Petrus Aged Red - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
85
very good

653 Ratings
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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 19
Gots: 90 | FT: 2
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Sludgeman on 03-01-2013

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Ratings: 653 | Reviews: 109
Photo of Bitterbill
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The pour is a deeply dark garnet red. Smallish head of foam over achieves with the lacing.

The aromas of mostly sweet but some sour cherries is all I get smell wise but that's what this beer is all aboot.

The taste is closer to a 60-40 mix of sweet and sour. Hints of some oaky notes in the finish.

Nice mouthfeel and very drinkable for the one bottle.
I'm very happy that I bought the Petrus sour pack.

Photo of doktorhops
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Here we go, unexplored territory: Doc’s first Flanders Oud Bruin (or in the parlance of English: Flanders Old Brown). Having fast become a fan of Flanders Red Ales, specifically Rodenbach Grand Cru, I’m looking forward to this Petrus Aged Red (or Foudre Rouge en Français) as I’m still crossing beer styles to try off my list [I think there’s only another 10-13 styles left that I haven’t had including obscure stuff such as: Faro, Braggot, Roggenbier, Gose and Kvass... W(here)TF do I get Kvass from in Canberra???]. Anyway that’s enough waffle, bring on the Petrus!

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Duvel Tulip.

A: An interesting deep hazy brown/ruby body, no doubt the ruby is a result of 10% of this brew comprising of cherries, there is also a pink-tinged tan coloured head that quickly dies down to a thin lace. One of the most interesting brews I’ve ever seen, quite outside the box, Doc likes outside the box. 9/10.

S: Cherries, real sour cherries dominate this damn fine aroma. This is one cherrystravaganza! Combined with this are notes of oak (woody/vanilla French oak), sourdough yeast and honey. Here’s hoping the taste is as good as the aroma. 9/10.

T: Woah! *Keanu Reeves voice* This is a big cherry slap in the face which starts out (almost) sickly sweet, then hits with slight tart character and finishes with a medicinal note that morphs into cherry cough syrup (not a fan of that part). Everything else takes a back seat as the cherry demands your attention, with those hints of oak, sourdough and honey lingering in the background. The question with Petrus Aged Red is: Too much? And the answer for me is ‘yes’ and ‘no’. I sorta really like it... then I don’t... my tongue is so confused right now. 8/10.

M: Medium bodied, a bit of cloying from the sugar content, with a light but dense carbonation. However I am wishing this would go down a bit easier. 7/10.

D: This is one beer that could benefit from less flavour intensity, especially in the finish with the cough syrup notes, and believe me - if you’ve been following my reviews you’ll know this - I very rarely say that a beer can “benefit from less flavour intensity”. You have been warned. Question now is: Did I end up deciding if I actually like Petrus Aged Red? Yes, I think I do... hmmm, I’ll try it ice cold next time. Some good cherry characters at play here though. 7/10.

Food match: Roast beef with a cherry jus, sautéed leeks and chard, and a cherry tart with whipped cream for dessert.

Photo of LennyBound
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
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 +15.4%
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%
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 -6.1%
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 -6.4%
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 +20.7%
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 -1.1%
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 -32.9%
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 +3.4%
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 +3.7%
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 +6.1%
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 +22.5%
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%
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 -43.5%
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 +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little too much cherry for me.

Photo of bushbeer75
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
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 -20.2%
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 +5.3%
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%
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 -58.6%
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 +32.6%

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%

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

Photo of stevoj
3.07/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

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Petrus Aged Red from De Brabandere
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