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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,308
Reviews:
589
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
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27
Gots:
132
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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

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

Photo of BenBreeg
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mantooth
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

And I'm being generous. First off, for those expecting the opposite, I love this style. The problem is, this beer has nothing to offer. I'm a judge and know my brews quite well, a blind tasting would've *maybe* gotten me in the neighborhood. It looks like muddy water and tastes faintly of wood.

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Photo of LanceH
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trickynicky
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brown color with ruby ​​hues, clear. Foam beige, medium-sized, short-lived.
The aroma of wine. Red wine is the leading note in this beer is dry. additionally in the background delicate floral and fruity accents.
Taste dry, again guilty, cherries and grapes are the main theme of taste. The beer is moderately sour sweet and slightly "wooden".
Gentian low, seasoned. Saturation average.

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Photo of Tertullian007
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duckhunter
4.57/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of aufie
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed in a snifter via a friend from work---Thanks Tony!

This nice bruin pours a clear mahogany color with a modest head that quickly dissipates to a thin light ring with subtle lacing. Nose of light oak, tart cherries, and light candy malts. Flavors follow the nose with subtle light cherries and tart blackberry notes on the front and sides touched with light sweet candy malts. Oak rears it head on the back with a light sweet yet lightly tart finish. Decent mouth feel, light and coating with very light carbonation. Nice for the style. Not my favorite of the Petrus line, but one of the most easily found oud's on the market that is solid for the style.

Cheers

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Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deadmonkees
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of constantine_272
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark reddish brown with a touch of haze. Head foamed up but settled quickly. Smells of sour strawberry, raspberry, leather and rich wet oak. Vinegar aroma hangs in the nose long. The beer starts with a woody leathery toasted malt taste with a light gamey yeastyness but quickly opens up with mildly sour cherries, strawberry and raspberry. A strong carbonation lends to a crisp graphite and steel finish. The finish is light and tingly with a sweet and sour red berry aftertaste; carbonation eliminates any malt sweetness. Nice drinkable Belgian oude bruin. Possibly too fruity to session as the sweetness of the fruit builds, but enjoyable and mellow with s touch of sour.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

MJ's "Great Beers" recalls quite a bit about De Brabandere as he seemed to have a special relationship with them. I summarize what he said about Oud Bruin "big head, mahogany color, a full flavour with rich, soft, chocolatey notes, vanilla oakiness, dessert apple fruitiness, passion fruit and restrained acidity. The big finish reminds me of Armagnac" Somehow, that is not my model review.
But his 1999 "Guide" is more like MJ's style: he gave it 2.5 stars of 4 and said "fresh, fruity, iron-tasting, oaky." That, I can remember.

Listed in the "!001", you can make the argument that Petrus' Oud Bruin should not be there. And I would not argue with you.

Beyond that, I don't need to review. Other fine reviews have gone before me and, besides, I am biased against the style.

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Photo of Oleg85
4.23/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabre311
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Petrus Oud Bruin from De Brabandere
3.67 out of 5 based on 1,308 ratings.
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