Oud Bruin | Funkwerks

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funkwerks
Colorado, United States
funkwerks.com

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This 7.5% traditional Flemish-style sour was produced from a blend of beers aged for a range of up to two years in a variety of oak barrels. Long and slow fermentation with a blend of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and other sour cultures contribute to the characteristically tart flavor. Notes of black cherry, raisin, and a hint of dark chocolate.

Added by denver10 on 11-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,997
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
59
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
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4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017-12-09
750ml bottle served in a large snifter. Bottled on 2017-09-04. Given to me by @mr-jj.

Pours dark reddish brown with smallish head and medium to low carbonation. Smell is nice -- tart cherries. Sour.

Taste is tart, cherries, a little muddy. Not particularly standout, but good.

Mouthfeel is dry, and nice. Overall, nice beer.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

My favorite oud bruin, but I like that it's more bitter, less sweet, and more sour. It's still an oud bruin, right? There's a mild malty, sweet praline character. Then biting lemon rinds kick in with an earthy bitterness. The aroma is a bit plain with simple barnyard, but I have few complaints.

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3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #84 (Jan 2014):

Amazing. Funkwerks without a doubt has a firm grasp on what it takes to make stellar barrel-aged beer, though this one is a bit rough around the edges. Perhaps a bit too acidic and a tad too dry from the wood, though that’s somewhat expected from the whiskey barrels. Overall, a great sour, but another 6 – 12 months in the bottle could help mellow this Oud Bruin out a bit.

STYLE: Flanders Oud Bruin
ABV: 7.5%
AVAILABILITY: Limited

LOOK: Excellent show of froth, cloudy dark brown color

SMELL: Thick oakiness, vinous, tart, musty cellar, faint tart cherry, phenolic, mint, hint of vanilla

TASTE: Smooth, slick mouthfeel, semidry, moderate-sized body, oaky, tart, leather, toasty, mild hoppiness, raisins, hint of booze, vague vinous note, bone-dry finish

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750mL bottled with a bottled on date of 6/24/13, so well aged; into a tulip.
Appearance - a deep red, auburn pour, cloudy, but carbonation bubbles appear when you examine the glass. Thick, bubbly off-white head produces a sticky curtain of lacing!
Smell - sweet and sour; oak barrels, red wine, hint of whiskey!
Taste - follows the nose with the sweet and sour candy, aged red wine and whiskey!
Feel - terrific blend of sweetness, sour and tart; mild body, smooth and flavorful!
Overall - I'm not a sour beer fan, however, this must be my favorite; likely due to the fact it is barrel aged and the bottle itself is aged roughly 17 months!

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a tulip, the beer is a ruby brown coloring, with a tan halo of head. Nose of dark cherry, oak, old world fruit, booze, and tart sweetness. Flavors are tangy caramel, tart cherry, merlot characteristics, woody highlights, and a subtle acidic note. Robust and full-bodied. The aftertaste is tart cherry all over, with some merlot and cabarnet notes, with a dry, lingering, tart finish. Heavy brew.

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Oud Bruin from Funkwerks
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 59 ratings