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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a murky medium dark brown with an average (1-2 finger) creamy light brown head that diminished at a nice slow pace, down to a thick puddled film with a large collar thus producing excellent thick sheeting of lacing.

The aroma was of a dark sweet malt and an funky earthy Belgian yeast with notes of brown sugar, dark fruit (cherries, plums and grapes), a mild vinous scent, a touch of oak cask and a definite tartness.

The taste was lightly sweet and acidic with a bit of brown sugar in the beginning, but quickly became somewhat sour and acetic with a very strong fruity vinous presence and a bold woody flavor towards the finish. The flavor hung around for an average time following the swallow, with the tart woody winey taste fading slowly from the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a few strokes below medium in body and quite dry in texture with a lightly ticklish carbonation.

Overall this was a tasty and refreshing Oud Bruin, although I fell that a bit more sourness would have improved the flavor just a bit. But that’s just my opinion...


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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a murky, nearly opaque, prune color with a small, khaki head that soon settles into a thin layer of patchy froth. Patches of lacing cling sporadically to the glass as the beer recedes. The mild aroma smells of apple cider vinegar with a hint of molasses or brown sugar. While mild, the tartness in the nose is enough to set the taste buds tingling on the rear periphery of the tongue.

The flavor is smooth, mellow, and cohesive--so much so that it's difficult to dissect its components. The malt is akin to plum and toasted bread, but with very low astringency. The sourness evokes dark cherry and green apple, but in a very delicate sense. A touch of oak comes through in the finish, but only barely so. The Belgian yeast character lends a velvety mouthfeel that elevates what might otherwise be an overly mild flavor profile.

Based on the above, one might think to write this brew off as dull or underwhelming, but that is not the case at all. Though mild, the flavor is sophisticated and admirably cohesive. It looks luscious, and I just feel classy drinking it. It probably won't knock your socks off, but it's hard to find something not to like about it.

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Petrus Oud Bruin from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,317 ratings
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