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Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale - De Brabandere

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Petrus Dubbel Bruin AlePetrus Dubbel Bruin Ale

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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 santoslhalper:
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2.53/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearence: Pours a dark ruby with a nice, creamy brown head that lasts the whole glass. Good clarity.

Smell: Sweet malt notes, including caramel and toffee, mix with some burnt and almost biscuit aromas.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Very winey and vinous, with huge grape and alcohol notes. The fruitiness is overpowering, with a raw burnt grain flavor in the background. Unbalanced and slufery, with a disgustingly cloying mouthfeel. The aftertaste is half wonderful grape flavors, but half disgusting stone flavors.

Drinkability and Overall: Half of this beer is delicious, half is terrible. Overall, the terrible half prevails, turning this into a cloying, overly sweet, unbalanced brew. PASS.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2006 04:51:50 | More by santoslhalper
More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-13-2014 16:00:02 | More by adam5454
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3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a rusty red tinge, slightly cloudy, lots of carbonation and a finger of cappuccino beige head.

S: Coke, dark fruits, dates, plums, raisins, figs, fruity like cherries, snow, slight metallic. Taffy, candy like.

T: Candy apple, dark fruits, dark burnt toasted notes, lightly sweet, again that Coke like quality. Crème brulee as in the caramelized sugar top, and cherries.

M: Thick, slightly syrupy body, lots of carbonation.

O: A nicely done dubbel. The slight burnt taste is taking it down a little for me, though its unique unto itself and certainly not the worst by Petrus I’ve tasted. Drank in Duncan, SC July 2nd 2014.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 03:27:54 | More by patre_tim
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-23-2014 03:04:07 | More by thatoneguymike
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-22-2014 17:06:24 | More by kayrex
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

06-12-2014 20:47:43 | More by jeniapiter
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer was not all that bad. It had a decent taste to it. This beer was not too heavy or too light, it went down smooth. The taste was not all that bad. It was not too strong or too light. This is really all that I can remember about this beer, it has been so long since I have had this one. But if you have not had it you should try it. The thing that I remember the most about this beer is that I liked it.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 03:28:43 | More by jaredtp
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-25-2014 01:53:20 | More by Latarnik
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-06-2014 23:50:48 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

05-04-2014 18:18:26 | More by Gww1864
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

04-25-2014 16:45:30 | More by Savaseri
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

03-30-2014 08:26:11 | More by GRUUMSH
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3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
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 +17.4%

03-17-2014 23:59:17 | More by DCdevyl78
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-09-2014 19:38:14 | More by JTuomi
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

03-03-2014 00:56:10 | More by Sspeer1
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-02-2014 16:16:29 | More by BJSmit
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-01-2014 19:07:47 | More by Evil_Pidde
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

12-31-2013 02:36:38 | More by JamieDuncan
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

12-29-2013 18:43:50 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-29-2013 02:13:07 | More by krome
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3.06/5  rDev -15.5%
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 +3.9%
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 -3.3%

12-10-2013 18:49:51 | More by byronic
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4.44/5  rDev +22.7%
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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Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale from De Brabandere
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