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Oud 15 | Bullfrog Brewery

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96 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bullfrog Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
bullfrogbrewery.com

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Flemish style sour ale was initially brewed as a Belgian style quadruple ale. Oud 15 was aged for two years in second generation red wine barrels which previously held our Jaspers beer. Blended and steeped with Montmorency sour cherries and bottle conditioned with Belgian candi sugar, Oud 15 represents the culmination of 15 years of brewing, and is worthy of the commemoration.

Added by Sammy on 01-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
96
pDev:
8.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
18
Trade:
1
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Photo of Sammy
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Brewery notes:
Flemish style sour ale initially brewed as our quad, aged for two years in second generation red wine barrels that previously held Jaspers. Blended then steeped with Montmorency sour cherries and bottle conditioned with Belgian candi sugar,

my notes:
Bottle at the brewery. Very good mouthfeel. Funky, good barreling from red wine. Very good sourness.Cherry and also some orange flavour. Superiour wild/sour worth seeking out.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jerz for sharing this one at GRG1313’s tasting.

Bottle # 489/506.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with cherry, wood, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with cherry and woody flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with solid aromas and a great flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

This is a thick beer, but I never would have guessed how high the abv was. I'm getting some nice fruity notes, perhaps cherry along with a nice sour note. There is a funk that I associate with darker beers. Just enough sweetness to balance out the sour flavors. I really enjoyed this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened the bottle at the brewery on release day and split with Beerontwowheels. Poured into a snifter. Bottles for sale to the public were $20 and limited to 350 bottles.

Pours a dark amber/cherry color in nature with minimal dark tan head and lacing. Smell is funky like something that has definitely been aged for 2 years, but it also get a good amount of cherries. Taste is more cherries and tartness. I get some of the red wine characteristics from the barrel similar to a California Cab, slight oak taste. Mouthfeel is good with solid amount of carbonation. This tastes like a 6-8% ABV beer and goes down easily smooth, myself and others were shocked when we were told it came out around 13%.

Overall this was a tasty brew with a good sourness to it. Wish I would have been able to pick up more.

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3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #415 of 506.

Appearance - Deep brown, reddish body. Pours with a khaki head that disappears quickly.

Smell - Acetic acidity. Heavy caramel malt. Vanilla. Smells like a bourbon barrel. Cherry fruitiness. Tons of oak.

Taste - Sour up front, but it blends into sweet caramel and vanilla. Very rich. Cherry fruit sourness. Oak all the way through.

Mouthfeel - Heavy, sweet, and sour at the same time. Slow drinker and pretty boozy.

Overall - Reminds me of Oerbier Reserva. Maybe even a little better.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Shared by BucketBoy. Thanks Joe.

The beer is dark brown with virtually no head. The aroma offers sour cherries, oak, funk. Definitely smells like a strong Flanders red. Lots of alcohol throughout the flavor. Nice flavor, but this would likely improve with some time in the cellar. Notes of vanilla and a balance of sweet and sour cherries. Really nice.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a mahogany color with a tan cap. Some patchy fingers of webby lace stick to the glass. It displays very solid head retention for a beer this big. When swirled nearly a full finger revives and rests atop.

The aromatics are straight up cherry juice. There is a little vanilla, caramel and burnt brown sugar quality. It is deceptively and intriguingly sweet smelling like ripe cherries. The barrel character brings forth that pleasant vanilla aspect that really works with the cherries. When smelling this, I honestly cant tell if the cherry scent comes more from the cherries or the flanders bugs. Regardless it blends together very nice.

The taste is cherry juice with a very natural flavoring. Some caramel and vanilla sweetness is present just like the aroma led on. Mild tartness seems to come from a combination of cherries and bacterial inclusion. There is also almost a soft medical alcohol touch with a hint of herbal hop aspect and raw woodiness. There is a lingering oak aftertaste that breaks things up.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Very natural cherry flavor and tartness that has a masterfully masked alcohol level. If this is seriously 13%, it is one of if not these best hidden alcohol brews I have had to date. There is no warmth and the slightest touch of alcohol noted in the flavor. It was my intention to age my extra bottle but I am having a hard time resisting the urge to drink it all up. Get this if you havent already.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Oud 15 from Bullfrog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 96 ratings
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