Rosetta
Brewery Ommegang

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Style:
Sour - Flanders Oud Bruin
Ranked #12
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,949
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 9.07%
Reviews:
227
Ratings:
909
From:
Brewery Ommegang
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  50
Gots
  223
SCORE
91
Outstanding
RosettaRosetta
Notes: A combination of Oud Bruin and Kriek, blended and aged to create a well balanced Flemish Brown Ale.
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Peach63 from New York

3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours tea-colored with a 1/2 inch tan head. Moderate lacing. Cloudy. Suspended particles.

Aroma of tea, cherries, faint sweetness to it.

Taste is tart with a distinctly black tea like flavor also cherries.

Light to medium bodied, light carbonation. Semi-sweet, tangy finish.

A bit funky. Was expecting this to pour red. Good beer none-the-less.

Jun 09, 2020
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: slight haze; toffee colored; 1 finger finely pored light brown head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: slightly sweet funk with a hint of cherry in the background;

T: almost no flavor for a moment, then a nice funky cherry that lasts through the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: very enjoyable;

May 04, 2020
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can from Harvest Market.
Electric Ruby in color with a pink tinged head that persists. Cherry bready light lactic nose and flavor. Pretty tasty Flanders like cherry beer but seems like it could use more lactic tartness almost like it was dumbed down for the masses.

Apr 03, 2020
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a reddish copper color, with a long lasting lacing head. Tart cherry notes. Flavors is slightly tart, slight sweet, but full, full of flavor. Good body and feel. Overall wonderfully balanced with sweet and tart, great mix of fruit.

Dec 23, 2019
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KRug from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A burgundy brown pour in the glass with about a finger of off white/tan head

The initial aroma is sweet and malty, with those sour cherry and raspberry notes in the background

Flavor is mildly tart but very balanced, the cherries take center stage here, but it's not overpowering by any means. There's a very light floral hop aftertaste to complement it

The feel at first is a bit bland, it kinda just coats the mouth until the swallow, but it eventually goes down

Overall this is an enjoyable Flanders, though it's only my second of the style, I still much preferred Red Poppy, though that should be expected due to the price difference lol. This is good and sessionable for the abv, but maybe a little sweet to have more than a few

Nov 15, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Best before November 2020"; drank 4/17/16 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque ruby red appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE tan head; strong, frothy lace.

Sweet cherry syrup notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Sweet cherry flavor up front; honeyed wheat & soda water bite on the finish.

Sweet cherry soda vibes here; drinkable but not noteworthy.

Sep 02, 2019
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Retroman40 from Florida

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love trying stuff from Ommegang that I've never had and this one didn't disappoint.

Pours out a reddish copper color with a very persistent off white head. The cherries dominate the smell with a hint of malt. The initial tartness really sets up the fruit and malt flavors. Smooth and rich mouthfeel with a good long lasting finish. While I can't see myself whacking down a sixer of this I can definitely see more of this one in the future.

Jun 27, 2019
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MaximalC from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky brown color with burnt orange highlights, capped by an inch of fine, khaki froth. Robust aroma smells of tart cherry, toffee, concord grape, and lightly toasted bread—almost like French toast smothered in preserves.

The taste is similarly tart and sweet, yielding copious amounts of sour cherries with dilute apple cider vinegar. Hints of caramel and bread malt lurk unobtrusively in the background as the sourness does its thing. Warming reveals additional toasted bread in the finish. Yeast lends a light spiciness in addition to the obligatory Belgian mojo. Medium body and high carbonation make for a full, prickly mouthfeel that serves its purpose of scrubbing the palate on the back end.

Overall, this is quite a nice oud bruin that exceeded my expectations. It doesn't necessarily distinguish itself from other high quality peers, but every facet is well executed and to style. Would be a great gateway beer into oud bruins for the uninitiated.

