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:
1,311
Reviews:
590
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
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27
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Photo of hermit990
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
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 +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mishi_d
3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JTuomi
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vande
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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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