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Petrus Oud Bruin - De Brabandere

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Ratings: 1,159
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 19
Gots: 75 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a goblet.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is a brown crimson color with some vision when held up to the light and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Fruity, oakey, cherries, malty, and tart.

Taste: Same as above. The tartness is mild and the malty notesbalance things off. Some oak and bitterness, but pretty simple.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, low carbonation, light to medium bodied, and easy to drink. Too drinkable.


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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Petrus' Aged Pale ale is such a pleasant beer, so I had to give its sister beer a try..
Dark brown amber pour. Wasn't expecting this to be this brown.

Smells like its going to be a little tart, and there is a little tartness in there. It really has a doughy yeasty flavor, not much of anything in the back end of this beer.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

11.2 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a nice-looking three finger light cream color featuring a great texture - and downright fantastic retention for the style. Good lacing is left down the glass. One of the most attractive looking sour ales I've ever encountered.

S: Not very tart or sour compared to others in the style, though a minor presence of lactic sourness and tart apple exist. A combination of caramel malts and diacetyl are at the forefront instead. I could live without the latter quite easily.

T: This one has three stages: the initial flavor is slightly tart, the midtaste is a bit chocolaty, and the finish is sadly high in diacetyl. No big deal, I don't really mind the diacetyl presence so much here. Really, the subdued sour profile allows its malt base to shine through; it gives off notes of almonds, caramel, brown sugar, and the aforementioned chocolate. It could have used more fruity esters, though.

M: I actually really like the mouthfeel of this one - it's soft at first, yet crisp and dry to finish. The tannins are a subtle compliment to the creamy texture, aided by firm carbonation.

O: Decent, but if you're looking for something mouth puckering, this ain't it. Rather, it's balanced and easy to drink, if unexciting. A good one to introduce sour newbies to.

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Petrus Oud Bruin from De Brabandere
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