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

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RATINGS: 1354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A blend of 33% Petrus Aged Pale, pure barrel aged beer that has been aged for two years in oak barrels, and 67% young brown beer. In this blend, the young dark beer contributes the reddish-brown colour and the Aged Pale contributes the slightly sour flavour. Petrus Roodbruin is a typical Flemish red ale as tradition dictates.

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3.5
HighWine (991) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Dark brown pour with tan head that thins over a few minutes. Color is like cherry wood. Fruit nose, sour cherries and green apples. I didn’t like the taste of this beer several years ago when I first tried it. Since then I have come to enjoy sour ales and this was a nice reunion for me. Mildy sour with sweet malt flavors and a palate that fades into a bread-like yeast. By no means my favorite, but I’m glad I returned for a second chance.

3.6
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2009
11.2 oz bottle with no date, nice dark brown with no head and no carbonation. Aromas of glue on leather and cinnamon. The taste is not nearly as sour as I expected. This tasted like a brown ale with the slightest bit of tartness. Interesting overall. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-29-2008 00:58:01

3.7
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Pours dark reddish brown on tap, dark fruits, caramel, apple peel, tart cherrys, little malty.

3.7
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 24, 2009
On tap at Novare Res. Whoa, didn’t expect a sour to taste this good to be honest! Pours a golden brown with an off white head. Aromas are dark malts, hints of sourness like apples, and some caramels. Flavor is crisp, clean, and sweet. The finish is a little sour, but not too sour as to be unpleasant.

3.2
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2009
Dark hazy brown with some red. tiny head. Malty notes of dark fruit, some sour berries, caramel, toffee, spices and little wood develops in mouth. Flavour is mainly sweet with some sour hint in finish. The malt is too dominating.

3
flatmatt (1614) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2009
330 mL bottle. Pours red brown with a sizeable light tan head. Sour and sweet aromas of green apple, some dark fruit and caramel. Flavor is much weaker than the aroma, with some dark fruit, apple, and a bit of earthiness, but just not very much of anything there. Maybe even tastes a bit dusty, if that makes sense. Nothing offensive, but this is just disappointing in its lack of flavor.

2.8
ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Terrible sour. Pours a hazy brown amber color with a medium sized light tan bubbly head. Nose is meaty bread some brown sugar and a bit of tartness. Taste is like watery apple skins and yeast or unbaked biscuits. Totally blah and not worth drinking at all.

2.7
yespr (47581) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2009
25 cL bottle at DHVL, 1992 vintage. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small off-white head. Dry and wooden initial aroma, followed by a brown sugarish and raisin sweet note. Somewhat oxidised. Flavour is dry malty, subdued metallic and towards dry breadish. Dry malty finish with a light yeasty fruity accent. Nice to find yet clearly over the top and flavour has none of the sweetness the aroma promised.

3.7
elihapa (1554) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Bottle, $3.50. Pours light brown with a medium sized head. Aroma of biscuit, soft malt, and funk. Oud Bruin is soft on the palate, with mild carbonation. Initial flavor notes include whole wheat bread, caramel, and darker fruit. Finishes with refreshing tartness, though not overpowering. This brew is drinkable, interesting, and flavorful, which all adds up to a solid score in my book.

3.4
wetherel (1893) - Cupertino, California, USA - JAN 10, 2009
$3 11.2 bottle from HWC. Pours brown with medium bubble head. Not really that sour for a sour ale. Pretty easy to drink. Some oak, some fruitiness. Low in flavor. OK.


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