Petrus Aged Red - De Brabandere
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Reviews by charlzm:
3.69/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Consumed September 10th, 2013 at Blue Dog Beer Tavern, Sherman Oaks, CA.
Beer is presented in a Chimay chalice. Beer is a clear, deep amber, bordering on brown. Virtually no head, just a little crown around the edges. Minimal lacing.
Aroma is cherries. Tart cherries.
Flavor follows nose, with the addition of bitterness and a wood character. Cherry is full, rich and rounded, balanced between sweet and tart. Not very bitter on the finish, oddly. There must be some sort of nice malt base to prevent the beer form just tasting like nothing but fruit, but I couldn't isolate anything.
Refreshing, despite its ABV.
Medium-bodied with low but acceptable levels of carbonation.
In the face of the potential for making a cough syrup beer, the brewers in this case have pulled off a successful blending of a fruit beer and an oud bruin. The cherry flavor could probably stand to be a little more restrained, but I'm not complaining.
Serving type: on-tap
09-11-2013 20:38:49 | More by charlzm
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
A: Cherry red and filtered on first pour, tons of fine bubbled carbonation and a 4 finger head of raspberry latte or beige with a pinkish tinge.
S: Cherries off the bat, some sour acidic qualities, sour cherry Jolly Ranchers candies. Some dark brown malty qualities.
T: Sweet and cherries, a sort of aspartame bitterness. A burn of alcohol in the throat.
M: Medium thick and syrupy with medium low carbonation. A sort of tart and sweet coating stays on the tongue.
O: Certainly not the best example of this style, it should be known that it is full of cherry in the smell and taste. Goudenband, La Folie, and Monk’s Café’s versions for example are neither cherry nor sweet forward as this is. Still its nice to try the style, and it makes me realize the boundaries of the style extends further than I’d realized. Bought at Bruisin Ales in Asheville.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2014 03:15:12 | More by patre_tim
Petrus Aged Red from De Brabandere
84 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.