Five generations of the De Brabandere family have crafted classic Flemish sour ales at the De Brabandere Brouwerij in Bavikhove, Belgium. Beside their Petrus sour ales, they also brew Wittekerke Wit, Bavik Pilsner as well as red and white wines and sparkling water. They claim time is their most important ingredient and never rush beer but let each mature to its full character.
A blend of 2-year aged Foederbeer and young brown ale produces a classic sour beer. The 5.5% Petrus Rood Bruin displays a light ruby-red glow. This earthy red wine like “Burgandy of Flanders” delights with flavors of caramel, toffee, figs, plums, cherry and berries with a tart finish. The Oud Bruin style, Flemish for “Old Brown,” is from East Flanders and shares characteristics with Flanders Red, but exhibits just as many differences. This old ale is browner than the Flanders Red and shows more malt character of caramel, toffee, molasses and chocolate with delicious fruit flavors of raisins, plums, and cherries.