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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002)
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wrightst

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-08-2014 14:01:34 | More by wrightst
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xgrigorix

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thirtythree cl brown bottle, no dates.

Dark ruddy brown, clear, with some intense looking carbonation. Topped by a thin off white head that retains well, and leaves a thin sheet of lace behind.

Nose is spritzy, acidic, with a touch of soured fruit.

Lightly acidic, with a sweet malt center, and a bit of rustic fruit. Finishes off dry, with a refreshing sour twang that lingers & begs you to take another sip. Light body, robust carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2004 18:00:04 | More by xgrigorix
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dominic4beer

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-11-2014 05:00:16 | More by dominic4beer
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Chou

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-13-2013 16:56:21 | More by Chou
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-26-2014 18:28:40 | More by Latarnik
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sloelco

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-04-2013 03:42:44 | More by sloelco
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ThreeFishes

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-28-2014 03:54:22 | More by ThreeFishes
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark red brown is a nice colour for the sourness inherent in this beer. This is not as complex or sour as Goudenbond or Duchesse
but is actually more drinkable due to the lower ABV and lighter flavours. Not a world classic but still a very nice example of the
style.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2004 21:52:16 | More by canucklehead
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Jeckel

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-01-2013 23:23:14 | More by Jeckel
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zerk

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark brown with a thin cream colored head that leaves quite a bit of lace. Aroma is sour... with some apple and spice. Flavor begins with some vinegar sourness, and some dried prune, caramel, and apple notes... also has a peppery spiciness to the finish. Has a thin and spritzy body... almost like a sparkling wine. A nice rendition of a Flanders Ale, but not something I'm likely to seek out.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2003 19:07:14 | More by zerk
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CTJman

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-31-2013 23:50:04 | More by CTJman
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ajdemma

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-24-2013 01:05:06 | More by ajdemma
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mobyviacheslov

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

A - Mahogany, and fairly opaque. Very thin, weak head.
S - Easter egg paint and natural wood. Mild nose compared to some in this style.
T - Very little sourness, which is surprising. A sharp, brett dryness. Finish is bitter grapefruit, but no sweet or sour flavors here. Very dry.
M - Mildly gummy, but not bad. Less pop than some in this style.
D - Very easy drinking. Low alcohol content (5.5%), and very dry. Good spring beer.
Drank in a balloon glass at 50-55deg.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 02:30:34 | More by mobyviacheslov
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

'Discovered' this bottle in the basement when taking inventory a couple weeks ago. I recall buying it sometime in mid-2007 (at Uwajimaya, an Asian market in Beaverton, OR), but there's nothing to identify a date except for the code '38810' on the back label. Oh well, it's a style that cellars fine and this has been kept cool and dark for many months. Poured the 11.2 oz/33cl bottle to a small snifter.

First time to taste this since a 2006 visit to Brouwerij Bavik. We tried this in one of their storage bays, tapping a massive oak barrel. I wish they had a scale figure on the front label, because those 25,000-liter barrels are unbelievable (at least 12' tall I'd guess...).

A: At first glance, it's a mundane brown, capped with a finger of ivory cream. As the head slowly settles, hold it to light and behold the ruby-tinged clarity, filled with ascending streams of small bubbles. Strong lace holds valiantly before slipping down. A fine example.

S: Pungent tartness bursts from the glass. Sugars and yeast hide beneath a layer of fruit mash and dry, musty woodiness.

T: More doughy/bready than I recall, which may be due to the 'extra' aging...or may be because it's been 2.5 years since the last taste. Regardless, it's still got a fruity tartness (earthy raspberry, ripe apple), a sneaky spicing and peppery-dry finish.

M: Carbonation is abundant in the glass but mellow in the mouth, feel is soft and smooth. A slight grainy/yeasty grit left in the mouth. Body is fairly light, borderline 'thin'.

D: It's a good one...a nice version worth sipping for a while. I've seen more of these bottles recently at Whole Foods, so it's one I plan to snag again soon for another taste. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2009 18:07:10 | More by msubulldog25
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Avagadro

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: deep mahogany in color with a beige frothy head.

S: caramel, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar are all present in the bouquet.

T: malty sweet, with a touch of sour to balance. Very enjoyable.

M: medium body with a touch of carbonation. No flaws, but not exactly exciting.

D: a good example of the style, as well as a good intro to sour brews.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2010 01:03:31 | More by Avagadro
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BedetheVenerable

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 750ml corked, caged, and foiled bottle. No date that I can find, nice label though. Huge thanks to PhineasGage for this one; I've been wanting to try an Oud Bruin for a long time now.

Appearance: Dark cola colored brew with bright clarity and a big, light tan head which shows nice sticking power. High levels of carbonation.

Smell: Tart and musty up front, and I mean that in the best way possible. Some mild fruit aromas, as well as light malty hints. This is definitely pleasant, but not tons of depth. As it warms, however, some toasted caramel and apple notes emerge. Again, pretty nice.

Taste: The flavors are nice, even if they are somewhat understated. Light tart fruitiness up front, nice, but I'm having trouble pegging down individual fruit flavors. Something vaguely apple-like, plus some light caramel sweetness and just a touch of pale malt.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly light and smooth; with the high levels of CO2 I was expecting something a bit peppery or tingly.

Overall: Thanks again to Andrew for this brew. I'm not exactly sure what I expected from this style, but I don't think I expected it to be this mild mannered. Nice mix of tart apple, sweet caramel, and pale malt. Light sourness, balanced by sweet notes. Which, from what I've read, is what this style's all about. I definitely dig it more than the Flanders Reds I've had w/that weird vinegary thing. Glad I got to try this, and I might search it out again, depending on the price.

I think this would really hit the spot on a warm autumn afternoon; the flavors kind of remind me of fall, and it's refreshing enough for fairly warm weather.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 02:03:59 | More by BedetheVenerable
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unclekeith

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-10-2013 20:32:48 | More by unclekeith
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chris1919

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-12-2013 00:05:16 | More by chris1919
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boxer0029

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-19-2014 18:24:42 | More by boxer0029
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-29-2013 19:21:00 | More by BillRoth
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-19-2014 21:04:09 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-07-2014 14:27:15 | More by bobv
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-22-2012 13:16:30 | More by Stinger80OH
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Oxymoron

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-20-2014 23:26:29 | More by Oxymoron
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-09-2014 02:22:31 | More by Durandal_777
Petrus Oud Bruin from De Brabandere
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