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Petrus Oud Bruin - De Brabandere

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1,025 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,025
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 16
Gots: 50 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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RBorsato

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

11-06-2012 20:55:12 | More by RBorsato
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ckollias

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a tulip glass at Harrington’s Pub in National Harbor, MD.

A: Pours a dark ruby hue with a decent, 2-finger, tannish head that slowly dissipates down the slide of glass ending in a wispy lace.

S: Strong fruity and malty aroma. Lots of dark fruits that is slightly sweet and sour.

T: Tart dark fruit up front followed by a solid malty background with hints of oak and cherries in the finish.

M: Thick body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent Oud Bruin. One of the best I’ve had. Easily drinkable and excellent flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 21:47:58 | More by ckollias
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

02-26-2014 01:18:16 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

05-11-2014 18:18:07 | More by kybeerdrinker
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TheNakedStiletto

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

03-24-2014 13:42:46 | More by TheNakedStiletto
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rdobens

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

03-08-2013 01:00:00 | More by rdobens
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stealth

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

06-19-2012 11:08:38 | More by stealth
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DmanGTR

New York

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

02-04-2013 18:40:34 | More by DmanGTR
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BruinPirateAnteater

California

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

05-25-2014 01:07:59 | More by BruinPirateAnteater
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timothybarney

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

02-03-2013 03:18:20 | More by timothybarney
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BeerTrader57

New York

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-06-2013 02:19:21 | More by BeerTrader57
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

02-03-2014 14:14:36 | More by psoriasaurus
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Aisha

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-19-2013 18:51:42 | More by Aisha
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Unchi

California

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

01-31-2013 04:25:26 | More by Unchi
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DCon

Missouri

4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Snifter Night! Purchased 12oz bottle of this from Lukas Liquor in Ellisville, MO for $3.49. Poured from the bottle into my Schlafly Snifter glass and has a code of 40323 on the back.

Appearance- Extremely dark, has a 3 finger head that has GREAT retention! Very impressed. Leaves nice lace on the sides.

Aroma- Great tart smell from the beginning. I can definitely tell there is a spicy and fruity complexed smell as well.

Taste- The first thing I recall is a extreme amount of grape upfront, almost like a Welch's grapejuice. Very fruity and has a brown flavor at the end. Really wild! Tasty.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Light-Medium Viscosity, full taste of grape and then a nice clean feel afterwards.

Overall- WOW! Now this was a great beer I'm glad I came back to! Will be buying this again! Drinkability is easy and very different from any other Oud Bruin. I'm thinking that is why the Flanders is in front of it. Will be interested in seeing how other people react and give their two cents on this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 04:20:24 | More by DCon
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claytri

Maryland

4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A dark amber with a thin tan head. It has a nice smell of raisans or grape tannin. The taste is very mellow with strong hints of wine, fruit (grapes and cherries), and fired malt. The finish has a fruity tartness to, but again it's very subtle. It gives hints of both a barley wine and a dopple bock, but doesn't go either direction. It has a light oily feel to it. A very interesting beer, I think I will have to try this again just to further explore the many tastes it gives. It seems every drink brings out a little of something else. The light tastes and low alcohol (5.5% ABV per the bottle) make it something you could drink several of.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2004 03:27:47 | More by claytri
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elmocoso

Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was one of my first attempts at a Belgian, and i wasn't let down. What an interesting beverage. Complex, different, and a perfect beer to sip and reflect on all of the merits of beer.

There was a great tartness in all of the characteristics of this beverage.

It poured a beautiful rich dull brown that looked quite hazy, almost like a chocolate milk. I see from other reviews that it has been described as clear. My impression could have been from the lack of lights in the bar i was in. There was a niced little head reduced to a collar and it was absalutly beautiful all around.

The taste was sharp and bit on the side of the tounge, but not in a bad way. It was complex and had a wonderful tartness and a mild taste of alcohol.

The aroma was also tart and sharp in the nose, but every whif begged for a drink and i was more than happy to comply.

