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Petrus Winter #9 - De Brabandere

Petrus Winter #9Petrus Winter #9

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BA SCORE
87
very good

112 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%


Brewed by:
De Brabandere visit their website
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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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-21-2014 03:03:26 | More by nmann08
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Beermasterjarrett

California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-12-2014 07:38:03 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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hipcat

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-09-2014 20:55:05 | More by hipcat
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kustard

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

02-24-2014 04:03:36 | More by kustard
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BucannonXC5

California

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: Draft
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
Misc.: N/A

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
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archero

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-17-2014 03:28:31 | More by archero
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-12-2014 20:34:21 | More by KJ2013
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-09-2014 06:45:42 | More by bigred89
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-03-2014 04:13:29 | More by StoutHunter
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

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
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dunlap926

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

01-26-2014 00:27:21 | More by dunlap926
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-23-2014 02:46:33 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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gbrill

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

01-12-2014 19:05:15 | More by gbrill
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Furlinator

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-10-2014 12:45:11 | More by Furlinator
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Seabass1964

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-10-2014 04:18:05 | More by Seabass1964
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Eighty

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-09-2014 01:49:07 | More by Eighty
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Alex5

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.1%

01-05-2014 05:32:39 | More by Alex5
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marchnlv

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-04-2014 15:48:40 | More by marchnlv
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g_jenkins

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-03-2014 05:27:57 | More by g_jenkins
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Beerswag

California

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
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synesthesiam

Indiana

5/5  rDev +28.2%

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valkyre65

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-01-2014 17:50:39 | More by valkyre65
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Petrus Winter #9 from De Brabandere
87 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.