Hors Série Oud Bruin
Les Trois Mousquetaires

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Sour - Flanders Oud Bruin
Ranked #22
Ranked #6,752
4.11 | pDev: 7.06%
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada
Very Good
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Notes: This Belgian-inspired brown ale is aged in oak barrels with a flora of acidifying bacterias. then blended with a fresh beer.
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janubio from Spain

4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from The Situation, served at home in a tulip glass. Red colouor, almost no head and no lacing. Aroma is woody, bretts, vinegar, caramel, dark and red fruits, a bit of cocoa. Medium body, creamy texture, flat carbonation. Sour finish. Taste is sour, a bit of vanilla, dark and red fruits, vinegar, caramel, grapes. Very good.

Feb 04, 2021
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hors Serie Oud Bruin from Les Trios Mousquetaires. Purchased 12/11/20 for $ 14.80 (Including tax and discount) for 25.4 oz cork and cage bottle ($ 0.583 oz) from State Line Liquor, Elkton, MD. On shelf at store and stored at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 8/1/21.
Undated bottle. Served at 54.6 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 55.5 degrees. Opens with a distinct “POP”.
Appearance – 3.5.
First pour – Deep amber (SRM 15), clear.
Body – Ruby brown (SRM 24), opaque. When held to direct light, beautiful ruby/garnet and clear. The inside of the bottle appears etched or coated with growth. Layer of sediment in bottom.
Head – Large (Maximum 6.2 cm, aggressive center pour), buff, medium density but rapidly becoming less dense, short retention, leaving a 1.5 to two mm crown fed by effervescence, and a thin rocky partial cap.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 4.5 – Initially sweet and malty, no hops, no yeast. Quickly yields to sourness and oak. Toward the end, a bit of brown sugar wafts by.
Flavor – 4.5 – Excellent sour oakiness, no hops, no yeast. No alcohol (7 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, watery, soft but lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.75 (After deduction 0.25 point for undated container). The rear label says “Aging Potential 3 -5 years” but without a bottling date … Still, this is a lovely brew, despite its average appearance and palate – the nose and flavors are near-perfect.

Jan 08, 2021
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Organdrew from Canada (QC)

4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bought in 2017 at a local beer store in Montreal, PQ for about 9$. Bottled 11-04-2017 (lot 701). Stored at room temp for 3 years and drank in mid-2020.

Appearance: Dark like the night. Some bubbles. Looks like a really dark root beer. Some head that dissipates rapidly.

Aroma: Doesn't smell like root beer although maybe very mildly reminiscent of it somewhere in there. Funky/barn animals. Very mildly of diaper/urine. Barley.

Taste: Sour hits you first. Lots of different flavors coming around and slapping you around. Some slight maltiness cutting through the sour in the middle. Coffee/Chocolate/Oats underneath it all on the finish. Like a light summer barleywine in some ways.

Palate: Tangy, medium. Like a light barleywine. Leaves a bitter taste at the end like black coffee.

Overall: Wow. This thing was a real ride. For me this was like a layered cake: a complex mix of a sour, ale, and a stout. It certainly was a real treat that I would recommend. It's purported to be "vinous" or "wine-like" In some ways yeah I do agree. Like a sour red wine. Being especially tart makes it a bit hard to drink fast (like sour green apple tart), but very drinkable nonetheless.

Jun 21, 2020
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours mostly clear ruby red dark maroon brown with a creamy beige khaki colored foam head. Smells like acetic red wine, oak, balsamic vinegar, dark fruit, caramel malts, toffee, molasses, chocolate, with dusty herbal earthy floral hops. Tastes like acetic red wine, oak barrel, rich caramel malt, toffee, molasses, mild chocolate, dark dried fruits, dusty barnyard, with floral earthy herbal hops. Feels medium bodied, slick with smooth moderate carbonation. Overall a nice barrel-aged sour brown ale.

