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 TheBeerologist
2.73/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

750 poured into a snifter

Pours a dark reddish brown with a finger thick head.

Smells of vinegar, lemon and dark cherry.

Taste is actually pretty bland for a Oud Bruin, a bit of cherry with a slight pucker to it, but no lingering notes at all and fairly underwhelming.

Very easy to drink, not much body and lightly carbonated.

This beer looked great and smelled nice, but was underwhelming when it came to the taste/body department. That said it is easy to drink and may be great to introduce others to sours before diving all the way in.

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Photo of Zakk
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Ranz
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of GennyCreamAle
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of KTCamm
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours dark brown with a head of fizzy mostly white foam. Strong fruity smell - cherries. Woodsy taste, with some sour. Not nearly as sour as the aged pale - much more balanced with a sour close.

An easy drinker. Good option for someone looking to get started in the world of sours.

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Photo of martyl1000
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of thecheapies
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich warm medium brown crowned with a sepia/tan 1/4" head. 4.0

Oxidized apple and date sweetness, tart skins, acetic quality, and rich malts. 3.5

More of that browning flesh apple with a vinegary note, crisp aged hop, and dried date/fig sweetness. Lovely. 4.0

Mellow and creamy with a silky body and tight carb. A selling point. 4.0

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Photo of Tobe
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a ruby red with little to no head. Upon first appearance it looks brown but once held against the light it shows it's true roots.

The aroma is absolute pure sour/sweet. Light vinegar bitterness up front but a mellower fruit quality hidden in the background.

This was a wonderful sour ale as the taste goes. Bitter/tart flavor up front but some hidden fruit in the finish. An easy drinking sour beer this can be enjoyed and shared without losing any of its appeal.

Nice presence on the palate makes this a beer worth coming back to. I recommend this beer to anyone looking to get into sour ales and needs something not overbearing to start their journey from. I beer that I have overlooked for too long but will now be sharing with friends for some time to come.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ucsbmullet
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of halo913
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a tulip, the beer is a dark brown color with ruby highlights and a thin, smooth coating of light brown foam. Aromas of dates, leather, raisin, and peat. Good earthy and sweet nose. Flavors are rich and layered, with a mocha coffee backbone giving rise to some slightly sour currant and wine-like characteristics. Tangy, old world fruit characters highlight the brew, such as plum, fig, and raisin. The light body and carbonation keep the beer crisp, and avoid the cloying mouthfeel. The aftertaste is a dark, rich sweetness with a subtle sour tang. Clean, slightly astringent finish that gives a touch of pucker in mouth. Good, easy to drink beer. This would make the perfect gateway beer for people venturing into the world of Flanders/sours.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of srobertson59
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of polishkaz
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of brez8791
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of notalumberjack
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of TexAggie011
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Dweedlebug
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Petrus Oud Bruin from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,326 ratings
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