Petrus Winter #9 - Brouwerij Bavik
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Reviews by wschmit:
3.43/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750mL bottle, with the date 10/08/13 on the bottom...best buy? Into a Duvel tulip. Bought on a whim, no idea it was even a BSDA.
A: Opens with a satisfying pop. A clear, almost ruby body with some carbonation sports an off-white, creamy head that settles down fairly quickly. Almost on the order of a doppelbock in appearance.
S: Bready and sweet, with Christmas spices. Cinnamon and clove, a bit of anise and orange. A nice malt body supports the whole thing. Pretty enticing, wintry indeed.
T: Just so-so in the taste. The malt on the nose doesn't quite follow through in the taste. The spices fare a little better--I can pick out the notes I smelled quite clearly. In fact, the spicing is pretty balanced and good, rather than cloying like some winter-themed beers can be. Just wish it had a bit more malt oomph--starts off alright, but peters out quickly.
M: The body is a bit thin, but otherwise it's alright. Coulda fooled me that this was 9%--doesn't feel that way in the least.
O: Not a bad pick up. It was 8 bucks or so, which puts it more or less in line with a number of Christmas-y releases, and frankly it's not bad compared to others I've had. Petrus continues to be a great value Belgian brewer, and this is no exception. If you're looking for potpourri in your mouth, look elsewhere, but for an easy drinking but boozy beer, not bad at all.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2011 04:52:55 | More by wschmit
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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
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