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Petrus Winter #9 - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
87
very good

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 09-30-2011

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Ratings: 148 | Reviews: 38
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3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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4.24/5  rDev +9%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4.05/5  rDev +4.1%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

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3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Petrus Winter #9 from De Brabandere
87 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.