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Petrus Winter #9 - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
87
very good

124 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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Photo of spense727
2.78/5  rDev -28.4%
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

spense727, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of vermilcj
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

vermilcj, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

brandoman63, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of ambruns1979
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

ambruns1979, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

puboflyons, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

acurtis, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

djrn2, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of Danobold
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Danobold, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

ryan1788a5, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of randob300
4.5/5  rDev +16%

randob300, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

LightnerLiquorKS, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Pens1967
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Pens1967, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +3.1%

jaydoc, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of BeerDrinkingDiver
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

BeerDrinkingDiver, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of abex44
4/5  rDev +3.1%

abex44, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +3.1%

williamjbauer, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Crazy big red-wrapped bottle. Big flavor of gingerbread. Cloves and cinnamon, like a bolder Anchor Christmas beer, but with the distinct Belgian touch. A touch of butter and hot fruitcake in the nose.

The carbonation and mouthfeel are just velvety. Sweet, foamy, creamy, and delicious. Yeasty and dry in the finish, but fruity and sweet for the main event. Honey and graham crackers. Lots of caramel and a whiff of taffy.

This is a little sweeter than I really like, but it's a tasty sipping beer for dessert. From the 500 ml champagne bottle bought at Liticker's Liquor in San Diego.

mactrail, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

JamLand, May 17, 2013
Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Hellpop65, May 05, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

TheBeerAlmanac, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of randylangford
4/5  rDev +3.1%

randylangford, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of silverking
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- It pours an ever-so-slightly hazy crimson with a fluffy khaki head. Head retention is Alright, though it fades to a thin sheet of foam. Lacing is also not the greatest, it is inconsistent and is only truly great once the head has receded to the aforementioned thin layer of foam.

S- Clove, cherry, bread, Yeast, and a distinct nuttiness. There is a sherry like sweetness in there as well. It smells like a sweet spice cake.

T- Yeasty and bready, brown sugar, Fading into some tart cherry and banana. The finish shows some bread, clove spice, and a mild, and I mean mild, hop presence.

M- It's medium bodied. Almost chewy up front, with an unbelievably low level of gentle carbonation, which lends to it's velvety mouthfeel. It is a bit sticky as well.

O- Not bad, It was complex and seemed to be very well thought out. All of the flavors and aromas were abundant and in harmony.

silverking, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of davewlfpckfan29
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

davewlfpckfan29, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Pegasus
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Massive off-white head atop a slightly hazy, deep amber body. Appropriate Belgian lacing adorns the glass walls. The carbonation is slight and slow-rising.

Aroma: Deep aroma of cloves, bananas, dark fruit, cherries, and sweet alcohol.

Taste: Opens with slightly sweet, mild fruit notes. As the taste progresses, there are slight bitter apple notes. Underlying the taste are moderate flavors of dark malt. The hight ABV (9%) is noticeable only in the slight vinous sweetness, which offers only a moderate warmth. Finishes with a lingering, mild herbal hop noe, and a faint malt sweetness reminiscent of dark bread.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, fairly full, with slight carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Very pleasant and drinkable. A good value at less than $10.00 for a 25.4 ounce bottle.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-five point four ounce Belgian-style bomber with a cork and cage, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Sourcing: Purchased at Cost Plus World Market in Texas for $6.99.

Pegasus, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, dark fruits, and a distinct cherry aroma. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but as the beer warms up the fruity aromas I am getting start smelling a bit artificial.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 20, 2013
Petrus Winter #9 from De Brabandere
87 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.