May 22, 2020
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eric5bellies from Australia

4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours the classic Cola colour with a head that dies quick, true to the style.
S - Very oaky aromas with vinegar tones with a subtle underlying maltiness
T – Very sour woody notes with a slight cherry and dark fruit aftertaste. This is sour
M – Light body and fullish carbonation
O – Well what a treat this is definitely up there with the best versions of this style and is perhaps more sour than the Rodenbach Grand Cru

May 09, 2020
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tall tulip, the appearance was a semi-dark rustic brown color in the glass. More of a ruddy burnt orange/dark copper color in the pour. Left a mild eggshell white foamy film of a head. Lace slid with the sips.
The aroma had an insane amount of variety of different apples ranging from the sweet side of Red Delicious to Cortland's to Granny Smith sour/tart characters and luscious Empires and Macouns. Then this beer takes a spectacular turn running into a beautiful toasty malt base with some oaky warm woody crisp barrel underlying tones.
The flavor blended extremely well rolling all of those sour, tart, sweet and malty brown hints into each other very nicely. Sticky sour to tart and a touch of sweet toasty note in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Good carbonation with some stickiness but not cloying. Fairly smooth on the finish with some acidity and a fair amount of dryness but mostly pretty nice!
Overall, boy oh boy, did I pick out a real gem for tonight! I'd definitely have again.

Nov 06, 2019
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metter98 from New York

3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark reddish brown in color. It poured with a short off white color head that left a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of vinegar are present in the nose. Notes of oak become noticeable as the beer begins to warm up.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of vinegar along with notes of oak and hints of sour cherries.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite acidic but I liked the interplay between the sourness, cherries and oak.

Serving type: bottle

Jul 14, 2019
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LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Les Trois Mousquetaires 'Hors Serie Oud Bruin' @ 7.0% , served from a corked/caged 750 ml bottle
A-pour is amber from the bottle to a dark dirty brown in the glass with a medium tan head with a fine spotty lace head leaving a minimal lace ring along the tulip
S-over ripe fruit , mostly cherries
T-tart & refreshing
MF-ok decent carbonation , feels full bodied
Ov-thirst quenching beer , just no wow factor
prost LampertLand

Jun 30, 2019
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csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid old world style from a new world brewery who seems to nail the history styles. Great maltiness and sour with just enough tannins fr the barrels to complete the full affect. Definitely ately worth the reasonable price of entry.

Oct 08, 2018
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eberesford from Canada (ON)

4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours reddish brown with thin parchment coloured head. Aroma sour cherry, barnyard. Flavour Sour cherry, vinager, barnyard, brown sugar, christmas spices. Medium body, great length, not much hop but nice carbonic bight.

Jan 15, 2018
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Hat_Fulla_Beer from Canada (AB)

4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy rich brown with one finger of hot chocolate head that leaves sheets of sticky lace as it recedes.

Smells of cherry juice, vinegar, brown sugar Christmas cookies, barrel wood, soft cheese and mild leafy hops.

Tastes of cold cherry pie, sour grapes, sour candy apples, lemon, red wine vinegar, chocolate covered raisins, wine barrel staves, gently cheesy funk and more dreamy hops.

Feels round and soft. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended Very tasty and in a nice big bottle for good measure.

Oct 14, 2017
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BGDrock from Canada (ON)

3.69/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A hazy mahogany body (lovely sunset red) with a sand head that fizzles out rapidly.
Aroma is fruity and tart, of cherry and raspberry.
Aggressively sour, a real punch to the palate, like popping a warheads candy when you were a kid. Candy sugar sweetness, as opposed to fruity. Cherry, raspberry, currant flavours, with a touch of earthiness. Acidic and dry with a short finish.
Overall, it's ok for the style, but nothing exciting to drink, doesn't have depth. Have had better examples that were more balanced.

Apr 22, 2017
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml, caged and corked bottle (@ 7.0% ABV) - these ones from LTM always seem to impress, to let's get a move on!

This beer pours a clear, dark red-brick brown colour, with two skinny fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy tan head, which leaves just a bit of spotty and blinking alien spaceship lace in places around the glass as things slowly abate.

