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Petrus Oud Bruin - De Brabandere

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1,062 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,062
Reviews: 546
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 16
Gots: 56 | 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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jnardone235

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

01-12-2014 21:46:35 | More by jnardone235
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-24-2014 21:59:20 | More by beersdmf17
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mixed_master7

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

10-01-2012 22:37:39 | More by mixed_master7
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BucBasil

South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%

Poured from the tap into a 250mL chalice at Petrus Brasserie in Ypres/Ieper.

A: The beer is a pure brown with a clarity when held to light. Head was 1 finger with moderate retention.

S: Must and a hint of red wine. Brown sugar and a bit of wood and tobacco.

T: Slightly sweet. Light and somewhat fruity with a bit of malt character. Finishes with brown sugar and some dark fruits.

11-05-2010 04:28:58 | More by BucBasil
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MadScientist

New York

4.03/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

09-25-2012 00:14:29 | More by MadScientist
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Andreji

Colombia

3.3/5  rDev -10.3%

Tasted in downtown brussels.

Unamazing beer. the appearance is quite inviting but one should well know what one is getting into with an oud bruin. this beer was rather too malty for me, a strong malt flavour and smell make you feel like drinking pop rather than beer. Plus it's the opposite of a thirst quencher in my opinion.

sessionable, yes, for its low alcohol and thin body allow it. but would you?

07-16-2008 18:00:41 | More by Andreji
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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%

Pours a brown color that resembles dark root beer. A light beige head tops the beer and recedes leaving slightly above average lacing. Smells of sour tart fruit highlighted a very slight oak note. First sip is a tad disappointing as there was more sour tartness in the nose than in the taste. There’s a bunch of dark fruits and cherries here. Surprisingly there is not as much oak at all and certainly not for a beer aged in oak barrels for 20 months. Roasted malts dominate the flavor when preferably it should be tart fruits and oak. Tastes watered-down even though it is well carbonated.

10-05-2011 03:32:10 | More by ATLbeerDog
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DavidHume

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-18-2014 14:26:04 | More by DavidHume
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jbphoto88

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%

Pours a deep sandal brown with lovely garnet highlights. The beer is relatively clear but only when held up to the light. A tan head sets up shop as a thin collar and single layer of bubbles in a little island floating around the center.

Smell is of Belgian yeasts and some dark fruits mixed with malts. I don't get any of the earthy woody scents one would expect from an oak aged beer. Maybe it was only aged for a short period of time.

The taste is of dark cherries that aren't fully ripe yet. There is a sourness to it with a sweet malt background. The finish again doesn't have any of the oak flavors that I would expect from an oak aged beer.

The taste fits in well with the style but I feel that it falls far short from being an oak aged brew. There is a nice carbonation that works with the beer. Not bad but also not a great brew. I'll stick to the other beers in the Petrus lineup.

10-09-2008 23:33:18 | More by jbphoto88
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-11-2013 21:31:47 | More by jim_carignan
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Raziel313

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-25-2013 01:14:01 | More by Raziel313
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jayhawk73

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Pours a dark brown with a one finger off white head. Decent carbonation and lacing on this brew. Very dark in appearance- impossible to see through. Nose is of wine, raisins, weak malt, prunes.. Fairly thin on the nose, I'd like some more complexity and funk in there. Taste is the nose profile exactly. Nothing amazing here.... Feel is fairly light, syrupy, and sweet/sour. Not much in the sour department though. Overall, this isn't a bad beer, it just doesn't live up to the style for me. A little too one dimensional/boring.

09-30-2011 01:55:43 | More by jayhawk73
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dgeebs07

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-02-2013 22:48:13 | More by dgeebs07
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +16.3%

Poured from a bottle in a tulip glass. Deep, dark brown, appears opaque at first until held to the light, revealing a beautiful ruby glow throughout. A few fingers of light tan tan head that drops to a finger, leaving small spots of lacing. Lots of bubbles all around the edge, which kind of sparkle.

Smells foremost of vinegar, some plum & other dark fruits, & a teeny bit of malt. The sourness is mostly in the aroma -- the taste is sweeter than I expected, carrying fruity notes (mostly apple, some cherry) with just a little tang at in the finish. Very good, the fruits kind of swim around. I keep expecting some oak to poke through, & it almost does, but then no.

Mouthfeel is nice: the body is not too thick or too thin, & the carbonation gently massages the palate. Ahhh. A pleasurable beer, complex without being overpowering. Could sit & sip this all day.

05-08-2009 14:26:45 | More by OneDropSoup
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-11-2014 21:16:23 | More by MonkeyBread
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Zonian1

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.5%

10-11-2013 03:03:02 | More by Zonian1
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deebo

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%

Bottle with a BB date of 7/23/14.
A-Clear reddish brown with a fluffy sticky tan head.
S-Very beery, lots of alcohol and malt.
T-Brown notes of grainy toasted malt with a oaky characteristic evident.
M-Highly carbonated, medium bodied.
O-An interesting brew. Some sourness, lots of oaky wood flavor and brown notes. Not overwhelming and pretty easy to drink. An interesting style for sure. I think this is the first oud bruin that I've tried so don't have anything to compare it with. First thought is it's a decent change of pace but not a style of beer I'll be craving, but time will tell.

12-02-2012 00:38:45 | More by deebo
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watermelonman

California

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%

This poured to a deep brown with hints of red and a nice big head. It shrank but never completely vanished. The lace looks nice too.

The smell is malty and somewhat sour. Bits of oak come through. The taste is also a bit sour. Malts also come through strong up front but seem to fall apart, bringing up a thin body. The drinkability is decent.

05-20-2005 04:39:55 | More by watermelonman
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-22-2014 00:32:45 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +7.3%

Pulled this from my beer cellar and served, chilled, in a Petrus Oud Bruin glass.

No head to speak of, not surprisingly for a sour brown. Deep ruby, no haze.

Smell is slightly acidic/sour, a bit sharp with a deep breath.

Taste is likewise slightly sour, just a hint of sweet.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, almost watery.

Drinkability is good, I wouldn't mind having a few more on a hot day to quench my thirst.

06-20-2009 02:11:58 | More by JamnesCameron
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webmanspidey

Michigan

3.18/5  rDev -13.6%

Dark translucent brown with a fizzy lacing on top. Smell is vinegar, sour apple (or maybe other fruit), and raisin. Taste is is not nearly as sour as I expected wit even a slight sweetness mixed in at the front. It is very watery and mild with a sour raisin finish. Although seemingly lacking complexity, it is an easy drinker and could possibly make a session beer if the style suits your tastes.

I wasn't too impressed with this as I've remembered others in the style being much more interesting.

03-14-2009 01:20:29 | More by webmanspidey
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ale207

Maine

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-21-2014 21:58:55 | More by ale207
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zenithberwyn

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-14-2013 06:59:08 | More by zenithberwyn
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csmalley

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-07-2013 17:16:23 | More by csmalley
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-04-2012 00:36:28 | More by martyl1000
Petrus Oud Bruin from De Brabandere
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