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The Bruery

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Sour - Flanders Oud Bruin
4.2 | pDev: 12.62%
The Bruery
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: Collaboration with Cigar City Brewing
Reviews: 207 | Ratings: 551 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burgundy colored, a little darker than that even, dark red/brown, 1/5" off white head. Aroma was heavy oak and cedar, sour, dark guava fruit, plum.

Lots of wood in the mouthfeel and taste on this one. HIdes alcohol well, similar to Consecration, not as much alcohol though. Leather. Cedar. Oak. Dark cherry. Cranberry.

Mar 13, 2016
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cvm4 from Mississippi

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a red mahogany colored body with a one finger fizzy light khaki head. No lacing or retention to this.

S - Light whiff of cranberries and leather at first. Develops into oak and some vinegar.

T - Oak and tart juicy cranberries at the front. Midway I'm getting leather and brown sugar. The finish a little sweet. Not as acidic as previous reviews say.

F - Light bodied and light carbonation. Was hoping for more carbonation here.

O - I imagine age has smoothed the rough edges on this. Very well refined.

Dec 06, 2015
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very dark maroon ruby like color, very little head.

Nose oak, toasty oak, sour malts, vinegar, little chemically, brown sugar, sweet molasses, little fruity.

Taste is more of the same, lots of oak, into vinegar and sour malts, some fruity flavors,mostly a tart cherry, some brown sugar and sweet malt flavors, molasses, decent acidic vinegar like. Finish is sweet and a little flemmy and syrupy, more sweet malts and sour cherry, sour malt.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, decent carb, little acidic bite.

Dec 29, 2013
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YumYumGumGum from Virginia

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

A: Medium amount of extra fine khaki lacing which hangs around and has a sharp contrast to the extra dark imperial oud bruin.

S: A giant glass of liquid sour cranberries.

T: Clean oak up front and comes with some tannins, until the it turns sour with a long lasting cranberry flavor. I love this style and these two breweries show it it off perfectly in an imperial version. I don't get any booze, jjst a lasting tart and sweet dark fruit flavor that lingers with this sticky beer.

M: Smooth and sticky.

O: Awesome. Can't believe that this could get any better. A big sour that you can savor on your own.

Nov 26, 2013
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BMMillsy from Florida

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Forgot to put this up here. Hunahpu’s Day pour split with beastmaster. Deep red with a bit of head that dissipates quickly. Very tart vinegar and cherry aroma without much else to speak of (good thing I like this aroma!). The flavor follows exactly. Big sour vinegar up front that fades into a nice sweet and sour red cherry. Pretty dry flavor from the oak aging, perhaps a bit of raspberry in here (the description says cranberries, but whatever). One of the more tart sours I have had. Very nice and refreshing after a bunch of stouts on the day and I would love to come across this one again.

Oct 14, 2013
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GonzoHomebrewer from Massachusetts

3.52/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Last bottle, figured I'd see what happened with some age, but after having some vintage Oude Tart and batch#50 GFAR and now this, it seems as though Bruery sours either don't benefit at all from aging or they just fall off completely.

A- Solid dark ruby brown, thin head, looks pretty good no haze or cloudiness, easily best part about the beer

S- If the acetone wasn't so prevalent, I would've scored it higher as the underlying notes were nice, but the acetone just killed it for me. Other characteristics on the nose were cherry, vanilla, some light brown malt notes

T- Acetone note is lighter here, but unfortunately so is everything else. Acetone still present though, so can't really score it any higher

M- Its alright, if it was carbonated a little more, the acetone may not have been as big an issue in the taste

O- Eh, nothing special at this point

Jun 03, 2013
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Sarlacc83 from Oregon

3.36/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

750mL from Sparky. Thanks!

A: Very dark red with a lack of head. Solid looking with good carbonation.

N: Acetone, glue, bleu cheese. Sour cherries, a touch of ginger. Some leather, tannins, and oak.

T: More of the cherry mixed with acetone. Tannins and sour on a moderate-high level. Some harsh solvents.

M: Decent amount of carbonation and medium body.

O: Don’t know why they chose an imperial oud bruin when the normal version is so hard to get right. Would be a lot better if they’d gone that route.

May 16, 2013
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kaseydad from California

4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Almost forgot I had this one stuffed way back in the cellar.

Pours a murky, cloudy brown with a small frothy beige head. Ring around the glass after a few minutes. Just a touch of lacing. Floaties can be seen. Expected.