May 17, 2019
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good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Deep, dark reddish-brown. Small head with a pinkish, cream-colored hue. Good lacing.
Smell: Lots of cherry/cranberry aroma. Hints of vinegar and malt.
Taste: Sweet, sour cranberry/cherry flavor that fades into a dry, prickly, carbonated bitterness. Slight vinegar flavor which goes great with the cherry. Buttered-toast malt flavor.
Feel: Carbonated, dry, medium body.
Overall: Really impressive beer on the first sip. The sweetness, sourness, dryness, and carbonation all work together nicely.

Mar 03, 2019
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY.

This one pours a nice dark reddish/brownish color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This is definitely Liefman's like in execution, as there's a lot of sweet candied cherry character, with very little acidity or funk on the nose. I get some spiced breadiness, too.

This is an excellent fruit expression, with lots of bittersweet and spiced cherry character, and a bit of maltiness. I don't get much acidity or sourness, despite the sourness. Even with that, it's a very tasty beer.

This is medium bodied, with a fairly jammy and juicy mouthfeel, and a great level of drinkability.

This was surprisingly well done. It feels like a good example of a Belgian fruit beer, something that Liefmans or Lindemans would do.

Feb 27, 2019
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CAMRAhardliner from Canada

4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours ruby red with orangey glints. The patchy head dissipates quickly. The aroma is of ripe black cherries, bready malts and tart, lemony acidity. Cherry, raspberry, blackberry notes, cookie dough malts and some wheat crispness in the taste. Some cloves and all spice in there too. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation. The finish is lightly fruity with minimal bitterness.

A nice fruit Oud Bruin. Complex, balanced between fruitiness, maltiness and tartness, and very drinkable. I highly recommend this.

Jan 29, 2019
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Phyl21ca from Canada

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep reddish color ale with a light reddish color head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of huge cherry notes with some oak and light residual sugar notes is quite enjoyable. Taste is a nice mix cherry notes with some light residual sugar notes, some oak and light tart notes. Body is pretty full for style with good carbonation. It had been a while since I tried a Liefmans beer but I now remember that I should drink them more often.

Jan 25, 2019
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lastmango from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a deep slightly murky ruby brown with a two finger fizzy tan head. This has a pronounced nose of wood and sour cherry. Taste follows the nose with a slight malt addition. Noticeable sour crisp finish. The feel seems to be light - moderate with a slight creamy feel. Carbonation seems to be moderate - heavy but with a finer consistency. This is leaving me fuller than what I expected. As this is my first Oud Bruin, I find it very interesting and different from the fruity IPAs. Will definitely try some others.

Jan 12, 2019
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eberesford from Canada

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours ruddy brown with a generous head. Aromas of tart cherry and earthy finish. The fruit was significantly forward on the palate - the beer more intense than I expected. Still, well balanced and attractive.

Jan 07, 2019
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TerryW from Canada

4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rusty brown under a chocolately-pink looking head, rustic looking. Short-lived head settles to a film and a ring.

Mmmm. Cherries and wood on the nose. Same to taste, alongside a gentle bit of malt, not overpoweringly fruity, sweet offset by a wee nip of tartness. Sparkle on the tongue from carbonation. Nicely balanced overall. Enjoyable.

Jan 01, 2019
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Macrobius from Georgia

4.76/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Love this beer. Pours a reddish hue and smells of cherry. A bit of foam. Goes down smooth. Sweet, but not too much (unlike over-fruity IPAs flooding today's market). An earthy sweetness. Anyway, nearly Plato's-Perfect beer.

Dec 22, 2018
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taxandbeerguy from Canada

4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml cork and cage served at cellar temperature into a pint glass. LCBO purchase for around $10 CDN. Review from notes

Appearance - Hazy and murky dark pink / magenta, looking more Lambic than Oud Bruin. A finger plus of light pink head sits on top and fizzles away pretty quick.

Smell - Intensely cranberry with some raspberry tartness shining through. Hints of wood and musty add to this effect.

