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Heineken Oud Bruin - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 27.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  2.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Doesn't fit to Flanders Oud Bruin beer style category. Fits to Oud Bruin from Netherlands. It means uncomplicated in aroma and taste, low alcohol (usually 2,5% to 3,5% by ABV), semi-dark (amber) to dark lager with dominant sweetness.

Micheal Jackson translates Oud Bruin from Netherlands like Old Brown Lager.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-11-2002)
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Photo of Wobbly
4/5  rDev +40.8%

Unless having it on tap in Europe is dramatically different than having it in the bottle (which I have never had), I am really surprised to see such low scores here. I found this to be a really nice, dry lager.

Wobbly, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of bird_soul
2.64/5  rDev -7%

bird_soul, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Carpetsmoker
1.5/5  rDev -47.2%

Carpetsmoker, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Unchi
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Unchi, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of BJSmit
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

BJSmit, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of smithj4
3/5  rDev +5.6%

smithj4, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of MTNboy
2.44/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This was an odd beer for me. It reminds me of one of those nonalcoholic malt drinks. The appearance is nice. Dark brown body with great tan and lace. The smell is overly sweet and only has strong tone of malt. It has chocolate over sweet taste with a very chalky aftertaste. It has a full body.

MTNboy, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of myxy
4/5  rDev +40.8%

myxy, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of RueSailmana
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

RueSailmana, May 20, 2013
Photo of Bandi
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Bandi, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.1/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle at Oud Holland, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A: The beer is clear but very dark reddish brown in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: Light aromas of sweet flat cola are present in the nose along with some hints of caramel.
T: Like the smell, the taste is a little sweet and has light flavors of a defizzed cola.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly watery on the palate with a moderate amount if carbonation.
O: This beer isn't too sweet so it is easy to drink but doesn't taste much like a bier.

metter98, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of magpieken
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

magpieken, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of kevinhughes
2/5  rDev -29.6%

kevinhughes, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of jeffack
4/5  rDev +40.8%

jeffack, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of TheBrewo
2.43/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

We pour a brew of the deepest brown, showing maroon flecks when held to light. There is a two finger tall head of medium brown bubbles that shows lower retention. Rings of lacing are left, and a big ghostly aggregate is seen over half the liquid. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears mild. The aroma is adjuncty, with coiny metallics and light chocolates, like a Tootsie Roll. The nose is creamy and otherwise very mild. Our first impression is expressed as “Holy diabetes!!” The sip opens with synthetic white sugar sweetness which is damn near blinding. Such a shock off that nose. This sweetness really drowns everything but the mildest roasty caramel grain out. The middle peaks with more of those grainy notes drowned in pure sugar. There is a break enough to allow coiny metals and a slight lactic sourness through, but these are quickly swallowed again. The end shows a hint of alcohols, caramel, adjuncts, mild hollow coffee bean, and more of that insane sugariness. The aftertaste is sweet, caramel, chalky, corny, and adjuncty. The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is lighter. The mouth is left with a sticky coating all around, while each sip carries decent slurp and froth, with a final puckering pop. The abv is appropriate, and this beer is hard to drink.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the look. The coloring was nice, and the head was clean and inviting. The flavoring, however, proved to be one of the sweetest things we’ve ever had. The sugars were synthetic, like aspartame, which was so overpowering it made this beer quite one dimensional. It was just so overpowering, and the bottle was actually pretty hard to finish.

TheBrewo, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of supermeniscus
2.5/5  rDev -12%

supermeniscus, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of abcramer
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

abcramer, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of DARIVA
3/5  rDev +5.6%

DARIVA, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of killianf
3.75/5  rDev +32%

killianf, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of brinch
3/5  rDev +5.6%

brinch, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of Douberd
3.6/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

0.3 cl bottle. Pours a very dark brown, a tone or two before black. Beige head that goes out fast. Sweet, thin taste, very lightly carbonated. Reminds me of a beer an uncle of mine was giving me when I was 5-6 years old, a "kid’s beer". It was that which hooked up on beers I guess, so I really liked this beer, also, nostalgia.

Douberd, Feb 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

chuckj76, Jan 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -12%

buckyp, Dec 31, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -12%

stevoj, Dec 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +40.8%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 06, 2011
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Heineken Oud Bruin from Heineken Nederland B.V.
70 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.