Overall, this is a great sipper and wonderfull treat after dinner, before dinner or durring dinner. It is also a wonderful introduction to Belgian beers and i cant wait to travel the long Belgian road.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2003 08:17:35 | More by elmocoso
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Katahdin

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It poured with a rich creamy head that as the beer warmed a bit released wonderful scents. One can smell and taste the dried fruits (raspberries, cherries, citrus) and a hint of oak aging on the tongue. The beer has acomplex flavor that lingers on the palate but it is not nera as tart as one would expect. Goes down smoothly with nice texture.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2009 19:31:51 | More by Katahdin
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear brown in color with a thick creamy head. Thick lacing developed on th glass through the drink. The aroma was of caramel, malt, and yeast. The flavor was huge. Caramel dominated with a candy like sweetness, but a sour finish added to the complexity. Yeast and mild bitterness were also easily detected.

The mouthfeel was crisp and the caramel and mild sour tones lasted long after swallowing. This was medium bodied and the most drinkable bruin I have had (especially since this was on tap). Exciting until the last drop.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2004 01:38:12 | More by Gavage
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FormatKid

Tennessee

4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8.4 oz bottle picked up from Riverside as part of a mixed sixer. The appearance is that of a standard brown ale, a ruby-tinged, translucent brown. The head and retention is decent, although it eventually recedes into nothing. The smell is very nice, vinous and sour, hints of brandy and cherry juice, and oak….yes, oak. Wow, this beer is not what I expected it all, it almost has the tartness of a lambic. It’s nice and tart, with a sour cherry taste, accompanied by a bit of an earthy flavor. The finish is a sprinkling of a dull, spicy hop and woodiness. The mouthfeel is light and slick with very subtle carbonation. I enjoy these particular flavors a lot in beer so I’m a fan of this one. I’ll definitely pick it up again.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2004 03:21:23 | More by FormatKid
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alexatlatx

California

4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I really think this beer is the same as the Petrus Old Brown ale I reviewed here:
<http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/718/2479/?ba=alexatlatx>
So I'll just compare the two in this review rather than simply copy-paste. They have different labels, but similar features.

One difference I find in the Oud Bruin and the "Old Brown," is in its head retention. the head on the Oud Bruin dissipates quickly, while the other beer lasts until the end. The second difference is the aroma. The Oud Bruin has a less fruity and more sulphur aroma. The tastes to me are similar.

Still an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2007 05:25:57 | More by alexatlatx
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Gusler

Arizona

4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer makes good its escape pouring a deep clear brown, the head is bountiful, creamy in texture and a winsome light tan in color, upon its dematerialization, the lace formed is a tight seal upon the glass. Nose is musty, with hints of molasses, malt and a bit of citrus like tartness; start is mild in sweetness, fair to middling grain presence, and the top light to moderate in its feel to the palate. Finish is sternly acidic, tart, quite dry and a magnificent beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2006 22:52:42 | More by Gusler
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putnam

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

dark brown with blood highlights,

smells like dark linen sheets of pressed morello cherries...& ginger rum cake with blisters of melting chocolate.
smells sour, tastes soft.
"a cleaned-up rodenbach"
smells like cherry-colored sparklers on the 4th of July.
Even, subtle, cherry juice flavors together with burned graham crackers, chimney and rye cracker tease lightly until the all-too-soon finish of mineral water flushes the palate. Maybe I'm a sucker for the style, but it's a good beer. Watered down vis a vis Rodenbach or Liefmans but soulful nevertheless.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2003 23:31:53 | More by putnam
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Brad007

Vermont

4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, I've yet to see many examples of this style.

Pours a dark brown color with a two-finger head that fades into my glass.

Aroma is a mix of sour grape/apple and barnyard funk with the aroma of oak as well.

Taste is full of sour apple, grape and barnyard. Yes, barnyard. It's never too sour though and the oak doesn't seem as noticeable in the flavor.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering sour flavors and oak. Beer goes down very well though and is very drinkable for the style.

I like this. I rarely see this style around much so it's always a treat to give it a try. Definitely easy to drink and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2009 04:33:43 | More by Brad007
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CharlesRiver

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really don't have any idea what to expect with this beer. This is the first of this style that I have tried. Pours a slightly cloudy reddish-brown color. Not much of a head that goes away fast. The smell is a bit like ketchup? First taste, WOW. I really like it. So smooth. Sour and tart in the beginning with a citrus ending. All beers that have been exposed to wood have a common flavor to me. I like that flavor, especially the oakier flavors.

This beer is amazing. I want more.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2003 01:06:42 | More by CharlesRiver
Petrus Oud Bruin from De Brabandere
83 out of 100 based on 1,025 ratings.