The aroma is big oak and vinegar. Cranberries and raspberries are nicely displayed. Touch of citrus.

The taste is sour yes, but subdued. There is a rather sweet finish to this. I'm liking the combo. Tart cherry. Sour raspberry right off the vine. Grape skin. Fruity esters. Defintely oaky but some nice wine characteristics are present. A touch more sour on the swallow. The acidity is strong here. My esophagus can collaborate.

Light carbonation.

Overall I really enjoyed this brew....collaboration or not. A tad sweeter than some Oud Bruin's but this works. I waited a few years to try this and it was drinking great. No need to rush and drink these as it still is doing it's thang. Finished the entire 750 myself so all is well.

May 08, 2013
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thecheapies from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark ruby brown. Kind of flat, but an aggressive pour yielded some big tan bubbles.

Tart cherry, tart berry, oak wood spriteness, red wine vinegar, vanilla bean, prune, toasty toffee, rum raisin, and vinous notes. Wonderful nose.

Brightly tart in a funky way. Less vinegar, more extra sharp cheddar. Red currant, tart cherry, toasty malts, some rye, raisin, and toffee. Excellently balanced between malty and sour.

Medium body. Maybe a little more. Nicely sour in the throat. Not mouth-drying. Carbonation is less disappointing now. Has some bubbly. Has very little noticeable alcohol.

Fascinatingly oaky bruin. Dying to finally open it. Gratifying now that I did.

Apr 04, 2013
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srhoadsy from Florida

4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured slightly chilled into a tulip.

Pours a dark murky brown with very little head and no lacing.

Immediately get hit with aromas of sour pears and cherries. More sweetness comes out as it warms up.

Tart and sweet with flavors of the afforementioned sour pears and cherries along with a hint of bubblegum and some background funk from the yeast.

Heavy bodied with a sweet finish. As others have mentioned, could have used more carbonation.

Overall a nice collaboration between two great breweries. A little heavy and sweet. I would actually consider this a desert beer.

Feb 19, 2013
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep shade of crimson with a smallish off white head that quickly dissipates to a smattering of foam on the top. The aroma is sweet with a hint of tart and balsamic. Sweet brown sugar mixes with tart cherries and plums with hints of tannic oak and light tart fruits. The flavor is tart and funky up front, but not bracingly so. Lemons and tart cherries mix with a bit of vinegar and tart fruits. A woody funk comes through mixed with brown sugar coated tart berries. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet tart mouthfeel going on. I thought this was pretty good, but for my tastes I'd have liked a bit more tart and carbonation.

Jan 24, 2013
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superspak from Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review 1200! 750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in Spring 2011 (nearing 2 years old). Pours slightly hazy dark reddish brown color with a small 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big sour cherry, cranberry, apple, toast, grass, hay, oak, balsamic vinegar, red wine, earth, tobacco, light leather, funk, and light herbal. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance. Taste of huge tart and sour cherry, cranberry, oak, toast, apple, raisin, hay, grass, earth, red wine, balsamic vinegar, funk, leather, tobacco, light yeast spiciness, and light citrus peel. Nice amount of tartness and sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour dark fruits, toast, oak, hay, grass, leather, balsamic vinegar, red wine, tobacco, earth, yeast spiciness, and light citrus peel on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of flavors; with a great sourness/sweetness balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is very nice; nicely acidic without being overbearing. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic sour brown ale! Big complexity and balance of flavors; and very smooth to sip on even with the acidity. A highly enjoyable offering as expected.

Jan 09, 2013
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NorCalYeti from California

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

taste- bright citrus flavors, earth, candied nuts, bacon, pear in the finish

color- amber

clarity- pours slightly hazy with fine sediment in the glass

smell- clean, soft fragrant component in the nose, caramel, citrus fruit, leather, wood

body- well balanced malt and hop components. tartness builds as the temperature of the drink warms...produced pretty strong mouth-watering. wood tannins present. medium-length finish, good hop bite at the front of the mouth.

appearance- good carbonation and lacing. off-white head

overall impression- probably the best sour i've had in recent memory, very enjoyable, alcohol is pretty well masked although you can still feel the weight of the beer

notes and comments- good aperitif to build your hunger. nice quality beer. paired with pasta e fagioli later in the evening.

beer spy- beer revolution, oakland ca, 2011, $18.99, 750mL

glassware: tulip

Jan 07, 2013
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HuskyinPDX from Washington

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

Bottle opened on 11.7.12

I had this one sitting around for a while and I guess I never reviewed it.

