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Petrus Winterbier - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
81
good

186 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

zestar, Sep 13, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/21/2012. Pours hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of golden raisin, plum, lemon, pear, apple, white grape, white pepper, clove, candi sugar, light caramel, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of golden raisin, plum, lemon, pear, apple, white grape, white pepper, clove, candi sugar, light caramel, bread, herbal, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of golden raisin, plum, lemon, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, clove, candi sugar, bread, light caramel, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish. Nice complexity and solid robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a nice malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Belgian dark ale. All around good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

WynnO, Aug 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

thufflife, Aug 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

wrightst, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

davidwhatshisnam, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

woodchip, Feb 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Nordbier, Feb 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

scotv, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

JohnK17, Feb 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Ainjyll, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

rrski198, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

SlainteAlbanyNY, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

HRamz3, Dec 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

krome, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

BrewCaveDweller, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Smarty_Pints, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of TruePerception
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Alright, time to christen the new beer chalice!

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.

TruePerception, Nov 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

brandon911, Nov 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Pecan, Jul 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

WOLFGANG, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

pathman, Jul 08, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the bottle share held at Chloe's inside Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy khkai head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, fruit, and cider. Taste is much the same with a honey flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that has a lot of honey qualities going on.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 05, 2013
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Petrus Winterbier from De Brabandere
81 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.