Petrus Oud Bruin | De Brabandere

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3.69/5
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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
Ranking:
#31,470
Reviews:
595
Ratings:
1,327
pDev:
12.47%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Rdavis4
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good sour. Would buy again

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A brown ale with some kettle sour, oaky wood, and maltiness. The sour wood and malty nutty brown ale work well together although I'd prefer it to have been more sour.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer is dark brown with a nice foamy head. There is an aroma of tart and sweetness. The fruit seems a mixture of cherry and dark fruits. Nothing is that strong. The beer is the same nothing very strong. Not very tart or fruit. Seems a little boring. The beer is a little watery.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. Wine & Beer, Glasgow (£2.80):
Quite a pleasant & lively beer with some nice tart & sourness showing despite it being quite a dark looking beer & there was some earthy malts in there too. It was a balanced offering that had nice complexity to it & a nice combination of summer fruits & berries that complimented the caramel malts well. It probably wasn't as enjoyable an offering as the brewery's Petrus Aged Pale & I doubt it's a beer that I'd rush back to but I enjoyed it while I was drinking it & don't have many complaints about the beer really.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandy14
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sbuck
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bird_soul
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very brown with tan head. Decent carbonation. Cinnamon and white pepper in the finish. Almost a nutty aftertaste. Candy from the 70s reminds me if this.

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Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csmrx7
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is just too muddled.

Color is deep brown but cloudy and sightly chalky. Head is great and foamy and lingers well.

Sneha of Brien sugar, stone fruit, and lightly of yeast.

Flavor is sweet malt at the front with Tartness these follows but an unnatural mineral flavor rests in the after taste.

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Photo of hermit990
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a dark ruby red color and allows a low lying almost transparent red color. Finger’s worth of white foamy head started and dissipated gently. Concave film of lace clings to the sides nicely. The aroma starts off with the cask dry woodiness, allows Belgian sugars to permeate nicely-all up in there. Light apple, some cherry. The flavor leads with the woodiness and the sweetness of the cherry. Apple is far underneath. Tame sweet woody dry semi-medicinal aftertaste. Quick sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Medicinal qualities smooth a lot of this out without any expected sour to even make an effort to make a presence. Overall, I liked this one for me, but wasn't too sure how close it was to style.

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Photo of MaxOhle
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mishi_d
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JTuomi
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vande
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
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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Petrus Oud Bruin from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,327 ratings