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Petrus Oud Bruin - De Brabandere

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Ratings: 1,134
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 19
Gots: 69 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of FanofHefe
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Dark amber body with substantial red highlights and very clear. An aggressive pour provides a big three-finger off-white head that has good retention and leaves a smattering of lacing.

The aroma is tart from the start. Cherry and green apple are the primary tones in the tart part of the aroma. A little dark fruit and a hint of Belgian spice in the background.

The flavor is less tart than I would have expected from the aroma. A little more caramel malt present and plenty of flavor from the oak barrels. The tart cherry and apple make for a nice fruity finish.

Fairly light in the mouthfeel. Very drinkable and enjoyable for the style. Would have expected a little more tartness in the flavor, but a good brew overall.

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of Shadman
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown, big Belgian head with little of no lacing. Slighty hazy even when it warms.

Some definite sourness and lactic acid notes. Dark, earthy malt undertones.

Smooth malt front followed by a nice wave of sourness. Slight metallic taste before it settles back into a malt/sour acid balance. Interesting!

Carbonation is certainly vigorous, but then I did let it warm a little too much before puring. A touch watery,, but I'm nit picking

An interesting beer and for those that like the sourness thing a winner. I'll wait until I go to Belgium before I have another

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of Nerudamann
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass.

Look - brown, dark ruby-colored when held up to a light. About a finger's worth of light tan-colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - very zesty-smelling, kind of like a more fizzy Port, or Lambic. Seems to have a bit of a grape smell to it.

Taste and Mouthfeel - quite zest right from the off. Still a bit of a tinge of grape throughout the tasting. Or maybe even pomegranate. It leaves you with a little bit of bite at the beginning, which is surely from the hops, but I can't tell what kind. The texture is a little on the creamier/frothier side.

Overall - very interesting brew and brew style! Unique in taste, but not intriguing. That is, there's not a lot of variety within the tasting itself, but the taste itself is interesting.

Photo of jamie2dope
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This will my first time trying an example of this style. I am not too big of a fan sour beers, but I still wanted to try the style. It poured into a small sampler glass a chestnut brown complexion, with a 2 finger white heading that faded into a small lacing. In the aroma was a soft sour presence, with hints of vinegar, cherries, grass, and other juicy fruits. Taste starts off a little sour, but quickly becomes sweet, then ends off with a very sweet caramel flavor. Specific flavors were apple, brown sugar and chocolate. Mouthfeel was light bodied. I could have a few of these in a sitting. I am glad I tried this style. Not too sour, not too sweet. Just good all around.

Photo of July2Nov
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown to the point of looking like coca-cola. The lace left a bit more to be desired.
S: Sweet with a licorice hint.
T&M: Smooth and sweet with a slightly bitter taste upfront. The aftertaste has a very heavy feel to it. Keeps you very satisfied. Leaves the mouth with a warm fuzzy feeling.
D: I could definetly drink a few of these throughout the night (or day).

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 330 ml bottle into a pint glass, brown colored with a large tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: acetic acid, balsamic vinegar, oak

T: less sour than expected, sweet and sour flavor, oak is present, flavor is quite mild, sour is present with good malt

M: thinner and refreshing

O: an approachable sour

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of oelergud
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe this is the same beer which is also listed as Oak Aged Dark Beer. The correct style seems to be Flanders Oud Bruin and not Belgian Dark, hence my review will be added here.
Clear, ruby, tranparent body with good carbonation and a creamy tan head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves good lace.
Fresh fruity sour scent. Mild sweet malts and molasses but only very faint.
The taste is much like the smell. Fresh sour fruit mix of green apple and cherries, some nutskin hop flavor and a mild aftertaste of tart green apple.
Medium mouthfeel with abit of coating.
Interesting brew, unlike most belgians and good for the summer heat.


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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Petrus Oud Bruin from De Brabandere
83 out of 100 based on 1,134 ratings.