Petrus Oud Bruin
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Old barrel aged sour beer. What was once the specialty of a few remote breweries in northern France and Belgium, is now at the forefront of interest for many craft beer drinkers. Petrus' Oud Bruin is a particularly old and traditional beer, mixing an aged and sour 'mother beer' with fresh brewed sweeter beer to create their blend. It pours a murky brownish red with a tight tan colored head that lingers forever. Aromas of cherries, plum, and tart sweetness dominate. It is noticeably carbonated, and gives an acidic tingle as it's being drank. On the palate, it hits up front with a fresh tart dark fruit flavor that quickly moves into a woody finish. There is sourness evident, but comparatively subtle. There is very little yeast contribution to the flavor which is saddening. Ends fairly clean. Overall the tartness and wood combination gives this an interesting play that breaks it from a possible one dimensionality of flavor.