely, but characteristics are quite muffled together and the only thing that comes forward is the sour. Tannins, barrel, and loads over sour overtones. Honestly, I wish the fruit sweetness would come out a bit more to balance this beer out.

M: Medium body with mild carbonation.

O: This beer was simply okay in my book. Not too much that makes it stand out, but there seems to be a bit of long-term potential if the flavours and characters can mesh together over time. We will see…

12-07-2012 12:49:16 | More by spdyfire83
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

02-03-2013 01:42:01 | More by acurtis
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tdjb

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

09-30-2012 16:49:37 | More by tdjb
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FullObs

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

07-08-2013 02:31:30 | More by FullObs
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1Sundown2C

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

09-29-2013 15:00:50 | More by 1Sundown2C
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

02-03-2013 01:46:50 | More by djrn2
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

08-18-2012 22:59:15 | More by t0rin0
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Billolick

New York

3.95/5  rDev -6.8%

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.

11-28-2012 00:45:54 | More by Billolick
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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.

11-12-2012 02:29:42 | More by Mora2000
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carteravebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-25-2012 14:57:00 | More by carteravebrew
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SFACRKnight

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-12-2013 12:51:24 | More by SFACRKnight
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-16-2013 03:45:05 | More by Mebuzzard
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MYJELLOMISFIT

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-15-2012 14:17:10 | More by MYJELLOMISFIT
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Jeckel

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

10-24-2012 14:18:17 | More by Jeckel
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-13-2014 08:23:25 | More by zestar
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.7%

Bottle shared by Kevin (DividedAvery). Served in a Hill Farmstead tulip.

A - Very dark brown-red body, topped by a thick collar, wisps on top, and some splotchy lace.

S - Definitely maltier than Odio Equum; this is more in the Flanders vein of things. A bit of chocolate and fruit sweetness, with lactic sourness, cherry vinegar, and plenty of wet oak. Now that I see that there was a rum barrel component I'm not terribly surprised.

T - Less oak-heavy, with light chocolate and brown malts, and more overt lactic sourness. There's some fruity raspberry and cherry notes that are verging towards vinegar but aren't overly acetic. Alcohol is pretty well-hidden here.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, well-hidden alcohol, and a moderate-to-high acidity level.

D - Good stuff, although not quite as enjoyable as Odio Equum. Still, I'd happily drink another bottle of this or order a glass if it showed up somewhere on-tap. After some early missteps these Avery sours are getting quite consistent.

11-30-2012 17:21:45 | More by MasterSki
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-25-2013 15:46:45 | More by drummermattie02
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.7%

09-03-2012 05:41:12 | More by MarkyMOD
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Oud Floris from Avery Brewing Company
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