Oude Bae
Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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From:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales
 
Maryland, United States
Style:
Flanders Oud Bruin
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 10.43%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
47
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 17, 2019
Added:
Aug 16, 2016
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  15
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: oak-aged sour ale brewed with Pinot Noir grapes.
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Rated: 4.18 by MickeyHops from California

Jun 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by ThatAmateurBeerDrinker from New York

Apr 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jan 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

Dec 02, 2018
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Rated by safaricook from Netherlands

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very drinkable and flavorful vlaams rood. It lacks the complexity of the one and only Rodenbach Grand Cru. This is only second to the best.
Nov 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by fosters9 from New York

Nov 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Sep 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by edthehead from New York

Jul 22, 2018
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Reviewed by drtth from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
The lightly hazed reddish cherry wood colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a finely bubbled 1” light pink head that recedes slowly to a thin, irregular island of foam and a small ring around the glass while leaving little or no lacing. Sipping creates some widely scattered patches and a few legs of lacing, most of which slide back down to the liquid.

The aromas include some red wine grapes, some oak, some dark bread, a hint of something like tart cherries.

As expected from the nose the flavors are mostly about the red wine grapes. There’s also some fruity dark cherry tartness along with the bit of wood from the oak. In the background there’s some dark bread and sweetness from the malt.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied as well as being both tart with the red grape and dark cherry notes and slightly prickly from the light carbonation. The background includes some wood from the oak and some dark bread from the malt. The medium length finish begins as the malt sweetness and dark bread begin to disappear leaving both the tartness from the grapes and cherry, along with a bit of oak, to lead the way to a semi-dry and astringent finish in the middle and back of the palate.

Overall an interesting beer which is well made and which I’ve enjoyed trying for the complexity of it’s flavor profile. But that said, I’m not sure I’ll be repeating this one. Effectively the overall aroma/flavor profiles show a bit too much red wine and dark cherry tartness for my tastes.
Jul 16, 2018
 
Rated: 1.25 by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands

Jun 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by Whitey_from_Remedy from Pennsylvania

May 16, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.8%
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...
Mar 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by Gregf51 from Ohio

Mar 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.42 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Mar 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.8 by probert from New York

Mar 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by shelby415 from Oregon

Mar 05, 2018
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Reviewed by SmashAdams from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%
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
Feb 26, 2018
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Reviewed by citizencane from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
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.
Feb 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by mrcraft from California

Feb 17, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
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.
Feb 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by Buffettman2018 from North Carolina

Feb 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by jpd026 from New York

Feb 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Erikshegda1994 from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
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
Feb 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.88 by deonreds from New York

Feb 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jan 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.03 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jan 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.61 by DanGeo from Michigan

Jan 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Feldpausch from Michigan

Jan 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by taospowder from New Mexico

May 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by LJTate from Pennsylvania

Apr 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Mar 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4.18 by PatGreer from Massachusetts

Mar 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by ConradKenney from Maryland

Jan 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.82 by cuvtcuv from Florida

Jan 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.55 by datpingao from California

Jan 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by shoegueuze from California

Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Dec 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by kuishinbo_tantei from New York

Nov 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Nov 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Oct 27, 2016
Oude Bae from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 57 ratings