Oud Bruin Belgian Style Ale - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Oud Bruin Belgian Style AleOud Bruin Belgian Style Ale

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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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Photo of hardy008
4.03/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy copper color with a small beige head, with decent retention and lacing. the aroma has a low amount of tartness to it, with cherries and green apples. There is some wild yeast, but not very strong. Still smells nice though.

Tastes both sweet and tart, but not as tart or sour as most Flanders Oud Bruins. Normally I would mark the score down for this, but I still like the taste, and it meets the style guidelines listed on the site. Same taste description as the aroma. It falls a little more into the smooth and sweet description, with mild tartness.

Medium bodied with light carbonation, smooth and easy to drink. Has both a sweet and slightly tart aftertaste. This is a different type of Flanders Oud Bruin than I am used to, but I like it.

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.95/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Great cloudy mahogany, looks solid- matches the visage of the bruin on the bottle. Head is a bit thin with oversized bubbles, fades quickly. Not much effervescence to speak of.

S: Uh oh. Has sweet esters and some biscuityness to it, but also has a fairly strong chalky aroma that I hate the taste of. Let's hope it's only in the nose.

T: Only semi-sour, with hints of cherry and lemon. Chalkiness in the nose has turned into a kind of minerality, which makes it more appealing. Malty biscuit present throughout. Tasty, almost super quenching.

M: There is some effervescence to it after all, gives it a lively and quick body. Not quite refreshing, but pretty darn good.

O: A great representation of the style, and I'm happy to see that an American brewery is pulling it off so well. Recommended, even if it's just to use the bottle's artwork in your interior decorating.

Photo of sb3000
2.26/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

2013 edition. Nice bottle presentation with a card tag that summarizes their brewing process, ingredients and the style. Date on card is April 2nd 2013.

Pours a medium amber. Very little head. No lacing. Typical of the style.

When I close my eyes and smell, I would swear this is an Octoberfest. Very bready, some banana and clove in the nose. Some medicinal notes.

Mouthfeel is very slick. Low carbonation. Thick and coating. Full bodied.

Taste is clean but buttery. Very sweet, no tartness to speak of. Caramel, malt and clove on the finish. Again, more Octoberfest. No hop bitterness or sour notes. A good amount of diacetyl is present.

Final thoughts...an average representation of the style. None of the slightly sour notes I'd hoped for or anticipated. I disliked the beer and was somewhat underwhelmed and confused. Almost seemed like Grand Teton should have allowed the Lacto and Brett to age out a few more months. That would have provided for a more sour and less sweet beer. Would not buy again or recommend. Sorry guys.

Photo of schnarr84
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of FINLANDski_1619
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Hellpop65
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of olliegaff
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of mwbrady12
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of brotherloco
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of rawfish
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Murrhey
3.28/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from large standard pressure-cap bottle into a tulip glass. Reviewed live in high elevation Kalispell, Mont.

A- One-finger khaki colored head with large bubbles. Low retention. Hazy, orange-brown color, very little light breaks through.

S- Slight funkiness, wooden notes. Not as sour as the style usually prepares me for.

T- Wood. Slight funk, but not sour. Not great.

M- Like whiskey, thick and alcoholic.

O- Not a great beer. I don't enjoy this very much.

Photo of SourAddict
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of spoony
2.73/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

From a 750 ml bottle (dated April 2, 2013) into a tulip.

A-An aggressive pour produces a flat-looking cranberry-colored brew. The one-finger head of tan foam drops immediately and leaves no lacing. The beer is clear and lighter in color than many of this style.

S-The smell has some cranberries, but very little sourness or tartness. In fact, it is a bit watery smelling, with only some prune-scented malts to provide any body.

T-The taste is just...off. There are some oxidized, dirty (as in dirt, literally) flavors, some prune, a touch of cranberry, and a saccharine bitterness instead of sweetness or vinous tartness.

M-The feel is close to normal for the style with soft carbonation and a moderate heft.

O-I was very disappointed in this beer. It lacked many of the sour, acidic, vinous characteristics that make an oud bruin an oud bruin. Instead, there is a mildly sweet prune flavor; some bitter, metallic tastes; and an earthiness that literally tastes like mud. I'm not sure if this batch was off or if I got a bad bottle, but I will not be looking for this brew again.

Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of schmidtmattsays
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Etan
2.99/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

750ml into a tulip.

A: Pours a mild reddish brown with a large off-white head.

S: Strawberries, toasted grain, lightly bacterial.

T: Red grapes, caramel, light hop bitterness, bready.

M: Medium-bodied with active carbonation.

O: Malty without any acidity really. Grand Teton seems to have some major problems whenever they use souring yeast/bacteria, as the beers I've tried that are advertised as sour never are.

Photo of bsuedekum
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of mactrail
3.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Handsome dark hazy amber in the New Belgium snifter. Enough foam and a tangy carbonation. Some lacing and swirls of foam as you slop the glass around. A little beery and woody aroma, but not much. Light and watery.

I don't taste much Brett or any hint of sourness. Bottled on date is not quite legible, but 2013 sometime. A hint of fruit that makes me think of the cheap passion fruit juice in the supermarket cooler. A touch of butter. Just enough bitterness and dark nastiness to keep it from being a good soda pop. This just seems like a lot of trouble for a sweet, soupy brew. From the 22 oz bottle bought for $10.25 at Bottlecraft in San Diego. At least they had the decency to put a cap on it instead of the cork nonsense.

Photo of mdfb79
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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1/5  rDev -70%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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