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Petrus Oud Bruin - De Brabandere

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84
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002)
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Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev +8.7%

JohnK17, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of SHODriver
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a deep brown with a light red hue with a small off white head with decent retention into a flute
S: very faint aroma but from what I can smell it has a light chocolate smell, a bit of cherry fruitiness, some light sourness
T: light sourness, slight cherry, a bit of dark malt flavor, some oak, slight residual sweetnesss. swallow brings a slight sourness and funk with a bit more light cherry
M: fairly light in the mouth with ample but soft carbonation slightly dry finish
O: not bad but not great. a bit too light in flavor for my liking a little too much old and not enough young

SHODriver, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of gpawned
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

gpawned, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of tripledbrew
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

tripledbrew, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of bmwats
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 33 cl bottle, into a tulip.

A: Medium dark brown. Lots of effervescence. Pours about a 1 finger, bubbly, brown-white head. Settles quickly leaving only a slight covering of a bubbly blanket. Very sporadic lacing.

S: Oaky and papery with a light fruity tone.

T: Lightly fruity, acidic, with a very light bready base.

M: Light with a slightly pungent, lingering, aftertaste.

D: Goes down easy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice hue, lots of carbonation, fair head, but no lacing. Nose is woody and fruity. Flavor is a little bread, accentuated with a lightly acidic fruity tone. Light and fruity. Overall, this is a good quaff.

bmwats, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Duvel snifter. The beer looks brown coming out of the bottle, but in a glass held up to the light it looks deep ruby-red (beautiful). There is a nice big tan head that has surprising good retention for a beer with this acidity. The nose is very faint. I get some fruity esters that smell like ripe cherries. As the beer warms a bit, the nose takes on some nice sweet malty notes (like toffee).

The beer has a medium body and a firm mouthfeel. The feel is enhanced by the carbonation, which stimulates the palate nicely. On the front of the tongue, I get faint toasty notes and pleasantly tart cherries and blueberries. The hop character is practically nonexistent and the mild acidity extends across the entire palate. I don't get much malt character, besides the toasty notes mentioned earlier. The finish has a slight touch of spice and apple-like sweetness, but it doesn't linger very long.

Overall, this is a very refreshing, though light-flavored, beer. Very enjoyable and easy to drink. A nice entry beer for someone just starting to explore the weird world of sours. I think I prefer Petrus Aged Pale better. The flavor of that beer is a bit more intense and interesting.

deadonhisfeet, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of mixed_master7
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

mixed_master7, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of MadScientist
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A deep copper with excellent clarity. The long lasting, medium-tan head is comprised of fine bubble and leaves lacing on the glass.

S: The aroma is mainly a moderate tart/sour aroma with some fruit, mostly dried cherries. There is a sweet aroma giving a Smarties type impression with the fruit and tart aroma. No hops, no malt, no diacetyl. Light notes of chocolate come it warms.

T: This has a nicely balanced sweet-tart flavor with a tartness being slightly stronger than the sweetness. There is little hops bitterness and no flavor. The fruit flavors are mostly tart cherry. There is some light spicy and vanilla flavors.

M: Medium bodied with moderately-high carbonation. Somewhat smooth.

O: This is a great, balanced sour beer. It not to sour and is great a example to introduce wine drinkers to a complex, flavorful beer.

MadScientist, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of backlash
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

backlash, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of abex44
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

abex44, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of ReeseMax3
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ReeseMax3, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of draheim
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330mL (40323) into a tulip. Pours a crystal clear mahogany w/ a thick off-white head, sticky lacing.

Aroma is tart, grapey, oaky. Smells a bit like grape juice.

Taste follows nose. Dark malt, grapes, oak. A little thin - almost like a blend of oak-aged and non-aged ales.

Mouthfeel is a little prickly, dry.

Overall a middle-of-the-road FOB, nothing bad about it but also not one I'll seek out again.

draheim, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

noyellowfizzbeer, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of WynnO
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

WynnO, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of bonbini26
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

bonbini26, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of heddar33
3/5  rDev -18.5%

heddar33, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Lare453, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

DelicateDelirium, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of dfillius
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Moderate pour yields 1/5 finger of head with fair retention. I would appreciate more. Mixed bubbles seemed to stay, but then were gone like Kaiser Soze. Reddish brown liquid is clear but dark.
S: Kombucha, lactic acid, citrus zest, apricot.
T: Slightly sour, oaky. Some merlot qualities: dark fruit, red grape, oak. Some vanilla, I would like it to be more tart. Very good though.
M: Dry. A bit too effervescent and thin. starchy. Nicely tart, smooth late.
D: Good. I'd order another. Would buy again, but the $4.99 price point for one bottle is too steep.

dfillius, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -18.5%

t0rin0, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of jwat
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jwat, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown with a red hue, almost black until you hold it up to the light. Smells sour and of wood. Tastes brown sugar, cocoa, slightly sour up front but not overly tart. I enjoyed the malt finish, which was a great contrast to the sourness. Lots of carbonation.

I’ll have another.

XicanoBeerRun, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of JonathanSuarez
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

JonathanSuarez, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of kaelingirl
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

kaelingirl, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of DioS
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

DioS, Aug 28, 2012
Petrus Oud Bruin from De Brabandere
84 out of 100 based on 1,115 ratings.