Petrus Oud Bruin | De Brabandere

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Petrus Oud BruinPetrus Oud Bruin

Brewed by:
De Brabandere

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002

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Photo of MrBoz21
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured with foamy tan head settles into cap. Moderate lacing that subsides
Dark Caramel, cola like – 85% opaque copper hue. Effervescent.
Plum/raison aroma,
Slight sour tang, rides off tongue with a grape finish. Stone fruit and Oak notes.
Tingly, dry-ish … Sort of thin.
Overall: refreshing and drinkable. Would enjoy 2-3 in a sitting.

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Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 10/3/2013. Pours lightly hazy very dark ruby red color with a 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with solid retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grape, pear, apple, raisin, cherry, oak, clove, red wine, vinegar, herbal, hay, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity and solid balance of fruity/funky yeast and oak barrel notes; with solid strength. Taste of grape, pear, apple, cherry, raisin, red wine, vinegar, oak, musty funk, herbal, hay, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Minimal tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, cherry, raisin, red wine, vinegar, musty funk, oak, hay, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast flavors; with decent flavor robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good Flanders brown. Nice balance/complexity and decent robustness of yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of csmalley
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of SimcoeKid
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of BeerTrader57
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of calcutron
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of fizzyted
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very sour smelling like bottle lemon juice. Tart vinagar or lactic acid or maybe both who knows. Some lean dark fruits, malts and yeassty easter in the nose.
Pours with a gargantuan head and spotty lacing. The color is clear ruby brown.
The taste is very acidic and sour with vinagar. Some dark fruits and malts too but fades to water almost as the sourness subsides.
Feels thin on the palate.
A bit disappointing because the bold sour, vinagar taste is quite refreshing, but after that there really is nothing else.

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Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of bubseymour
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of BigTrubble
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ajdemma
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of CWhite
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Thistle3
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of vinny21bal
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

No sour. Decent ale great color and the last wasn't bad. Excited to try it. Just fell short. I have had others of there's and been very happy. I really think it's made the way you wanted the beer to taste. Just not my thing. Little bland. Kick up the sour to go with the wood and we have gold

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Photo of pourmeadrink
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Glibber
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Ysgard
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of deadliest
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of unclekeith
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of DerekMorgan
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Petrus Oud Bruin from De Brabandere
3.67 out of 5 based on 1,303 ratings.
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