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Petrus Aged Red - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
85
very good

642 Ratings
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Ratings: 642
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.89%
Wants: 17
Gots: 81 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sludgeman on 03-01-2013

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Ratings: 642 | Reviews: 107
Photo of LennyBound
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not terribly sour. Very strong cherry smell and taste. Drinks more like a lambic.

Photo of WelshCondor
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great easy taste. Sweet, but not overpowering, immediately ordered another.

Photo of Lucular
4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

TONS of cherry smell and flavor. A bit on the medicinal side but delicious nonetheless.

Photo of Weixiaobao
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Too much cherry and too cola-like feel. A fan of the style, not this particular brew, though.

Photo of MikesnoHSL
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This is a good beer, but the cough medicine flavor kinda lingers. Wish it had a little more sour

Photo of thetravelguy01
4.55/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great sour beer! Amazing cherry flavors! Extremely easy to drink, can't wait to enjoy this beer again!

Photo of dhfreak
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Interesting beer. Taste more like a Lambic than an Oud Bruin to me.

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.53/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Pours dark red with a large head.
Aromas of cherry and marzipan. Smells like cherry wine.
Flavours include more cherry, marzipan and a very slight acidity. Pretty cloyingly sweet.

Photo of heygeebee
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - dark red, short lasting one finger head, spotty lace.
S - plums, molasses
T - cherries, plums, molasses, tart, hint vinegar, lots of malt
M - light, fizzy, warming from alcohol
O - well priced sour, easy drinking for a palate used to intense sours. Nice.

Photo of mchegash
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 25.4oz bottle into a 16oz Belgian glass.

Appearance - 4/5
Very dark red-brown, with two fingers of brown-pink foamy head. Very hazy. When held up to bright light can see a bunch of carbonation rising up the beer.

Smell - 4.25/5
Dark-chocolate covered cherries. Very intense cherry smell, slightly alcoholic.

Taste - 3.75/5
Deep cherry, with hints of chocolate. Overall, the flavor is cherry, cherry and more cherry. It's not a bad taste, just not super complex.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Medium body, smooth, slightly crisp.. Little to no bitterness. Medium level of light-intensity carbonation.

Overall - 3.75/5
If you love cherries, you will LOVE this beer. If you are a normal person and think cherries are decently tasty, you will like this beer, but perhaps get tired of it quick. It tastes like cherries, but not much else. A tasty beer, just not super complex, and one that I wouldn't want much more than one glass of.

Photo of Catracho5
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Belgian style tulip glass

A: Dark red with a reddish head that dissipated fairly quick, some lacing, carbonation streaming off the bottom, ruby edges, looks great.

A: Big cherry aroma right up front, not picking up much else.

T: Big cherry flavors, mild tart, sour in the middle, not picking up any of the oak, very dry finish, slight alcohol on the finish.

M: Lots of carbonation, dry finish.

O: Not as impressed as with the aged Pale ale, this is still a good beer with lots of cherry, would like to get some more sour tart flavors and maybe some oak, but if you're looking for a cherry bomb, this is your beer. At 8.5% ABV the alcohol is well hidden.

Photo of Vagen
4.62/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'm partial to Flanders red

Photo of Warcomet
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I love this here beer

Photo of DanielSolorzano
2.13/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Way too much cherry. Not nearly enough sour. Tastes like cherry cough syrup

Photo of offby1
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little too much cherry for me.

Photo of bushbeer75
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz brown bottle - code on label 41347

Petrus Aged Red filled my tulip glass with a deep ruby red color forming a 3/4-finger tan and bubbly head that held extremely well. The nose was dominated by tart and fruity cherry aroma. The taste was a rich tart cherry upfront, then followed by a sweet and slight sour/tart finish that lingered. Low bitterness was evident. Mouth feel was creamy with a zesty carbonation and a light alcohol warming.

If you like the taste of cherries you should enjoy this ale.

Photo of TypsiYpsi
3.01/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not too sour, overly sweet. Not quite what I was expecting.

Photo of Tilly
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass, burgundy red colour, dark pink frothy head.
Delicious cherry aroma
Taste falls short. It has a very cherry flavours. Not much else. Almost a cough syrup taste.
Mouth feel is good. Thick and leaves a bit of bitterness at the back of the tongue.

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was expecting a sour but still pretty impressed

Photo of RDAdams
1.56/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Received a 25.4 fl oz (750 ml) bottle via the gift exchange at my Homebrewers Club Holiday party.

P - The pour is a beautiful ruby red. There was no head.

A - The aroma was over-the-top Cherry. It was so strong that it was initially difficult to pickup the sourness.

T - Two words: Cloyingly sweet. I suspect artificial cherry flavoring was used because cherry flavor dissipates over time and the sourness becomes the major flavor.

F - Medium to hi-medium body. Could use more carbonation. Syrupy coating on inside of mouth.

O - I would not purchase a bottle

Photo of MickeyTheHead
5/5  rDev +33%

This is one of my favorite beers. Very strong sour flavor will give you a taste bud orgasm. A bit on the pricey side, but it's worth it for a occasional celebration.

Photo of weirdohappy
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Beautiful deep red pour. Very cherry. Amazing beer!! Do want!

Photo of stevoj
3.07/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Cherries at the forefront, a cross between a kriek and a sour. Pours out a deep ruby brown with minimal tightly beaded head. Aroma of cough medicine, taste a bit smoother with some elements of chocolate. Cherry tootsie pop, as mentioned by an earlier rater. Pure sour finish.

Photo of bnes09
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Nice cherry flavor and aroma which is not overpowering. Mostly sweet character with a mild tartness. Robitussin-like flavor in the finish is slightly off set. Harsh carbonation when first opened. I recorked the bottle and drank the rest the next day and the carbonation was perfect.

Photo of travolta
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Appearance: Beautiful deep ruby color. A pink head with foamy form with tiny bubbles. Very good retention, thick slices of lacing. Beautiful to look at.

Nose: Raspberry lambic, cherry fruit.

Taste: Raspberry cranberry mix perfectly with the mildly syrupy texture and sweetness. Cherry in the middle which opens to nice carbonation and a faint lingering mouthfeel.

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Petrus Aged Red from De Brabandere
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