Oude Bae | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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29 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: Limited (brewed once)

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

Added by BrittEBurke on 08-16-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
5.63%
 
 
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0
Gots:
6
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of taospowder
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LJTate
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatGreer
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of datpingao
4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shoegueuze
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imbibehour
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Out of the bottle looks like a dark rose or light pinot wine body, light purple and red filling the glass with a purple dark plum and ruby red color. Head is slightly pink and a little creamy with a two finger top and half finger lying puck. Very neat looking beer, but certainly not looking like and oud bruin, lets go with Flanders red for the win I say, and very nice.

Very nice aroma if a little closed. Creamy sensing malt and a mild funk. Fruity tones with a bit of oak, with the fruit angles sensing a more berried cherry and raspberry quality. Very solid, just a bit too burried though on the nose.

Palate grasps at some real greatness. Grape and real round flavors, but with a weaker body than expected. Thined out mid palate but with fruity tartness of tangy grape. Quenching fruit quality with a mild sour tinge. Aftertaste hints a little pepper but not quite, and lots tannic hinting dryness. A bit more body and this could really pop and roar.

A very nice take on a Flanders style but certainly going very wild on the angle. Very unique beer, nice use of wine and French oak additions to make something all new and fun.

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Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npachl
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A lot of astringency behind this beer. I'm not sure what the issue is, but there was a bit of rubberiness and burnt oak behind this. The grapes come out a fair amount on the palate, but otherwise are absent on the nose. Not something I would recommend purchasing if you come across this.

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Photo of Benish
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzlyo
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is fruit, funk and slightly odd/thick sweetness. The flavor is fruit/berries, grapes, malts and a mix of strong tartness and slightly sweet in the finish.

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Photo of djrn2
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avalon07
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a brownish color with ruby tints. There was a small amount of off white, foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not a whole lot of lacing.

S: A decent enough aroma of Belgian yeast, the advertised grapes, and other fruits as well.

T: Tasted of a good amount of the Pinot Noir grapes, a vinegar quality, some other fruits (raspberries, maybe?), a definite sour quality, a slight malty quality, and some light yeast as well. A fair flavor that isn't quite as strong as it should be. The vinous quality is a welcome addition, but it isn't strong enough. Still, a solid taste.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not exactly Stillwater's best work, but work a look. Drinkable.

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Oude Bae from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
3.91 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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