Leroy Paulus | Leroy Breweries

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Leroy Breweries

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 03-01-2005

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Reviews by thepeter:
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3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this at the 2010 GBBF. Pours a dark reddish brown with minimal head but a decent lacing and a very smooth but thin mouthfeel. Very pronounced aromas of mainly cherry, fig, prune, and Christmas cake. Taste is similar but muted so that you get the cherry but it is more artificial and the cake is a but stale tasing. Very easy to drink and although I coul ddrink this all day there are many other I would rather try ad the flavor gets rather dull.

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Photo of Smakawhat
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured on tap at Church Key DC into a snifter.

A dark brown body not cloudy or hazy, with a small but good faint lace. That's really all I can say. Nothing exceptional to report other than this does not look like a typical red Flanders at all.

Very good diverse bouquet on this beer. At first a brown bread that goes to honey, bordering on mead. Then it's a distinct smell of rye bread and some small yeast. After a few sips the beer brings out some molasses. Great smelling beer, really complicated, very impressive.

Taste is a sweet caramel but very light bodied, and much huge brown sugar on the palate. This is just too sweet for me for a Flanders I want some balance and this isn't it. Rye and malt and dough bread characteristics that seem noticeable on the nose do not translate into the taste.

This is okay to drink, but just far too sweet for my tastes. Really jarring for this style.

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Photo of jgasparine
4.07/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured from the tap with a thin offwhite head, which quickly receded to a collar with a few bits of lacing. The body was a ruby-tinged caramel color. No carbonation was observed from the sides of the glass.

S- Sweet bready and caramel malts dominate the nose. No perceived hops. No perceived sour/acetic aromas. There's some faint dark fruit esters somewhere in there. It smells good, but not-to-style.

T- A nice replicate of the nose. It tastes like fresh artisanal bread and caramel malts. Some very mild acidity comes-in midway, and quickly evaporates from the tongue in a short and dry finish. Again, it tastes good, but it's lacking the tartness I would expect from a Flanders Red Ale.

M- A solid medium body. Seems reasonably attenuated, yet still somewhat oily on the mouth. There's some wonderful delicate carbonation here too. A nice mouthfeel for the style.

D- Super quaffable, despite the off-style characteristics. It certainly could use a little more tartness, but it's very drinkable nonetheless.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sampled on tap April 2010 @ ChuchKey, Washington DC
In the dim light the beer shows a dark brown color with some reddish tints to it around the edges. The head is wispy and a tan color and it even leaves some lacing on the sides of my glass. The aroma is sour'ish with a mix of lactic and lighter acetic notes. There is a sweet malt backdrop as well as some supporting oxidized sherry aromatics here. Earthy, musty notes and an oxidized caramel maltiness adds some additional complexity to the nose. The aroma isn't half bad and has me anticipating taking a sip.

Unfortunately the beer is very sweet, which drowns out the tartness at first. A caramelized fruitiness reminds me of plums, oxidized apple and berry flavors). The beer has a medium body for the style, which is clearly the product of excess sugars. Flavors of sherry, a nutty note in the finish as well as a faint tartness struggle to be noticed underneath the oppressive sweetness. This is really way too sweet, it is almost saccharine like, and really isn't the way I prefer this type of beer.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of PaBeerLover
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of ChickenArise
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The menu lists this as an Oud Bruin, but it's pretty style-defying.

a: Cloudy brown, as expected

s: Hint of vinegar, sweetness

t: There's something screaming "delicious pot roast" to me about this. It's a hint of vinegar, a hint of Worcestershire sauce/salt, almost a dill and cream like aftertaste.

m: great mouthfeel. lightly carbonated, light body, nothing to make the flavors linger where they might turn to something unpleasant.

o: I think this would be a great beer to pair with a nice slab of beef. The flavors are very complex and not really what I'd expect from something that's ostensibly a sour, but it was so interesting that I had to keep trying more.

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Photo of desint
2.96/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at ChurchKey.

After consulting the bartender, I chose this guy over the Duvel Green. Maybe next time. (Thanks, Shelly!) It pours a somewhat hazy deep dark brown with a bit more than a finger of dark ecru froth on top. The nose comprises figs, soap, raisins, bubblegum, clove, dark malts, and brown sugar. Sweeter than I pictured, but tasty nonetheless. The taste is pretty similar, with notes of brown sugar-cinnamon, molasses, subdued black cherries, dark malts, plums, red apple skin (exhibiting a subtle tartness), raisins, and prunes. The body is medium, with light carbonation and a slightly syrupy feel. I'm glad I chose this brew, as it's a nicely different flavor profile than I'm used to, especially when compared with the seeming standard taste that I imagine Duvel Green has.

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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of jayhawk73
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draft at Churchkey:

Pours an amber color, with a thin cocoa head. Little carbonation or lacing. Somewhat transparent in appearance. Nose is mainly vinegar, fruit, funk. Vinegar is the main thing I get, and the overall nose is on the weak side. Taste is funk, dark fruit, grapes, and oak. Same thing- everything is just a little weak and subdued. It definitely could use more funk! Feel is very light and refreshing. Overall, this beer is good, but kind of misses the mark for me. Cheers.

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Photo of cps98
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had it on draft at Churchkey pub.

A – Pours a beautiful deep mahogany. No real head to speak of but a ring of bubbles was present around the glass for the entire drink. Lacing was really nice.

S – Got some light vinegar notes along with some grape and very little malt.

T – Again light on the vinegar then some plum and grape finished with some oak.

M – This was a light bodied beer. I expected it to be a little fuller. Not much carbonation to speak of.

O – It was a little subdued. Would be a nice introduction to sour beers because their was nothing in there overpowering.

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Photo of CommonRider
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of russwbeck
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Churchkey.

Clear red pour with a nicely sized white head. The lacing is ok. Not nearly as acidic of a smell as I was expecting. Abut of vinegar and some dark fruits mostly like cherries. Sort of tastes unlike other Flanders Reds I've had. The cherries and funk are present, but don't take over the flavor. It's very light overall with a funk taste finishing it off. Light and seemingly under carbonated. Weird aftertaste This was a bit strange, not what I was expecting.

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Photo of YobroitsJoe
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of HopBelT
3.99/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 4/5/10 notes. Had on tap at Churchkey in Washington, DC.

a - Pours dark amber with little carbonation evident and 2 inches of white head.

s - Smells of dark fruits mostly. Also some sweet and bready malts.

t - Taste follows the nose with dark fruits. Raisins jump out the most. Very sweet tasting.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth.

d - I thought this was ok, but way to sweet for me. Didn't get much sourness or tart, just a lot of sweetness. Wouldn't look to try again.

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Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of drabmuh
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer on draft at a local beer bar. Beer is yellow with a slight haze. The head forms as a big mixture of soapy white bubbles and it leaves some lacing on the glass. Carbonation overall is low. Head is broken and diffuse after a few moments.

Aroma is almost Belgian strong ale like with a strong yeasty aroma with some sweetness in here.

Its overall thin in body with a slight sour flavor. Its not that great. There is some sweetness in there as well. I've definitely had better Flanders.

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Leroy Paulus from Leroy Breweries
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 31 ratings