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Heineken Oud Bruin - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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BA SCORE
70
okay

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 26.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

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.

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Heineken Oud Bruin from Heineken Nederland B.V.
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