Oude Bae | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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3.98/5
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47 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States
stillwater-artisanal.com

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
oak-aged sour ale brewed with Pinot Noir grapes.

Added by Britt on 08-16-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,312
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
47
pDev:
5.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an interesting beer in an interesting looking can, stillwater always keeps me engaged, even if i dont love the beer sometimes. this one is tasty, but i definitely wanted more from it. i like how winey it is, almost gritty like a dense pinot can be, and not too sweet, i think they did a great job with the grapes, but the rest of the beer is sort of plain to me for what it is. deep ruby red color to this and a nice airy white head on top, it looks nice in the teku glass. aroma is tart red grape skins and a little red wine itself, some sweet oak and a tiny bit of tannic acidity. the grapes really lead the flavor charge, i dont get a ton of malt behind them, more juice than beer in some ways, grape must depth though, really nice. the oak is soft but evident, but i think what is missing for me more than anything is more yeast character. its got a little sourness but the grape and wood density cover up any funkiness or interesting elements there, so it seems sort of overly simple in that aspect, a nice developed bretty weirdness would be welcomed here. still, the grapes are really forward in here and it ends up presenting itself like wine. i can always count on these guys to entertain me with their beers. if you like the beer wine hybrids, pick this one up, but its not as complex and nuanced as many of their beers in this category...

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Photo of Gregf51
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
4.42/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of probert
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SmashAdams
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another nice sour from Stillwater. A subtle blend of flavors over the typical Stillwater sour ale base. Not too tart with a touch of sweetness. The oak barely comes through in the finish with the slightest hint of smokiness. Overall delicious. yb

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Photo of citizencane
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours between amber and ruby with minimal lacing but moderate head that leaves lingering foam. Smells of sour fruit, but really faint. Taste is sour, fermented fruit, malt. Taste is similar with pronounced sourness. Feels somewhat refreshing. Not exceptional but well done.

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Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass; no can dating, but is a recent release. Pours slightly hazy ruby reddish orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/tangy red grapes, cherry, plum, raisin, fig, berry, lemon, green apple, white wine, oak, hay, grass, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of oaken vanilla, pepper, lacto funk, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, red grapes, oak, and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/tangy red grapes, cherry, plum, raisin, fig, berry, lemon, green apple, white wine, oak, hay, grass, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of oaken vanilla, pepper, lacto funk, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and yeast/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy red grapes, cherry, dark fruit, berry, lemon, green apple, white wine, oak, hay, grass, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light funk/pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, red grapes, oak, and dark/bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with zero puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness and tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, fairly acidic, and lightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.5%. Overall this is an awesome fruited sour ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, red grapes, oak, and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish, never overly lactic. Definitely a kettle sour, but it has great complexity. Great balance between fruity Lacto, grapes, oak, and dark/bready malts. More of a sour red. A really enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Buffettman2018
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpd026
4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a 12 oz can and poured into a tulip

Red cranberry juice appearance with a small light pink head

Smells like oaky tart berry with slight hint of sweetness

Slightly tart, little bit of sweetness lots of oaky dry goodness, finishes nice dry and crisp

Lighter bodied higher carbonated mouth feel

Overall a great oak aged sour and in my opinion it was an awesome find. Obviously doesn’t compare to anything from cantillon or browerij 3 but for a $4 12oz can it was delicious and will definitely purchase again next time I see it

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3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blissfulNemo
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Feldpausch
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LJTate
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatGreer
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.55/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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Oude Bae from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 47 ratings