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Thumbprint Oud Bruin - New Glarus Brewing Company

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503 Ratings
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Ratings: 503
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 23
Gots: 110 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Brewmaster Dan launched his Wild Fruit Cave this winter brewing Oud Bruin, a Flander's style ale that is immensely complex both tart and sweet. Soft toffee notes lead with a blend of Wisconsin, British and German malts that first rested in the Coolship before spontaneously fermenting on oak in the cave. Hallertau hops, matured in the horse barn, elegantly support sparkling fruit notes that frolic before a punctuated oak finish. 100% naturally fermented in oak vessels this is beer that can be enjoyed now or the patient few can lay in their personal cellar to age.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 07-01-2014)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Lots of cherry smell. On the light side. Bright tasting. Short finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

very nice.... a new style for me, sour and sweet. complex.

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4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i was the only one in my group impressed by this, and i have to explain it like this. if you are looking for a belgian type old world oud briun, this is not your beer. this is uniquely american, more than that, uniquely wisconsin, and i dug it a whole lot. lighter in color, beige and brown together with a caramel tint and a tall fizzy off white head. it smells like a funked out raw apple cider, tart enough, but thats only one element among several. the apple fruitiness is really cool, the grain isnt the least bit sweet, and the yeast profile is a nice mix of acidity building bacteria and classic farmhouse tang. lighter in body and feel than any belgian take ive had, with some of the most intensely effervescent carbonation out there and only a medium body at the most. the beer finishes forever, its like a musty old decaying wooden cider press, the kind of thing you appreciate and revere, even if its less useful than it once was, or usurped by some more modern technology in the name of efficiency or profit or labor reduction. i for one love what i get here, a nice slice of vintage americana in a belgian style ale, unlike any other out there.

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3.76/5  rDev -4.6%

Sours aren't usually my thing. This one was good. nice tart and sweet at the same time. Very malty in the aftertaste. The nose was full of oak and whisky. Smell had more alcohol than did taste. Much more drinkable than a lot of this style (for me...)

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Thumbprint Oud Bruin from New Glarus Brewing Company
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