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Petrus Oud Bruin - De Brabandere

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1,042 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,042
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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Reviews by MaximalC:
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MaximalC

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a murky, nearly opaque, prune color with a small, khaki head that soon settles into a thin layer of patchy froth. Patches of lacing cling sporadically to the glass as the beer recedes. The mild aroma smells of apple cider vinegar with a hint of molasses or brown sugar. While mild, the tartness in the nose is enough to set the taste buds tingling on the rear periphery of the tongue.

The flavor is smooth, mellow, and cohesive--so much so that it's difficult to dissect its components. The malt is akin to plum and toasted bread, but with very low astringency. The sourness evokes dark cherry and green apple, but in a very delicate sense. A touch of oak comes through in the finish, but only barely so. The Belgian yeast character lends a velvety mouthfeel that elevates what might otherwise be an overly mild flavor profile.

Based on the above, one might think to write this brew off as dull or underwhelming, but that is not the case at all. Though mild, the flavor is sophisticated and admirably cohesive. It looks luscious, and I just feel classy drinking it. It probably won't knock your socks off, but it's hard to find something not to like about it.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 02:46:52 | More by MaximalC
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A- Dark, dark brown. Thin tan head. No lacing
S- Slight sour - funk. Gets a little salivation
T- Mehh. A very slight sweetness on the begining, but not much flavor. Tiny bit of tart/sourness on the end
M- Smooth, but nothing intersting

O- This may be a good sour for those just dipping into sours, but I expect a lot more from my sours. Good thing I didn't pay a lot for this in the "sour power" box.

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Petrus Oud Bruin from De Brabandere
83 out of 100 based on 1,042 ratings.