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Mad Bruin | Driftwood Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Driftwood Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
driftwoodbeer.com

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Rutager on 10-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
36
pDev:
7.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Photo of HoppySeb
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of bylerteck
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Fonduevoodoo in CanBIF Spring 2014.

A - Very strong carbonation coming up in a nice ruby coloured body. Cloudy body with a nice two finger beige head that lasts. Good lace walls around and a finger of retention. Nice stuff.

S - Lot's of funk, wood, dark malt, sugar, overripe dark fruit. Nice.

T - Seriously tart up front. Acidic, funky, overripe fruit again. A bit odd for the style as it doesn't pack a woody/dark fruit/cherry, but more an acidic apple note.

M - Strong carbonation, dry vinegary finish. Movement in the mouth with the medium body creates instant tingly sourness.

O/D - This is nearly on point, just missing a bit more kick. Maybe too much on the acidic end of things, smacking any of the complexity I associate with the style out the way. All that said, this is still tasty and worth a shot. Good effort.

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Photo of kjyost
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of rogerdandy
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of KeKeKumba
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of liamt07
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of dirtylou
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, split, hair of the dog tulip

Brought back from recent trip to Vancouver - sweet label. Both of us being big fans of the "sour brown" style, this was one of the beers I sought out while in B.C. Definitely sour - minerally, vinegar, oak, tart cherry, fairly high acidity. Somewhat middle of the road in a tough style - certainly no La Folie, but still good

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of papat444
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Boozecamel for this one.

Poured from a 650ml. bottle, no freshness info.

Appearance: Huge head, great retention that slowly pops and fizzles while leaving some traces on the glass. Body is the color of dirty brown.

Smell: Sour cork, bit of vinegar, bit shy i found.

Taste: Sour tartness that slowly unfolds itself, bit of minerals, black cherries, light vinegar with loads of wine cork flavor.

Mouthfeel: Very prickly, lively, acidic, full and long feel.

Overall: A discreet Oud Bruin, tasty indeed.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of wordemupg
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into tulip 26/4/13 thanks Rutager for sending a couple my way

A deep brownish amber that has some ruby highlights when held to the light, lots of bubbles keep a 1/4inch film going for ages but leaves just a few random patches of lace

S mild funk works well with some wood, brown sugar, raspberry and apple cider with a little sour cherry, vinous grapes, smells pretty solid with some leather and spice as it warms

T not quite the complexity of the nose with less fruity notes but a little more cider if that makes any sense, acidic and sour but not anywhere near turning my mouth inside out, somewhat mellow considering the style

M medium bodied with no shortage of bubbles, rather slick but I feel some tannins at the same time somehow, sour and dry with a lingering finish I can't quite place

O not a bad sour and I'm thinking it has a ways to go before it peaks, no pucker involved and I could drink my other bomber with no problems but I'm going to wait another year or so

Driftwood's ability to make such a wide range of difficult styles continues to impress me. I can see some cellar time working well for this one and I'll keep you informed.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Derek
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Mahogany, pours with a nice off-white head, very little retention, no lace.

S: Wonderful wine-like aroma (grapes, oak, field berries), light funk, dates, sponge toffee, lots of depth.

T: Figs, oak, black berries, maraschino cherries, cocoa, vanilla, dates, brown sugar, light acidity, modest bitterness.

M: Dry, very dry, with a lightly acidic, crisp finish.

O: I find it a bit rough around the edges. I think it should have some cellaring potential though... it's so dry that I think it would mellow rather than increase in acidity.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of cbnz
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of pudoo
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of thagr81us
3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to MSquared2 for sharing this one at a recent Random Sunday Tasting! Poured deep brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, caramel, fruit, wheat, and dark fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, earth, and subtle spice. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. Another brew I had never heard of that showed up. The flavor on this one was a fair bit of a letdown though. This was due to the fact that it was very mellow and light. I really wish it would have brought the goods and tried to shock me. Unfortunately that was not the case. Glad I got to try it, but doubt I would do so again in the future.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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Mad Bruin from Driftwood Brewery
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 36 ratings
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