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%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
132
For Trade:
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Photo of MadScientist
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A deep copper with excellent clarity. The long lasting, medium-tan head is comprised of fine bubble and leaves lacing on the glass.

S: The aroma is mainly a moderate tart/sour aroma with some fruit, mostly dried cherries. There is a sweet aroma giving a Smarties type impression with the fruit and tart aroma. No hops, no malt, no diacetyl. Light notes of chocolate come it warms.

T: This has a nicely balanced sweet-tart flavor with a tartness being slightly stronger than the sweetness. There is little hops bitterness and no flavor. The fruit flavors are mostly tart cherry. There is some light spicy and vanilla flavors.

M: Medium bodied with moderately-high carbonation. Somewhat smooth.

O: This is a great, balanced sour beer. It not to sour and is great a example to introduce wine drinkers to a complex, flavorful beer.

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Photo of backlash
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of abex44
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of ReeseMax3
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of draheim
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330mL (40323) into a tulip. Pours a crystal clear mahogany w/ a thick off-white head, sticky lacing.

Aroma is tart, grapey, oaky. Smells a bit like grape juice.

Taste follows nose. Dark malt, grapes, oak. A little thin - almost like a blend of oak-aged and non-aged ales.

Mouthfeel is a little prickly, dry.

Overall a middle-of-the-road FOB, nothing bad about it but also not one I'll seek out again.

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Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of WynnO
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of bonbini26
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of heddar33
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of dfillius
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Moderate pour yields 1/5 finger of head with fair retention. I would appreciate more. Mixed bubbles seemed to stay, but then were gone like Kaiser Soze. Reddish brown liquid is clear but dark.
S: Kombucha, lactic acid, citrus zest, apricot.
T: Slightly sour, oaky. Some merlot qualities: dark fruit, red grape, oak. Some vanilla, I would like it to be more tart. Very good though.
M: Dry. A bit too effervescent and thin. starchy. Nicely tart, smooth late.
D: Good. I'd order another. Would buy again, but the $4.99 price point for one bottle is too steep.

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Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of jwat
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown with a red hue, almost black until you hold it up to the light. Smells sour and of wood. Tastes brown sugar, cocoa, slightly sour up front but not overly tart. I enjoyed the malt finish, which was a great contrast to the sourness. Lots of carbonation.

I’ll have another.

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Photo of JonathanSuarez
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of kaelingirl
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of DioS
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of PeterIngemi
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into duvel glas

A: pours a dark brown with a hint of ruby and a finger of fluffy lightly brown head that dissapates quickly, a few spots of lacing.

S: brown Malts and funk, light hint of oak, a touch of red wine vingar, for some reason, the way the funk and everything combine I get an almost light nail polish remover aroma, which I do not find very pleasing.

T: much like the nose brown malts along with some funk a vingar notes that add as light cherry like hint... Not a bad tasting beer, a lttlle bit of toasted grain.

M: very light, and not overly sour at all, just a little bit of tartness, clean finish.

O: its tasty, deffinatly not bad, but nothing to get overly excited for, the real turn off for me was the fact I was reminded of nail polish in the aroma.

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Photo of JRBecks
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of beerpadawan
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of mjgrady
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of wvsabbath
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark tanish brown with a 1 inch creamy tan head, lots of sticky lacing.

Smell - Sour fruits, grapes, tarts, grapefruit, malts, sweet yeasts. Some oak and grain.

Taste - Much like the smell, sour yeasty brown ale with some malt and oak backbone. Much of the sour is compairable to sour apples, grapes, plum and rasin. The oak adds a bourbon, woody flavor, and more sour.

Mouthfeel - Tounge gets nailed with sour and yeasts. After mouth adjusts to the sour, more malts, sugars and yeasts come out. The finish is dry, and aftertaste is very tart.

Overall - Pretty good example of the style. Sour but not overly sour. Nice mix of oak and malts with the sour fruits and sweet yeasts. Low alcohol, good starter into the world of sours and oaked beers.

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Photo of s1ckboy
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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