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%
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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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nearbeer (5415) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2008 330 ml in Mason quart. Dark brown with red highlights. Tan, medium-sized head that stays with you. Aroma is tart fruit and some slight vinegar. Taste is sour cherry, not as mouth-puckering as some FSAs, and dry. Just a touch of vinegar, the less the better for me. Palate is light, tingly and refreshing.

kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2007
11.2oz bottle, poured into Rodenbach tulip. Deep reddish brown with a frothy off white head. Restrained acidic aroma, with a bit of oak. Sweet on the palate, with a bit of oak. Mildly sour, very mellow for the style. Tasty, but lacks the tartness that I like in this style.

Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
Mahogany red with a nice head. The carbonations is prickly. The aroma is slightly sour with notes of caramel. The flavour also is slightly sour (not quite typical though). It’s refreshing with notes of caramel and fruit, and it’s a smooth, pleasant and very charming a day on the terrace. I actually liked it a lot, even if I would have preferred more sourness..

Fukito (1059) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 30, 2007
Tap, March 07, shared with Jbrus. Clear brown color with some hues and a nice beige medium sized head. Beatifull winey, toasty aroma. Flavor is winey, toasty, sour but not over the top, mild, enjoyable. Medium MF and moreish. Nice, mild, deep, undemanding, rewarding oud bruin.

bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Bottle. Mahogony brown beer with a big beige head, LIght malty, yeasty aroma. Oaky, light malt, yeasty flavor with some backing berry fruit and a tinny finish. Lingering tin and yeasty berry/malt. Medium body. Only slightly tart. I remember this as being somewhat better.

NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2007
The aroma was tart with a strong acidity and an oak presence. The aroma was earthy and had hints of estery cherry character. Some light presence of chocolate was notable as well. The beer poured into the glass clear medium brown with a white low head that did lace the glass. The flavor was grainy and lightly tart with a citrusy acidity. A light presence of chocolate was notable and a tart cherry character coupled with a nice presence of oak. The finish went dry with lasting impressions of fruit and oak. The body was medium light and with a decent level of carbonation the beer was quite refreshing. A nice beer, nothing complex, but still a nice thirst quenching bottle. 25 cl bottle. 17 06 04

DYCSoccer17 (3697) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
11.3 ounce bottle purchased in a mixed 6 pack (on sale) at BevMo in Stockton, CA. Lightly sour, lactic aroma with some metallic notes present. There is also some roasty, chocolate, and banana estery aromas. Pretty nice. Beautiful moderately hazy mahogany body with a reddish garnet coloration present along with a large, frothy, khaki-colored head that leaves some nice lacing. Starts with a very mildly, lightly sour flavoring, which becomes quite sweet and cloying in the middle. A little roastiness with some chocolate flavors are present in the middle. Finishes a bit watery and rather thin. The sourness doesnt really add a whole hell of a lot to this, and it just contrasts and makes the thin body stand out even more and seem more flawed. Pretty boring.

Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2007
The way I see this beer is the Flemish sour Ale to those who doesn’t like Flemish Sours. Its got a high carbonation, a little bit of malt flavor and only a pinch of sourness. Still very nice.

WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Bottle, purchased at whole foods. Pours ruby with a big fluffy tan head. Aroma is sweet with a bit of oak, mixed with some fruit notes. Big bold punchy taste, not super sour, more mildly sweet, decent brew.

JK (6146) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2007
A good beer but not very true to style. The sourness is very subtle. Light oak in the aroma. A brown, not red beer. Some sourness and I wrote in my notes it was like a Flemish red because I wasn’t sure what I was drinking.

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