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Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
82
good

236 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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jeniapiter


5/5  rDev +38.1%

06-12-2014 20:47:43 | More by jeniapiter
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ventiman

Ohio

4.9/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I did not have the joy of seeing them pull for my glass. But this has a nice dark reddish brown with a frothy light brown head. The aroma to me was charming It did smell like well as it read on the menu SPRING WATER with a tinge of caramel and fruit being more dominant. The taste is sweet but not over sweet (No Lindemans Framboise here) nice flav of caramel, dark fruity flavors. The beer is decently heavy with low carbonation, creating somewhat of a syrupy feel.
And no ending back kick taste.
This beer was OK to my sidekick, as he was more into strong IPA hops But to me this was pure heaven. This can be scarey brew as I could had no complaints if the brew waitress had served it in a gallon Mug.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2013 09:55:03 | More by ventiman
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

05-04-2014 18:18:26 | More by Gww1864
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jim102864

Connecticut

4.72/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this recently at Delaneys in New Haven. Wasn't on tap, but was still a spectacular experience.

Delaney's always serves their Belgians in proper glassware, and this time was no exception. This lovely dubbel was served in a tall, long stemmed Petrus glass. It's deep brown color, modest head and specks of yeast made for an interesting introduction. The aroma was of sweet candied sugar, with molasses and a hint of malt. Aged prunes and like fruit was also clearly evident. The taste was bursting with sweet raisens and candied sugar balanced just perfectly. The mouthfeel was full and sweet. Just a solid dubbel and one I will be sure to revisit either in bottle or tap. Thisis one smooth Belgian and very worth savoring.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2007 18:23:13 | More by jim102864
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown color with a moderate light brown head and good carbonation up the middle but a subdued head as time goes by. Strong malt and dark fruit/raisin aromas. Robust raisin, dark fruit, and malty flavors. Medium-full bodied and smooth with a light warm alcohol finish.

Nice rich and robust example of the style ... a definite rebuy!

Per Label and BB website: 6.5% ABV

Tasted: 05/31/07

($21.99 / 11.2 oz. mixed 6-pack Petrus Sampler)

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2007 22:25:38 | More by RBorsato
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london1o1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

12-20-2011 04:48:55 | More by london1o1
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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

Turkey

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

04-25-2014 16:45:30 | More by Savaseri
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jaluria

Connecticut

4.47/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A dark brown color with loads of foam that just sits there indefinitely. When the head begins to deflate, it leaves behind excellent lacing. Aromas of caramelized sugar, malt, and candy. The taste is refreshing and engaging with a fruit flavor that works into both the sweetness and the bitterness of the beer. A very delicate beer in that all of the textures and flavors collaborate with one another. Impressive beer for its lack of overpowering, dominating characteristics. Very drinkable, especially with a lower ABV for this style. Quite thin in my mouth.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2005 18:15:32 | More by jaluria
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patm1986

New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

BEAUTIFUL pour: mahogany, crimson, thick head, great lacing with decent retention. this beer has an incredibly resilient body and head retention; just a simple swirl, and we're fresh and pillowy again.

pronounced tinny dubbel aroma off the bat, followed by some earthy funk from the sugars. fruits present are raisins, prunes, dried figs. there's a little molasses, some dark sugar like a muscavado brown, and a bit of floral honey, wildflower possibly, but not as intense.

tasting plums, cooked plums--like a caramelized plum in brown sugar--rummy raisins, pale malt, tin, and molasses.

mild body that i'm used to in a dubbel, but i wouldn't say thin, which is a characteristic i find in many, too. i wouldn't say it's a moderate body either, as it leaves the palate hastily. very balanced finish in both the fruit sweetness and the tinny dryness.

i really like this beer. dubbels aren't my favorite, but this one has a bit more of a dark fruit saturation at its core with a balanced finish more so than i'm used to experiencing in offerings of this style. really good.
cheers

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 01:34:21 | More by patm1986
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sweemzander

Illinois

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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Erdinger2003

Iowa

4.4/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out nicely with a big head that falls into a good strong lacing. Smells different, and therefore very good, from what I've reviewed lately. I always enjoy a new taste. It's full flavored and a little spicy with something I can't put my finger on. Mouthfeel is very good and the aftertaste is slightly sour in a good way. I would definetly have more of these.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2006 04:28:58 | More by Erdinger2003
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Tschnab

New York

4.38/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a dark ruby red, good light brown head that dissipates, leaves a ring of foam at the top.

S- raisins, figs, dates, brown sugar, yeast, cherries.

T- winter fruit galore, rock sugar, belgian yeast, port wine, cherries, brown sugar. This is a delcious beer. I could see the criticism here that it is too sweet, but it works for me. I don't have a sweet tooth, but this is still really nice. Its sweet, but its fruity and rich, instead of just sugary and overbearing. The body is a little thin.

O- This is an underrated, acessible dubbel. Probably the easiest drinking dubbel I've had.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 02:38:58 | More by Tschnab
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John_M

Oregon

4.33/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Max's the other day.

The beer pours a a solid brown color with a slight, somewhat reddish hue. The beer has good head retention and lacing as well. The nose is intriguing, with a moderately sweet aroma of chocolate, carob bean and cola. The flavors on the palate replicate the nose, but this beer really tastes even better then it smells. There is also a brown sugar and coffee component, and while it starts off moderately sweet, the finish is fairly dry with some slight tartness. The beer has a medium bodied mouthfeel to it and is quite smooth and long. This beer is surprisingly drinkable, as there is a touch of sour that seems to buoy the sweetness somewhat.

An impressive dubbel from Petrus. I would happily drink this on a regular basis were it more available.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2008 15:50:55 | More by John_M
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hdofu

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting reddish brown color with thin tan head. Smell is kind of like grape. Taste is almost like grape soda and spices and maybe a bit of chocolate in the aftertaste. It has a crisp light mouthfeel. Pretty drinkable and its not to heavy alcoholwise making it even more drinkable. Had it with some lasagna.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2009 23:26:30 | More by hdofu
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

01-28-2012 21:23:57 | More by zonker17
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donquixote

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

06-23-2012 03:52:43 | More by donquixote
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

07-14-2013 19:30:29 | More by pathman
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LoneJedi

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

08-08-2012 01:10:10 | More by LoneJedi
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andysk

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

02-13-2013 08:32:30 | More by andysk
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beerdhabelly

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

10-26-2012 04:03:46 | More by beerdhabelly
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GinsuDave

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

05-17-2013 23:54:11 | More by GinsuDave
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mdidonat

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

09-20-2013 21:57:28 | More by mdidonat
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dmorgan310

Panama

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

06-19-2013 02:58:08 | More by dmorgan310
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Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale from De Brabandere
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