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Bruery / Cigar City - Marrón Acidifié | The Bruery

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Bruery / Cigar City - Marrón AcidifiéBruery / Cigar City - Marrón Acidifié

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 551 |  Reviews: 207
Reviews by beagle75:
Photo of beagle75
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft pour into a footed chalice at Brix in Sunset Beach.

A: Murky, medium rusty brown with one finger of diminishing cinnamon-tinted foam head. No lacing remains on the glass.

S: Fairly straight-forward but focused lactic acidity and aromatic oak. There is a fine thread of well-fermented vinous fruit that marries well with the wood, suggesting nuanced complexity that must be tracked down.

T: Begins off-dry, with tannic leather and dark pipe tobacco that are complementary to the heavy presence of well-cured oak. Acidity is intense at first but moderates as the beer warms, coming across as highly lactic. Vanilla butter creme frosting is also noted amongst early flavors. The middle remains woody, drying out some--but with contradictory brown sugar flavor detected--and developing a less appealing urea presence. Spicy clove and cinnamon stick makes an appearance toward the finish, where acidity becomes more felt than tasted. Savory spice lingers on the palate.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, moderate acidity is felt late but remains fairly labile, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This collaboration between The Bruery and Cigar City represents a fairly gonzo formulation for their first combined outing, but it is able to deliver a lot of traditional style elements that are at times appealing and challenging. The smell has perfect laser focus on first approach, becoming just a little muddled by the flavors as the two begin to mix into one big and sour experience. The flavors are best at the front-end, really embracing the palate; not juicy, but just as pleasing. Qualities are less focused as the taste progresses, but they do not deviate too far, or for too long. Barrel notes are aggressively woody but refined throughout, and sourness leans into lactic territory, staying appealing. Perhaps the most complementary thing one can say about a barrel-aged sour is that it tastes nothing like the components it was assembled from, and Marron Acidifie fits that description well enough.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NWer
4.79/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of freshflesh
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Callmecoon
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of jisom123
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of iemailjack
2/5  rDev -51.9%

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of GarrettB714
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of fo1ksguitar
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dogfishandi
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

another big thanks to scott (merc7186) for sharing this!

750ml capped bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter.

pours out a slight cloudy/ murky bloodish red/ brown color with a big solid light tan colored head. a very nice long lasting retention and lots of sticky lace.

big, sour lactic funk with a bit of cherries, almost raspberry like, mixed in. just a hint of some dark fruits and sweet malt.

again, aggressive sour lactic funk leads the way for some tart cherries and other such fruits, some dark, dried fruits. a very nice slightly rich caramel, almost maple syrup like malt rounds this beer off so well. nuances of leather, tobacco, and maybe even a hint of oak if you can get past all the acidic, lactic funk.

very acidic and sourness, tartness lingers on the palate. medium bodied with a nice slightly high amount of carbonation.

an amazing flanders, maybe one of the best ive had. lots of complexities but still a huge punch of sour. very similar to the oude tart i enjoyed right before this, but IMO, this has a slightly sweeter, more apparent, more complex malt profile which really makes the beer. id love some more of this for the cellar, and kudos on the collaboration, that always adds a special little touch.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Stone Brew Co.
Escondido, CA

A dark brown and ruby with glowing red edges. Thin half-inch light tan head atop. Pretty.

A powerfully aromatic sour. There's plenty of sweet fruit aromas, particularly cherries and grapes, along with a mellow woody aroma. Very tart nose.

A delicious and perfect sour. Balanced, sweet, tangy, woody, spicy, then more sweetness. It's one of those special drinks where the longer you drink, the more it evolves, the more you find in it.

Medium body, lip puckering, no alcohol presence. Perhaps could benefit from a touch more carbonation, but I'd only be nit-picking.

An absolutely fantastic sour. I raced down to Stone when I saw on the Web site that it was available for a keep the glass night on draft, and I don't regret it one bit. Great beer!

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TKEbeerman
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured into my Duvel tulip, this brew pours a murky dark amber with a very bubbly head that vanishes in thin air.

S: The aroma is very tame, yet has its depth to it. Sour cherries which sometimes can be a little harsh are obviously smooth out with the oak aging. This brew is a little to sweet in the nose to be vinegary, but their is something nice adding a little acidity to this brew.

T: In the flavor the darker, more bitter fruit notes come through. Blackberries and currants with a musty tone. Red wine vinegar rounds off the back of the pallet.

MF: The mouth feel is refreshing, but maybe a little to thin.

Overall, this is a good brew, but a little too pricey IMO. Great beer for a collaboration, but I would have loved to see a little more Cigar City, and a little less Bruery.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks wine like when held up to light, but is actually a bit darker than most, dark red, brown to it, not much in the way of head from this beer, although it had plenty of carbonation. Aroma was tannin like and a good amount of sour appreciable. Don't forget the dark fruit aroma, dates and plums?

More woody tannin taste, was even more sour on the palate than in the nose. Prior descriptions of wine like are spot on. A pretty slow sipping beer despite no taste or smell of alcohol. Kind of like Consecration from a red wine barrel. I think the cranberry and leather reference on the bottle seems a pro po or however you say it, plus some bitter cherry (~cranberry). Does that dry scrape thing on your teeth. $20 a bottle is a little rough, but not a raping either.

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Photo of SPRichard
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of glid02
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Green’s on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours a slightly hazy amber-brown color with a half-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of medium malts with good amounts of lightly tart dark cherries and hints of roast. Also present are hints of tobacco. As the beer warms the roast all but fades and the dark cherry aromas soften a bit to smell more like tart currants.

Tastes similar to how it smells, although it’s not quite as complex. Medium malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by earthy hops and tart dark cherries. Midway through the sip very slight hints of raisins work their way into things before being overtaken by slightly larger hints of tobacco. The tart fruits reassert themselves near the end of the sip, carrying through to a moderately tart ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I didn’t have any problems finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall this was an easy-drinking beer for the style but something was missing. Maybe the complexity of the tart fruit flavors? Whatever it was I can’t put my finger on it but it brought the beer down a small notch for me. Still, a nice beer that’s worth a shot.

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Photo of LucienDeRubempre
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of ste5venla
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Shawner
3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spkissane
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrVonzipper
1.25/5  rDev -70%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Hazy brown with a reddish. Decent thickness to the bubbly white eggshell colored head.

Smells like someone drank a bottle of red wine vinegar and vomitted.

Taste is just as bad if not worse. If I ate a handful of cherries and threw up in my hand, then pureed it, strained it and drank it again. That's the taste, Spot On.

Mouthfeel is quick. Cuz you gotta hurry and swallow or spit it out.

Overall Id have to say I rather drink a Mickeys, King Cobra or any other terrible malt liquor/terrible beer. This has got to be the most horrifying "beer" I've ever had in my many years of beer drinking/loving.

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Bruery / Cigar City - Marrón Acidifié from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 551 ratings