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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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248 Ratings
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | 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 +3.3%

JTuomi, Mar 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

BJSmit, Feb 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Evil_Pidde, Feb 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

JamieDuncan, Dec 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

KindaFondaGoozah, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

krome, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Richardbeerlover
3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

Richardbeerlover, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of MrBoz21
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

MrBoz21, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of byronic
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

byronic, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
4.44/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

sweemzander, Dec 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

dbaker61, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Sir_Goatman, Nov 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Ciocanelu, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

dcmchew, Nov 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

jaydoc, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Murrhey, Oct 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

RedneckBeerz, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

abex44, Oct 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

mquartuccio87, Oct 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

ChuckS, Oct 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

mdidonat, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Color is quite hazy brown with a 1/4 inch of head that sticks around for a bit.
S - Smell is rather sweet some sour cherry notes with some plums and raisins.
T - Slightly sour with the same dark fruit and cherry notes described. Maybe some buttery notes but it's not very distracting. Wanted a bit more sour but that's OK.
M - Light to medium very easy to drink.

Overall at 5 dollars a bottle it's not an everyday kind of beer but an exceptional dubbel pick it up!

DrDemento456, Sep 18, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

MorSlaught, Sep 04, 2013
Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale from De Brabandere
82 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.