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Petrus Oud Bruin | De Brabandere

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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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4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a tulip glass at Harrington’s Pub in National Harbor, MD.

A: Pours a dark ruby hue with a decent, 2-finger, tannish head that slowly dissipates down the slide of glass ending in a wispy lace.

S: Strong fruity and malty aroma. Lots of dark fruits that is slightly sweet and sour.

T: Tart dark fruit up front followed by a solid malty background with hints of oak and cherries in the finish.

M: Thick body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent Oud Bruin. One of the best I’ve had. Easily drinkable and excellent flavors and aromas.

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: light brown in color, huge head, high carbonation, clear

Smell: wood, sour mix, and grain

Taste: wood, toasted malt, slight sour mix, dark sweet fruit--maybe black cherry

Mouthfeel: super smooth, nice sweet and sour mix. high carbonation, dry, light

Drinkability: This beer is now in my top 10. I love the sourness combined with the woodiness. I have not had anything that tastes like this before. This is my favorite sour beer post my Eulogy trip to Philadelphia. The low abv means I could have several.

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4.48/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A dark amber with a thin tan head. It has a nice smell of raisans or grape tannin. The taste is very mellow with strong hints of wine, fruit (grapes and cherries), and fired malt. The finish has a fruity tartness to, but again it's very subtle. It gives hints of both a barley wine and a dopple bock, but doesn't go either direction. It has a light oily feel to it. A very interesting beer, I think I will have to try this again just to further explore the many tastes it gives. It seems every drink brings out a little of something else. The light tastes and low alcohol (5.5% ABV per the bottle) make it something you could drink several of.

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4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Snifter Night! Purchased 12oz bottle of this from Lukas Liquor in Ellisville, MO for $3.49. Poured from the bottle into my Schlafly Snifter glass and has a code of 40323 on the back.

Appearance- Extremely dark, has a 3 finger head that has GREAT retention! Very impressed. Leaves nice lace on the sides.

Aroma- Great tart smell from the beginning. I can definitely tell there is a spicy and fruity complexed smell as well.

Taste- The first thing I recall is a extreme amount of grape upfront, almost like a Welch's grapejuice. Very fruity and has a brown flavor at the end. Really wild! Tasty.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Light-Medium Viscosity, full taste of grape and then a nice clean feel afterwards.

Overall- WOW! Now this was a great beer I'm glad I came back to! Will be buying this again! Drinkability is easy and very different from any other Oud Bruin. I'm thinking that is why the Flanders is in front of it. Will be interested in seeing how other people react and give their two cents on this beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was one of my first attempts at a Belgian, and i wasn't let down. What an interesting beverage. Complex, different, and a perfect beer to sip and reflect on all of the merits of beer.

There was a great tartness in all of the characteristics of this beverage.

It poured a beautiful rich dull brown that looked quite hazy, almost like a chocolate milk. I see from other reviews that it has been described as clear. My impression could have been from the lack of lights in the bar i was in. There was a niced little head reduced to a collar and it was absalutly beautiful all around.

The taste was sharp and bit on the side of the tounge, but not in a bad way. It was complex and had a wonderful tartness and a mild taste of alcohol.

The aroma was also tart and sharp in the nose, but every whif begged for a drink and i was more than happy to comply.

Overall, this is a great sipper and wonderfull treat after dinner, before dinner or durring dinner. It is also a wonderful introduction to Belgian beers and i cant wait to travel the long Belgian road.

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Petrus Oud Bruin from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,321 ratings
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