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Petrus Oud Bruin - De Brabandere

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1,115 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,115
Reviews: 557
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 19
Gots: 62 | 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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Photo of TMoney2591
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap in a tumbler at Firkin.

Finishing off my day at Firkin by revisiting a beer I vaguely remember trying way back in my NoVa days. It pours a clear midnight tawny topped by a finger or so of dark khaki foam. The nose basically reminds me of a jar (if one were to exist, of course) of maple syrup-laden malt vinegar. The taste flips things a bit, having some tart vinegar tinging dry maple syrup, with a touch of muted brine making a brief cameo near the beginning of the finish. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a slick feel, and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, an odd beer, really, what with its inability to decide on a flavor path (vinegar-leaning or maltily sweet), but it still retains its drinkability.

TMoney2591, Yesterday at 09:18 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

a77cj7, Thursday at 06:52 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

oldvines, Thursday at 01:05 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Trashcat, Wednesday at 05:18 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Jrockerboi, Nov 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Interesting take on the oud bruin style, leaning towards the sour ales. Brown in color with minimal head, and some cider/wine aromas. Taste is tart, and slightly sweet. A good dessert beer.

stevoj, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Davit, Nov 13, 2014
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

M_C_Hampton, Nov 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

DrMindbender, Nov 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Johnny_Blackhands, Nov 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

christineblommers, Nov 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

DeadeyeOTDO, Nov 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

lmaduells, Nov 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

gutbuster, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of babaracas
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown tinted red, one finger of khaki colored head, settles to a thin ring, dots of lace down the glass. Smell: balsamic, cherry, brown sugar, note of soured stone fruit. Taste: sour peach, cherry, vanilla-ish note, blackberry, herbal...fair amount of herbal bitterness; not much acidity. Carbonation is a little high and aggressive making it feel unrefined for the style.

babaracas, Nov 02, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

safaricook, Nov 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

bnes09, Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

goast8127, Oct 29, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +7.3%

BeerBuzzGuy, Oct 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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.

dodge408, Oct 27, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -5.4%

kidzord, Oct 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

annieh123, Oct 26, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

jodybrutal, Oct 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

kp29, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

yannimou, Oct 15, 2014
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Petrus Oud Bruin from De Brabandere
84 out of 100 based on 1,115 ratings.