The Ground Is Shaking! | American Solera

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4.1/5
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The Ground Is Shaking!The Ground Is Shaking!
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
American Solera
Oklahoma, United States
americansolera.com

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour brown ale aged in oak barrels.

Added by jaydoc on 04-15-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,554
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
27
pDev:
7.07%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
2
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Photo of RBorsato
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesStreet
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle, with surprisingly no vintage year printed on the label. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A clear dark brown amber colour with about a half finger off white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Vinous red wine, fruity cherry, mixed berries with a light touch of balsamic vinegar and maybe oak.

Taste: Sour, tart, cherry, mixed berries, sharp acidic citrus zest, vinegar, light oak, with vinous wine notes at the end.

Mouthfeel: Dry, acidic, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A solid and enjoyable Oud Bruin with good aroma and flavours.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bump8628
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwilbur
4.66/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a clear moderately dark brown with deep amber ruby hue at the edges with backlighting. Thin skim of tan head quickly clears to faint remnants at the edges.
S: Nice aroma hits from a good foot away. Fresh bready yeast, fruity (cherry and berry), vinous (red wine) note, cinnamon and other earthy spice, and hints of oak and dry chocolate. Subtle sour in amongst the sweet notes. The wine note in there is superb.
T: Softly sweet caramel malt hits first, quickly followed by tart cherry, sour citrus, dry chocolate, red wine, red berries, toasted oak, and hints of leather and nuts (almond and hazelnuts). Love the fresh wine note and the complexity!
M: Medium heavy body. Moderately viscous feel. Fruit sweetness with secondary sour and tart notes presents a perfect balance. Lingers and matures like a fine wine on the palate. Drinks like a 13% red...but it's a 6% brew. Some kinda black magic going on here...
D: Wow! What a pleasant surprise! Love the wine notes imparted from the cask aging...fresh and juicy with wonderful complexity. Seek it out! Thanks RBC!

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Photo of metter98
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy brown in color. It poured with wisps of off white bubbles on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sourness and vinegar are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having sour flavors of vinegar along with notes of oak and hints of cherries.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be rather drinkable considering the vinegar in the taste—the oak and cherry-like flavors helped to soften the acidity.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Grackos
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.15/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Giggy
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip

Pours a dark reddish-brown, with almost no head and very little lacing--just a hint at the very edge along the glass.

Aromas of tart cherry and almost malic sourness hit the nose balanced with an almost malt-vinegar mixture of sweet and sour. More complex than at first blush.

The mouthfeel is just a shade too thin and tame. Low carbonation is typical of the style, but this lacks a little crispness at the finish.

Overall, a very tart, almost vinegar-like (and therefore wine-like) take on the style. Would be interested in pairing this with some spicy fish or chicken.

The funk comes out in the flavor moreso that on the nose, and the tartness is more subdued and measured. Malty, vinegar-y and yeasty all at once. Woody/creamy notes at the finish.

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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sanguine dark reddish color, fairly still but a thin froth appears at the edges.
Smell is tart acidic berry, cranberry or sour cherry.
Taste is similarly acidic with a nebulous tart berry or cherry note, not much depth but tastes good.
Low carbonation, vinous and tart, not a whole lot of barrel presence. Fairly one dimensional and fruity.
Side note: I'm at a loss seeing "medical waste" as a positive beer descriptor. Sterile gauze/bandaid is Brett derived.

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Photo of CharlesK
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kccraftenthusiast
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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The Ground Is Shaking! from American Solera
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 27 ratings