St. Dekkera Reserve: Flanders Oud Bruin | DESTIHL Brewery

St. Dekkera Reserve: Flanders Oud BruinSt. Dekkera Reserve: Flanders Oud Bruin
BA SCORE
3.93/5
73 Ratings
St. Dekkera Reserve: Flanders Oud BruinSt. Dekkera Reserve: Flanders Oud Bruin
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DESTIHL Brewery
Illinois, United States
destihl.com

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian-style Flanders Oud Bruin aged for over 2 years in old oak Heaven Hill bourbon barrel. Spontaneous second fermentation and aging with Lacto, Pedio, and Brett.

Added by weeare138 on 06-17-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,403
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
73
pDev:
10.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
9
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Aisha
1.75/5  rDev -55.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of russpowell
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013 bottle pours an effervescent crmsin with a thumb of rapidly falling tan head. Zero head retention & lacing

S: Some sourness, raisins, dark fruits

T: Tart & sweet dark cherry, spme leathery & oaky dryness up front along with restrained acidity. Sour cherry & a little fig as this warms, along with dryness, even a little li-hing-mui. Finishes with much dryness, oakyness & leather together, also a little sour plum & cherry

MF: Medium body, subtle carbonation

Complex beer, not a easy-drinker, but true to style

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Photo of Dankacheese
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmg480
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Duff27
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunuelian
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/14/2015. Pours hazy nearly opque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big sour cherry, berry, green apple, raisin, plum, red grape, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, toasted oak, bourbon, vanilla, hay, straw, leather, pepper, musty funk, light red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, bourbon barrel, and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour cherry, berry, green apple, raisin, plum, red grape, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, toasted oak, bourbon, vanilla, hay, straw, leather, pepper, musty funk, light red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of fruity/acidic sourness and yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, berry, green apple, raisin, plum, red grape, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted oak, bourbon, vanilla, hay, straw, leather, pepper, musty funk, light red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, bourbon barrel, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/sour/spiciness balance; and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from sour/spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, acidic/tannic, and fairly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding Flanders brown ale. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, bourbon barrel, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink; even with the high level of sourness/acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Docrock
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KeithE
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryarms847
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruby red brown with active off-white carbonation and slight haze.

Sour apples, alcohol, a little must, and oak.

Flavor is where this one falls off. Dark fruit, old apples, must, wood, boozy, and acidic tartness. Kind of a mess.

Light-medium bodied, medium-high carbonation, musty, funky, tart.

Overall, I was stoked to try this as I'm a big fan of the style, but found it a rather disappointing mess.

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Photo of jaymo18
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Leag0002
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryannosaurus
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 batch 500 mL poured to tulip, barrel numbers 25-27 and 35-36. Label says 7.2% rather than the ? listed here.

Pours a deep, clear red-brown. Tidy one finger tan head settles to a light ring, totally appropo for the style.

Smell is an interesting earthy mix of wood, hay, sweet fruit, and yeast

Flavor is fairly dry, notes of prune, berry, sour cherry, musty wood, bourbon, a creeping sweetness mid palate and mild sourness on the back with a slight hint of phenolic "bandaid"

Mouthfeel is slightly astringent medium body

Very interesting, complex take on the style that hits many classic flavor notes. Drier than some, not as sour as others, it carves out a nice middle ground. Surprising amount of wood and bourbon-esque flavor set it apart in the style, the lurking bandaid note is the only complaint, and that is only a mild hint. Great stuff, wish I had grabbed more of it as it is gone now.

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Photo of jimmygord
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NateMac13
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ystazi
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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