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Petrus Oud Bruin - De Brabandere

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Ratings: 1,052
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 16
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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5/5  rDev +35.9%

10-12-2013 05:34:40 | More by ianpstephens
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-25-2011 23:26:08 | More by Rochefort10nh
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

01-18-2013 04:51:02 | More by Mosul
Photo of azorie


4.9/5  rDev +33.2%

A: dark brown cola like, not much head as expected for a oak aged mixed ale

s: Fantastic blend, malt, yeast, oak, so much like a dry Flemish red
hard for me to detect any hops, but you not supposed too. Some sourness barely any vinegar detected. as it warms it has a beery like smell.

T: fantastic beer for lovers of this style, not as strong as some, but that's what makes this 1 special. Oak malt, and mellow beery type fruit. The oak is there but is so smooth and light, no hops detected. All with a dry back taste, damn good.

M: medium body, no carbonation

D: goes down so easy you want more and more.

07-31-2010 00:13:46 | More by azorie
Photo of neonbrown82


4.85/5  rDev +31.8%

Petrus Oud Bruin: oh, how I love thee. Let me count the ways.

1.) You look especially exceptional under a dim light. Your beautiful brown complexion is complimented by your clarity, allowing a nice amber hue to shine. You have a fine-knit tannish head that could only be described as effervescent. Your lacing shimmers like the stars.

2.) You smell lovely. Your perfume of cherry and rasberry tart aroma is mouth-watering. It is a smooth and pleasing aroma, as opposed to some of your sour red-headed slut cousins who get so gussied up that their aroma can actually burn your nostrils and probably get you high.

3.) You taste so good in my mouth. A wonderful balance of sweet malty flavors and delightfully tart fruity flavors. Your must completely dries out my mouth, but your taste lingers on my tongue for what seems like eternity. I don't mean to sound like a whore, but I wish your sisters were here so I could suckle them dry as well, for I am still craving that taste.

4.) Your body is undeniably sexy. Thin with a nice sparkle of energy. You have a sweet side and a sour side, but regardless of your disposition, I still love you.

5.) I would love to revisit you often, but you are an expensive date. Also, you can give me heartburn in too large of doses. But like they say, you've never felt hurt til you've felt love.

09-17-2006 04:33:32 | More by neonbrown82
Photo of IntriqKen


4.8/5  rDev +30.4%

A nice dark brown with slight amber highlights in the glass. Decent half finger off white head that melts to a ring of off white lacing.,
Aromas are toasted malt and oak.
Taste is first sweet amber malt then a very pleasant sourness that balances and melds the two sensations perfectly. Light oak comes through on the aftertaste mellowing the experience.
Mouthfeel is both creamy and brisk from the sourness that follows.
This is really a pleasure to drink and enjoy.

01-15-2007 03:32:59 | More by IntriqKen
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

05-30-2013 22:54:35 | More by Molson2000
Photo of drperm


4.68/5  rDev +27.2%

High, high reviews for this one: I love it!

Bottle purchased December 2007. Tasted December 20, 2008.

App: Pours a bit like a porter or Munich Dark -- opaque, dark russet-brown. A copious tan head lingers nicely in my Unibroue goblet.

Aroma: Mild sour note, lots of yeast, chocolate, faint cherry, oak, sherry, vanilla.

Taste: Wonderful! Sour cherry, hop resin, dark chocolate, raspberry-sour note, toffee.

Palate: Thirst-quenching, spritzy-dry with palate-scrubbing-bubbles. A *tiny* hint of diacetyl-slickness, and is that a wine-like finish?

Overall: A terrific little Oud Bruin treat: definitely will have again! Try with duck, game, or good cheeses. Next time, I'll use this in my Carbonnade a la Flamande.

01-06-2009 20:33:39 | More by drperm
Photo of ktrillionaire


4.68/5  rDev +27.2%

This beer has long been one of my most sought-after. As of late, I have found it quite easily. Unfortunately my favorite beer, this beer's brother, Petrus Aged Pale, is not so readily available. Both are highly recommendable.

A – Cola brown with a bubbly, soapy tan head.

