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 Holland
4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz served in an Allagash cervoise

A - Hazy dark brown with reddish hues. 2 fingers of dark tan head forms a wispy center island with a thick collar surrounding the glass. Thick spreads of sheet lacing.

S - Toasted bready malts, earthy grains, vinous fruit, plums, red grapes, berries, cooked cherries, caramelized sugar, molasses cookies.

T - Old brown sugar, sweet malt, raw brown sugar, cooked dark fruit, slightly acidic, cherries, plum skins, red globe grapes, raspberries. The fruit is tart but shares the load with sugary dark malt. Hints of earthy mushroom wood. Finishes slightly sweet and tart.

M - Firm medium body, moderate sudsy carbonation, sweet/tart finish

Good flavors with plenty of dark fruits but seems to be underwhelming in it's style. Earthy wood comes out as it warms and creates another layer of flavors. This should be enjoyed at cellar temp or below.

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Photo of yoitsarch
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours brown with red hues. Cream colored lace and a ring around the glass.

Yeast, some brown sugar, and a tart note in the nose. Not enough funk here.

Not enough funk here. Nice tart note up front, some sour cherry mixed with brown bread. Mild bitterness and some woody notes. No sharp edges. Some chocolate? Vanilla? Odd. Malty lightly tart finish.

Medium bodied, acidic and prickly.

Not bad. Had others that were better.

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Photo of andysk
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of alugeris
4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of taospowder
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Fattmatt73
4/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of SolaceBrewing
4.21/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Served at 55-60F

Appearance - dark brown, hues of ruby and mahogany when held up to a light; small head that lingers for a long time

Aroma - dark fruit, plums, sweet malt, slightly toasted, maybe just the slightest hint of oak

Mouthfeel - med-high carbonation that fits this style well--the carbonation enhances the sour flavors on the tongue without being too sharp

Flavor - starts with fruit, plum, maybe a touch of Concord grape; middle layers on a tart/sour (like the skin of a plum) and sweet gives way to bitter in the finish, with lingering sourness

Overall - my first Oud Bruin, and I love the balance between sweet-sour-bitter, none too strong, the flavors progressing through each sip; I agree this beer could be improved by having a bit more body

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Douberd
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle, part of a box with six different Petrus beers. Poured into a snifter.
Deep mahogany colour with an off-white head, one finger tall. Average retention and left a very light lacing as it went down.
Aroma is a bit sour, vinegar sour that is, not very intense but definitely there. I haven't had anything from the style before, so I am going to give it the benefit of doubt.
Very sour on the taste too. Tastes like cherries or strwaberries that have gone bad, but I understand this is how it's supposed to taste. I just didn't expect it to be that sour. Becomes more pleasantly drinkable though after some big sips.
Thin to medium on the body, average carbonation and a tart sensation on the palate.
Overall, and since this is the first for me on this style, I would say it was a good one. maybe I have a long way ahead of me before I can appreciate the genre but this beer set me off to a good start.

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Photo of shand
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Petrus Oud Bruin pours out a murky brown with a decent head. There's vinegary sourness on the nose, followed by some cherries and malts. The taste follows the nose, but the sour is toned down and the cherries and malts are brought up more. Only a touch of sour character on the finish really. It's tasty though! The mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated, and the drinkability is good. Overall, Petrus Oud Bruin is a solid quaff. Don't expect anything really sour though.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

textbook version of an oud bruin. pours real dark brown, radiant, with a finger or two of off white suds. the nose is quite sour, vinegary, but with some sweetness from the caramel malts and a hint of tart cherry juice. the sourness isnt as potent in the flavor, but there is still that sort of bacterial acidity that works in beautiful conjunction with the toasted malt and the fruity component that tastes less like cherries than it smells, could be some other red fruit, dried and semisweet. finish is a little puckery from the yeast, but not overwhelming at all. this is sort of the session sour for me, could gladly do several of these. there is a smooth feel, gentle carbonation is just right, but the body i find to be a little thin. i dont need it to be huge or anything, but a little more weight to it would support the complexity a little better. overall though a really nice example of the style, widely available, and reasonably affordable.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of brewdude1982
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

This beer pours a dark brown with no sediment and a good head with tiny bubbles. It smells faintly of sweet malts and then a vinegar smell. It tastes faintly like sweet malts and the is overwhelmingly sour. IT SCREAMS SOUR! The after taste guessed it... Sour. It has a medium body but for this particular style of beer I have to assume that is it full bodied. I would not recommend but I am not a huge sour fan but I have ha better sours.

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Photo of tdm168
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - reddish, caramel amber with a soft, thin, white lacing of head

S - cherries, tart, some faint malty aromas

T - tart, sweet, cherries, creamy, some diacetyl, some faint alcohol

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, crisp

This is a decent beer. The only slight defect is the faint diacetylic creamy notes. Otherwise, this is a smooth, slightly tart, fruity beer. It's highly drinkable and very smooth. Anyone who likes the style or likes sours should definitely try this one.

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Petrus Oud Bruin from De Brabandere
3.67 out of 5 based on 1,312 ratings.
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