A - Pours a dark cola brown with red highlights. A thin tan head slowly fades to the edges.

S - Dark sour fruit and oaky.

T- Tart, wood and fruit, pretty smooth with a cherry finish.

D - Good carbonation, maybe a bit low with a thin-medium body.

O - Nice tart sour with a nice barrel character.

Nov 28, 2012
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a de Struise chalice.

Appearance - Reddish body. Small off-white head. A little murky.

Smell - Tons of sour cherry. Slightly vinegar acidity. Creamy malt and some oak.

Taste - The malt is much stronger in the taste than the smell. It's got a strong vinegar flavor. Balsamic without a really strong sourness. Very oaky. Cherry fruit flavors abound.

Mouthfeel - Could be less sweet, but it's got a decent sour kick to it. Heavy for the style. Tons of malt.

Overall - I liked this a lot better the first time I had it. A little too malty and heavy. Slightly metallic flavor tt as well, which may be age.

Oct 20, 2012
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Rutager from Canada (BC)

3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ahh, the Bruery. I'm such a fan-boi...

Thanks, mrbubbler!!

Appearance. Pours a cloudy deep red with a shade of purple. Half a finger of light orange-tan head.

Smell. Sweet cherries and old wood. a little bit of sour (cheap) balsamic vinegar, a bit of sweet malt.

Taste. Tart fruits and sour balsamic vinegar, wood and leather, light bitterness.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, very low carbonation, feels slightly watery.

Overall. Nice big Oud Bruin. Gonna be feelin' fine by the end of this!

Sep 03, 2012
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Goblinmunkey7 from Massachusetts

2.26/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thankfully split the bottle with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Deep copper. Slightly hazed. Light tan head. Wispy and thin. Drops to a negligible collar in short order. Mild carbonation. You can see the barrel influence.

Smell: Oak, cherry, fig, more oak, and oak. Nicely sour with a building lactic backing. Citric acid as well. Leather and stale sweat. So much wood. Deeply fruity. Purple grapes, cherries, and plums. It's all there. Slightly vinous with a deeper red wine push and did I mention oak?

Taste: Dark fruit and oak...surprise! Huge citric acod. Lactic and oaky. Acidity is so high it reminds me of vomit. Aftertaste of vomit. Leather and huge punches of old, slightly fermented fruit juice. Cherries and plums that have moved beyond prime. Sweetness builds as it warms and pushes it in to the almost undrinkable range.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body with almost no carbonation. The barrel aging made it smooth and slightly creamy, but nuked any chance at carbonation.

Overall: I had high hopes for this beer. Those hopes were shattered. The near vomit taste really killed this thing. I wish I could describe it differently, but it literally left my mouth feeling like I had just thrown up. It was unsettling. Regardless, under the awful was a ton of dark fruit flavor. Punch that up and drop the oak a touch, and this might actually be drinkable.

Aug 11, 2012
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cjgator3 from Florida

4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle

A- Poured into a Cigar City tulip glass. Pours a dark reddish brown color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is fabulous, out of this world for any sour beer lovers. The aroma is very sour with dark fruits and oak. The nose makes my mouth water in anticipation!

T- The taste like the aroma is deliciously sour with dark fruits, yeast and oak.

M- The mouthfeel is light to medium bodies with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, a fantastic beer from 2 fantastic breweries. Well done guys!

Jul 29, 2012
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SneezyAchew from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this one up awhile back. Opened with other BA's at a "sour" beer tasting a couple weeks ago. Reviewed from notes. Poured into a brandy snifter.

A: Pours a dark reddish-brown, copper color with not much head retention.

S: Oak dominates. Some funk and vinegar as well.

T: Like an imperial brown ale with brett? Lots of oak, and earthy characteristics. I got a lot of cranberries from this one. Really full flavored brew.

M: Medium. Found it to be much more well rounded compared to the Sang Royal we tasted right before.

O: One of my favorites of the night. I found it adventurous, and somewhat mouth puckering, but refined and quite drinkable. Wish I had another bottle.

