Off Color Brewing

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Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
Flanders Oud Bruin
Ranked #44
Ranked #18,778
3.83 | pDev: 6.01%
Dec 04, 2021
Oct 20, 2018
Very Good
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.59 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 04, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by shelby415 from Oregon

May 24, 2021
Rated: 4 by drstalker from Illinois

May 16, 2021
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle. Poured out a dark burgundy color with a small, light brown head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass. It smelled of raspberry, cherry, oak and a caramel notes. Sweet cherry and raspberry taste with a sour punch. Some oak and vanilla flavors, too.
Nov 29, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Noelito76 from New York

Sep 18, 2020
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: Slightly hazy mahogany. Two fingers of foamy white head with decent retention; it could be made higher with a taller glass.

Smell: Strong brett funk, cherries, raspberries, and notable acidity.

Taste: Mild brett funk mixed with roasted porter-like malt, rounder out by oak and tart acidity.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with mild carbonation.

Overall: An incredibly interesting semi-historical style. A beer for thinking.
Oct 11, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Aug 07, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

May 12, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Typical copper pour with some bubble islands. Sour cherry, defined oak, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar and toasted bread. Taste is unbalanced, with huge cherry wood sawdust leading, then giving way to acidic cherry, lime, and apple. Just two sharp of a contrast, jarring. Feel is way too acidic for a FOB, has nice aspects, but as a whole it falters
Apr 20, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by jakea from Wisconsin

Feb 09, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Jamison85 from Indiana

Feb 01, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by AMCPhD from Virginia

Dec 25, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by vande from Illinois

Nov 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Beautiful beer...thick white head atop a rich, clear amber colored liquid. Wonderful aroma....fruit, malt, a little dryish wood. The taste has more wood, a little tart fruit, and a underneath hint of dry malt. Full in body. Flavorful. Nice representation.
Nov 15, 2018
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
So is this a better way for ale to be tart ?
Probably... or at least it is getting closer.
Staveyard Looks just below average as it struggles to keep any foam. But Smells start to redeem as the aged malt and the vibrant new malt are getting along in their acidic form. Tastes have the same balance and add a more prominent oakiness and cherrie . Staveyard sits well enough in my mouth; not too tart.... but perhaps too tart for pizza. (So I opened Off Color's biere de garde and it paired well with four different, eclectic pizzas.) In the meantime, Staveyard warmed and my palate adapted to the tart and I decided this is the way tart ales should salivate and then sit. Nicely dry and tart.

I like how Off Color offered this in a cute little two pack; particularly since their bombers are reaching the upper end of what I like to spend... and a tart bomber sometimes has to be spread out over days for me to cope.

I confess to being an Off Color fan, despite their two year bender into wilds and now a year into foeders. They are not yet rivals to the Belgian masters ... but those across the pond had better watch out. OC knows how to brew.
Nov 08, 2018
Rated: 3.42 by Commandophile from Illinois

Nov 02, 2018
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On-tap at Off Color Brewing Taproom - The Mousetrap, Chicago, IL

A: The beer is hazy brownish red in color. It poured with a thin color of off white bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sour cherries are present in the nose along with hints of oak.
T: The taste has flavors of oaky cherries along with a bit of sourness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This Oud Bruin seems a little oakier then fruitier compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: on-tap
Oct 28, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by emerge077 from Illinois

Oct 20, 2018
Staveyard from Off Color Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 18 ratings