Heineken Oud Bruin

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Heineken Oud Bruin
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Bottle of Heineken Oud Bruin
DistributorHeineken International
Country of originNetherlands
Alcohol by volume2.5 %[1]
Colour120 EBC (61 SRM)[1]
StyleOud bruin
Final gravity9–10 °P[1]
IBU scale14 IBU[1]
Related productsHeineken Lager Beer
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Heineken Oud Bruin (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦɛinəkən ʌut brœyn]; English: Heineken Old Brown) is a Dutch-style oud bruin beer produced by the Dutch brewing company Heineken. It shares only the name with the stronger, more acidic oud bruin beers of Belgium, which are a different style. It is available only in the Netherlands [2]

The beer is brewed from water, barley malt, and hops using top-fermentation.[1][3][4] Its color is dark brown or 120 EBC and its taste is mildly sweet or 14 IBU.[1][2] The brewer states that the beer derives its color and taste from the dark malt and hops, but the bottle label states caramel color is also added and the beer is sweetened with sugar.[1][2][3]

Heineken Oud Bruin has 2.5% alcohol by volume (abv).[1] In 1977, the abv of Heineken Oud Bruin was reduced from 3.5% to 2.5%.[5] Generally, oud bruin beers in Netherlands have 2.5 to 3.5% abv, much lower than lagers with around 5% abv.[4][6]

Other Dutch beer brands also have an oud bruin variety, such as Alfa Oud Bruin,[7] Brand Oud Bruin,[8] and Gulpener Oud Bruin.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Heineken Oud Bruin, Heineken International. Retrieved on 2012-07-14.
  2. ^ a b c Heineken fact sheet Archived 2012-07-27 at the Wayback Machine, Heineken International. Retrieved on 2012-07-14.
  3. ^ a b (in Dutch) Bottle label of Heineken Oud Bruin, 2012.
  4. ^ a b (in Dutch) Oud bruin, Nederlandse Brouwers. Retrieved on 2012-07-16.
  5. ^ (in Dutch) Heineken etiketnummering Archived 2013-03-24 at the Wayback Machine, Bieretiketten.nl, 2010. Retrieved on 2012-07-14.
  6. ^ (in Dutch) Pilsener, Nederlandse Brouwers. Retrieved on 2012-07-16.
  7. ^ (in Dutch) Bieren - Alfa Oud Bruin, Alfa. Retrieved on 2012-07-16.
  8. ^ (in Dutch) Oud-Bruin, Brand. Retrieved on 2012-07-16.
  9. ^ (in Dutch) Gulpener Oud Bruin, Gulpener. Retrieved on 2012-07-16.

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