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Petrus Oud Bruin | De Brabandere

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Petrus Oud BruinPetrus Oud Bruin
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Brabandere
Belgium | website

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002

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Reviews: 579 | Ratings: 1,266
Photo of dodge408
3/5  rDev -18.3%

It had a sourness that wasn't overwhelming and made me taste buds pucker but not for long. It's a unique sour beer that one should try to expierence the vast varitey of brews.

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Photo of yannimou
4/5  rDev +9%

As someone who is not well versed in sours, this is delicious! The sourness is there but not overbearing. Black cherries, sweet malt, nutty, some funk. Medium carbonation. It's pretty light and one dimensional. Clean finish. Although I can tell this is pretty tame for a sour, it's fantastic. A very welcome and unique departure from the usual of IPA's, stouts, and pale ales. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of everythingiszen
3/5  rDev -18.3%

I hesitate to even review this, given that I don't think I like the Oud Bruin style (i.e. ignore the rating). That said, this seems to fit the style well. Strong, full aroma of oak and tannins, puckery mouthfeel, and a mild sourness in both the lead and finish. Persistent head, pretty red-brown color. Worth trying if you're into sour beers.

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Photo of ronricorossi
4/5  rDev +9%

Nutty and grassy, refreshing to an unusual degree for a tart brew. this is a great beer for people like myself who like sours, but haven't yet acquired the taste for the most extreme, puckering outer limit of the style. If that describes you, this beer is probably underrated.

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Photo of Robloc303
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Good sour fruit flavors, cherries, maybe green apple, and grapes. I did not pick up anything from the wood. The finish is very nice with lingering flavors of grape juice..

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Photo of MisterGone
4/5  rDev +9%

My experience with all other Petrus offerings has resulted in them becoming my benchmark for sours. This did not go there. But I think it was not supposed to. As a brown, it really balanced the malty sweetness with what Flanders tends to bring with sour. This beer is ripe for pairing with hearty stew.

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Photo of barczar
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%

Fairly underrated brew. The aroma does not nearly match the flavor. Melanoidins, sweet, toasted bread, caramel, dominate. Flavor is fairly dark malty and sweet, but there's a nice tart, lactic finish to contrast.

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Photo of imscotty
3.45/5  rDev -6%

Appearance: Brown and cloudy - a dirty beer. Light color head quickly rises and dies away. Some lacing

Smell: Fairly light sour, yeasty, bready, barnyard smells.

Taste: Not too sour, acidic, some sweetness, apple, not much complexity. The malt and other flavors came through better as it warmed up. A somewhat dry finish reminiscent of an apple wine.

Mouth feel: Beer is well carbonated, medium bodied.

Overall: A pretty good standard sour. Mildly sour, but not very complex in flavor. OK at the right price point, but I would generally seek out other choices of this style.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into tulip

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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Photo of shleepy
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Small bottle into Duvel tulip glass.

Murky medium brown. Small-medium head.

Smell has "Flandersy" notes; sour but with a touch of brown sugar; spoiled fruit.

Taste also has some honey in the finish; also, some cherry notes.

Not as acidic as I remembered/expected, but certainly refreshing and pretty light.

A delicious, classic beer.

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Photo of chickenflea
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brilliant brown pour with small tan head. Funky sour cherry aroma. Taste is initially sweet but soon tart and malty. Finishes dry. Soft mouthfeel. Low to medium carbonation works well with the tart taste. The carbonation does not overpower the beer or accentuate it too much. In other words. The carbonation level is just about right. Drank at The Friendly Place in San Antonio, a cool casual place with a great selection and very knowledgable staff. A pleasant experience all around.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber reddish hue with excellent clarity. A quarter inch of beige head rests on top. Aroma of tart Brett and horse blanket is moderately present. The flavor is somewhat restrained tart Brett and horse blanket along with amber malt. The mouth is fairly carbonated and refreshing.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at D’s Six Pax and Dogz near Pittsburgh. Pours opaque reddish brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of sour black cherries, some sweet malts, not much going on. A or follows with tart black cherries, sweet caramel malts, just a bit of sour. Medium plus palate with low medium carbonation. Not bad but there are better examples out there. I’d happily have it again though.

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Photo of Chessmaster
3.12/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served from bottle into a Petrus glass.

A: Amber-brown, with head that quickly receded to a thin cap
S: A bit of malt mixed with sour funk. This is probably correct for the Oud Bruin style, but I personally didn't like it. If it wasn't the style, I would mark the score lower.
T: Like the smell. Same comments about style.
M: Full mouthfeel with a bit of prickly carbonation
O: Probably a good representative of the style, but my taste for the style hasn't developed enough for me to enjoy this fully or to be able to rate it accurately versus other oud bruins for example.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml Bottle from the Las Vegas Whole Foods for $5

Appearance - Burgundy/brown colour with an average size fizzy/frothy beige head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, wood, vinegar

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, citric notes and raspberries/cherries. There is also some vinegar, wood, and it ends with a lightly tart aftertaste.

Overall - Not as much barrel/wood type flasvour as I was expecting. Also not as tart/sour as most beers within this style. Flavours are nice though and it is easy to drink.

