Petrus Winter #9 - De Brabandere

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87
very good

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

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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Photo of GabeBoise
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice reddish color with not much aroma. Nice flavor and mouthfeel. Good balance of sweet with the characteristic Petrus tartness.

Photo of Wicketsmusik
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Certainly bigger than "dubbel" but not quite "quad", the flavors of the dark abbey-style beers are well represented and are a little more liberally spiced than the brewery would admit.

Petrus' Winter ale pours with a beautiful garnet and crimson swirl. With highlights catching its haze, a mysterious appearance reels in the nose. Enticed with hard candy and steely caramel sweetness, the senses come to life with toasted malt and candied pecan.

As the fruits of apple, raisin, date, fig, plum and grape swirls into the bready-sweet malt taste, a spicy balance emerges in the forms of peppercorn, cinnamon and slight clove. Together the fruit, spice and malt portrays fruitcake dessert-like properties.

As the medium-full ale dries beautifully, turning from creamy to zesty, its carbonation is propelled by vinous red wine alcohol and a peppery bite to close. Softly simmering warmth and light tangy acidity play out wonderfully in waves of lingering fruit.

Photo of Kerne
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of lysergicdream
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Domvan
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of CellistHanegan
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Igormatos
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of JLBeaugh
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%

Purchased @ H.E.B. 1 Pint 9.4 Fl oz. Bottle. Red Bottle with standard cork with gold color cage. Price: $10.95

Color: Pours brown-red similar to sun brewed tea. Small khaki colored head. Some retention.

Smell: Banana,Molasses,Nutmeg,Cinnamon,and Gingerbread.

Taste: Molasses,Raisin,Caramel,Cinnamon,Bourbon.

Feel: Light feel, medium carbonation, long warm finish.

Very good overall. Will pickup another bottle.

Photo of stevoj
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Nice tangy, sour aroma and taste to this winter beer. Not much of a head to speak of, caramel/copper color with faint carbonation. Sour palate, taste of caramel and toffee. No alcohol burn apparent. A real winter warmer.

Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautifully packaged in a large red bottle (2013? BB date stamp of July 2015) with gold-colored wire retaining the cork. Served at a starting temperature of about 45F in a Belgian snifter. Modest improvemnt with further aging.

Pours clear and dark; a lovely red-brown color with a small head that displays good retention and coats the glass upon tipping.

Aroma: appealing and faintly sweet and fruity over dark bread.

Flavor: little if any spicing in the winter ale, but some hints of spicing from, I believe, the yeast. Starts lightly sweet and finished mildly bitter. Hints of dark fruits including dried plums and raisins, as well as toffee.

Feel: smooth but a touch too much astringency. Appropriately soft carbonation.

Photo of WckdVbz
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of MacStinson
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of WynnO
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StephRai
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Anvilfarm
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of sharpski
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Beermasterjarrett
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of hipcat
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of kustard
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Petrus Winter #9 from De Brabandere
87 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.