It smells of tart cherry and apple vinegar, gritty and grainy caramel malt, some earthy funkiness, reduced brown sugar syrup, a sort of edgy barrel stave oakiness (more wet wood than anything), tanned leather, and some very tame earthy and dead leafy noble hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, balsamic vinegar, some cheese-forward funk, molasses, sour cherry and lemon flesh, a sort of musty barrel oakiness (some vanilla thankfully coming out to play), plain packaged nutty notes, and more understated leafy, weedy and gently perfumed floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly supportive via its stoic frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, the big sugary malt kind of batting away any and all funky and/or sour measures here, to great local acclaim. It finishes off-dry, the malt continuing its stranglehold on power, while the tart fruit, musty funk, and barrel astringencies check their watches for the last time today.

Overall, this is one heady and full-seeming version of the style, with the Brett character thankfully a background player, at 'best'. Just sour enough from the cherry-led fruitiness, and thus it comes across as balanced and appealing to yer typical agnostic - my thumbs aren't typing, as they're pointed back at me right now.

Dec 28, 2016
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Derek from Canada (BC)

4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice bubbly head, ring of retention shows a little lace.

Certainly some sourness in the aroma, a bit earthy, oak.

It is sour, but the tannins give it a real wine like character... Cherries, raisin, oak, treacle, hints of roasted nut. Definitely some vinegar character, but it adds depth rather than detracting from the rest.

Good body, well carbonated, with a slightly drying finish.

Sep 24, 2016
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wordemupg from Canada (AB)

4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 12/5/16 cheers mathieuc via CANBIF

A reddish brown that darkens towards the center, big beige head makes some noise as it falls leaving no lace

S heaps of brown sugar and balsamic vinegar, wet wood, has a little funk but I don't think the brett's taken charge in this fresh bottle but its hiding in the background, just a little sour cherry, a hint of leather, smells great

T thankfully the nose follows through, the sour cherry has some sour chocolate but its very faint and late, lots of brown sugar, vinegar, wet woods still there, tastes bang on for the style

M medium weight, tangy, stops short of sour, oil slick on the palate but a little sticky on the lips, vinegar at first and a hint of smokey cocoa well after the fact

O I'm impressed, this one has plenty going on and hits the style right on the money, maybe a little too easy drinking, sexy liquid

Can someone tell me when 3M started taking on tough Belgian styles and nailing them bang on? I think this is up there with some of the classics, I love this brewery!!

May 13, 2016
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CanadianBacon from Canada (QC)

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - This beer pours a beautiful brown almost black color but you can see brown light through it on the edges. The head was offwhite and faded very quick which I expected. and the carbonation still seems lively even though not long lasting.

Aroma - Vinegar, Some red grapes, light prune. and some oak.

Taste - Wow that kicks you in the palate lol, I get smacked with balsamic Vinegar up front followed by dark grapes, I get some chocolate notes underneath the sourness and then it finishes with a nice oak although the wods bitterness again is well concealed under the sourness

Feel - This has a light feel with almost silky carbonation. It suits it well.

Overall - This was my first Flanders oud bruin so I'm going with my style readings on judging this but I feel they did a great job. It has all your typical flavors found in the style and mixes them extremely well. This is an extremely delicious beer. Try it if you can!

Apr 13, 2016
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bylerteck from Canada (ON)

4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful sweetness in the aroma and a nice tartness with a sweet woody note that is far too drinkable. Seems to nail all the requisite flavours. Great stuff.

Apr 11, 2016
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VbolieuV from Canada (QC)

4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark amber/light brown in color with a nice red hue and a small off-white head and lots of carbonation and bubbles. Very wild smell, you mostly smell the Bretts, a bit vinegary, some cherry aromas too. Nice fresh cherry taste in the beginning then it becomes more sour and you get balsamic vinegar taste with a small bitterness. Really fizzy on the tongue, I really like the feeling of this one.

Mar 10, 2016
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papat444 from Canada (QC)

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is vinegar, a bit balsamic. Flavor is old wood, more vinegar but vinous with a low lying sourness which compliments it nicely. A very flavorful Oud Bruin ale.

Sep 07, 2015
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Bugs318 from Canada (QC)

3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A bit of balsamic and oak on the nose. Taste is similar, not too tart, but lightly balsamic with moderate acidity and slight oak. Moderate carbonation and body.

