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Oud Bruin Belgian Style Ale | Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Idaho, United States
grandtetonbrewing.com

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Oud Bruin is firmly in the East Flanders tradition. We used American 2-row barley and German melanoidin malt (for red color) as well as maize (to lighten the body). The wort was simmered in the kettle for 24 hours and then hopped lightly with English Kent Goldings for balance.

We fermented with a Flemish blend of yeast and bacteria cultures, including lactobacillus, pediococcus, and brettanomyces. It took six months at cellar temperature for the culture to achieve the style’s characteristic quenching sourness. Finally, we bottle-conditioned the beer according to the “methode champenoise,” so it, too, can be laid down, to be brought out when it can be truly enjoyed.

Added by jwc215 on 06-16-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,268
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
136
pDev:
18.51%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
4
Trade:
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Photo of stevoj
2.74/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Oud bruins are more Dutch than Belgian, and are sweet, not sour. Not sure if this is a just a play on words for the word Bruin. Definitely sour, medium amber with a skin of beige head and very lazy carbonation. Aroma is grapes/wine, apple cider. Taste is more cider with a malt backbone. Finish is kind of flat. Nice try, but not close.

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Photo of colts9016
2.4/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A 3 year old, beer I am trying, so here it goes. A rocky 2 finger light tan head that has really good retention. The beer is a murky copper brown color with no clarity. A decent amount of carbonation bubbles visible. Overall a very nice showing.

A fruity, plums, a slight vinegar smell, dank basement mustiness, caramel, citrus, and toasty malts.

A caramel, notes, fig, sour cherries, mustiness, citrus, and toasty malts,

The mouthfeel is carbonated

The beer is just okay to me, the age killed it. It is more sweet than sour notes.

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3.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sporklift87
4.1/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 version.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In the true Flemish taste, Grand Teton's Oud Bruin captures the essence of a region with a toasty, savory and sour flavor spread that's as complex and alluring as it is polarizing.

Plum wine in color, the darken center displays a deep amber and bronze. Above, the short-lived spritz of foam folds back into the beer but leaves a bouquet of cherry, apple and grape behind. Sweetened with the supple sugars of confectioner's candy, toasted grain and cola nut, the early flavors are a buffer from the sourness to come.

A slow transition to dryness and sourness leaves the middle palate to embrace the toasty and nutty malts but to also embrace the tepid sourness that also creeps into the balance of the beer. After which, the winey tone of the beer takes a slight lead and finishes the taste with toast, wood and soft wood rot.

As suggestions of berry and cherry tread onto the finish, the beer concludes with a similar toasty, fruity, and sour trend that the aroma suggested. Spicy with hints of peppercorn highlight the toasted aspects of taste as the medium-bodied sour ale echoes with toast and cherry.

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3.95/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Weixiaobao
3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Was excited to see this 2013 750ml for $4.99 at the local store. Disappointing brew. Not much flavor, very watery and dull.

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4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redleg411
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dangriff
4.6/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer. Complex but no bad taste at all

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3.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of cbutova
2.66/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

2013 bottled purchased in Jackson, Wyoming in late July. Shared with several friends this past weekend.

A- Swampy brown pour to four glasses with a small white head that lasts for only a few moments. A tiny ring remains just about disappearing over time. Lacing is not a thing with this one.

S- The age can be felt already after one year and it does not really hint anything Oud Bruin to me. Musty dank caramel, old spices, apples and slight yeast bread.

T- Just about mimics the nose with a lot of red, very lightly tart apples opening up more. Apple skins, stale caramel, slightest bit of Belgian yeast spice and bread, biscuit and raisin.

MF- Medium bodied with slick and lightly foamy consistency. Carbonation is low-medium and overall it is lacking texture a bit.

I dunno. It's not an Oud bruin. Tastes like a stale amber. I still absolutely love the label.

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2.71/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

2013 bottle shared by CAMRON. Amusing bear label.

Poured a murky red with orange hues and lots of flecks. White head quickly falls to a thin ring.

Smell... spice, apple, medicinal, chlorine?

Taste is an improvement but not very good. Tastes like an old/muted amber of sorts and really doesn't resemble an oud bruin in any way. Apple, old caramel bread, some lemon and green grape, light spicy and yeasty tones.

Decent carbonation and kinda limp, the most decent aspect of the beer is the mouthfeel. Very light tart fruity flavors.

Er, bacteria, where?, not awful but old-feeling, kinda reminds me of a 5-year old Belgian tripel. Plenty of better (and actual) oud bruins out there.

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Curtis
4.75/5  rDev +41.8%

Amazing ! Dark in color, a deep copper with reddish hues. Clear, yet thick. No haze, no floaties, just deep rich color. A decent foam head that fades a little quickly, but leaves a trace of lacing. The malt aroma is great, sweet, with very mild hops aroma. Flavor is rich and malty, some darker grain, good hop balance - more would destroy this beer. Almost has a creamy element to it. Mouthfeel is smooth with good texture. No bite, carbonation is perfect. I love this beer ! This brewery never fails to impress. The beer has a good alc content without any of the "winey" off flavors, twang or sourness. I could drink this all night -might regret it later with the 6% and 22oz bottles, but damn it is good !

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

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Oud Bruin Belgian Style Ale from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 136 ratings
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