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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Bottle: Filtered
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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SilkTork (5738) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2017
Aug 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. [2.7]
June, 2017 330ml dark bottle, filtered, from a mixed pack of six bought in Lidl for £6.99. I was drinking a South African wine the other day, and it was a blend of trendy grapes all then matured in fresh oak. It tasted designed. It tasted like the parts had been brought together to cash in on current trends. It was OK, but it was clearly over designed, and didn’t impress. I feel the same about this. This is a beer which has been deigned to appeal to a certain market, but lacks authenticity. The whole is rather less than the sum of its parts, which in themselves appear to be lacking in quality and character. There’s a light tart fruit, some balsamic vinegar, and a bit of sour beer. Meh. It’s the sort of thing that should have me writing about choirs of angels being chainsawed to death while giving God a blowjob, but instead I am commenting on the light tart fruit, some balsamic vinegar, and a bit of sour beer. It never melds together; instead, it just sits there in the glass revealing its intentions, but never quite meeting them. [2.5]

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.

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.

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.

beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Pours with a thick off-white, tan lace. Redish caramel color. Hints of green apples, very malty taste. Finishes clean with no burn or aftertaste. Nice but not great beer.

trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Clear brown pour with a short tan head. Caramel, oak, cherries, and funk in the nose. Sweet and sour bite with oak, malt, and green apples in the taste. Sour and dry finish.

downender (8659) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2007
Bottle. Cola like colour with almost no head or carbonation. Aroma of red fruits with a slightly sour edge. A bit woody in the mouth, the flavour was of caramel with some dark fruits. Finish was again slightly sour. Very drinkable for a beer of this ABV.

bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Sampled at Stone’s Sour Festival, July 2007. poured brown (or bruin, en vlaams) with a deent beige head. Malty aroma with some sour funk. And intersting mix of sour, sweet, malt and spicy, but not all together great. An interesting brew, but no the best that Belgium has to offer.

BigBeer45 (1532) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Bottle: pours a dark ruby with off-white and tan bubbles, sweet and sour fragrances, faint wood fragrance here and there, faint caramel sweetness and brown sugar fragrances, hints of a sour cider fragrance, flavors of dark malt, malt and sweet mixed with sour tart on the tongue, this was not as flavorful or intense as some other Flemish Sours, faint taste of chocolate, the sweet and sour flavors are there but not as big as some of the better Flemish Sours, medium carbonation, finishes dry leaving a small tartness on the palate.

bhensonb (15194) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 23, 2007
33 cL bottle. Aroma of caramel malt and sour dark fruit. Color was ruby tinged brown, with a beige head that was furious and stayed. Definite sour note as the glass approaches the lips. Thin to medium bodied. Near creamy, from moderate carbonation. Not all that sweet, and there is a thrilling sour note running through it. Very pleasant. The malty sweetness is fairly balanced by the sour and light bitter. Not tremendously complex, but much more so than many. It really is nice to have in the mouth. The finish is touch of oak, dark fruit skin, touch of sour, a hint of bitter. Just excellent. Refreshing.

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