Petrus Oud Bruin | De Brabandere

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Brabandere
Belgium
bavik.be

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,303
Reviews:
589
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: pours with a thin, effervescent, one-finger head, and a deep ruby color, more typical, nice to look at but nothing that sets it apart from others in the style, nice lacing
S: heavy on the funk, with a backbone of cherry, the subtle toastiness of the malt and touches of oak, I even get a suggestion of chocolate and oats, a definite vinous character comes out as the beer sits
T: immediately: 75% chocolate, 25% cherry, with trace amounts of that oaky character that you get from the aged pale, the chocolate maltiness fades a bit (though does remain in diminished form throughout) giving this beer to it's sourness (for a sour beer it's a bit more on the mild end of things, this is not a slam just an observation that the beer is definitely sour, but nowhere approaching vinegar), there is a vinous character here, coming out as the beer opens up, in the form of a very full bodied and overt grape flavor,
M: dry, but not overly so
O: it is definitely on the milder end of the beers in this style (I'm basing this on the more famous examples of this style that I have had) and would be a good entree into the style for those who have not had it or even just trying to get someone into craft beer. It's a good beer, but very far from a great one, call it par for the course (at best 2 under). It has a few distinctions from other examples but nothing mindblowing here.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrismattlin
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dustin22martin
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SGR1220
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gooljd
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of evanwoertz
4.7/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of logicalparadox
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bit sour, not too much, refreshing , decent beer!

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Photo of lambiclove
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brpendergast85
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle poured in a wine crystal. L: Brown in color, decent head retention. Sour scale on bottle showed 3 out of 5. S: Fruity esters, very pleasant sour aroma. T: Balanced malt, some dark dried fruit in there, slight sourness. F: Medium body. O: I was hoping for a bit more sourness, but this is on point for the style, which I have not had too many of yet. I look forward to trying other Petrus beers.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puck1225
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Dark brown color with a nice foamy head and good lacing. Fragrant sour berry smell. Fruity berry taste with dark fruit and a bit sour. Very enjoyable!

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Photo of Getalegup
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archyquaffer
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 11.2 ounce bottle into a clear glass chalice. A moderate pour produces a short, but creamy off-white head. The beer is lightly carbonated and pretty clear, and of a medium yellowish-brown color.

'The aroma is just moderately tart, with an edge of funk. The flavor is pleasantly malty, with a moderate amount of tartness, with notes suggestive of dark fruit and berries, brown bread, light caramel, and nutty bitterness. Light in body and easy to drink.

This is beer number three of a variety pack with a brochure which states that the Oud Bruin is a combination of 70% young brown beer and 30% of their aged pale- considered a "mother beer" because it is the main sour beer used in their blends. This example is more balanced and complex than the first two I drank- the Aged Pale and Aged Red.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a deep brown color, mostly opaque until held up to the light, when some light comes through. Head is just under an inch, fades quick, but leaves a little lacing. Smell is sweet like dark plums or figs. Not very sour or funky in the smell. Taste is a little disappointing because it is lacking in the tart and funky flavor I usually expect from an oud bruin, but it does bring great sweet malty flavors, some caramelly and again, dark stone fruit, with an oaky finish. Feel is medium to light in body with a fluffy carbonation. Overall, I expected something else (tart/tannins) but objectively speaking, it's still pretty solid, but maybe as another style. Then again, perhaps, I need more experience within this style.

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Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drtth
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a reddish brown color with a 1/2" off-white head that leaves a few speckles and legs of lacing as it slowly but visibly recedes to an irregular thin foam over part of the surface. Sipping creates a few scattered small patches of lacing.

The aromas include tart cherry, a bit of vinegar and a hint of caramel from the malt.

The flavors are mostly mixed sweetness and sour dark cherry and some other dark orchard fruits. There's some some vinegar-like tartness in the background.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and lightly prickly with the light carbonation. The flavors fade slowly to leave a bit of vinegary tartness in the back of the palate

This one is not a Petrus ale that I'll revisit since I didn't particularly enjoy it.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

13oz draft pour into a tall branded tulip is a beed ruby red body with a cream coloted cap of head.
Aroma is sweet, fruity, and floral.
Taste is sour raspberry mixed with sweet strawberry but not cloying and a balance of bitter hops.
Mouthfeel is medium-heavy with medium carbonationand a dry finish.
Well described as the burgundy of Flanders.

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Photo of Jodio
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leitmotif
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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