Oude Bae | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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3.97/5
Very Good
40 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 BrittEBurke on 08-16-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,009
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
40
pDev:
5.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
Trade:
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of citizencane
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
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 +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
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 +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpd026
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
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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Photo of deonreds
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blissfulNemo
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Feldpausch
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LJTate
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatGreer
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of datpingao
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shoegueuze
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of iRun2Beer
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imbibehour
4.17/5  rDev +5%
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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Oude Bae from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 40 ratings