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Thumbprint Oud Bruin - New Glarus Brewing Company

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88
very good

558 Ratings
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Ratings: 558
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 20
Gots: 122 | FT: 25
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 FUwolfpacker
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of David_Menendez
2.77/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Very metallic. Not the best representation of the style.

Photo of kristougher
3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amalburg
4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of acostuhhh
4.86/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Perfectly balanced sour, smells delicious. Color is murky, but still appealing.

Photo of poppollutesminds
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacurdy60
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy brown color with an almost purple hue. Thick cream colored head that retains well and clings to the glass.

S-Dark fruits similar to a quad, sour lemons, funky yeast, some oakiness in there as well

T-Tart up front. Fades into something sour and finishes with a twinge of sweetness that blends well with a vanilla, oaky profile. Complex.

MF-Medium bodied and a bit creamy with a crisp, light finish.

O-This is my second Flanders and I like this one much more. Complex taste and not overpoweringly sour. Pretty creamy but also refreshing.

Photo of italianstallion
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mush
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of saxclar123
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EB1
3.34/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1BeerToRuleThemAll
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of indianabeerman
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrinkDrankPunk
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Plumsbunny
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeyDubs
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucoli
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redleg411
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a_f7
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OKFine
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IMFletcher
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of humuloner22
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Thumbprint Oud Bruin from New Glarus Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.