Oud Bruin | Brouwerij Liefmans

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92 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Liefmans
Belgium
liefmans.be

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 01-27-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
92
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
4
For Trade:
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lmaduells
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A kriek more complex than the others, seems an old Flanders. M liked their treatment of alcohol, the amount in the bottle, the point first taste of acid in the mouth. Good beer that does not leave you indifferent.

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3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed in Roger Protz' CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!" (and possibly other books to come.)

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3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant brown under a light tan very finely bubbled foam cap.
S: Sour, tart aromas.
T: Full flavored tartness with traces of fruit, balsamic vinegar and coffee.
F: Medium body and medium carbonation, very soft.
O: An interesting sipping beer that is refreshing.

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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

25cl brown bottle purchased from Platinum Liquor in Bellevue Hill.

Pours a clear and light-bodied red-brown, with a filmy head that persists as a ring of fine beige foam. Lacing is excellent. Carbonation is very minimal, almost non-existent: were it not for the presence of the head it almost looks completely uncarbonated. Overall, though, it looks pretty good.

Nose is very pleasant. Dark fruits, oak, barrel, funk, vinous acidity with overtones of metal, gravel and spice. It's very full and forward as well, meaning it exposes you to everything in one huge hit. Lovely stuff.

Taste is also good, although the weight of the body harms it a bit here. There's a solid front-palate of dark soaked fruits, followed by a pronounced vinous tartness through the middle. Towards the back though, there's a phantom border of carbonation that separates this rich, tart front from the back, which is rather dry and empty. It finishes pleasantly clean, with a little linger of orange peel and oak, but there's perhaps something missing. It's still excellent, however.

Overall, really it's very good indeed. There's so much complexity, especially on the nose and on the front of the palate, and the lightness on the back really aids the drinkability. For a 5% beer, it's impressive the amount of flavour that's packed in: it's a lesson to anyone who thinks that *only* is bigger better. I liked it a lot.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Liefmans
3.82 out of 5 based on 92 ratings.
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