Old Growth | Trinity Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
trinitybrew.com

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Flemish-inspired Brown Ale aged in French oak barrels.

Added by rye726 on 10-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
150
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
20.45%
 
 
Wants:
103
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Sammy
3.82/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
2.76/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nickfl
3.97/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.81/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JacksonCR1
1.94/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Red-brown pour with a small off-white head, with minimal lacing. Aroma is sour and vinegary. The taste is the same--vinegary with oak. Overall I liked it for what is claims to be.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.32/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Akeah
1.5/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of cbutova
3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of the very last remaining bottles from a 2014 cross country haul. Full notes from last night.

A- 375ml into two glasses with a deep ruby hue and a off white cap. Frothy head just a thin pillow and lacing is spotty.

S- A bit of cheek pucker inducing sourness off the top with lactic mostly but a touch of acetic acid. Lemon juice, green apple skin, wet toasted wood, tart red and sweet black cherry, musty grape and raisin.

T- Sour fruits and acids up front with lactic sourness being the main flavor of the brew. Lemon juice, sour green apple, tart pie cherries, toasted nuts and slight almond, raisin, light caramel, vinous grape, medium toast oak wood and a hint of band aid.

MF- Light bodied with a crisp medium high carbonation. Somewhat fizzy and foamy consistency with an Intensely sour finish.

A lot of sourness with a touch of some fruits both pale and dark. Becomes battery acid status towards the end of things but stays true to the style mostly.

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ricoslim
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy reddish brown in color. It poured with a short beige head that died down, leaving wispy lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of vinegar and sourness are present in the nose. The smell gets stinger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has flavors of vinegar along with notes of sourness and oak. Faint bits of sweetness are also perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a very good representation of the style. It's a little sour and tart, and the vinegar is not overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
3.94/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours orange/chestnut with a sliver of tan head. Never clears, no head retention or lacing

S: Sourness & aged hops, fades a bit as it warms

T: Tartness, sourness, choke cherry, acidic notes & crazy oaky dryness up front. Sourness/tartness, raspberries, tart cherries, & tongue stripping dryness, a little almond sweetness/dryness shows up as this warms. Finishes tart, tart, tart with puckery sourness & just a little too much acidity for my liking, but only just

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, enamel being stripped on teeth...

A tough one to drink so mind numbingly sour, only for the stout of heart. Sour beyond belief. Glad I got to try it, but bloody expensive. I'm sure some wine drinkers might dig this

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Photo of MammothTarantula
4.32/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Malefactor
4.12/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of muskiesman
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of macesq
4.21/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakewatt135
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Old Growth from Trinity Brewing Company
3.52 out of 5 based on 150 ratings.
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