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Photo of bpasquini
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a dark ruby color but in the glass it looks pitch black, which I think is odd for this style of beer but it still looks solid, no head on the pour

S: I'm honestly only getting tart cherry from it, which is promising for the taste but it is strange that that is the only smell presented from this beer

T: Some funkiness, light tart cherry, and light oak presence, not a whole lot going on here but it's good

M: Good mouthfeel to this beer, light crisp, and refreshing like a sour should be

O: Not a bad beer, worth a try but wouldn't frequently purchase this

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Photo of silverking
4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- deep ruby with a tan head, sheets of lacing that run down the sides of the glass.

S- toffee, dried cranberry, and that lovely balsamic vinegar note that many sour ales take on. As it warms it reveals concentrated cherry and a dense aroma of oak.

T- sweeter than expected. Nice toffee notes, sour cherry intertwined with some toasty oak, and a mild herbal hop bitterness.

M- light, refreshing, aggressive prickly carbonation.

O- nice, actually, excellent.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. Snifter glass. Deep reddish brown, mahogany tints to the light. Beige froth shows nice retention & lacing. Oak, sour berry & grape aromas, tartar hues & slight sweetness. Tartar/sourness, fruity & woody notes over toasted malts on the forefront. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Silky palate, dense to watery texture. As expected from aromas, harsh tartiness remains in the middle & lingers into the finish. Thankfully, toasted maltiness holds it, making it refreshing instead of bothering. Grape & wood on the aftertaste. Sometimes I wonder if it is a malty wine –just kidding!, it´s a good job & nice spot of the Style. Suggested pairing with heavy spiced cooked beef meat.

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Photo of Brisket
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at Brewer's Haven in Boise.

A- Pours a dark reddish brown with a latte colored head. Large bubble disparate quickly.

S- Subtle, dark fruits, Belgian yeast slight sour melony nose. Smells like a slightly sour quad.

T- Similar to the smell, very light sourness, dark fruit dominates but the flavor is surprisingly light.

M- Heavy bodied and carbonated, slightly syrupy.

O- Good beer, surprisingly light and easy to drink. I would have liked more flavor , but it was good overall. I'd have it again.

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Photo of JulioH
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

MEDIUM SOUR.

Great beer. It serves as a dark thick liquid in the glass, but doesn't feel that way when drinking it. It is almost a normal beer except for the citric hint. It is derived from lambics, and therefore the flavor, but it is not like a lambic that is one bottle and done, this one you could drink a few easily.

Aroma is almost inexistent. Nice head. Good carbonation.

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Photo of Sumdeus
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a mini snifter.

A: dark brown/red in color with very little head and a little lacing.

S: Not much, it's very subtle fruit like. I honestly can't pick up on much specifically do to how faint the aromas are.

T: a very mild tart, very simple taste profile and clean flavor finish. Simple but not exciting.

M: light, almost effervescent.

O: it's tasty and tart (a little), solid beer but nothing special. Due to its widespread availability when the mood strikes it should be easy to find.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%

Review based on bottle coded 41162, in 12/2014:
Pours a hazy brown, with at least a finger of reddish-tan head. The somewhat creamy head continues to cover the surface through the entire drink. The nose has a light tart berry scent, but it is very subdued. There is a meadow-like feel to the scent, making me think the barrel is coming through as much as any fruit or floral notes.

Taste starts with a specter of the core style, lightly tart but nutty Oud bruin. The sour part never comes all the way through, though, as the oak takes it's bite and smooths it out. To some (and even maybe me a year ago) this would be a detriment. However, I actually enjoy the mellow nature if this beer, because the sour flavors play deep in the background enough to make it interesting. The feel might end up a bit thin (but smooth), however.

I can see this not being true to an Oud bruin style with it's curbing if the tart flavors. However, it worked well for me.

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Photo of EspressoGuy
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml ... best before Dec 3, 2015
A:deep brown with ruby highlights
S: dark malt, some rootbeer; low intensity or complexity
T: winey, sour from middle to finish, not complex
M: low to medium bodied
O: not much there really. Very one dimensional and that one dimension isn't very memorable.

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Photo of BastardKing24
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark ruby with faint white head that leaves lacing.

Smell is ripe melons, brown sugar, vinegar, pear, and cherry.

Taste is kind of bland but clean, with leather, tobacco, dates, vinegar, cherries, and soap...? meh. 3.25

Feel is pretty good. Light on the tongue and decent carb.

Overall not the best oud bruin I've had but its clean. It needs more tartness in the taste and could do without the odd soapy character.

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Photo of Copernicus
4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a 11.2 oz. bottle into a snifter. It comes out a dark brown with some light haze. It has a mild head of rocky foam with low retention. It may have been my terrible pour, but it seemed a bit flat.

The smell was truly magical, a complex melange of acid funk and malty sweetness. Skipping along the top are stimulating notes of clove and peppery spice, but not as obnoxious as a spiced Christmas Ale.

The taste came as a welcome follow up to the nose: caramely malt and the tart sweetness of dark dried fruits such as raisins, prunes, dates, dark cherries, and black currents. The yeast was still present and provided a vexing funkiness, a strange balance between sour and umami. I even thought I caught hints of aged Gouda. Awesome.

The mouthfeel was appropriate: light carbonation, a medium body, and a smooth texture.

Overall, I enjoyed my first foray into the Oud Bruin style, and from what I can gather, this was a good label to start with. Though I much prefer a good sour Flanders Red.

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Petrus Oud Bruin from De Brabandere
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