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Modern Times Beer
California, United States
Flanders Oud Bruin
4.22 | pDev: 7.58%
Jul 05, 2022
Oct 22, 2014
Red wine barrel-aged Oud Bruin.
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Ratings by BreweryRun:
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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
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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
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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