Very cool site I just discovered in which Belgian brewing terms (beer styles, producers) have short pronunciation .wav files in the Flemish and French. Run up against "gueuze" or "oud bruin" and thought it was best just to keep your mouth shut? No longer! Now, in crisp tones, sort of halfway between German and French, you can hear a Belgian say clearly "Owd Brehn."

Whether your friends will appreciate your newfound pronunciatory skills (yes, it is a word) is another matter. But you, in your heart of hearts, will know you're right.