Jong Bruin
Bullfrog Brewery

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Style:
Sour - Flanders Oud Bruin
Ranked #67
ABV:
7%
Score:
86
Ranked #30,801
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 12.17%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
47
From:
Bullfrog Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 47 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a dark-ish brown color, slightly hazy, with a nice little white head, and a good amount of lacing.

This smells like chocolate, cherry, red wine, toasted bread, and oak.

This is quite malty and nice, which is good to see- I always like breweries really actually focus on the malt character of sours. There's a light cherry skin feel here, with a dusty funk, some very light red wine, and a nice toasted oak character.

This is light bodied, but creamy and substantial enough, with a nice clean finish. The sourness doesn't really linger here much- it's pretty light and subtle.

This is a brewery that I still love very much- they're clearly still making really pleasant beers.

Jul 29, 2018
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Swh744 from Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Top notes of sharp cheddar and dill finishes well and lingers in a good way. Styled after a East Flanders sour brown. Tank aged with wild yeasts and steeped with sour cherries.

Jun 15, 2016
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

- E. Flanders sour brown with sour cherries 7%. Served on tap from a chalice.

A: Whispy small khaki head quickly disperses, with no visible window dressing or carbonation. The body, when backlighted was a dark-mahogany brown around the edges.

S: Aroma of sour brown malt, hint of tart cherries, the sourness aspect is very light.

T: The flavor had some sour cherries, dark fruit with a light wild sourness of black cherries that was very smooth. Some dark sweetness, light sour twang, with a bit of funky barrel woodiness.

M: Decent amount of carbonation, body was medium full, a bit syrupy and slick.

O: Overall nice flavor, polished smoothness, very light wild yeast will be a welcome for some, a bit demeaning for the hardcore. Labeled as an american wild ale drinks more like a flanders. A good flavor, was expecting a bit more pungent sourness.

Aug 21, 2013
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Rifugium from North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at their brewpub

I thought this was actually one of the better beers Bullfrog had to offer, and one of the few that was actually distinct. Poured a hazy rust color with a ringlet of bubbles for a head. Slight tart aroma, mildly acetic, with notes of cereal grains. More of this in the taste, chewy and earthy, toasted grains, cherry with a muted tartness, a little acetic tartness, but quite tame. Medium body, not the best example of the style, but pretty good overall.

Feb 11, 2013
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Draft offering at the source. The brew pours a clouded mahogany color with a creamy off-white cap. Some patchy lace sticks to the glass before collapsing to a silky topping that maintains a finger of rich froth.

The aroma is tart with some alcohol esters that are mildly fruity like cherry. It is mild enough to be enjoyable but almost comes off as more of a bacterial sort of cherry inclusion instead of the addition of natural cherries. As it warms up, it gets a little diapery and funky and not exactly in the most pleasing way.

The taste includes a bunch of mineral and carbonic quality with an earthen aspect that distracts from the pleasant tart cherry inclusion. The more I sip this brew, the more a focus becomes on a metallic inclusion. There is a faint aftertaste of chocolate grain that morphs to more lemony and diapery quality.

This is a light boded brew with a modest amount of carbonation. An ok offering that I just didnt totally dig. It seemed like it had some promise but went awry somewhere in the process and was quite disjointed and conflicting.

Jan 22, 2013
Jong Bruin from Bullfrog Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 47 ratings