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Oud Bruin Belgian Style Ale - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

115 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 18.75%
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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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.1/5  rDev +22%

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!

07-20-2007 22:31:00 | More by Bitterbill
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Curtis

Utah

4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

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 !

08-26-2014 05:29:46 | More by Curtis
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NeilFlaiz

California

3/5  rDev -10.7%

08-24-2014 19:19:37 | More by NeilFlaiz
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Ajmorriso1


3.88/5  rDev +15.5%

08-12-2014 02:52:32 | More by Ajmorriso1
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EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

07-20-2014 22:49:56 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
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GClarkage

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-08-2014 15:56:59 | More by GClarkage
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cmgage

California

2/5  rDev -40.5%

07-01-2014 23:04:02 | More by cmgage
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pjbfromkc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-30-2014 00:59:59 | More by pjbfromkc
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

05-22-2014 01:16:39 | More by afsdan
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neckbeered

Montana

3/5  rDev -10.7%

05-12-2014 18:15:06 | More by neckbeered
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Beerlover

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

05-04-2014 03:19:42 | More by Beerlover
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Inglewood

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-19-2014 15:47:35 | More by Inglewood
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alexm1309

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-10-2014 20:13:11 | More by alexm1309
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tbone64

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +19%

04-06-2014 23:21:40 | More by tbone64
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vinny21bal

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

03-19-2014 20:51:51 | More by vinny21bal
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csmalley

Kansas

4/5  rDev +19%

03-16-2014 23:57:58 | More by csmalley
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.7%

03-16-2014 10:51:27 | More by Fettpopps
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Soto

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.7%

03-10-2014 00:28:05 | More by Soto
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Beerswag

California

3.44/5  rDev +2.4%

On tap extreme pizza poured into stemmed glass.
Looks hazy,medium-dark brown close to a amber yet more tones walnut..smell is subdued malt and some fruity essence such as strawberry, raspberry and lil chocolate in there too..taste is much more complex than the smell. Taste is funky, and definate complex malt profile, medium sour notes, light, refreshing..some carmel and chocolate undertoneszzvery low hop character, yet slight presence. Funky, yet not too spicy..pair great with pizza, brie in puff- pastry, and this beer shall compliment dishes that are bready (pizza, pasta).. This beer needs a heavier or chewy-er food to compliment it's lightness and juicy/funky character..muscles with this beer in the stock..butter, cheese, or bread with this one should do..

03-06-2014 02:00:23 | More by Beerswag
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

03-04-2014 03:17:49 | More by derkfromwi
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dillon_1005

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +19%

02-27-2014 21:04:20 | More by dillon_1005
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ctwybeerguy

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +19%

02-26-2014 03:26:13 | More by ctwybeerguy
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.03/5  rDev -9.8%

the worst grand teton beer out there, at least the 2013 batch, that ive had, and its not close. this is not an oud bruin, a far cry from it really. no sourness whatsoever, no lactic tartness or even funk. i dont know what went wrong here, and if it didnt taste okay, i would score it far lower. as a belgian brown, its okay, as an oud bruin its an utter embarrassment. hazy light brown amber liquid with some density and a patchy airy half inch of tan head. it smells fruity like apples, esters from a funny belgian yeast dominate, stale brown ale malts, a touch of chocolate, and caramel grains all bounce around. nowhere is wild fermentation, nowhere is funky yeast, and nowhere is any sign of the beer this claims to be. grand teton is an awesome brewery, they make nothing but unique and well crafted beers, all of them, but this is an abomination. sweet fruit, rotting apples, caramel malt, and stale belgian yeast all collide in a beer i dont care to ever taste again. ive heard a lot of different takes on what the deal is with this, but i can only gather its a mistake that should have never been released. an okay brown ale, not an oud bruin, avoid this one at all cost.

02-24-2014 04:57:27 | More by StonedTrippin
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ZoomanCru

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev +3.6%

Oud Bruin – Flanders Brown Ale (6%) - Grand Teton Brewing Co. (Idaho)
☆☆☆½

App: Deep ruby-brown color. Clear, but for a swirl of yeast. One and a half finger tan head that settles moderately quickly but leaves a ring of bubbly head which eventually goes thin. No lacing noted.

Smell: Chalky and slightly fusel. Some sourness high, subtle notes of cherry and champagne dryness. Light malt sweetness. Bouquet is moderate and slightly acetic. Some dark fruit.

Taste: Assertively sweet on the foretaste, gradually becoming sour on the palate almost like green tomato or gooseberry. Green grape. Some alcohol. Nice caramelized, almost crème brulee. Dark fruit mild but pleasant.

Mouth: Medium to medium low body. Moderate carb with noticeable dryness on the finish.

Home tasting, 22oz into Tulip. 2/20/14.

02-21-2014 20:05:27 | More by ZoomanCru
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

02-21-2014 01:51:30 | More by krome
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Oud Bruin Belgian Style Ale from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.