Taste - Cranberry with raspberries. Pleasant tartness, profound fruitiness, with just enough sweetness to keep things balanced.

Mouthfeel - Very balanced, carbonation is moderate and fits the taste to a tee. A certain creaminess lends itself nicely here as the beer is light yet satisfyingly full if that makes any sense.

Overall - Ommegang does it again, with Unibroue the two north American breweries that consistently pump out beers as good as the Belgians (and in many cases better than the Belgians) in these hard to master styles. Certainly a worthwhile tipple even if it is more fruit based than I've seen from past experience with this style.

Dec 22, 2018
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JayDubTrub from California

3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was skeptical but happily surprised by the dark amber of this ale and its balance of malty, sweet and tart flavors - no one element dominated (not too fruity but still present) - a great blend and great winter beer for my tastes (like to see them do a winter warmer like this with fig and spice). It's pricey, but worth treating oneself.

Nov 30, 2018
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kerouac from California

1.9/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A very disgusting beer. Not balanced at all. A lot of tart flavor, but that's about it. The cherry flavor doesn't complement the beer at all, and it is probably only good for the beer enthusiasts who like to show their ability to withstand whatever nasty flavors they can (because they are "manly").

Sep 03, 2018
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VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle, served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: One finger head that stays for a while. Great lacing that covers the whole glass. Clear, very dark amber color, almost brown. A reddish hue seeps through when held up to the light.

Smell: Big cherry smell, nothing else comes through.

Taste: The tart cherry flavor dominates, just like in the nose with some malt sweetness and faint alcohol notes.

Mouthfeel: A bit cloying but not too much. Medium bodied and creamy with medium carbonation.

Overall: A solid and well executed brew where the cherries are the stars of the show. It's a bit cloying though, so this is an "every once in a while" type of beer.

Aug 25, 2018
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark body, largely opaque, with brick red highlights. Light tan head, minimal, fading quickly like soda, but with a persistent ring and small bubble lacing.

S - Strong cherry note in the foreground, a touch of wood, and a coarse ground wheat core suggests multigrain toast.

T - The cherry is front and forward, with a bit of sweetness in the middle, and a tart finish. The flavor is thoroughly integrated and delicious.

M - Brisk carbonation, perhaps a bit aggressive, with a finish that lingers with tart acidity.

O - A very well designed beer, blended to clear cloying notes with great fruit flavors. Tasty and delicious.

Aug 25, 2018
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garymuchow from Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty sweet cherry taste and aroma. Taste was balanced with a nice tartness. Also in the taste was a foundation of malt taste, that may have carried some wood cask flavor. Smooth and sparkly. Quite dark with a brown color and some cloudiness. Very small head. Overall a little fizzy and a little too sweet, but pleasing overall.
Served at Happy Gnome.

Aug 05, 2018
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BeanBump from California

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Whats not to like? Its a little sweet, a little tart, a little cherry-ish and a little light. At 5.6% I could swig these down all day and feel great about it. This is a stellar beer and one that I always love seeing on a taplist.

Jul 30, 2018
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Livyatan1996 from Missouri

3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Now this is kinda interesting. Pure impulse made me grab one. Dark, dark brown with the slightest tinges of red. An off white, almost tan head sits a top, hardly going anywhere. Spotty lacing. Smells somewhere between cherries and something old and musty, but a good old and musty. Taste is on a fine line between tart cherries, an almost artificial cough syrup cherry and earthy, old leather of sorts. An interesting blend that almost works out. Just tart enough to tickle the tongue but not overpowering. Finishes dry and the cherry lingers. Glad I tried as it's good but not something I'd buy a pack of.

Jul 22, 2018
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TijuanaTovar from North Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is solid for a non BA brew especially at $2.50 a bottle! Next to Alexander rodenbach easy. Slightly sweet slightly tart. Good amount of cherry and not overbearing. Maybe has some Brett?

Jul 15, 2018
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