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Modern Times Beer
 
California, United States
Style:
Flanders Oud Bruin
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 7.58%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
58
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 05, 2022
Added:
Oct 22, 2014
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  17
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: Red wine barrel-aged Oud Bruin.
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Reviewed by rand from California

4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
350 mL bottle into a tulip

Clean, easy drinking Flanders-style brew. Malty and toasty with just enough citric acid to keep things rounded. Doesn’t have some of the earthy nuances you’d find in a true Flanders brew, but with a nice mix of tart and oak and malty sweetness, it pays proper respect to the style.
Jul 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Eziel from Ohio

Dec 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.18 by MickeyHops from California

Aug 31, 2019
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.31/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
This one pours a light murky brown color, with a small head, and a bit of lacing.

This smells somewhat metallic and vinegary, with cherry and slightly sweet malt.

This is a touch too prickly and acetic for me - it doesn't feel carefully brewed to me. There's some metallic astringency on the back end, too. There's not enough malt richness to balance these flavors out.

This is light bodied, but not super drinkable, with a prickly and lactic finish on the back end.

I usually like Modern Times a bit more than I enjoyed this bottle. There were too many off flavors.
Mar 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by oline73 from Maryland

Feb 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.22 by AngEo from Texas

Jan 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.09 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Mar 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by frasergrove from California

Jan 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.63 by siege06nd from Virginia

Jan 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by billab914 from Virginia

Jan 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by SoCal_Matt from California

Sep 24, 2016
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Reviewed by BreweryRun from California

4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Have tried both the 2015 and 2016 (both from the bottle) versions which were largely similar except that 2015 was significantly more sourless balanced. Smell is brown malt, light oak, and lactic acidity. Taste is similar with the malt lending a slight sweetness which balances the the oak and acidity. The barrel also lends some nice vanilla character and medium full mouthfeel. Overall, this is one of the best dark sours out there, I personally prefer the more balanced 2016 but both were excellent.
Jul 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.41 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Jun 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.68 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Jun 20, 2016
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Reviewed by skeeterloveshops from California

4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
First of all, this beer is not retired and has been brewed once again, released april 2016. It is the same great, barrel aged FOB that I remember though. Another exceptional brew with that signature modern times funk!
May 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.18 by FrogOut69 from California

Apr 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.47 by kristinc from Canada (BC)

Apr 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.6 by ricoslim from Florida

Feb 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.46 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Oct 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.35 by Canada_Dan from Colorado

Sep 25, 2015
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Reviewed by Phil-Fresh from California

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Lots of lactic sourness mixed with funk, slightly vinous with some oak presence on finish.

A: Brown color with some reddish highlights, slight head retention.

T: Upfront some dark fruit notes, followed by leather (which I presume is from the red wine barrel), slightly earthy with some oak astringency on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation; sourness is clean.

O: Bit sourer than most Oud Bruins. The red wine barrel imparted some leather notes more commonly found in red wine. Overall, pretty interesting take on the style and something I’d drink again.
Jul 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.15 by suckaj from Florida

Jul 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.14 by 2beerdogs from California

Jun 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.73 by MilwaukeeBeerMaker from Wisconsin

May 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.41 by RobinLee from Wisconsin

May 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.18 by Rollzroyce21 from California

Apr 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by largadeer from California

Apr 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.49 by kiki3drt292 from California

Apr 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.37 by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania

Apr 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.24 by warnerry from Michigan

Apr 07, 2015
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Reviewed by ivegot3Dvision from Oregon

4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
I must say that for the first release of any Modern Times sours they definitely hit the nail on the head with them. A wonderful balance of sour and sweet.
Mar 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by Axnjxn from North Carolina

Mar 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.16 by Lare453 from Florida

Mar 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by EB1 from California

Mar 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Mar 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.4 by halo3one from Georgia

Mar 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by GRG1313 from California

Mar 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.33 by Jvrdz24 from Texas

Mar 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.12 by jakewatt135 from Oregon

Mar 02, 2015
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Reviewed by dar482 from New York

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer comes in a murky brown color.

The aroma is quite tart with lemons, lactic, Brett funk, a touch of oak, and vinegar.

The flavor follows as the beer is generally sour throughout. A touch of dark fruit and vinegar. Funk hits the beer in the middle. Oak drying hits the back of the beer, although slightly lacking on the back.

A great attempt and similar to the traditional brews in the style.
Feb 24, 2015
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