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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3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Churchkey Washington DC, $8 for 10 oz. beeker.

Half finger tan head, medium dissipation, good lacking. Medium brown body, clear, no visible carbonation. Quintescential Flanders Red nose, more tart than sweet. Taste is a bit too sweet, apparently this was sweetened with fruit juice, bummer, would have enjoyed more if they just left it tart with minimal sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium, little effervescence, pretty dry finish. Not that impressive IMO, the sweetness was pretty cloying.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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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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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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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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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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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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2.65/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Churckey, a server recommendation...Pours a medium brown with hints of red, not much carbonation at all...The aroma is light oak and vanilla, not much vinegar, has a weird vomit backbone which is very distracting...The taste is blah to say the least, sweet cherries with vinegar, light chalk. Not at all like a regular red flanders, this is an utter fail.

Do not drink this.

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