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Petrus Oud Bruin - De Brabandere

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1,038 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,038
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 16
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Brabandere visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002)
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Cwrw

Alberta (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice, clear dark brown bordering on ruby. Minimal head but good retention. Very quaffable looking.

First smell: hello cherry lambic! Maybe it's the same phenols from the oak aging or the yeast variety used, but this smells extremely similar to a fruit lambic. And that was not expected. That being said, this is a damn fine aroma. The spicy sweet smell comes through strongest, but there are faint hits of caramel malt and bready characteristics, and these become more apparent as the beer warms. A very unique mix of aromas, here.

The taste is a strange combination of lambic sweetness/acidity with softly roasted malts. Cherry comes through again, pleasantly. Lactic funk on the back of the palate. Dryer than I expected. The taste is very good, I just wish it was more...there, in terms of fullness.

The sweet aroma had me wanting more tartness and fullness from the beer; the beer is very light and effervescent on the tongue. The finish is almost unnoticeable. I know the style and the oak aging gives it some champagne-like dryness, but this just seemed weak in comparison to some lambics. A strange hybrid type beer (just as an oud bruin should be) but the mouthfeel left me wanting more body.

Still, worth a try for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2009 18:47:19 | More by Cwrw
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Petrus Oud Bruin from De Brabandere
83 out of 100 based on 1,038 ratings.