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

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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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corkyrory66 (1991) - BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2014
Bière vieille brune de 5,5 % abv. Elue meilleure mondiale de sa catégorie au WBA de 2012. Couleur brun roux vieux… Clarté nette. Bulles fines partout, magnifiques. Mousse beige moyen bien épaisse, consistante, stable à 1 mm. Arômes de bois de fût, myrtille, pointe de girofle, câpres, vinaigre de vin de 1ère classe. 1ère bouche douce et soyeuse sur du bois de fût, vin en mûrissement, raisin noir, pointe de poivre. Arrière-bouche maltée, café, pointe de chocolat noir. 2ème avec une texture soyeuse, et où un côté miellé vient s’ajouter aux notes précédentes. Arrière-bouche très fine, complexe. 3ème avec un côté vineux qui se met en place, du bois de chêne, des épices. Arrière-bouche vraiment élégante. La longueur entame sur le bois, suivi de prune bleue, pomme de pin, massepain, raisins secs, oseille. Les jambes sont marquées, lignées. L’alcool est parfait pour garder la finesse et la douceur. La finale est remarquable. CONCLUSION : une bière qui passe 20 mois en compagnie du chêne des barriques, c’est-à-dire plus d’un an et demi. Cela contribue forcément à sa saveur, mais il faut y ajouter un très grand travail du brasseur. Comme il le dit si bien : « the key to heaven » ...

5
Zarrach76 (269) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JUL 19, 2017
Tr?s belle robe rubis profond avec des reflets de grenat et une tr?s belle mousse dense ivoire ? bulles fines qui montent dans un verre ballon. Nez de Sour/Brune, mais pas que ! Houblons tr?s fins avec une pointe d’agrumes et de coriandre, beaux malts caramel, petites notes de balsamique et de bois de f?t, notes de pomme, de poire, de raisin, de pruneau, de banane, d’ananas, de miel, de cassonade, de datte, de zest d’orange, de gingembre, de poivre et de girofle. Riche et complexe avec une belle fraicheur. Bouche de tr?s grande Sour Beer, ? la mani?re d’une Rodenbach Grand Cru mais avec un poil moins ce c?t? balsamique m?me si l’attaque est franche. Bonne carbonatation, alcool sobre et au niveau, amertume tr?s l?g?re, levures douces qui s’expriment sur la longueur et accompagnent bien les notes bois?es. Deuxi?me gorg?e sur les fruits, en particulier des notes de fruits rouges (framboise en t?te) et des traces de fruits jaunes (mirabelle, abricot). La troisi?me va faire parler les v?g?taux, le bois, la r?sine qui colle bien au palet. Le corps est moyen, la texture relativement douce et bien structur?e. Un bel ?quilibre maintient l’ensemble harmonieusement. Le final est sur des ar?mes de prune et de fruits justes m?rs, ainsi que des sucres r?siduels soyeux. Une des meilleures Sours que j’ai boire jusqu’? maintenant ! Un v?ritable mod?le du genre... Bouteille 33cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egr?ve.

4.9
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2012
Bottle from Ale Yeah! in Decatur, GA. Dark caramel brown, balanced, malty, slightly sweet and sour. Delicious.

4.9
Manu912 (4) - BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2016 does not count
My absolute favourite when it comes to Flemish sour red brown ales. Extremely refreshing!

4.7
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2002
This is great stuff. If you are a fan of reddish, sour ales with a nice madeira like quality, then this is your beer. If you can’t get Rodenbach, this will wet your whistle. I wish it came in bigger bottles.

4.7
gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
Nice bubly tan head over a burnt sienna pour. Amazing scent. Beeries, wood, smoke, and sweetness. Very nice taste, full of tart berries and dark smokiness. There is a touch of sweetness with a flavour that reminds me of a sweeter red wine. A very dry finish. One of the best beers I have had in recent memory.

4.6
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Cola colored- white head – faint nose of sour raspberries, maple syrup, green vegetation and mold – taste is initially malt then sour raspberries as one swallows, medium body – aftertaste short

4.6
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Poured from a 12 oz bottle and was a nice dark brown color, not at all hazy. There was a good carbonation, but no head on the beer, not sure if that is common for sour ales, possibly because I used a pilsner glass instead of a snifter. There was a pleasing aroma, but it was nothing exciting. Mostly malty, sweet, fruity with maybe some hints of cherries. The flavor was outstanding, just wonderful and complex. There was a very nice well rounded sourness with hints of cherry and chocolate, that blended well with a very subtle hop presence. There were times when the bitterness stood out more than others, mostly as the beer warmed toward the middle of the glass. The beer started out very mellow and balanced, moved toward bitter then finished out sweet. I even went back to the bottle and finished the dregs. The beer feels comfortable in my mouth like it should be there. The alcohol is barely present, which at 5.5% is deceiving. What an awesome beer, I’ll definately come back to this beer again. I haven’t had too many sour ales, but this is an excellent beer. I think this would make an awesome beer for anyone looking to get more into sour ales...a starter beer.

4.6
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2009
High, high reviews for this one: I love it!

Bottle purchased December 2007. Tasted December 20, 2008.

App: Pours a bit like a porter or Munich Dark -- opaque, dark russet-brown. A copious tan head lingers nicely in my Unibroue goblet.

Aroma: Mild sour note, lots of yeast, chocolate, faint cherry, oak, sherry, vanilla.

Taste: Wonderful! Sour cherry, hop resin, dark chocolate, raspberry-sour note, toffee.

Palate: Thirst-quenching, spritzy-dry with palate-scrubbing-bubbles. A *tiny* hint of diacetyl-slickness, and is that a wine-like finish?

Overall: A terrific little Oud Bruin treat: definitely will have again! Try with duck, game, or good cheeses. Next time, I’ll use this in my Carbonnade a la Flamande.

4.6
qwicksilver6 (12) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Caramel, cereal and some honey malts are dominant. The malts eventually leave a dexterine feeling in the mouth which isn’t unpleasant. Hops are not distinct and most likely of the resin or spicy varieties. The beer is well balanced but lists to the malty side. Yeast provides a doughy character to the beers palate. Raisin is a very noticeable flavor along with a strong bite of alcohol.


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