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Petrus Winter #9 - De Brabandere

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Petrus Winter #9Petrus Winter #9

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BA SCORE
87
very good

117 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 09-30-2011)
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Reviews by Goliath:
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

This beer pours a clear ruby color with a two inch light tan head. It receeds at an average pace leaving nothing behind.

The aroma is decent. There is a nice malt presence providing very sweet notes of caramel. Yeast provides a bit of spice as well as a nice fruit factor.

The taste is quite nice. There is a great fruit flavor up front followed by some holiday spices. It's lightly sweet with a touch of bitter at the very end to balance it out. It reminds me a bit of Schlafly Christmas.

The mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy, and lightly carbonated. Very nice.

Overall it's a solid beer. There's a nice flavor profile and all the accompanying elements are pleasing. I'm into it.

Goliath, Jan 11, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.05/5  rDev -21.4%

This beer was a clear garnet color with a very small head.

A muted aroma. I think there was some spice and sweet fruit.

Same thing with the taste. Cinnamon and nutmeg. Some raisin. Nothing really stood out.

This was a nice-enough, albeit ordinary, beer. It was not a great winter beer.

lordofthewiens, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Beerswag
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%

PETRUS W ALE #9
Poured into St. Bernardus Watou chalice
Appearance is Dark Amber/ Mahogany, clear.crisp look, almost transparent yet can't quite penetrate the darkness of the beer. Head is not active or sticky looking. rich looking minimal head, great looking beer for the style. Lacing is spotty and present just like the snow falling on the bottle suggests.
Smell is quite pleasant of candied over-ripe banana, dates. plums, spices of nutmeg and cinnamon, with persimmon, and buiscuits.
Taste is sweet dark fruit, followed by banana which quickly overtaken by nutmeg and warming spices. I get hints of Oak, straw, dark chocolate in the finish. Quite crisp and balanced. Easy sipper/sessionable winter ale. medium-bodied winter ale. Done right.
Overall this one doesn't disappoint. should pair well with gorgonzola/cured meats/winter foods such as browned butter pastas, and winter squash/risotto.

Beerswag, Jan 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

reitzbrewing, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

BeerDrinkingDiver, Oct 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

marchnlv, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

williamjbauer, Jul 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

valkyre65, Jan 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

acurtis, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of RickS95
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%

Pours a red, rusty dark brown. The head is only a finger thick, but slightly off-white, foamy and leaves a creamy lace around the edges.

Finally a winter beer that smells like a winter beer. Malt and spice fill the nose. Resembles a pumpkin ale in bouquest. Nutmeg, cloves, coriander dominate, even some brown sugar.

Taste follows the nose with each spice. Each spice mentioned above is accounted for, with some candied sugar for balance.

It's spicy and ever so sweet, but there's almost no bitterness. Medium bodied, with just a bite in the throat from the spices. The high alcohol content is well masked.

I haven't had a lot of success this year with holiday beers from Belgium or the States. This was a welcome addition.

RickS95, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jheezee, Feb 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

hiphopj5, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Tibi81, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

zonker17, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Bunuelian, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

JamLand, May 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

JeffreyJDavis, Apr 05, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%

From the corked, caged 750 ml. bottle. 2013 batch. Sampled on December 1, 2013.

It pours chestnut-mahogany brown with reddish hues and a modest tan head that eventually fades but it does so slowly.

The aroma has all kinds of things going on to make this an inviting beer. Toasted malts, dark malts, dark fruits, fig, date, plum, with spices like clove, nutmeg, and allspice. No alcohol note to speak of.

Medium and smooth body.

The taste is much like the aroma with plenty of dark fruit, malts, and spicy characters. The alcohol is well integrated. As it warms to room temperature it also warms the insides. This is a fine beer and try it slowly.

puboflyons, Dec 01, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev -3.1%

750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a clear reddish/orange color with about an inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is sweet and spicy, it smells like cinnamon, candied fruit, nutmeg, brown sugar, bready malt and cloves. The brew tastes like cinnamon, nutmeg, dark fruit, nuts, cloves and bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a little bit coating and is also well carbonated. I think this is more of a winter warmer than a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, but it's still a good brew. $8.99 a bottle.

bluejacket74, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

g_jenkins, Jan 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Beermasterjarrett, Mar 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jaydoc, Nov 03, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured into a MacAndrew's thistle glass. Pours a medium to dark red-orange amber. Very thin off-white head dissipated quickly leaving a micro ring around the glass. Kind of boring presentation. Very nice aroma of sweet malt, dark and light fruit and spices, notably cinnamon and ginger. Flavor is very malty with assertive christmas spicing, almost like a taste of raw gingerbread dough. Finishes sweet with a slight molasses flavor and a slight bite from the spices or subtle hops. Flavors are somewhat subdued, but pleasant and well integrated. The alcohol is well covered. Interesting take on a Winter beer, somewhat reminiscent of a Scotch ale.

LiquidAmber, Jan 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

OregonGrown7, Dec 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Eighty, Jan 09, 2014
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Petrus Winter #9 from De Brabandere
87 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.