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Oud Bruin Belgian Style Ale - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

125 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.62%
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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3.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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..

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

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3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

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3.74/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 Vintage into a tulip glass:

I am really impressed with the appearance on this beer. A moderately aggressive pour down the middle of the glass produced a three finger fluffy off white head. It has slowly dissipated leaving half a finger of tight bubbles. Carbonation is streaming off the bottom of the glass. Color is a cloudy burnt orange at the edges of the glass becoming a deeper amber in the center. The nose is a little bland with Belgian yeast esters taking over most of the aroma. A slight caramel malty sweetness is detected as well as a mineral earthyness. There is maybe a tiny hint of funk. Taste is much better than the aroma. Up front I get caramel sweetness and a traditional Belgian ale yeast taste. In the middle of the palate I start to get the slightly sour notes. My mouth puckers for a moment, but on the back end it is taken over by an earthy bitterness that is a little overwhelming. Dry finish. I get where other reviewers have been coming from. I would have really liked the earthy bitterness to at the back end to have been replaced by a puckering sourness to complement the caramel sweetness. That said, a highly enjoyable and drinkable ale and perhaps serves as a good "introduction" to sour beers.

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2.74/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours with light white head that quickly dissipates. 50% opaque – caramel amber. Holds light, not cloudy.
Light aroma – fairly non-descript. Slight peat moss and plum.
Flat, leathery, tobacco, plum/raison. Not sour or tart that I can tell.
Overall: Meh, wouldn’t seek it out. Really sort of tastes like it is too young. Needs time to develop character.

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Oud Bruin Belgian Style Ale from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.