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[BANISHED] Freakcake #1 - Barrel-aged Oud Bruin Ale | Crux Fermentation Project

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3.87/5
Very Good
126 Ratings
[BANISHED] Freakcake #1 - Barrel-aged Oud Bruin Ale[BANISHED] Freakcake #1 - Barrel-aged Oud Bruin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project
Oregon, United States
cruxfermentation.com

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed to the Oud Bruin style with orange and lemon zest, then aged in Makers Mark barrels where the brewers added classic holiday fruits such as cranberries, figs, dates and raisins. Paying homage to the fruitcakes granny used to make with the only difference being, you won't want to re-gift this one!

Added by anteater on 12-04-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,578
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
126
pDev:
11.37%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
38
Trade:
2
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From BeerAdvocate Magazine #85 (Feb 2014):

Freaky, Bretty, Fruity, Savory

Take a classic Belgian style, add orange and lemon zest; then introduce Brettanomyces in the secondary fermentation, along with sour cherries, raisins, cranberries, figs, dates and currants. Throw in some spices, too. Yeah, this is an insane brew. There’s almost too much going on, but it works. And the Brett pulls through just enough to soften things up, complement the spice additions and add another dimension to this freak of a beer.

STYLE: Oud Bruin | ABV: 10.5% | AVAILABILITY: Limited

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Bottle from Natural Provisions, Williston, VT.
Back of the bottle reads: Bottled on "Tax Day, 2016."
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a dark brown color allowing no light to penetrate. A finger's worth of white foamy head sat atop of the beer and slid off at a decent pace. Mild stringy lace formed and slid into the beer.
The aroma started with some red wine, light sweet clean driftwood, mild allspice, light clean earthiness, a little zip from some citrus, black cherry skin and flesh, slight sour with a touch of tart and bitter.
The flavor charged with the sour cherry skin initially and developed a nice blend of the tart and the sweet wood. Citrusy cling seems to not be as clingy here, way fainter. Somewhat sticky sort of sweet to sour to tart and woody to cherry like aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine, perhaps a bit lower, but that didn't bother me as there's some woody dryness inflecting it's due course along my tongue. ABV felt as projected by the brewer.
Overall, despite being aged a bit, this turned out absolutely wonderful, a fine gem well worthy of coming back to.

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[BANISHED] Freakcake #1 - Barrel-aged Oud Bruin Ale from Crux Fermentation Project
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 126 ratings
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