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Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale - De Brabandere

Petrus Dubbel Bruin AlePetrus Dubbel Bruin Ale

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BA SCORE
82
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227 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.96%


Brewed by:
De Brabandere visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 10-05-2005)
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Reviews by Richardbeerlover:
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Richardbeerlover

Texas

3.06/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a beer glass. The head was humongous and lasts a long time. Towards the end of the pour there are lots of dark reddish sediment. You can smell the alcohol and taste it. Very heavy carbonation with a very slight sourness that ends with a bitter finish. Nice dark reddish caramel color. Not a smooth beer to drink. Has a very woody smell and taste to it. Good substance. Overall not a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 03:35:01 | More by Richardbeerlover
More User Reviews:
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

03-30-2014 08:26:11 | More by GRUUMSH
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spoony

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 330 ml bottle (code says 41382) into a chalice. Reviewed from notes dated March 13, 2014.

A-A normal pour produces a thin tan head. The retention is pretty good as a thick cap lasts for more than two minutes. The beer is dark brown with reddish highlights. It is more clear than many dubbels.

S-The smell is a simple mixture of sweet tree fruits like apple cider and plum. There is a bit of cocoa in there, as well. For a beer with only 6.5% ABV, the medicinal, herbal aroma from the alcohol is surprisingly assertive and it feels out of place here.

T-The taste is also a bit simple. I get cocoa, vague suggestions of apple juice and plum, and some pepper on the finish. Fortunately, the medicinal, herbal character has been muted and the result is a simple, drinkable, unremarkable dubbel.

M-The aroma and smell might be a little lacking, but the mouthfeel here is quite good: medium body with a creamy, moderate level of carbonation. Well done.

O-This is a pretty simple dubbel and not one that I would go searching for again. The aroma has an off-putting herbal note that did not fit with the rest of the beer and while this low point is not as prevalent in the taste, the beer is just sort of uninspiring. Nice mouthfeel, for what that is worth.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 03:22:38 | More by spoony
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

03-17-2014 23:59:17 | More by DCdevyl78
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JTuomi

Finland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-09-2014 19:38:14 | More by JTuomi
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-03-2014 00:56:10 | More by Sspeer1
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BJSmit

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-02-2014 16:16:29 | More by BJSmit
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Sunnanek

Sweden

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-01-2014 19:07:47 | More by Sunnanek
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes:

Into a tulip:

A: pours dark brown and leaves the same color body with a two finger white foamy head, not much lacing is seen

S: some nutty super malty and rich, lotsa brown sugar coming through

T: super malty sweet kinda like "brown sugar-ized" candy with a malty aftertaste and finish

M: medium, but somewhat thin; carbonation is fairly soft, somewhat sessionable

O: I say still a good beer worthy of coming back to

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 05:08:55 | More by BeerKangaroo
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-31-2013 02:36:38 | More by JamieDuncan
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -10%

12-29-2013 18:43:50 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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krome

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-29-2013 02:13:07 | More by krome
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MrBoz21

Colorado

3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours with thin tan cream that dissapates into sturdy ring. Mild lacing. Rich amber brown with plum hue lets light through.

Aroma is smokey and plum.

Taste is balanced with stone fruit up front, smoky backbone, and mildly bitter finish that rides down throat.

Mouth is carb tingly with some malt that stays on tongue. Moderately dry.

Overall: Well balanced and complex. Flavor stays around a bit more than others in the Petrus sample pack.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 23:17:32 | More by MrBoz21
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-10-2013 18:49:51 | More by byronic
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours an extremely dark burnt sienna color with some ruby red highlights. Produced a solid tan head with good retention and lacing.

(S)- Tons of a prune and raisin-like dark fruit profile meets a very deep and bready dry yeast kick. Very faint hints of caramel sweetness in the background.

(T)- An interesting taste profile overall. It is almost Cola-like in its sweet sense, yet with prune, cherry, raisin, and plum fruits. Finishes yeasty dry with hints of coca. Definitely a complex one. All the fruits combined actually reminds me of a drier, less sweet Dr. Pepper.

(M)- A smooth carbonation level meets a great balance of flavors. The array of dark fruits in this makes it quite dynamic.

(O)- This is actually a really great Dubbel. Very surprised by the overall review of this one, but I guess I am a bit different on my opinion of it. Not too many dubbels showcase that complex of a fruit flavor profile in recent memory.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 22:22:37 | More by sweemzander
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-07-2013 16:05:31 | More by BillRoth
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dbaker61

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-23-2013 14:36:14 | More by dbaker61
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

11-19-2013 23:27:09 | More by Sir_Goatman
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-09-2013 09:35:08 | More by Ciocanelu
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-07-2013 17:28:42 | More by dcmchew
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-03-2013 15:10:42 | More by jaydoc
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Murrhey

Montana

3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 11.2oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a goblet in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger off-white head with large bubbles. It recedes quickly to a floating, thin head. Ruby, mahogany-colored body.

S- Oaken, slightly tart aroma. Barrel notes, brandy, raspberries and brett. On the fence between attractive and unattractive aroma.

T- Wooden flavor, rich dark fruits. Surprisingly sweet and semi-tart.

M- Richer body with a dry finish.

O- Nothing special here. Too bad, it deserved to be more complex.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 02:47:31 | More by Murrhey
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-20-2013 03:25:32 | More by RedneckBeerz
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abex44

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-10-2013 20:34:57 | More by abex44
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mquartuccio87

New York

3/5  rDev -16.9%

10-03-2013 02:51:12 | More by mquartuccio87
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Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale from De Brabandere
82 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.