Brand Oud Bruin
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Style:
Lager - European Dark
Ranked #132
ABV:
3.5%
Score:
73
Ranked #49,037
Avg:
2.77 | pDev: 24.55%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
20
From:
Brand Bierbrouwerij
 
Netherlands
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  2
SCORE
73
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Notes: 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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SpongeHop from Belgium

2.21/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

L - dark brown, white head
S & T - blackstrap molasses. That's it. Water some down and gulp it down. Save yourself the problem of going down to the shops for this one. So sweet, so one dimensional. Barely a beer.
F - who cares, this is liquid blackstrap

O - Nah

Would not recommend this one.

Nov 11, 2017
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

2.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

In it's specific style of Dutch Old Brown this isn't the worst example. But the beer still it has a very high sweetness to it and it barely tastes like beer.

Mar 28, 2015
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metter98 from New York

2.99/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle at Het Konings Huis, Delft, Netherlands

A: The beer is clear but dark reddish brown in color and has a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a thin beige head that quickly died down, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sugar cane and molasses are present in the smell.
T: Like the smell, the taste is rather sweet and has notes of syrup-like sugar cane along with hints of molasses.
M: It feels a little more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The sweetness of this beer isn't extremely palatable but it is the light-bodied nature of this beer that still makes it easy to drink.

Apr 15, 2013
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Douberd from Netherlands

3.53/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle of 300 ml at home. ABV is 3.5%. It pours a very dark brown, non transparent beer with a thin, brownish head that dissapears slowly but steadily.
Aroma is sweet, slighty fruity, maybe raisins (?)
Taste is also very sweet, I get some caramel flavour and it leaves behind, after each seep a very thin sour aftertaste that combines well with the overall sweetness.
On the body is quite thin, carbonation is almost non existent but I believe it has a high drinkability.

Apr 28, 2012
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stevoj from Idaho

3.24/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Delicious, sweet, mild brown beer. Would be a perfect dessert beer with a cake or pie. dark brown with almost no head. Sweetness of prunes and raisins. Different style and unique to the Netherlands....

Dec 08, 2011
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rvdoorn from Netherlands

2.66/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Look: the beer pours dark red-brown color with a nice brown head.
Smell: Very sweet malts, caramel and dark sugar
Taste: follows the nose. Very sweet malts, caramel, dark sugar, and some hints of very sweet coffee.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth and sticky.
Overall: This will never be my favorite style, too sweet for my liking. For the style however, decent brew

Jul 23, 2011
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BlackHaddock from England

1.94/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

My 3.5%ABV version came in a brown 33cl bottle with a best before date of Jun 2011, so whoever retired it on BA did so a bit early!

Poured into a Westmalle chalice: initially it looked good, a clear bright, yet dark ruby red body sat below a tanned head, the head sadly fell away to just a collar very quickly.

No smell at first, then as it warmed a sugary, sickly candy aroma arrived.

Very sweet tasting and with next to no body depth, a watery, malty syrup, with a nasty metalic aftertaste.

Oh dear me, this is one poor beer!

Jan 17, 2011
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willgro from Texas

3.45/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a smooth and malty interpretation, with a finish reminischent of saccharine sweetened coffee. It is from a brewery in Wijlre, east of Maastricht. It is an antique style beer and seems very appropriate at bars in the Netherlands. It is a spiced beer and is fermented with wild yeast, and was made in the days when the brewery was a brewpub on the Lord of the Manor's estate (got that from a book). It is a very good beer, owned by the Brand family. Not my favorite, but ok. The local monopoly on beer is on the text on the neck label. Cool

Dec 26, 2005
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Beer rating: 73 out of 100 with 20 ratings