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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4/5  rDev +9%

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Photo of rangerred
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance is a slightly hazy dark brown with a one finger off-white head.

Smells of vinegar and cherries along with a little bit of wood.

Flavors of wood and cherry dominate with vinegar slightly behind. There is a tiny bit of barnyard although not too much. A light tartness comes forward towards the finish.

Overall this is a decent beer. My one complaint is all the flavors are too short lived. Nothing really lingers.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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

Pours a murky amber brown, great lacing:
Cherry candy on the nose, toasted bread.
Cherry pie, bread crust. Sweet at the start, but the breadiness and light tart cherries come through to balance things out quite nicely.
Soft and fluffy mouth, lighter side of medium bodied.
High drinkability. I'd have another.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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2.89/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - clear chocolate brown, no head.
S - vinegar, lemon, sour cherry, leather, wet dog.
T - very one dimensional. Some tart cherry, some chocolate, mostly acetic acid.
M - thin with a bit of carbonation.
O - not a bad sour per se, but there are so many that are leaps and bounds better.

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2.7/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a tulip.

3.0 A: Clear deep amber color. Nearly three fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is a tad below average and not much lacing is left.

3.0 S: The first whiff was quite sweet, but much of it seems to have disappeared in subsequent olfactory inspection. The more abundant aroma is that of the older components. Dusty, dry planks of wood that might be found in a barn. Hay with an underlying basement must. Very little acidity with acetic winning out. Vinous cherry from the sweet portion. Not bad, but lacking power.

2.5 T: Like the nose, the taste is good, but is lacking power. I like a big punch of sweet and a big punch of sour from this style. Unfortunately, this beer delivers neither. The range of flavors is quite small with barely any pucker. Even the funk is subdued. Barnyard with a light musty basement. Light vinous cherry.

3.0 M: Lighter medium body. Carbonation level is okay, but it's not as spritzy as I'd like. Also lacking any creaminess.

2.5 D: Not really impressed with this one. It's about as mild as I've had for the style. This is a shame considering I like the Petrus Pale.

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3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - The nicest deep brown I have ever laid eyes on. Deep mahogany brown with tiny carbonation bubbles slowly climbing from the bottom to the top. On top the bubbles meet the beige creamy head. The head retracts slowly until a thick lacing.

S - A prickly yeast smell along with some wine like tones.

T - A little sweet sour taste hits my tongue together with a wine like fruitiness. All decent and balanced though. Its a surprise because I didn't expect the sour. In the depths there is some oak.

M - The carbonation is medium to high and the finish is dry, sour and bitter.

O - a nice surprisingly refreshing beer.

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4/5  rDev +9%

Petrus Oud Bruin from De Brabandere
3.67 out of 5 based on 1,311 ratings.
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