Oud Bruin | Brouwerij 't Verzet / Café Loca

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Brouwerij 't Verzet / Café Loca

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This "old brown" is a brewer flagship, and a typical beer style for the region in which it is produced. A blend of 'old' brown beer, already maturated for 6 months in oak barrels, and some 'young' brown beer. Each vessel is sampled separately and blended to taste, so as to obtain the perfect combination.

Each year, the taste slightly different though the main characteristics remain always the same: the aroma is dominated by green apple, red fruits and oak. The taste is refreshingly acidic and very thirst-quenching.

Added by ManforallSaisons on 06-23-2013

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Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of REVZEB
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

More funky and fruity than normal, but wait, before I lose you, I am going to try to convince you why this worked for me. The dark cherry was accompanied by raspberry, orange, apple and I swear blueberry, giving the cherry more depth and brightness simultaneously. The malt is strong enough to draw these fruit in with the assist by a funky belgian yeast, almost like a golden yeast. However, there is a little vinegar on the finish that is pungent on the nose especially, so close verzet!

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Photo of puck1225
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

Murky brown color with a decent head and good lacing. Sour fruit smell and taste. Pleasant funkiness. White wine, cherries and hint of orange and strawberry. Good beer.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dazka
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of christoph28
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of steverx8
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtyhands
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a snifter glass. Had a dark brown color and a murky, cloudy texture. There was a small amount of off white, foamy head that quickly dissipated. Average lacing.

S: A nice aroma of apples, Belgian yeast, oak, cherries, and other berries.

T: Tasted of a tinge of oak, some Belgian yeast (it's kind of subdued), lots of apples, a heap of cherries, raspberries, light malt notes, and a vinegary quality. Quite a lot of fruit on the palate here, and that's a good thing. It's pretty sour, but also complex and interesting.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a lively, prickly finish. Medium-bodied.

O: In general, this is a well made beer. If you like sour stuff, give this one a shot.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Opted for my tulip for this one.
The appearance was a semi-thick dark amber to brown color with a quickly dissipating finger's of a little white foamy to fizzy head. Just a miniscule concave lace upon the sides of the glass.
The aroma captured a super nice blend of sweet to sour apple cider vinegar, sweet wood, caramel malts, light funkiness, some cherry sour flesh, light raspberry tartness, sweet grass, and ended with a touch of lemon.
The flavor leaned towards a crisp sour meshing of the cherries and raspberries that seemed to meld on into the funkiness and woodiness. Mild acidity. Underscored by a little bit of bitterness, everything came together in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation seemed a bit under, but I did see that this is a 2013 bottle (no harm, no foul to me). ABV did feel on par. Semi-sticky raspberry to cherry sort of finish with a really nice tartness.
Overall, an exceptionally nicely aged Flanders Oud Bruin, I'd love to have again preferably fresh just to see the differences.

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Photo of AGust82
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a nice brownish-reddish color. Nice head from a vigorous pour, and the head quickly dissipated. Nose is funk, raspberries, cherries, and a bit of sourness. Really nice. Taste is sour upfront, with a woody bitterness on the back end. Sour is great, with some funky notes. It has some citrus peel and leathery notes as well. I'm a big fan of this. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit dry.

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Photo of hermit990
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a murky brown color with a good deal of yeast sediment. It smelled of sour green apples and hints of berry. Nice sour taste with a touch of sweetness and caramel.

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Photo of Trevor_martin
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Bujon
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A typical Belgian sour red, pours like prune juice, zero head, you'd be forgiven for thinking you were about to embark on a detoxification concoction.

Aroma is a little lacking, don't really pick up anything beyond that sour tone.

Taste is pretty decent, but you really need to enjoy your sours to appreciate this one, a sour spicy fruit. Very similar to the petrus aged pale ale in flavour.

Feel is a little dry in the mouth, and does have a very dry aftertaste.
Strangely it does leave you licking your lips for another quaff??

Overall, it's an acquired taste, but many Flanders sour reds are.

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Photo of ChrisCage
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a muddled toffee color (plenty of yeast suspended in this one), and with a minimal head, but rather a vicious ring around the liquid. Carbonation is much too hard to see, and the overall appearance seems to be a little watery, with little to no lacing sticking to the side of the glass. Average looking at best.

S- To me, this smells a lot like sour soother candies, with tart peach, muted balsamic vinegar, Belgian funky yeast strains that are most definitely wild...perhaps some Granny Smith apple and a slightly spicy wood aroma that has a bit of cinnamon. Interesting!!

T- Well this stands up to the style that it is meant to be.....heavy tart cherry, sour citrus, malt vinegar, green apples, sour raspberry, wild yeast and/or bacterium strains to provide a real funky nature and not much else.....this is definitely a sipping beer!

M/O- Medium body with some smooth buttery texture, and there is plenty of carbonation to boot, but it is very tart and could be a little less in your face....however.....I do find that after a couple of tries, the malt sweetness starts showing and it becomes a palatable beer. Not my favorite style but a palate cleanser and thirst quenching most definitely!

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Photo of AcidJosh
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.49/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8 oz pour on tap into a wine glass. This is a 2014 keg.

A: big frothy off white brownish head settles to a film. body is a slightly hazy brown red.

S: cherries, apples, raspberries, light vinegar, and a little oak.

T: sour cherries, light bits of oak, wine grapes, light carbonation.

M: Body is really soft lower carbonation the sourness grips your mouth quickly. It let's go gradually but not with much carbonation.

O: this is a great Oud Bruin. flavors are soft but huge and the sourness isn't crazy.

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Photo of DrainBamage
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy brown color with virtually no head. Expiration says 2022, but there is stuff floating in here. Smell is fruity and buttery. It hard to taste anything, because it is tart. Overall it's still really drinkable.

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Photo of DrBier
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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