Petrus Winter #9 - De Brabandere
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3.66/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
01-02-2014 03:08:40 | More by Beerswag
4.28/5 rDev +10.3%
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.
12-22-2013 18:34:06 | More by ckollias
3.59/5 rDev -7.5%
Poured a dark red with white head that quickly faded into thin lacing. Smells of alcohol and plumbs, slight chocolate and date. Tastes the same with more sugars and heaviness. The poor drinkability is distracting enough to greatly lower its score. Alcohol and malt are not as balanced as they could be; sweet is balanced with only a little less sweet.
12-20-2013 06:15:53 | More by Eisen
2.78/5 rDev -28.4%
A: Very light head. Not much lasing. Bottle is very festive.
S: Burnt Carmel, not much else there
T: caramel star anise, sweet, A bit metallic.
M: Light mouth feel, heavily carbonated.
O: Not as good as most Petrus. But not bad.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2013 01:03:01 | More by spense727
4.03/5 rDev +3.9%
From the corked, caged 750 ml. bottle. 2013 batch. Sampled on December 1, 2013.
It pours chestnut-mahogany brown with reddish hues and a modest tan head that eventually fades but it does so slowly.
The aroma has all kinds of things going on to make this an inviting beer. Toasted malts, dark malts, dark fruits, fig, date, plum, with spices like clove, nutmeg, and allspice. No alcohol note to speak of.
Medium and smooth body.
The taste is much like the aroma with plenty of dark fruit, malts, and spicy characters. The alcohol is well integrated. As it warms to room temperature it also warms the insides. This is a fine beer and try it slowly.
12-01-2013 18:38:10 | More by puboflyons
Petrus Winter #9 from De Brabandere
87 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.