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Thumbprint Oud Bruin - New Glarus Brewing Company

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88
very good

536 Ratings
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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 22
Gots: 117 | FT: 22
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:
Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 07-01-2014

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.
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Photo of IMFletcher
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of humuloner22
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I received this one on a trade. Its not bad! I appreciate the extra man!

Appearance: Reddish brown, decent amount of head retains well throughout the drinking of this one.

Aroma: Tart, some tart fruits in there like cherry, but nothing very dominant overall. Some dried cranberry and some other dried fruit notes in there. Perhaps currants as well?

Taste: Pretty straightforward. Nice tartness but nothing overwhelming. It was not a flavor bomb in any respect but a solid beer for the style. I have had more interesting "sour" beers lately but this is a good beer for sure. Very creamy mouthfeel too, which I can appreciate as a textural note.

Overall: This is a very nice offering. I would drink it again and if it were available where I live I would probably try to pick up some, I am not sure how it is packaged. Nevertheless, it is solid and enjoyable, especially one to end the night on.

Photo of jayhunter357
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Denzo
3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bourassa23
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kvgomps
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twaltero
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of linnymtu
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Superbohl4
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cfeezy
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ohiovania
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rizzy17
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Troville1990
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigaltemple
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phocion
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Petrus glass. Muddy copper body with a finger and a half of frothy beige head. Excellent retention and thick sheets of lacing remain on the glass.

The nose is a well-balanced combination of malts and yeast. Big, rich caramel and toffee maltiness gently collides with figgy, raisiny, and black cherry-like esters. Oaky and vinous characters as well as light spicy phenols. There's also an almost cidery and slightly vinegar-like sourness.

Flavor follows the nose overall, but without much of the complexity. The sourness is subtle but also slightly acetic, which is somewhat unpleasant. Lots of woody and sherry flavors with a slightly sweet caramelized malty backbone. Indistinguishable fruits play together. Relatively fast-dying finish.

Medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Slightly chewy and sticky.

Overall, this isn't a bad beer but it doesn't match up to really great Belgian Oud Bruins. The balance in the nose is good, but the sourness (subdued as it may be) is more acetic and doesn't quite match the malty sweetness. I'm not terribly impressed with the beer overall or as an example of the style.

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nightwish1094
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks go to atone315 for this one. I am far from an expert in anything sour, so I am not exactly sure what to expect. Consider this review one from a sour noob.

Pours into a New Belgium snifter a murky brown color with a nice, stiff, tan head that lasts forever. Tons of lacing and the head stays about one finger for nearly the entire session.

Aroma is slightly sour with belgian type yeast aroma, tart lemon rind, slight apple component, touch of some kind of funkiness.

Flavor is decent. Sharp and acidic. More lemons and salt. Seems to be more of a green apple flavor than was apparent in the aroma. Quite tart on the finish. I kind of like it. Although nice, everything seems kind of muddled and slightly muted. Not as bright as I think it should be.

A decent beer. Clean and somewhat refreshing, as most tart, sour beers are. I liked it but since sours type beers aren't a style to which I gravitate, I wouldn't have this again (mostly because of costs).

Photo of Lucnifter
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jshusc
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Thumbprint Oud Bruin from New Glarus Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.