Madamin | LoverBeer

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165 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
LoverBeer
Italy
loverbeer.com

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oak amber ale. Fermented and maturated only in oak vats. The name "Madamin" is a piedmontese word meaning "young lady". Available in 375 ml or 750 ml bottles.

Added by glid02 on 07-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
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8
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of acurtis
3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

definitely the lighter side of the oud bruin genre, much more lemony lacto than dark malt in here. there is almost no roast character to the grain at all, i taste no chocolate malt either, more like a soured copper ale. smells and tastes about the same, less dynamic or intriguing than the other loverbeer stuff, but loaded with sourness. the oak is there in the nose, but it does little to temper the intense lactic acidity in the swallow. grain profile seems too light for the style, and too light for the texture, its maybe a summer oud bruin, if such a thing exists, but i think it lacks a little depth on the malt front, despite tasting delicious. it really pops on the palate too, effervescent carbonation makes it drink right down. lingering dried fruit and oak on the palate is neat for such a light bodied beer too. definitely the most sour beer ive had from loverbeer, but also the least unique. well made, but there are better examples of the style, especially at this price.

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

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is cloudy brownish orange in color and has a light amount of carbonation along with some yeast particles visible near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down but never completely faded away, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface.
S: The smell is quite sour and has a bit of funkiness; there are aromas of oak in the nose along with notes of cherries and grapes.
T: Similar to the smell, the sour stands out in the taste—but not in an overpowering way. There are flavors of cherries, grapes and oak; the fruity flavors are a bit stronger compared to the aroma. The sourness lingers in the aftertaste.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and rather tart on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation. There is some in the finish from the oak barrel.
O: Despite the strong amount of sourness, this beer is very easy to drink.

Note: 2010 vintage

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

High levels of acidity and strong fruit flavor gives this Italian sour brown ale a ton of character and juicy, inviting delight to the taste buds.

Opening with an obvious brown hue, the beer also displays a rusty ruby-red color with haze and tawny gold highlights. The beer develops a part-froth, part-fizz spritzy white head that succumbs to the low pH as it reduces to a necklace around the glass midway through the session.

Mouthwatering aromas of tart fruit, stone fruit, toasted malt, balsamic and red wine create a menage that beckons for the first sip. Background notes of limes, sea salt, leather, and musty wood round out the more savory notes of aroma.

The sharp acidity hits the front of the tonuge with a surge of lemon, lime, and crab apples before the juicy malt flavors round out the wine and cider impressions. Cherries, toast, chocolate, sorghum, and prune provide rounder taste as the fruit and malt mingle delightfully on the middle palate. Richer fruit flavors of dates, figs, raisins, and plumbs weave into aged savory tastes of leather, fresh tobacco, and light worcestershire sauce. A return of lime twist in the finish cuts the malt to provide a decidedly bitter and tart, palate-stripping cleanliness.

The intense tartness and fruit flavor resonates differently to the trigemental senses of the mouth. Medium bodied, the malt richness buffers the palate from the acidity and allows for savory textures to match those in taste. A long dry finish of malt and fruit hide its alcohol well while offering mild fruit like pectin astringency to substitute the bitter balance from hops.

Madamin is a masterfully brewed and melded ale that makes me want to taste more sourness and earth flavor, but even those characteristics in this ale is more daft than is typical for oud bruins.

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Photo of emerge077
3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Expensive dainty bottle, split two ways. "Brewed in 2011" on the label.

Reddish brown apple butter color, pretty good clarity with softly textured foam that rises and parts quickly. No lace to speak of.

Very musty aroma, damp cellar and moldy cork at first, which seems to lessen after 15 minutes in the glass. A flash of cherry surfaces later on.

More damp musty wood in the flavor, can't say it really works in the beer's favor (though it can be a potentially positive trait in the right amount). Mild tartness, fruity with a touch of cherry, it finishes dry and fairly nondescript... kind of just drops off. Pretty unimpressed by this, and for the price I probably won't be returning to LoverBeer's lineup any time soon. There are far better Oud Bruins out there.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep reddish color with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of oak with light tart cherries note with a light acidic edge and some sour notes. Taste is a well balanced mix between some oak with good notes of sour cherries with light acidic notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Well brewed with nice complexity while retaining a good drinkability level.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2010 vintage bottling. Pours hazy deep reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart cherry, cranberry, red grape, green apple, light cider vinegar, caramel, brown sugar, toasted oak, hay, straw, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, dark malt, and oak barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of tart cherry, cranberry, red grape, green apple, light cider vinegar, caramel, brown sugar, toasted oak, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Light fruity/earthy tartness/spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, cranberry, red grape, green apple, light cider vinegar, caramel, brown sugar, toasted oak, hay, straw, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/funky yeast, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; with a nice malt/tartness/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy, and slightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Flanders brown ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky yeast, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth to drink with the light amount of acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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

On-tap 2/7/2016 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep reddish brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains tart dark fruit, wild Belgian yeast and some malts.

T: The taste starts out with a mild sour burst from flavors of cherries and other dark fruits. Then a thin malt character follows. The hops presence is very mild as expected with this type of beer and there’s a good balance. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rifugium
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Poured a hazy, dark mahogany brown with a small, dense cap of beige head that retained and laced moderately. Aroma was light, with notes of fruit and funk. Taste was nice and full of non-threatening sourness, a bit acidic, a bit funky, notes of cherry and peach and red wine; woody and leafy mid-palate with a drying finish. Light-medium body, went down very easy, and was quite enjoyable.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The pour is amber in color with an off-white head. Rather sweet aroma for a sour beer. Lots of berries and grapes with a strange butterscotch sweetness, too. Quite a lot of strawberry flavor on the palate, which is actually enjoyable. Mild to moderate tartness and acidity, a little bit of oak and straw, and very high carbonation. Despite the sweetness of the aroma, I found this to be enjoyable.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Madamin from LoverBeer
3.8 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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