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Petrus Winter #9 - De Brabandere

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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 09-30-2011)
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

MonicaC, Jan 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

synesthesiam, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of AdamBear
4.78/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-dark chestnut. reddish tint. nice uneven thin cream colored head

S-dark belgian grains and spices with a lot of cinnamon. maybe some nutmeg. smells pretty christmasy. not a strong scent.

T-comes in with an awesome taste of dark belgian grains, cinnamon, black peppercorn, and nutmeg. there's a small sense of rawness. the flavors are of high quality, and it all meshes quite well! The flavors come in with an okay strength but they last very long. The after-taste is matching and seems to continue on until your next sip! it has a small roasted flavored to it as well.

M-high carbonation with a creamy finish

O-this is actually one of the better christmas beers i've ever had. the christmas flavors and belgian flavors are meshed almost perfectly. i really like it. i did not expect this from this brewery...i was actually worried about this when i bought it! i think every time i take a sip, i get a different flavor. i love it.

AdamBear, Dec 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

reitzbrewing, Jan 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Goforth, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Petrus Winter #9
Bavik Brewery

LOOK: Deep amber/brown, excellent clarity. Large foam consisting of fine bubbles. Active carbonation rising to the top of the glass.

SMELL: Dark fruits are heavy in the aroma, along with some spice. Fig, date, plum are very pronounced, as well as orange citrus, berry, nutmeg, cinnamon and coriander.

TASTE: Superbly balanced; dark fruits, dry spice, low to mild bitterness, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisin bread. There is a berry flavor, as well as a mild tartness. Very little alcohol noticed. Really great Belgian brew here.

FEEL: The standout part of this beer is the feel. Medium bodied, very effervescent, dry, well carbonated, perfect.

OVERALL: A rare treat from Belgium, this rivals some of the best Christmas and holiday beers on the market. Spending some time in the bottle did this beer some justice. Amazing.

Stinkypuss, Apr 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

marchnlv, Jan 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

kjkinsey, Apr 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

randob300, Nov 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

theArchitect, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

rekel, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours into a tulip a deep ruby-copper color with a thin and quickly-falling head of slightly off-white bubbles. Crystal clarity upon the first two glasses, with a vigorous carbonation release from the bottom of the glass.

There are vinous wine-like aromas, as well as some sharp green apple and grapes. The beer has notes of grainy cereals, and a bit of pepper.

First I taste the bite of carbonic acid, as well as a bright apple and pear flavor. Quite sweet. Just a hint of yeast earthiness. The beer has a rather light and airy texture, nothing too heavy about this brew.

MrHassellYaHurd, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of udouche
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

udouche, Dec 24, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

WynnO, Oct 07, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this brew out of a growler in a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark brown hue with a thin wispy white lace that leaves no trail.

S: A almost cider like aroma - lots of fruits like plum in the nose.

T: Very sweet and tart dark fruit flavor. Ends in a sweet dry flavor.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

Delicious brew - great flavors and aromas.

ckollias, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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Tumble, Jan 22, 2013
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krome, Dec 31, 2013
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vermilcj, Dec 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Pens1967, Nov 03, 2013
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Petrus Winter #9 from De Brabandere
87 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.