Kuhnhenn Cherry Oud Bruin | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Kuhnhenn Cherry Oud BruinKuhnhenn Cherry Oud Bruin
294 Ratings
Kuhnhenn Cherry Oud BruinKuhnhenn Cherry Oud Bruin

Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a Flanders Sour Brown Ale which has the characteristics of sherry with a sweet fruity aroma. It is dark reddish brown in color and is high in acidity, sweetness and sourness. This is a complex beer that should be imbibed with notice to it’s high alcohol content.

Added by tpd975 on 03-11-2010

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2010 vintage, bottle labeled "Imperial Old Bruin - Cherry", from Winter Solstice. Very excited to finally crack this one open. Rich walnut color with ruby borders and a darker, red mahogany center. The chubby bubbled, light-tan head concedes to a skin before my eyes and leaves no signs of webbing or lacing as it makes the recession. Looks very barley wine-ish so far.

Well ooh-la-la, what a wonderfully surprising nose. From the build of this brew, and the knowledge of its alcohol content, I wasn't really expecting much intense sourness. The first whiff, however, sends a swift kick of sour cherries to my sensory receptors - I'm in love already. Deep inhales bring out enough tartness to start tickling the saliva glands, even.

Aside from the beautifully sour and fresh cherries, the rest of the aroma leads me to believe that this is a soured, fruited barley wine. Sticky, sweet molasses, light black licorice, and some mild, boozy, sherry-like notes. Warmer temps bring forth more intense sweetness, as well as a bit more sourness, and even a light bit of acidity at the tip.

Just when I thought the sourness was peaking in the aroma, Kuhnhenn Old Brune goes mad swoll and flips the table of tartness, slapping my palate with a backhand of incredibly tart black cherries. The kind even make you wince and pucker just a bit. The sourness is a fantastic element, but it's also quite unique - it's not much like the sour or tart notes you'd get from a lambic or wild ale (and obviously far from the infected kind, as well).

Brash arms of barley wine flavors hold up the heavy cherry weight without much sweat. Sweet molasses and subtle toffee, lots of toasted breads, some other dark fruits aside from cherries, and a finishing sherry kiss. The latter half of the brew seems much more vinous than the first, but I like it. Some added oak, tannin, and acetic acid spruce things up a bit and add a whole different level of complexity.

Sticky and heavy on palate; the body on this brew is as large as the alcohol content suggests, although it drinks insanely easy considering it's nearly 12% ABV. I love the authentic nature of the black cherries, I love the intense and unexpected sourness, and I love the overall execution of this unique and interesting brew. Like an intentionally soured and fruited up, cherry barley wine on crack. So, so dope.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draught at HopCat for the Wood and Wild Ale Festival 2012, into a tulip.

Deep brown, with burgundy highlights. No head, no lace. Nose of black cherries, currants, subtler chocolate covered berries and a light almost cranberry light tart note. Taste has more black cherry, light medicinal notes, chocolate covered cranberries, light tartness but a sweet Flanders Red-esque like malting. Sweet and sour, with a fuller thicker feel that appears less than 12.0%. A very drinkable Flanders Red/Oud Bruin.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour courtesy of rivesb at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

2011 vintage.

Pours a slightly murky dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some nice cherry and malt aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic quality on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is quite tasty and easy to drink with the nice cherry aromas and flavors.

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Kuhnhenn Cherry Oud Bruin from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 294 ratings
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