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Oud Floris - Avery Brewing Company

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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 88
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
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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VonZipper

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-18-2013 21:06:13 | More by VonZipper
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frankthetank86

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12%

08-18-2013 05:15:44 | More by frankthetank86
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bergdj

Colorado

4.98/5  rDev +17.5%

Bottled June 14, 2012.

This is the most delicious beer I've had in a long time. The Cab Barrels really shine through on the nose. Vinegary, sour w/ a strong cherry character. Tastes just like it smells, delicate at first then the sourness hits you and finishes smooth with the sour cherry coming through at the end. A delicious sour beer. I just wish it wasn't so darn expensive...well worth the treat though. I had it with a bit of chocolate...they went very well together.

07-27-2013 01:24:28 | More by bergdj
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SuzieCreamCheese

Colorado

4.94/5  rDev +16.5%

Aged for approximately a year.

Appearance-It is a reddish/brown in color with very little head. It has a nice reddish tint throughout, perhaps some to do with the raspberries.

Smell-It has a very subtle scent of the raspberries and wine.

Taste-It is immediately complex. The sourness is the first to hit the palate, followed by the wine notes. This is then rounded out by the raspberries. It is just absolutely fantastic!

Mouthfeel-It is very smooth and the sourness puckers the mouth immediately.

Overall-Amazing! The best sour I have ever had!

07-20-2013 02:48:20 | More by SuzieCreamCheese
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FunknWild

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-08-2013 05:31:08 | More by FunknWild
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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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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-05-2013 16:02:09 | More by Auror
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-04-2013 03:24:38 | More by ncaudle
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%

From notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Oud Floris pours a dark cranberry brown color with cherry edges and a small tan cap that fades away to a small island floating on top.

The aroma really clues me in that this is going to be a heavily acetic American Wild. The Flanders component is quite obvious, with tart, acidic cherry notes coming through very clearly. The cabernet barrels are definitely prevalent in the nose as well.

Right from the start this is sour and puckering. The sour cherry notes have a very strong acetic vinegar flavor. There is a bit of boozy bourbon that actually fades into the background behind the more powerful sour flavors. Oak and a bit of vanilla come through with a cabernet flavor that does nothing to stop the building sour character. There is a strong lingering sour presence in the finish.

Maybe due to the huge sour nature of the beer, the body has a lightness to it, with a medium crisp carbonation. More noticeably is the huge vinegar burn that I get with each sip and the noticeable acidity that comes with it.

Even though I could not really place the barrels other than the cabernet, I think this is another solid sour offering from Avery. It is definitely more sour than most of the beers I have had from them.

07-03-2013 06:25:07 | More by KickInTheChalice
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justinmc1

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12%

06-28-2013 13:10:03 | More by justinmc1
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-19-2013 05:16:55 | More by bennetj17
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jegross2

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev 0%

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.

06-14-2013 04:22:54 | More by jegross2
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-13-2013 19:30:34 | More by blindpiggie
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-10-2013 16:53:06 | More by savagepm
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hungryhungryhippos

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-20-2013 03:44:51 | More by hungryhungryhippos
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.19/5  rDev -1.2%

Thanks to GRG1313 for gifting me this one.

Bottled 6/14/12.

Pours a murky reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, and tart with grain, wood, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet and sour grain and fruit vinaigrette flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is quite tasty and easy to drink.

05-16-2013 05:57:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Zbeetleman

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-15-2013 05:27:46 | More by Zbeetleman
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-13-2013 01:16:27 | More by kjkinsey
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SFACRKnight

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-12-2013 12:51:24 | More by SFACRKnight
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Jordantb313

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-30-2013 23:32:08 | More by Jordantb313
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-03-2013 14:23:57 | More by bulldogg915
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busternuggz

California

4.29/5  rDev +1.2%

Center poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled June 14 2012.

Dark slightly reddish brown, almost totally opaque. Unusually dark. Builds a 1/2" khaki head that quickly dissipates to a thin layer. Acceptable for the style.

Smells very rich with deep balsamic vinegar, currants, pomegranate, vinousness (vinosity?) and oak. There's a little bit of dark molasses, presumably from the rum and/or bourbon barrels. Sweet dark fruit, like dates. Lots going on here.

Big sweet and sour taste leads with tart cherry and red wine vinegar, some oak. Finishes with cranberry and tamarind, slightly tannic. Some leather comes out as it warms. Very bright and fruity, well balanced between sweet and sour. Covers the alcohol well.

Nice texture. Comes on full bodied and lush, ends drier. A little sticky as it ends though.

Big and unique. I like the contrast between the taste and aroma, the balance, the complexity. Very good.

04-03-2013 06:32:01 | More by busternuggz
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-27-2013 02:15:03 | More by Jspriest
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-21-2013 20:03:58 | More by imperialking
Oud Floris from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.