The Meddler Oud Bruin Ale from Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado pours out dark chocolate brown in color with just a little light getting through and is topped with a two finger, large bubbled, tan head that reduces down quite quickly to thin collar. On the nose, tart and acidic with apple, grape, cherry and just a hint of brown sugar in the aroma. In the mouth, quite tart with good fruit. Flavors of bitter apple, sour grapes, sour cherry, some funk, vanilla and a little spice. Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Some lacing on the glass. Pretty clean mouthfeel. The finish is long and dry with an added kick of extra sourness right at the end but not enough to make you pucker.
Nice and sour and a well crafted beer. I think this will be a good candidate for aging and that age will add a little more depth to the beer. Good when fresh, like this one is, but probably better after it has aged for a while. Recommended.
750ml bottle, 8.9% ABV
Beer 257 of 366 for 2012