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Petrus Winterbier - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
81
good

182 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Brabandere visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-23-2002)
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Grabbin2nd

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3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From Notes: 3/3/09
Petrus Brouwerij Bavik
Winter Ale
6.5% abv.
Corked and Caged 750

Appearance= Slow pour into New Belgium Snifter yields a massive white head. Golden body.

Smell= Mild, apples and oranges? Big yeast to it.

Taste= Good taste. It's kinda like an apple juice/ Beer

Mouthfeel= On the thin side and very high on carbonation

Drinkability= Decent. Once again, it's like drinking an apple juice/ beer or something. Not bad, just not my thing.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2009 19:07:59 | More by Grabbin2nd
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Petrus Winter Ale. 6.5% ABV.

Appearance: Nice, heavy pop, followed by a good amount of haze. Certainly no skimping on the head. About 2 and a half fingers. Only a slight lacing, and doesn't really hold. Orange amber with hints of yellow.

Smell: Lighter malty smell, with decent amount of sour, cherry funk.

Taste/Moutfeel: More dry funk on the palate. Bit of leather. Maybe some barnyard. Some dry plum notes. Apricot skin dryness. Only a mild acidity.

Certainly the weakest offering I've had from Petrus, so far, but still fairly good. Doesn't have any overwhelming flavors, so probably a pretty decent session beer (if a tiny bit strong for such a purpose). When you factor in the free chalice, a fantastic deal at $9!

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Petrus chalice.

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Petrus Winterbier from De Brabandere
81 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.