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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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253 Ratings
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.92%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

ryanpj, Aug 20, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

bird_soul, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

emincems, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

NCStateAE, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of CPescatrice
4/5  rDev +10.5%

CPescatrice, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of reduction
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a Chimay chalice. Almost black no lights comes through. The smell is mostly coffee, licorice and alcohol.

Surprisingly almost no head with low carbonation, maybe my bottle was bad.
Taste burnt caramel and coffee. The alcohol taste is very pronounced. An ok dubbed

reduction, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of MattSharpless
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

MattSharpless, Jul 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

adam5454, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
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.

patre_tim, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

thatoneguymike, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

kayrex, Jun 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

jeniapiter, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of jaredtp
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.

jaredtp, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

davidwhatshisnam, May 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Gww1864, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Savaseri, Apr 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

GRUUMSH, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of spoony
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.

spoony, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

DCdevyl78, Mar 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

JTuomi, Mar 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Sspeer1, Mar 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

BJSmit, Feb 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Evil_Pidde, Feb 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

JamieDuncan, Dec 31, 2013
Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale from De Brabandere
82 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.