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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002

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Ratings:
1,311
Reviews:
590
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.17/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

One of those murky homebrew looking beers, a mix of a dull red with brown, resulting in a ruby hue to brown liquid that is far from approaching clarity. Aroma is soggy wood and mild sour notes.

Taste, decent, woody pale ale and oud bruin type of mix. Tastes almost exactly like the aged pale, and I believe the label or promo gear states something to that effect that one beer is a percentage of the other. Slight vinegar in the mouthfeel. Kinda thin body, well carbed, underperforms with the sour and tartness, isn't balanced, leans with an american brown ale vibe at times moreso than oud bruin.

If you're buying this for sour factor, you're probably going to be disappointed, unless you truly like it as just one of the elements of a beer, as opposed to a dominant or appreciable element to any sufficient degree.

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

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A very large light caramel/tan brown thick forming head, sitting on a real dark walnut black/brown body. Lots of staying power on this head, and it clumps quite often.

Nose is fruity esters, some mild brett (possibly) mild funk for sure, worcestershire sauce and oak. The oak seems to mix with a nice play of low acid vinegar (like rice vinegar). Kind of fun.

Taste is grape like mix of sweet and sour. Finish is woah... SALTY but also grape sweet. Carbonation seems toned down a notch with a simple body that lets the palate explore. Lots of basic taste sensations jumping around here but the sweetness starts dominating but at least not overpowering everything. Malt density comes out quite a bit too, and I like this salt finish after some big sips quite a bit, without any brine character.

Overall a VERY easy drinking Oud Bruin, with a noticeable sweet Welches grape character to it. THere is some mild tartness here, but a bit burried so it makes for a perfect starter "sour".

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

A: 1/4" tan head that dissipated quickly over cola coloured liquid.

S: The combination of sourness and malt.

T: Tastes like a slightly sour take on their dubbel. The funk is quite faint.

M: Thin viscosity with a medium level of fine carbonation.

O: Its kind of bland and doesn't really have a "wow" factor.

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3.16/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I meant to grab the Aged Pale but I grabbed this instead. Oops!

This one pours a medium bodied Coca Cola brown in color with a frothy beige lacing around my glass. The aromas are pretty simple. All I can really pick up are slightly roasted malts and the interesting creamy sour sweetness typical for the style. I guess you could say some dark hard candy as well. It's not exactly a standout. The flavor too features the slight roast upfront then goes into a candied dark fruit sweetness with an ever so slight tartness. I prefer more acidity. It's also not very complex. It drinks medium in body but this beer doesn't really offer a whole lot for the style. The flavors are subtle and the sweetness is featured a little more than other Oud Bruins. This beer is a nice starting point for the style but not really worth it otherwise in my opinion.

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