Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale - De Brabandere
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3.25/5 rDev -10.5%
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.
06-04-2014 03:28:43 | More by jaredtp
3.58/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
03-21-2014 03:22:38 | More by spoony
3.06/5 rDev -15.7%
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.
12-16-2013 03:35:01 | More by Richardbeerlover
3.76/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
12-14-2013 23:17:32 | More by MrBoz21
4.44/5 rDev +22.3%
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.
12-09-2013 22:22:37 | More by sweemzander
Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale from De Brabandere
82 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.