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Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Harelbeke, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 1250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark ruby red – red as wine. The style is also called the Burgundy of Flanders, and is a very typical and common beer in West Flanders
Created by a secret blend of the aged and sour ‘mother beer’ with fresh brewed sweeter beer, this beer produces a sour-sweet balance, set off by the underlying bitterness of the hops. A discovery! The best in its style! Light in alcohol, exciting complex flavors and tastes come to the forefront.
Although serving cold is recommended, taking time to drink it will release more aromas towards the end of your glass.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
A dark ruby whose head does not stay around for long. Nose is malty with an oak edge showing itself after a strong attempt to draw the scents out. Flavor is fairly smooth and not too distinct. Malt presence is slight. Feel has a bit of carbonation to it that might border on a bit too much...well it would be too much if there were more than what is already present. This is very drinkable for how smooth it is, but the question to be asked is why would you go for this one repeatedly? This is the last from the 6-pack from Petrus. The "aged pale" is by far the winner.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2007
1/21/05. 330ml. Dark brown with reddish tins and small beige head.. Very musty with some sour taste. Thin. unexciting.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TorbenH (1020) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2007
Bottle. Large light brown head. Mostly lasting. Heavy roasted malty aroma. Watery texture. Sour flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Petrus Old Brown Ale
Date: 01/25/2003
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Chattanooga

Dark brown, whispy white head, tart malt aroma, rich sour malt flavor,
-------- /> Name: Petrus Old Brown Ale
Date: 04/13/2005
Mode: bottle

very tart aroma with a nice woody aspect, rich malt, balanced tartness, hint of sweetness,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Score: **+/4
-------- /> Date: 04/01/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brewfest, Classic City

muddy brown, fine beige head, woody sour cherry aroma with an undercurrent of chocolate, great rich chocolate flavor well balanced by the woody cherry tartness, nice cherry pit character, very drinkable
-------- /> Date: 04/22/2007
Mode: bottle
Score: 3.6 to 3.5

creamy tart chocolate and cherry flavor, although rich it is drier than it first appears

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2007
I can’t really give this beer a fair rating, since the bottle I had was a bit mistreated. There was rust under the foil and on the cap. The taste, when poured, was still somewhat enjoyable, with dry, tannic, burgundy wine flavors . The finish though was slightly watery, and extremely metallic, like sucking on a penny. Not sure if this had anything to do with the rust on the bottle but its a very good chance that it did. Overall, I’ve decided not to buy beer from this particular store anymore.....

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcp23 (54) - Duluth, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2007
8.4 oz. bottle. Cherry cola colored. Whatever miniscule head appeared was completely gone after I blinked once(has to be a photoshop picture). Fruity, sour aroma. B-l-a-h, B-o-r-i-n-g. 2 years of aging for THIS? Light sour apple flavor. Looks and tastes like flat Coke, except thinner and with a fruity, instead of syrupy sweetness. This being my second Flemish sour, I found Duchesse de Bourgogne far superior. Lamest Belgian beer I’ve ever had. Nothing happening here for me. Next.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5521) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2007
330ml bottle from BeersOfEurope. Smooth malty beer with prickly carbonation, some sugar and some light balsamic vinegar. It’s a gentle relaxed beer of modest character. The flavours are pleasant and hold together well. It’s not sharp or assertive - the most aggressive aspect is the slight acidity of the carbonation. OK.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2007
Dark-ruby body with a small beige head. Had a tasting of popular belgium Flemish Sours (Duchesse, Rodenbach GC, Vlaamse, Queue de Charrue, Vichtenaar, etc.) and unfortunately I think there was something wrong with our bottle of Petrus Oud Bruin. Corky nose/taste despite being a capped bottle. Taste had equal amount of cardboard and oak wood. Moderately sweet. A bit too Oud (old) maybe? Very thin. Lifeless body. Borderline infection. Petuntrusty Oud Bruin.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2007
its like the flemish sour for beginners. the ipa before the double. mine didnt pour with nearly the head thats in the picture and i cant see how it ever could. it was gone shortly after i set the glass down. i drank it from an arrogant bastard glass which made it better.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Pours a deep maple syrup brown with little head. Malty aroma of apple, pear, oak, and sour notes. Flavor is a little underwhelming, but what is there is good. Nice sourness and dry finish. A little watery.


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