Good News! After 18 months we're finally in the home stretch. The Squatters crew bottled, corked and caged 2100 bottles of their 529 Oud Bruin last weekend.
Sour beers can be a tough style to get into, but once you find your groove... oh man, they make for a happy tongue.
Oud Bruins are light to medium-bodied, deep copper to brown in color. They are extremely varied, characterized by a slight vinegar or lactic sourness and spiciness to smooth and sweet. A fruity-estery character is usually apparent with no hop flavor or aroma. Low to medium bitterness.
Jenny decided to keep the co2 level lower to enhance both the sourness and maltiness. "Remembering my Oud Bruin experiences from my trip to Belgium, the co2 level was very soft". So it looks like this will be very close to style.
Looks like February 16th is the "soft" release date for the 529.