Oud Floris | Avery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.39%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Flanders-style Oud Bruin. An homage to the complex sweet and tart beers of the Flanders region. A blend of barrel-aged wild beers of various ages.

67% aged in Cab Sauv Barrels
17% aged in Bourbon Barrels
8% aged in Rum Barrels
8% aged in Chardonnay Barrels

Added by chugalug06 on 06-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
123
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
18.49%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
39
For Trade:
2
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Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nearly mahogany color to it with an off-white head that is poorly retained. Intense sweetness on the nose of red grapes, plums, prunes, vanilla, and chocolate. A weird combination, I must say. Only a hint of tartness in the background. Flavor shows off the wood flavors as well as the vanilla. A touch of chocolate on the finish with the intense fruit (grape and red wine) flavors in the foreground. Lightly acidic with a touch of lactic tartness, but not enough to cut through the sweetness.

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Photo of kscaldef
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to fortsambo for the bottle

A: Murky brown, no head, just a ring of bubbles. Not much to look at.

S: This was aged in a pretty complex set of barrels and it shows in the nose. The cabernet and chardonnay influences are clear, but the rum and bourbon are more muted. Nice lactic aroma. Probably the most interesting smelling Oud Bruin I've encountered.

T: Tangy and fruity. Rum barrels come out more here, as well as a rich, woody, vanilla finish. As it warms, blackberry starts to dominate the fruit profile.

M: Well carbonated. Good linger with moderate acidity and astringency.

O: Very nice take on the Oud Bruin style, and another great beer in the Avery Barrel Series.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle $10.99 Looks like Avery has raised the price of their barrel series starting with Uncle Jacob's, disappointing. Dark brown color, fleeting head. Looks good. Smell is a little woody, fruit, vinegar, you know it will be sour. Flavor is barrel, cherry like sourness, vinegar and possibly some sort of spirits (bourbon?). Overall a decent offering but compared to something like La Folie or even Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge this falls short. I honestly thought afterward that I wish I had bought two Jacobins Rouge for the same price.

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Photo of RuckusDu
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Maybe a half finger of cola colored head that fell quicker than almost every other beer I have seen. Body is clear but super dark and root beer in color with some red.

S - Tons of red wine. A nice sour cherry and raspberry. Some good oak. A little green stalkiness.

T - Again, lots of that red wine. Good oak. Not really getting the whiskey and rum flavors. A bit of slightly green rhubarb and tart raspberries.

M - Very good carbonation. Body is medium. Feels right. The tartness pulls moisture right out the middle of your tongue and mouth. Also hits the back of your throat.

O - The wine is a little overpowering, but otherwise a fantastic beer. Grows on your as you drink.

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Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this style and with barrel-aging was anxious to see how it blended. This beer did not disappoint!

Poured a dark brown from the bottle with a tan head, pretty good lacing and retention for BA. The smell was filled with lots of character, nice tartness of fruit to it with scents of vanilla, caramel and tart cherries and dark fruit to it with the bourbon and oak blending in. The taste was simply amazing. A classic Oud Bruin base pretty mouth puckering but great body and character from all the barrel aging that brought so much more flavor to the table. The bourbon mixed nicely with the malt bill in the brown, the Cabernet & Chardonnay tannin blended well to balance the tartness, and coupled with the aroma just sent this sour brown to the top of my list for this style. Rich, medium bodied beer, even being mouth puckering it was extremely drinkable!

Simply amazing beer. Like others have mentioned this is better than La Folie. Great job Avery, hope you brew one like it again.

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Photo of denver10
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Been waiting to check this beer out forever. Stoked to finally try this...let the session begin.

Pours dark brown with a thick cappucino style beige head. Nice lacing. Smells like a tart brown ale; cherries, grapes, brown sugar, vanilla, malt, tannins from the wine barrels, and the alcohol from the liquor barrels. Lots going on with the flavor, very impressive. A puckering shot of sour grapes and cherries, evena little apple once that shot starts to calm down, the tannins from the cabernet sauvignon is noticeable, some woodiness some brown sugar, some bread. Alcohol is noticeable but blends in quite well. A medium body, not much activity. Overall, a fantastic brew. I would gladly choose this over the also awesome sour brown La Folie if given the choice between the two. Another winner for Avery's barrel aged series..

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Photo of Holland
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark brown with ruby highlights and a light brown head that refreshes itself and stays.

S: slight sweetness, musty smell, dark fruit, cherry

T: very tart, a little sweetness but a little is present, lot of fruity flavors resembling cherry and grapes. Leaves a lot of sour aftertaste.

M: beautifully carbonated, but it's just slightly too heavy for my liking. Still leaves a wonderful crisp feeling with the sourness.

O: excellent beer - should have grabbed more. It's my first Avery sour, and I hope to get more somehow in the near future.

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Photo of chugalug06
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very average looking soapy head. Rises slow and falls faster. Cream looking. Brew is dark brown/purple/red.

Heavy barrel, the bourbon and rum stand out. Lots of vanilla. Heavy grape and sourness funk!

Lots of sour grape flavors. I'm not getting much thinkness, bourbon, or rum. Nice thin refreshing body with great tartness. Creamy after taste is gentile on the palate and removes pucker factor. As the brew warms, a lot of brown sugary roastyness steps forward. A bit dry from the Chardonnay, but it only detracts a little.

What Oud Floris lacks in appearance it makes up for in scent and flavor. Highly recommended, Avery did it again.

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Oud Floris from Avery Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
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