Petrus Winter #9 - Brouwerij Bavik
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Reviews by Pegasus:
3.74/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Massive off-white head atop a slightly hazy, deep amber body. Appropriate Belgian lacing adorns the glass walls. The carbonation is slight and slow-rising.
Aroma: Deep aroma of cloves, bananas, dark fruit, cherries, and sweet alcohol.
Taste: Opens with slightly sweet, mild fruit notes. As the taste progresses, there are slight bitter apple notes. Underlying the taste are moderate flavors of dark malt. The hight ABV (9%) is noticeable only in the slight vinous sweetness, which offers only a moderate warmth. Finishes with a lingering, mild herbal hop noe, and a faint malt sweetness reminiscent of dark bread.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, fairly full, with slight carbonation.
Drinkability/notes: Very pleasant and drinkable. A good value at less than $10.00 for a 25.4 ounce bottle.
Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-five point four ounce Belgian-style bomber with a cork and cage, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Sourcing: Purchased at Cost Plus World Market in Texas for $6.99.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2013 01:13:36 | More by Pegasus
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4.1/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Glass: 0.25L (8.5 oz.) glass
From: Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $4.00 (with progressive Friday)
Purchased: Feb. 21, 2014
Consumed: Feb. 21, 2014
Poured a brownish red, almost mahogany color with 3-to-4 fingers of khaki tan head. Sporadic spots of lacing all around the sides. Average-to-above average retention on the top.
Smelled dark fruits, dark sour cherry, plum, dark raspberry and black cherry first, then got wintery spices - nutmeg, molasses, caramel, gingerbread and cinnamon. What a mix.
Tasted more what I was expecting with the wintry mix. Got nutmeg, cinnamon, gingerbread and molasses. Sour notes were still there with dark grape, bourbon, black cherry and sour cherry.
Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long warming finish.
A very good and unusual winter beer. Would love to try it again.
Serving type: on-tap
02-23-2014 07:29:20 | More by BucannonXC5
4.09/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
These were originally marked at $9.99 but giant eagle was clearing them out for $6.99. Belgium Bomber score!
A - Ah nice carbonation a 2+ inch deep mocha head sits atop of a clear cherry brown very dark hue. Slow fizz out rate and decent lacing.
S - Smell is sweet with rum soaked breads, fruity yeasts, and some hard candies. Smell is not very heavy despite the high ABV.
T - Up front I get an oaky cinnamon stick nutmeg flavor that reminds us so of winter. Body is mostly candied sugars and some overripe banana.
M - Not that heavy in fact I would have guessed not over 7%. I really like how the yeast is not very heavy making for easy drinking.
Overall 7 bucks well spent this beer is pretty tasty. Wish I would have gotten to it sooner when the spices were more pronounced but its fine the way it is now.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2014 01:46:51 | More by DrDemento456
3.66/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2014 03:08:40 | More by Beerswag
Petrus Winter #9 from Brouwerij Bavik
87 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.