Petrus Aged Red - De Brabandere
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3.75/5 rDev +0.3%
Pour from a 330 into a tulip. I have nothing to add to other reviews regarding appearance of color, head, retention. I will say that the cherry, sour, and any malty sweetness are more subtle compared to other red flemmish. The sweet seems to have more of a fruit genesis than malt. I prefer a sharper, more sour beer from this category.
08-29-2014 02:54:50 | More by MisterGone
3.73/5 rDev -0.3%
Appearance: Pours with a finger of light red head. Bright active carbonation continued to regenerate the head. The color is dark maroon. Very pretty beer.
Smell: Cherries and purple grapes bring mild tartness and massive sweetness. The front reminds me of Juicy Fruit juice I used to drink as a kid. Mild oak and cedar chips move their head through the sweetness. Some mossy and vegetal notes are very subtle on the finish.
Taste: The sweetness leads on the aroma and follows suit here, except it is not as well received. Cherries lead on the front and the oak gives the fruit profile a shade of darkness. Jam sweetness follows and continues to come in waves onto the finish. Tartness feels like it is going to come on then fades. Finish is lingering oaked cherries.
Mouthfeel: For how sweet it is the palate doesn't get overwhelmed. Oak textures help on that front and also providing some welcome dryness long after drinking.
Overall: Not really what I was expecting, but still very solid. I think I changed my mind on this beer with every waft and sip. Certainly only an every once in a while beer, but something that keeps the palate on its toes.
08-26-2014 23:59:13 | More by KFBR392
3.1/5 rDev -17.1%
The chaliced beer arrived a dark mahogany color with a thin layer of bubbles exuding fumes of soured fruits. Difficult to identify any particulars. Strong sour notes on the palate, however it was void of complexity and balance. Drinkable, OK I suppose, but could use a little TLC.
08-23-2014 02:20:43 | More by BeardedBoffin
3.69/5 rDev -1.3%
Bottle purchased and drank at Joe Bean Coffee Roasters in Rochester, NY.
Pours out a deep dark, almost blood red, but fairly clear. There's a small fizzy head, with no lacing.
Smells like tart but sweet cherries, and not much else. Smells quite strong and fruity.
The taste is slightly more complex, but it's still mostly a cherry bomb. Mostly sweet, with a late tartness, some red wine flavors, and a bit of oak. Every but the cherry flavor is mild here. I wish it was a little bit more sour.
This one is fairly light bodied, with a fruity, juicy mouthfeel, and a low amount of carbonation.
Interesting but not really complex enough as a Belgian red.
08-21-2014 23:08:48 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.25/5 rDev +13.6%
Draft poured into snifter
A- dark red brown color, single finger head, little retention, no lacing, no visibility
S- sweet brown sugar, cherries, citrus
T- tart cherries, fruit punch, chocolate, coffee, malt
M- refreshing, light body, higher carbonation almost Champaign like, smooth velvet finish
O- very enjoyable cherry ale would definitely drink again.
08-21-2014 00:56:05 | More by barnabasdog
3.98/5 rDev +6.4%
Bottle to pint glass
A- pours a murky dark ruby brown color with a small off-white creamy head that leaves some lacing behind
S- tart and fruity cherry aroma up front with some medicinal notes, underlying musty Belgian yeast with some earthy aromas
T- tart cherries are showcased up front with a big fruity sweetness that kicks in med-palate. There's an underlying Belgian yeast character that is earthy and musty, leading to an herbal finish
M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a smooth, slightly tart finish
O- very refreshing brew that hides the alcohol brilliantly, big cherry notes take center stage
07-29-2014 20:31:36 | More by Treyliff
3.35/5 rDev -10.4%
This beer tastes almost liqueur-like to me.
Nose is cherries with a hint of prune juice...seriously. Taste is cherries, with a slight bit of sour on the end.
Very little hint of boozy flavor, considering the ABV on this one.
Good, but I prefer Three Philosophers if I want a hint of cherry. Definitely would stand up/pair well with a rich cheese or Black Forest Cake.
Don't drink it without some assertive tastes to oppose it.
07-24-2014 20:08:25 | More by sagefool
Petrus Aged Red from De Brabandere
84 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.