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Ruby Bruin | The Tap Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
The Tap Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by silentjay on 11-22-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of ms11781
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.21/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes taken at Night of the Funk. Pours dark brown with a bit of haze. Thin head without much retention or lacing. The nose brings forward a very strong amount of sourness with a really heavy acetic presence. Some cherry and other fruits in the background plus a touch of roast and chocolate. Taste also brings a lot of vinegar and acetic acid plus some dark fruits and cherries. Heavily unbalanced and the feel is certainly affected by the sourness type as well. Doesn't drink well; wasn't a big fan at all.

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Photo of tigg924
4.28/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had on tap at Union Ale House

Appearance: dark brown in color, with minimal head, hazy

Smell: sour mix, some nut--not overly strong

Taste: nice combination of chocolate, hazelnut, some dark fruit, and sour mix.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, low carbonation, moderately sour.

Drinkability: This is the most impressive beer from the brewery I have had to date. A nice slightly American take on the style. Love the chocolate hazelnut combo. The sour mix is perfect. Could drink this all day.

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Photo of silentjay
4.17/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured a muddy brown with an average tan head that quickly receded but left very nice lacing.

aroma is sour, acidic, with a backbone of dark roasted malts.

taste is very puckering at first, and very dry, but then comes a nice rush of malts bringing some chocolate, caramel, and toasted bread, before again being overtaken by tartness and a bit of fruitiness. interesting addition of malts makes this one a bit different and quite good.

light/medium mouthfeel with enough prickly carbonation to get past the numbness brought on by the puckering.

drinks pretty well. sour, yet sweet, yet rich and roasty. pretty good beer, and perhaps the best Haverhill beer I have had to date.

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Ruby Bruin from The Tap Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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