From Grand Teton Brewing- Our Oud Bruin lies 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 boiled in the kettle overnight and hopped lightly with Idaho Galenas 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. The beer is unfiltered, so we expect the flavor to continue to develop and become even more complex over the next two years in the bottle.
Grand Teton Brewing – Grand Teton Oud Bruin – 750 ml. bottle poured into a goblet. 6% abv.
Appearance: Pours a dark amber with no head. Not on the pour or after a gentle swirl around the glass.
Aroma: Cocoa powder, sweet cherry, Mountain Berry Kool-Aid.
Taste: Milk chocolate covered strawberry and a touch of oak. Faintly tart from that strawberry note, and I’m being generous. No signs of beer bugs, tartness or sourness.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with average carbonation.
Overall: I was looking forward to a puckering adventure, and was disappointed This beer is not sour or tart in the least, which made me sad. With all that said, the beer in my glass was tasty, and there is a chance this beer blossoms into what was advertised.