Jun 14, 2015
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ludachris from Canada (ON)

4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Its garnet red/amber body looks luscious. A massive, foamy light tan head forms quickly after a steady pour. Thick rings of lace stay behind as the head slowly recedes. This is a beautiful looking beer.

Sour cherry skins and balsamic vinegar come through in a spritzy manner. As off-putting as it sounds, I get a whiff of manure as well. Fresh grass clippings and hay give a dry impression. A bit dusty and chalky as well. A soft oaky sweetness is faint and the only sign of its barrel aging. As it warms I get a dash of cocoa. Very intriguing.

It starts with a well stated dryness. Sour cherry and grape skins are dominant. It's fleshy and sweet as well. The edges are slightly astringent. A smooth and refined oak sweetness cuts through the middle, making for an enjoyable underlay as it continues into the finish. It develops into a more grassy, earthy character with a very subtle bitterness.

Its carbonation is lively, helping to bring forth its fruity characteristics. Medium bodied with a crisp dryness in the finish. I find this very refreshing with a great level of drinkability.

This for me is a reminder as to why Les Trois Mousquetaires is one of my favorite breweries out of Quebec. The French Canadians have Belgians down pat. This was a very approachable and rounded Oud Bruin. Its sourness/acidity was never overly pronounced. The same goes for its level of dryness. A perfect beer for someone like me who's just getting into sours.

May 26, 2015
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Rutager from Canada (BC)

4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Didn't know this was a thing! Part of the craziness that David's been raining down on me lately. Cheers man!!

Pours a deep amber-brown with several fingers of pale khaki head. Big sour cherry and wet oak on the nose with some sweet malt and a bit of malt vinegar coming through.

Darker malts, light tart cherry, lots of tannic wood, some caramel and maybe some other dark fruits. A bit of unsweetened bakers chocolate is left on the tongue in the (fairly dry, for the style) finish. Medium+ body, soft and fairly fine medium+ carbonation.

Really nice take on the style, one that I'm a bit critical of when it's not to my liking. Enjoying this one very much.

May 20, 2015
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taxes from Canada (QC)

4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L. brown, slightly translucent. Large head when first poured, disappears with time.

S. slight acidic bite, woody.

T. balsamic vinegar, the sourness overpowers the sugar. some touches of alcohol, more noticeable with retro-olfaction which also enhances the woody flavors.

F. fine carbonation, lots of it. aqueous

O. Gushed when the bottle opened. Overall a great beer, well balanced in that the sourness is very much present but not overpowering.

Apr 20, 2015
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ZorPrime from Canada (QC)

4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown color beer. The head is timid and light beige in color. No lacing. The smell is funkiness all the way. Not strong smell however. Just enough to make me want to drink it... In the mouth, it's definitely sour. Very candy sourness. I love it. Very good on the taste. It lingers also for quite a long time. Awesome taste. In the mouth, it's quite effervescent. Light body but. Dry complex in flavor. Overall, this is a pretty good beer!

Mar 21, 2015
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flipper2gv from Canada (QC)

4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours really dark brown and muddy because it is unfiltered. Mocha head that is very fluffy, which is expected because of the use of this yeast. Some lacing but not much.

S: It smells very rustic. The malt notes are quite dominant for the style but there is still quite a good amount of funkiness. Also, it is pretty vinous, which is expected but no vinegar at all. The malts are quite dark and roasted, solid amount of chocolate malts in this.

T: It follows the nose quite well. The chocolate malt notes are stronger than expected. The acidity is very much under control. The wine notes are there as well as the vinous acidity. There is some vanilla too from the barrel as well as some pepper. There is no vinegar at all.

M: It is quite light and fluffy but not enough for the style it seems to me. Also, a bit too sticky for the style.

O: This is an immensely hard to brew style, one of the hardest and this is a very solid example of the style. If it manages to be consistent, that would be a first to me. Also, it is quite rustic for the genre, not super acid and still quite a bit good amount of malt. But this follows Trois Mousquetaires approach: very traditional, rustic, well executed and wayyyy under priced compared to the competition (which is a big plus to me).

Mar 20, 2015
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