26 Apr Day 17 (#30Beers30Days)
On the other side of halfway, I find myself at my favorite EAV watering hole, The Midway Pub. I’ve chosen Leifman’s Oud Bruin (5%, Belgium) for today’s tasting. Let’s dive right in.
What’s an Oud Bruin? It’s a sour brown Belgium beer. Oud Bruins are frequently brewed with fruit as a base. The sweet and sour meet each other halfway, so to speak. This Liefman’s is reddish brown, highly carbonated with a kick. It combines cherry and blueberry in taste and aroma. I also taste and smell vinegar in this Liefman’s Oud Bruin, reminiscent of the pickled peaches my mom used to make back in the day.
These guys know what they’re doing. They’ve been brewing since the 1600s! And thanks to them, I may be a fan of sour ales now. If you like ciders and lambics, you would like this brew. Light. Crisp. Fizzy. Tart. Refreshing. SuperYum. How does Liefman’s stack up against other Oud Bruins? It’s my first, so I haven’t a clue…
…and that means one thing: more research!! Happy drinking, folks!!
BTW, this #30Beers30Days crash course is quite easily the best excuse to drink a beer a day while actually learning, ever.