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Oud Bruin Belgian Style Ale - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

122 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.92%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Oud Bruin is firmly in the East Flanders tradition. We used American 2-row barley and German melanoidin malt (for red color) as well as maize (to lighten the body). The wort was simmered in the kettle for 24 hours and then hopped lightly with English Kent Goldings for balance.

We fermented with a Flemish blend of yeast and bacteria cultures, including lactobacillus, pediococcus, and brettanomyces. It took six months at cellar temperature for the culture to achieve the style’s characteristic quenching sourness. Finally, we bottle-conditioned the beer according to the “methode champenoise,” so it, too, can be laid down, to be brought out when it can be truly enjoyed.

(Beer added by: jwc215 on 06-16-2007)
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4.1/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from Poplar Wine & Spirits in Casper for US$10.50.

Pours from 32oz waxed and sealed swing top bottle (bottled Apr 22 3007) a cloudy deep amber-brown with a smallish head of foam but it sticks around for the entire session and it has some lacing.

The smell is big on the yeast! I'm also getting some sourness and some fruit but the yeast smell is strong and oh.... the sour notes are taking center stage now and I can't wait to take a sip.


The taste is really fruity up front. There's a definite sour flavour that dominates the intial taste but that is offset by some good malty caramel sweetness and it has a lot of earthy tones in the background that become more noticeable as I take further sips. It's an unusual mixture of flavours but I find that it works for *my* taste buds and I find myself taking more and more sips. Pretty drinkable in my book.

Further sips in and the sourness is still there but the malt presence balances out the brew nicely. I think Grand Teton has done a nice job within the style. I'm glad I bought 2 botttles for myself and 1 for a trade to another fan of the Grand Teton's Cellar Reserve series. This one is, imho, another well crafted brew. Thanks Grand Teton!

Bitterbill, Jul 20, 2007
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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

jwswigs, 47 minutes ago
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2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

TubaDan, Oct 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

zestar, Oct 15, 2014
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2.65/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

2013 bottled purchased in Jackson, Wyoming in late July. Shared with several friends this past weekend.

A- Swampy brown pour to four glasses with a small white head that lasts for only a few moments. A tiny ring remains just about disappearing over time. Lacing is not a thing with this one.

S- The age can be felt already after one year and it does not really hint anything Oud Bruin to me. Musty dank caramel, old spices, apples and slight yeast bread.

T- Just about mimics the nose with a lot of red, very lightly tart apples opening up more. Apple skins, stale caramel, slightest bit of Belgian yeast spice and bread, biscuit and raisin.

MF- Medium bodied with slick and lightly foamy consistency. Carbonation is low-medium and overall it is lacking texture a bit.

I dunno. It's not an Oud bruin. Tastes like a stale amber. I still absolutely love the label.

cbutova, Oct 14, 2014
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2.71/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

2013 bottle shared by CAMRON. Amusing bear label.

Poured a murky red with orange hues and lots of flecks. White head quickly falls to a thin ring.

Smell... spice, apple, medicinal, chlorine?

Taste is an improvement but not very good. Tastes like an old/muted amber of sorts and really doesn't resemble an oud bruin in any way. Apple, old caramel bread, some lemon and green grape, light spicy and yeasty tones.

Decent carbonation and kinda limp, the most decent aspect of the beer is the mouthfeel. Very light tart fruity flavors.

Er, bacteria, where?, not awful but old-feeling, kinda reminds me of a 5-year old Belgian tripel. Plenty of better (and actual) oud bruins out there.

Chico1985, Oct 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Brams17, Sep 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

craft4mike, Sep 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +42.6%

Amazing ! Dark in color, a deep copper with reddish hues. Clear, yet thick. No haze, no floaties, just deep rich color. A decent foam head that fades a little quickly, but leaves a trace of lacing. The malt aroma is great, sweet, with very mild hops aroma. Flavor is rich and malty, some darker grain, good hop balance - more would destroy this beer. Almost has a creamy element to it. Mouthfeel is smooth with good texture. No bite, carbonation is perfect. I love this beer ! This brewery never fails to impress. The beer has a good alc content without any of the "winey" off flavors, twang or sourness. I could drink this all night -might regret it later with the 6% and 22oz bottles, but damn it is good !

Curtis, Aug 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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Oud Bruin Belgian Style Ale from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.