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Petrus Winter #9 - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
87
very good

115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 09-30-2011)
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Beerswag

California

3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
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
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synesthesiam

Indiana

5/5  rDev +28.5%

01-02-2014 02:49:38 | More by synesthesiam
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valkyre65

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-01-2014 17:50:39 | More by valkyre65
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kodt

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-01-2014 02:43:26 | More by kodt
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SlainteAlbanyNY

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-01-2014 00:49:10 | More by SlainteAlbanyNY
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dozier77

Arizona

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-31-2013 21:33:27 | More by dozier77
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jonothehut

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-31-2013 19:14:07 | More by jonothehut
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krome

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-31-2013 02:33:19 | More by krome
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-29-2013 18:33:13 | More by Pdrufo
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

12-28-2013 07:47:34 | More by GRUUMSH
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JGlitz87

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-27-2013 05:35:22 | More by JGlitz87
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coz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-27-2013 03:47:23 | More by coz
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-24-2013 22:47:23 | More by Molson2000
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-23-2013 01:00:33 | More by OregonGrown7
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ckollias

Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +10%
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.

Serving type: growler

12-22-2013 18:34:06 | More by ckollias
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Eisen

Washington

3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 06:15:53 | More by Eisen
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spense727

North Carolina

2.78/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 01:03:01 | More by spense727
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-10-2013 03:51:14 | More by vermilcj
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-09-2013 15:32:47 | More by brandoman63
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ambruns1979

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-08-2013 07:26:27 | More by ambruns1979
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 18:38:10 | More by puboflyons
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

11-30-2013 06:03:59 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

11-30-2013 05:57:57 | More by djrn2
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Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-27-2013 02:55:53 | More by Danobold
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a chalice.

A: Deep red-orange color. Off-white head settles shortly. Lacing is spotty and minimal.

S: Caramel and bread malt base. Fruitcake. Sweet ripe cherries, red berries, currant, and fig. Big waft of cinnamon. Distinct gingersnap cookies. Nutty and earthy yeast.

T: Gingersnap cookies and lots of cinnamon- almost to the point of Dentyne gum. Fruitcake, bread pudding, cocoa, brown molasses. Currant, red berry, and fig esters are a little cleaner than the nose suggested. Long finish of bready desserts and warming cinnamon.

M: Thick in body. Full and silky. Sharp, cutting carbonation, along with the ample spicing, make for a very crisp feel, creating an interesting textural juxtaposition. Warming alcohol.

O: There is a lot of spicing to this one, but it works. The bold cinnamon flavor has a nice warming effect. It isn't the most complex Belgian Noel-type beer out there, but it hits the mark.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 23:10:50 | More by ryan1788a5
Petrus Winter #9 from De Brabandere
87 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.