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Le Pelican Brun - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
16.9 degrees Plato
Alcohol: 7.8% by volume
Bitterness: 20 IBU

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 09-24-2007)
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

05-08-2013 03:08:56 | More by leftoverburrito
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3/5  rDev -20.8%

12-29-2013 23:45:15 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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claytong

Vermont

3.08/5  rDev -18.7%

surprised how hot it was for 7.5 though it had been aged for 3 years so i guess that might have an effect, eh.
was a bit simple and boring. light earthy coffee tone.
the guy talked it up pretty well too, so i think he disappointed quite a few with this one.

05-24-2011 06:52:47 | More by claytong
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.1/5  rDev -18.2%

2011 bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Big head. Overly carbonated, maybe. Reddish brown underneath the cream head.

Smell - Belgian yeast. Caramel. Red wine vinous notes. Tannic.

Taste - Sweet dark fruits. Caramel with the same tannic and vinous flavors. Finishes with a little vegetal tang and some bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Way overcarbonated. Medium bodied. Not a great aftertaste.

Overall - Disappointing. Only the aftertaste is bad, but the rest is just bland.

02-10-2013 03:13:48 | More by Alieniloquium
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FalconA

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-14-2013 22:34:45 | More by FalconA
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-08-2013 21:56:51 | More by mdaschaf
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-19-2011 02:45:41 | More by ChrisPro
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tomholland

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-05-2012 23:06:43 | More by tomholland
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beertunes

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-12-2013 23:42:31 | More by beertunes
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-07-2014 04:07:30 | More by KAF
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -4.2%

2008 bottling; tasted in 2010

Appearance: Pours a dark mahogany with a modest cap that leaves a lot of squiggles behind

Smell: Just about the plummiest thing I have ever smelled; a lot of spice cake, too

Taste: Opens with a plum and spice cake character that persists throughout; if anything, the brown sugar sweetness builds after the swallow and into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A bit too one dimensional for my tastebuds; it has a nice, sweet character that really works for a dubbel but lacks a yeasty complexity

07-16-2010 22:44:52 | More by brentk56
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DCon

Missouri

3.65/5  rDev -3.7%

Shared a 1 PINT 9.4 FL OZ bottle of this w/ friends @ 4 Hands Brewing Co. Poured from the Bronze colored bottle w/ a White Pelican on the front into a 12oz- 4 Hands Brewing Co Snifter Glass. Has 2008 on the front of the bottle but no other bottled date.

Aroma- Easy on the nose. Well blended malts, very light sour characteristics but not barnyard/goat, mild sherry like attribute, and some caramel. Looks like much has died away over time.

Appearance- Pours almost no head at all with a semi-aggressive pour. Has a dark, reddish brown body with good clarity. Leaves no lacing behind.

Flavor- Has a ton of malt and light fruity flavors but most of the sour notes have faded. Light sherry taste again and a bit of musk at the finish.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Light Carbonation, Smooth, and finishes sweet and a bit tart on the palate. Nice! Finally some sour character!

Overall Impression- Not quite what I was looking for in an aged Oud Bruin, but maybe this is what happens to some? Still very nice and easy sour with a light brown ale background. Very smooth and above average for the style. Would like to try some of this fresh to compare!

03-28-2012 19:46:37 | More by DCon
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-02-2013 03:52:26 | More by spycow
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-02-2012 15:56:31 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-05-2013 00:00:01 | More by RuckusDu
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

pint at the Brewpub, outside in the late summer sun , beautiful. Dark brown, slighty hazed,small tan head, that stays. Aroma is definatlly yeasty, but with hints of burnt brown sugar and coriander. Spicy,complex yeasty, malt driven flavours,also a noticable sourness, which is very pleasing, its almost to the point of a Belgian Sour, but not quite. Very intrgueing. Very nice palate, thick and silky smooth, nicelingering flavours. Overall a very nice beer and a nice surprise.

09-25-2007 05:58:52 | More by Reidrover
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

2008 vintage, thanks to fthomasl for sharing. 750 mL pours a murky brown color with a limpid tan foam. Fades at an average clip and leaves a few spots of lace.

Nose is very fruity and funkadelic. Toffee malts, burnt brown sugar and brown bread. Interesting and powerful.

Like liquid fruitcake! Nice balance of honey-drizzled malts, bread doughy yeast and fleshy mango & strawberry puree fruitiness. Mouthfeel is fantastically creamy, so smooth. ABV is well hidden. Spot on with many of the 'Brune'-style beers I have had. Fruity dubbel is not too far off either. Tasty stuff, does Pelican brew any bad beer?

02-03-2011 19:23:45 | More by twiggamortis420
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draheim

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +5%

750mL (2011) into a chalice. Pours a clear mahogany w/ vigorous carb, a nice fluffy tan head that leaves big clumps of sticky lace.

Aroma is bready malt, dark fruit.

Taste is fermented dark fruit, Belgian yeast, spice. Some candi sugar sweetness.

Mouthfeel is soft and light; carbonation just right, velvety.

Overall a solid dubbel/saison (from the label)/Flanders oud bruin (BA listing)/whatever. I enjoyed it.

08-14-2012 05:06:51 | More by draheim
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev +5%

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at his tasting.

2011 vintage.

Pours a slightly hazy brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, and some spice aromas. Taste is much the same with some fruity flavors and a mild spice bitterness with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice earthy and spice flavors.

11-11-2012 08:08:48 | More by UCLABrewN84
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-18-2011 17:50:16 | More by nmann08
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shaebs99

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-14-2011 15:29:54 | More by shaebs99
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-19-2011 04:59:34 | More by whartontallboy
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

From 06/04/11 notes. Big thanks to nimbleprop for sharing this bottle. 2008 vintage served into a tulip. Was told this was more of a flanders than a dubbel but we'll see.

a - Pours a murky mahogany brown color with one inch of light tan head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour fruit, dark fruits, plums, caramel, light spice or gingerbread, and very light alcohol. Nice and some definite sourness, but nothing too overwhelming.

t - Tastes of dark fruits, bready malts, caramel malts, sour dark fruits.

m Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall I liked this one quite a bit. Not the sourest beer but I enjoyed the little bit it had. I can kind of see how this could be a dubbel or a flander, as I saw a bit of each in it. Would love to try again sometime.

06-07-2011 15:19:59 | More by mdfb79
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-13-2012 06:48:01 | More by twelveinches
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RedDiamond

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev +6.9%

This late summer seasonal is brewed to an Abbey dubbel style. It features dark garnet color, a placid mouthfeel, and a breezy haybale fragrance with moderate spice that’s right where it should be. Red malt flavor emerges from the first with a slight measure of spiced cola nut complexity and minimal (20 IBU) bittering. It is clean with a lingering spiced finish.

The abbey dubbel style is not commonly duplicated by northwest brewers. But it’s not surprising that Pelican would deliver a worthy effort. A paucity of suds was the Brun’s only notable shortcoming.

09-24-2007 21:10:08 | More by RedDiamond
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Le Pelican Brun from Pelican Pub & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.