Petrus Winter #9 - De Brabandere
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Reviews by udouche:
4.33/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle into a Chalice
A - Pours a rich mahogany. A thick head with crisp bubbling that feeds up the sides of the glass. Follows with medium lacing.
S - A holiday spice mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, & orange are the torch bearers. A hint of some of the darker fruits with some malty brown sugar.
T - Spiced fruits come in strong with a little malt hiding behind them. Cinnamon & nutmeg are the most prevalent of the spices.As it settle the brown sugar and bread mix in and it all comes together feeling full and perfectly balanced. It washes clean with a mild woody sweetness and no alcohol.
M - Very crisp from the higher carbonation level. A dry medium body. Not too sticky, and leaves your mouth clean.
O - Very drinkable. I could of killed another bomber if I had bought two. More spiced beer than Belgian strong ale, but that that is kind of what I was looking for in a winter ale. One of the finer Christmas beers you'll find. It looks and tastes refined, but in a way that is accessible. I may have to buy another one for Christmas and let it sit til next Christmas as a present to myself.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2012 15:28:59 | More by udouche
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +5.4%
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 +5.1%
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
Petrus Winter #9 from De Brabandere
87 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.