Jul 25, 2012
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

2.21/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for splitting this bottle

Review adapted from notes taken 7/16/12

Appearance: Cloudy dark brown, starts with a nicely sized, light tan head, and leaves a lot of lacing

Smell: A base of brown ale malts - moderately sour, with some straight-up acidity, and lots of harsh vinegar - lots of oak - some dark fruits, dark berries

Taste: Upon my first sip I commented (jokingly), "this kind of tastes like vomit" - but as I continued to drink, I realized this was not a joke - it really does taste like vomit - or more specifically, the lingering taste of vaguely sour acid that remains on your tongue after blowing chunks - I wish that I were kidding - lightly sour, with some vinegar, and tons of stomach acid - the oak flavors only make this worse - beyond this characteristic, there are some malts here - cooked, lightly caramelized - and some fruits - rotten, overripe dark fruits - sweet, and this sweetness combined with the vomit flavor makes me want to gag

Mouthfeel: Mostly smooth, medium to full body, low carbonation - a lingering, somewhat unpleasant acidity

Overall: One-way ticket to Barf City

I was really excited for this beer. After all, I love a good sour. But this is not a good sour. It tastes like regurgitated stomach acid. I thought this may have been a bad bottle, but my description seems to match some others on this site. Do not want.

Jul 24, 2012
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turnerk3 from South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark, nutty brown with a feeble cream colored head. The size of the head is not the only minimal aspect of the head, the retention is practically non-existent.

S: From the second it hits the glass a strong sour cherry aroma floods the nose. With a more in depth analysis, a hidden sweetness can be found in the aroma.

T: Astounding cherry flavors infused significantly well with a sour tartness. Actually it is highly similar to eating a real cherry with the pit. After the cherry zest fades there is a modest nutty wood essence, but it merely contributes to the cherry taste without replacing it.

M: Assumptions may be made by an insignificant head, but the sours appearance works excellently at providing a pleasant explosion of flavor. Considerably easy to drink and finishes extensively dry. Leaving one to crave another sip.

O: Personally I am not a fan of flavored beers, but this brew is quite unique. It is an elegant brew that is substantially worth a try.

Jul 22, 2012
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Mora2000 from Texas

4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark red color with a white head. The aroma has a ton of cranberries and cherries in it, as well as a good bit of tartness. The flavor is similar. The tart cranberries really come through nicely, as does a dose of dark cherries. There is a nice toffee malt backbone, as well as some nice funk. Another welcome dimension to the flavor is a good bit of leather and tobacco. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Glad I got to try this one.

Jul 04, 2012
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Treebs from Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle served in a FFF teku glass. Shared with fellow BA danielnovak3.

A: Pours a dark cherry red color with brown hues in the body. Thin off white head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring. It leaves some light spots of lace.

S: Some cherry skins with a tart raspberry undertone. There is some thick maltiness with a touch of oak. Mild leather notes are present as well.

T: The body of this beer is incredibly malty. Some sweet dark cherry flesh and some tart respberry. There is a mild sour pucker with an oaky touch. The barrel produces some sweetness, but the malts really hit back in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with a little too much heft. Medium carbonation and a malty sweetness is on the finish.

O: The body of the beer was just too big and malty. I know the style was an "imperial" oud bruin, but I don't think the style really works. Not enough tartness and puckering to back up the big malt body.

Jun 15, 2012
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mrtripod from California

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

A: Pours cherry brown color. Almost entirely opaque except when held to light. Decent head and is light brown in color and has decent retention.

S: Sour cherry, ripe plum, raisin and prune. Mildly acetic with leathery and earthy tobacco notes and a light astringency from the oak tannins.

T: Very good balance of flavors. The sourness is prevalent, perhaps even understated, allowing the tartness of the cherry and sweetness of the dark fruit to come through.

M: Medium-light body with a delicate texture. A combination of tart and sweet on the front end with a semi dry, tannic finish. Good carbonation.

May 29, 2012
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dgilks from Australia

4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy brown colour with a small, short lasted tan head. There's a bit of a film that remains over the beer but the head is poor.

Complex tart aroma with notes of cherry, balsamic, christmas spice and earth. Very interesting.

Tart, crisp and refreshing. Cherries and lactic acid. More berries. Really interesting and almost creamy. Light malt. Quite nice with plenty more acid. Could be more complex but I like it.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Lots of puckering acidity.

A really nice beer. This has turned into a sour beast but I love the acid and the cherry notes. There could be a bit more going on but it is very good.

May 23, 2012
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