S – Exciting. Vinegar, brown sugar, cinnamon, apple cider, earthy wood and vanilla.

T – Not quite as exciting as the smell, nor as exotic. But awesome nonetheless. Sour, with sweet grape flavors, both artificial grape flavor and the real thing, also brown sugar and apple and cherry, lots of wood, and a dry, clean finish.

M – Medium bodied. Dry and slightly sharp, the mouthfeel enhances the flavor.

D – The saddest thing is drinking the last sip.

01-15-2010 00:19:08 | More by ktrillionaire
Photo of aaj1002

New York

4.58/5  rDev +24.5%

This is a very surprising beer...
Don't let the "brown" in the name fool you (as it is sometimes listed as Petrus Brown). The nose has an amazing blend of soft malt hints and big musty earth hits. The mouth-feel is active but not over-powering. The taste is tart and bold but balanced enough not to be one-noted. The yeast is wild, complex and inviting... The finish is simple enough to have you going back for more. Not for everyone...but definitely for me...

03-01-2005 07:34:07 | More by aaj1002
Photo of tigg924


4.55/5  rDev +23.6%

Appearance: light brown in color, huge head, high carbonation, clear

Smell: wood, sour mix, and grain

Taste: wood, toasted malt, slight sour mix, dark sweet fruit--maybe black cherry

Mouthfeel: super smooth, nice sweet and sour mix. high carbonation, dry, light

Drinkability: This beer is now in my top 10. I love the sourness combined with the woodiness. I have not had anything that tastes like this before. This is my favorite sour beer post my Eulogy trip to Philadelphia. The low abv means I could have several.

12-04-2009 15:08:26 | More by tigg924
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4.55/5  rDev +23.6%

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a creamy tan head. The body is two tones in my glass. Light around the edges with some red hues showing when back-lit. Moderate spotty lacing, good looking beer.

Smell: It has a pleasant sour candy aroma along with a pleasant smell of spoiled fruit (if that makes any sense :/). Lactic and acidic but not extreme and hints of malted milk-balls vanilla and oak also tease the senses.

Taste : apple cider vinegar lightly lactic sour. It is not as intense I I was expecting. Dark roasty attributes. Toasted malt sweet and sour flavor cling to the cheeks and induce a huge amount of salivating long after the beer is gone. Apple cider, over ripe fruit and spices. It does have some of the Lambic funk but it is restrained and when pared with hints of oak and vanilla bean and apple it makes for a truly divine flavor.

Mouthfeel: Right on. I need more Flanders Oud Bruin. This beer is so smooth and creamy it is heaven sent. The beer seems a bit light in weight (adding to drinkability) but the acidity gives it a magnificent 'presence' in the mouth.

Drinkability: As a huge fan of sour beer I was hoping for something intense. Instead what I found is a partner for my Duchesse De Bourgogne on my, 'pick up every beer trip' list. This beer is so easy to drink (for a fan of Flemish Sours) it is ridiculous at $69.99 a case it is a few bucks cheaper than the Duchesse at $77.69 a case.

Hope this is helpful.

02-02-2007 05:24:47 | More by Phatz
Photo of stephendr


4.53/5  rDev +23.1%

Cola colored- white head – faint nose of sour raspberries, maple syrup, green vegetation and mold – taste is initially malt then sour raspberries as one swallows, medium body – aftertaste short Cola colored- white head – faint nose of sour raspberries, maple syrup, green vegetation and mold – taste is initially malt then sour raspberries as one swallows, medium body – aftertaste short

08-22-2006 01:53:16 | More by stephendr
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4.53/5  rDev +23.1%

11.2 Oz. bottle

Slightly hazy chestnut body capped with a stubborn ring of medium tan foam. Nose is pungent with earthy malt, Belgian yeast, and some sourness lingering in the background.

Entry shows subdued carbonation and a palate-filling mouthfeel with some chewiness. Midtaste offers up sweet candies with an oakiness that finishes with the trademark Petrus yeast fade.

This beer is a steal @ BJ's for only $3.95 / bottle.

06-18-2006 16:28:54 | More by IceAce
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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Petrus Oud Bruin from De Brabandere
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