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Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale - De Brabandere

Petrus Dubbel Bruin AlePetrus Dubbel Bruin Ale

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.96%

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Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: paterlodie on 10-05-2005)
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Reviews by ahq514:
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3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into St Bernardus chalice.

Pours an amberish brown color with little head, mostly just bubbles at the top of the glass. Appears to have medium carbonation. Not much lacing.

Aroma is mostly of caramel malt, with a slight hint of toffee. Has a tart apple aroma as well. Not much hop aroma. Some signs of dark fruits, but not very dominant.

Almost like a slightly tart dubbel. Actually quite refreshing. Has the elements of a dubbel, but the dark fruits don't stand out as much as I would like. A little bit of caramel malt flavor in there too.

Medium body and just under medium carbonation. Fairly drinkable.

An interesting dubbel. I'm worried I got an off bottle because no one else mentions it has a tartness in their review. But it actually adds a nice element that probably made the beer for me. Otherwise, the dark fruits weren't nearly forward enough, and there wasn't enough carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 05:08:15 | More by ahq514
More User Reviews:
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

03-30-2014 08:26:11 | More by GRUUMSH
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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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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

03-17-2014 23:59:17 | More by DCdevyl78
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-09-2014 19:38:14 | More by JTuomi
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-03-2014 00:56:10 | More by Sspeer1
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-02-2014 16:16:29 | More by BJSmit
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-01-2014 19:07:47 | More by Sunnanek
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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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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-31-2013 02:36:38 | More by JamieDuncan
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

12-29-2013 18:43:50 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-29-2013 02:13:07 | More by krome
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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
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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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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-10-2013 18:49:51 | More by byronic
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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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3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-07-2013 16:05:31 | More by BillRoth
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-23-2013 14:36:14 | More by dbaker61
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

11-19-2013 23:27:09 | More by Sir_Goatman
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-09-2013 09:35:08 | More by Ciocanelu
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-07-2013 17:28:42 | More by dcmchew
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-03-2013 15:10:42 | More by jaydoc
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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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3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-20-2013 03:25:32 | More by RedneckBeerz
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-10-2013 20:34:57 | More by abex44
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Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale from De Brabandere
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