Flanders Oud Bruin

Oud Bruins, not restricted to, but concentrated in Flanders, are light to medium-bodied, deep copper to brown in colour. They are extremely varied, characterized by a slight vinegar or lactic sourness and spiciness to smooth and sweet. A fruity-estery character is apparent with no hop flavor or aroma. Low to medium bitterness. Very small quantities of diacetyl are acceptable. Roasted malt character in aroma and flavor is acceptable, at low levels. Oak-like or woody characters may be pleasantly integrated into overall palate. Typically old and new Brown ales are blended, like Lambics.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-8.0%

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Brouwerij Bavik

Petrus Aged Red Cherry 8.5°- 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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Petrus Aged Red is constructed from a base of Double Brown Ale. 15% Petrus Aged Pale is added to provide a dry character to the brew and give it a slight sour essence. Finally the brewer adds fresh cherries, which are evident in the rich thick head. Petrus Aged Red is a perfect blend of sweet and sour with a cherry undertone which makes this brew remarkably drinkable at 8.5% ABV

Petrus Old Brown 5.5° - 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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Top-fermented beer with a deep dark red colour. This beer ripens for 24 months in oak barrels. This gives Petrus Original (in Flanders called “Oud Bruin”) its vinous, noble taste and slightly sour in character. The mild alcohol content makes this beer the perfect thirst-quencher. Simultaniously sour and sweet with a nice brown head.

 

 

The old Bavik breweryHow it all begun. In August 1894 Adolphe De Brabandere, farmer at the "Hof ter Koutere" submitted an application with the town council of Bavikhove for permission to “build a brewery”. One of his children, Joseph De Brabandere, concocted that very same year his very first brew. Joseph De Brabandere died in 1929 at the age of 54. After some difficult years, his son Albert took the lead of the brewery and under his impulse the company grew steadily.

The growth.Before 1950 the beer was exclusively sold to cafés and individuals. After 1950 deliveries were made to beer merchants. This was also theTruck delivering beertime that pils beer became popular. Till then, mainly table beer was brewed in addition to the draughts beer that was supplied to cafés.   The sales network was extended and now it became possible to purchase the Bavik and Bon-Val products through the beer traders and the cafés in West- and East Flanders and in Hainaut. In the meantime father Albert had been married for some time and he had 5 children of which 2 sons: Ignace and Vincent. They both contributed to the flourishing business of the Bavik Brewery. In the midst of the seventies, the beer trade was in trouble because of the success of the department stores. Therefore the brewery invested in another market segment, the sector of restaurants and cafés. In 1975 they had 150 customers and when they celebrated their centenary they counted about thousands of clients.

Petrus Old Brown LabelToday, four generations since its establishment, Bavik Brewery is still a family run business. Despite the many take-overs and the fusions in the beer sector, we wish to safeguard our independency in order to assure the quality and the regional identity. As one of the largest independent breweries in Belgium, we wish to continue working in the future to maintain our beer culture.

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Pilaarbijter Dark 6.5° - 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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Dark Ale fermented in the bottle. Yellow brown head. Vanilla, bit of chocolate malts. Later more herbal, nearly piney. Dark malts prevail in the taste but the beer is neutral rather then sweet bitter. Aftertaste is a late bittering onset, slightly hoppy in character.

 

 

The old Bavik breweryHow it all begun. In August 1894 Adolphe De Brabandere, farmer at the "Hof ter Koutere" submitted an application with the town council of Bavikhove for permission to “build a brewery”. One of his children, Joseph De Brabandere, concocted that very same year his very first brew. Joseph De Brabandere died in 1929 at the age of 54. After some difficult years, his son Albert took the lead of the brewery and under his impulse the company grew steadily.

The growth.Before 1950 the beer was exclusively sold to cafés and individuals. After 1950 deliveries were made to beer merchants. This was also theTruck delivering beertime that pils beer became popular. Till then, mainly table beer was brewed in addition to the draughts beer that was supplied to cafés.   The sales network was extended and now it became possible to purchase the Bavik and Bon-Val products through the beer traders and the cafés in West- and East Flanders and in Hainaut. In the meantime father Albert had been married for some time and he had 5 children of which 2 sons: Ignace and Vincent. They both contributed to the flourishing business of the Bavik Brewery. In the midst of the seventies, the beer trade was in trouble because of the success of the department stores. Therefore the brewery invested in another market segment, the sector of restaurants and cafés. In 1975 they had 150 customers and when they celebrated their centenary they counted about thousands of clients.

 

Pilaarbijter adToday, four generations since its establishment, Bavik Brewery is still a family run business. Despite the many take-overs and the fusions in the beer sector, we wish to safeguard our independency in order to assure the quality and the regional identity. As one of the largest independent breweries in Belgium, we wish to continue working in the future to maintain our beer culture.

Brewers Website: click here

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Bacchus 4.5° - 37.5 cl - 12.7fl.oz

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This beer pours a dark amber almost brown color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into a firm cap of lacing. The aroma is of sour cherries, raspberries, and a hint of caramel. The is full of sour cherries, with a nice tartness. The mouth feel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a very good beer.

Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold 5° - 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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Pours dark brown with a dense tan head. Mild caramel malt and slight yeasty aroma, with a mild spice note. Flavor is mild caramel malt, medium sweet and with a mild lingering yeasty spice note. Nice smooth finish. Great balance between malt, yeast and spice level.

Liefmans Oud Bruin

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It is quite red in color, nice light pink head, good retention, not a lot of lacing. Aroma is tart and sour, fruity and sugary. Vinegar has a few notes in there. Light bodied, extremely drinkable, sweet and sour would be the easiest way to describe this one. It is on the sweeter end of the spectrum, but constantly balanced by a sourness that if it is not puckering, it is enough to keep the sugary fruitiness under check. Leathery funkiness, high acidity, cherry notes round this up.

Queue De Charrue Brune 5.4° - 1/4L - 8.4fl.oz

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Dark red color. it pours a nice brown creamy foam that last for a while. Nose of acid apples, coriander, fennel. Spicy. Taste is very acid but pleasant, refreshing. Fruity, with apples and most of  all cherries. It makes you ask for another.