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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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BA SCORE
82
good

243 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 243
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | 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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Ratings: 243 | Reviews: 145 | Display Reviews Only:
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-06-2013 21:47:26 | More by mrfrancis
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Rivenin

Oregon

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-28-2013 21:58:44 | More by Rivenin
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-24-2013 21:28:44 | More by KStark
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chebode2

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-21-2013 03:23:14 | More by chebode2
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dmorgan310

Panama

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-19-2013 02:58:08 | More by dmorgan310
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-05-2013 17:33:42 | More by JellyJacket
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maq89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-01-2013 02:30:08 | More by maq89
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ShameAndFailure

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-26-2013 03:09:25 | More by ShameAndFailure
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desint

Belgium

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

05-24-2013 11:15:54 | More by desint
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kvnstfrd

Missouri

2/5  rDev -44.9%

05-23-2013 04:50:34 | More by kvnstfrd
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-22-2013 02:50:58 | More by CDCNAM
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.64/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured from an undated brown 33cl bottle into a St. Bernardus snifter, including all of the dark, muddy sediment that didin't remained fixed to the bottom of the bottle. The beer was still rather clear, dark brown in color, with a small tan head. The head soon died to a partial top coat and ring but left the glass nicely coated with lacing with each tilt of the glass.

Sweet and fruity aroma. Sniffing this is the only way one gets a hint that the ABV is over 4-5% (except for some warming).

The flavor is sweet, too much so, with a slight buttery note [diacetyl?] that some would take as a defect. Dark fruit over medium and medium-dark malts with a hints of smoke, cherries, and sherry.

M: Full smooth feel with a bit of astringency and mild alcohol harshness.

O: OK, but compared poorly to the Val-Dieu Dubbel that preceded it.

05-19-2013 00:07:43 | More by chinchill
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GinsuDave

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-16-2013 22:51:25 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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DruRho

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-04-2013 17:20:50 | More by DruRho
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-26-2013 22:55:15 | More by randylangford
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-11-2013 07:13:10 | More by beernads
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JEdmund

Kansas

3.93/5  rDev +8.3%

A deep shade of brown with an off-white, tan head—good formation, though not much lasting power or lacing

Aroma is primarily toast but with some brown sugar and ale fruitiness too.

Body is slightly thin; carbonation is fine

Smooth, malt-forward ale featuring a rich toasted character; there’s a slight sugar sweetness, as well as some plumb notes. Finish has a slightly off-putting twang to it, but it seems to get better as the beer warms and opens up.

Aside from a few complaints, it’s an otherwise enjoyable, easy-to-drink dubbel and another well-crafted brew from Petrus.

04-10-2013 13:38:40 | More by JEdmund
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +15.4%

A - dark amber with a big, loose, soapy, brown head that fades to a thin lacing

S - huge sugary caramel, some fruit

T - big caramel malt, sugary, dessert apples, pie crust, very mild bitter finish

M - medium bodied, some stickiness, well carbonated

This is really an impressive beer. It has a tremendously malty flavor profile. It has an intricate range of flavors that keeps me interested in each sip. There really isn't anything bad to say about this one. It was definitely a good find.

04-05-2013 15:39:50 | More by tdm168
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-21-2013 16:31:15 | More by JohnK17
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-13-2013 19:38:01 | More by harpus
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aakerman

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

03-04-2013 14:35:25 | More by aakerman
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-01-2013 00:07:22 | More by djrn2
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-26-2013 20:45:37 | More by Seaba
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Douberd

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

330 ml bottle, part of a box of six different Petrus beers. ABV 6,5%. Poured into a tulip glass. Two fingers of beige head, with good retention. Body is dark mahogany colour, almost brown. Aroma of malts, chocolate, coffee, a bit of alcohol and clove. Taste is quite sweet, with lots of malts, again some chocolate. No sign of the alcohol on the taste. Very nice. Medium and smooth on the body, light carbonation. Fair amount of dryness on the palate. Very good beer, maybe a bit on the light side but that was not big of a problem.

02-19-2013 17:38:40 | More by Douberd
Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale from De Brabandere
82 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.