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Oud Bruin

Category: Flanders Style Brown Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.7%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

pFriem
Oud Bruin

Category: Flanders Style Brown Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.7%
Medium nearly opaque mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of cider vinaigrette on greens, banana chips, and herb sourdough with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, sweet-and-sour medium-to-full body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long watercress, dark chocolate mousse with cherries, and delicate peppery spices finish. A well-crafted sour brown ale with nice depth, balance and restrained acidity.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy, Smooth & Mild & Sour & Tart
Aroma Aroma: cider vinaigrette on greens, banana chips, and herb sourdough
Taste Flavor: watercress, dark chocolate mousse with cherries, and delicate peppery spices
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Rilettes With A Cherry Jelly, Duck Reuben Sandwich, Fontina
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A well-crafted sour brown ale with nice depth, balance and restrained acidity.
The Producer

Pfriem Family Brewers

The Producer
707 Portway Avenue, Suite 101
Hood River, OR 97031
USA
1 541-321-0490
Flanders Style Brown Ale
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Flanders style brown ales, or Oud Bruin, are reddish brown to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 4-8%. These beers are medium-to-full bodied and are defined by dark fruit and sweet malt flavors balanced by an acidic sourness. Sweet malt flavors include caramel, toffee and molasses, while dark fruit flavors may include raisins, plums, figs and dates. These complex, dark beers are most closely associated with the town of Oudenaarde in Flanders. The contrasting sweet and sour flavor of Flanders brown ales is the result of blending a sour oak-aged beer with a sweeter, younger beer. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Liefmans Goudenband, New Belgium La Folie and Petrus Oud Bruin.
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