Oud Bruin | Brouwerij 't Verzet / Café Loca

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't Verzet / Café Loca
Belgium
brouwerijtverzet.be

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
153
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.95%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 153 |  Reviews: 33
Reviews by RblWthACoz:
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3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

More Flemish style beers! More! More!!

Lots of thick goop on the bottle cap and on the top of the bottle.

This one looks good and has a nice nose to it. Sour vinegar, woody, cherry, somewhat earthy funk going on as well on the flavor. The typical stuff really, which is good. Gets a little thin on the backside a bit too early, in my opinion. But what is there is nice. I could certainly go for more of this, though definitely not at the price point.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.26/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Popping the cap reveals very little carbonation--bordering on flat. I don't hold the lack of head against a sour beer, but I do hold flatness against them. The nose is sour and vinous. Flavor: extremely acidic and vinegary. A tad fruity. But really, this is a very uninteresting Flemish brown, one-dimensional, all sourness with nothing else to offer. I could imagine mixing this with something else to get an interesting beer, but not at the price it's sold at.

Makes me wish I had bought a Rodenbach instead.

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Photo of JakerLou
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Marius
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky brown with not much head. Smells of sour vinegar, macerated grapes and some funky stuff. The taste is insanely sour, with a bit of a metallic feel to it, and not much else - no sweetness or funkiness or anything. That being said, sour beers are awesome, and, as simple as this one might be, it is quite good. Medium body, sour aftertaste.

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Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of jALEson
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, day 20 of the 2016 Craft BeerAdvent calendar - nice to see one of the less common sour styles represented in this holiday collection.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, dark orange-brick brown colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and yet somewhat fizzy tan head, which leaves a few instances of distant mountain range lace around the glass as it gently recedes.

It smells of sour cherries and raspberries, gritty and grainy caramel malt, red balsamic vinegar, muddled earthy spices, some cedar-esque woodiness, mildly funky and musty yeasty notes, and an ephemeral generic hop bitterness. The taste is some rather tart lemon, cherry, blackberry, and underripe apple fruitiness, bready and crackery caramel malt, tanned leather, plain, somewhat oxidized cooking vinegar, clove and white pepper spice, wet and musty oak, and perhaps some ethereal hints of dark cocoa powder.

The carbonation is fairly sturdy in its headstrong frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and sort of thin-seeming in its attempt at smoothness. It finishes trending dry, the lingering sour fruit, wood, and indistinct bitterness leaning in that direction.

Overall, this is a decent enough version of the style, if lacking a bit of oomph (old-school variety) in certain areas - generally the mouthfeel. At any rate, it's always nice that, if it has to be a sour, at least it's a fruity sour - as opposed to overtly funky or yeasty. Glad I got to try it.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.49/5  rDev +23.7%
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 Insubordinator
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Snow81
4.29/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wyckydsceptre
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Antyk
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

"Editie 2012" 37.5 cl bottle bought this spring, served into a tulip glass: promising start, cloudy old bronze, a gush of Champagne foam that settled to a scrim, replenished by steady carbonation. Fair bit of beige flakey sediment. Smells of apricot--no, apricot pastry, a bit of banana, brown sugar on toast, a bit of wood chips. Very tart attack in the mouth, some fruit but not a huge volume of taste fighting through. A bit of caramel. Feels at first leggy and then astringent, with an impression of feeling moisture evaporating off the inside of my mouth. Glad to see a new entrant in this style, would like a bit more from this example, but will be happy to stick with it as the blends will unavoidably vary over time.

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Photo of emerge077
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peter1977
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taperwookie
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of fourstringer
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 375 mL bottle into a Duvel tulip. Moderately aggressive hand - trying to stir up some kind of head. LotNR: A01022013. Exp: 01/02/23. 2013 Edition.

A: Murky, reddish iced-tea brown with really no head to speak of. Just some discrete, clear bubbles around the margins. No lacing.

S: Citric, lactic acid with notes of cherry, lemon, grape juice. Earth. Lighter vinegar. Wood. A certain vinous quality.

T: A burst of vaguely fruity sourness opens with a transient surge of a very drying bitterness. Hints at dark chocolate. A touch of sweetness creeps in alongside the persistently strong sour. Finishes quite dry (although the mouth is quite wet with salivation!) Lingering citric acid sourness in the aftertaste with a residual bitterness and astringency. No significant alcohol presence.

M: No carbonation. Moderate to light body. Bad seal/finish on this one, I'm afraid.

O: I appreciate the degree of overt sourness and underlying bitterness on this one, but it feels a bit empty in the middle. Was hoping for more depth of flavor. The lack of carbonation probably doesn't help...

Prost!

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Oud Bruin from Brouwerij 't Verzet / Café Loca
3.63 out of 5 based on 153 ratings.
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