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Petrus Aged Red - De Brabandere

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618 Ratings
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Ratings: 618
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 14
Gots: 72 | FT: 2
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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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Brenden
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It really is red, but it's very dark and needs to be held up to light for its deep burgundy body to really show it. The head it forms is sparsely bubbled and gets to a finger's height before fading. What's left is a good cling to the edges with a few wispy islands. It manages some surprisingly sticky and prevalent lace considering.
I get cherry syrup on the nose with a lightly sour edge. Going deeper does reveal some cherry cnady, though. It's fortunate that the tartness is there or there would definitely be too much artificiality, but itdoesn't delve too far. There's a touch of earth and wood as well.
While both sweet and tart, the flavor does bring some cough syrup into the finish. There's also some unexpected spiciness. The spicy and tart elements are what carry through.
The body is very much on the light edge of medium but reaching. Carbonation is light and crispness adds bite. It does go a touch flat, though, at which point it relies too heavily on carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of osuskin
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of supa0525
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of cosmonick
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of lighthabit
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

deep red, hint of pink. maintains a ring of foam, a smidge of lacing along the top. smell reminds me of my mom's cherry pie, not really mediciny as i'd read - only reason i took the time to write a review - taste is tart sweet cherries, not much else. a minor booziness highlights the cough syrup qualities, would be nice to taste some malt in there. interesting. glad i tried it, but prob won't check it out any more.

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Jonada
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a deep dark ruby red color with 2 fingers of a light tan head. Body is clear with moderate visible carbonation streaming throughout the glass.

Smell: Sweet cherries, slightly medicinal, some very light hints of oak and vanilla.

Taste: As in the aroma the cherries dominate the palate, but other than that there's not a whole lot else going on. It's tart and sweet at the front of the tongue and carries through to the finish. Booze is noticeable and when combined with the cherries produces a somewhat unpleasant medicinal taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and slight. Carbonation is medium.

Overall: It's a great looking beer, but other than that I wasn't much of a fan. The cherry flavors are pleasant, but there's also some medicinal notes that accompany it and make it feel a little bit like drinking a cherry cough drop.

Photo of ElijahRivera
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of MarioM
3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark mohogani red with a light tan almost slightly redish head made of small to medium bubbles.

S: Very sweet and fruity aroma, very cherry jelly rancher like but also slightly cough syrup medicinal in a way. Very artificial and clearly sweetened smell that should me belong in a beer. Not bad just doesn't seem right.

T: A lot of dark cherry fruitiness with lost of residual sweetness. The typical pasteurized and sweetened flavor attributed to sweetened sours.

M: Sweetness lingers along with the fruitiness. A thin film is left behind letting you know ugly our beer was sweetened with unfermentable sugars.

O: Not a bad beer but for the price I would have gotten something more true to style, or in other words, I would not have bought this if I knew it was sweetened. Doesn't say it on the bottle but its obvious while drinking.

Photo of Tittles
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of Lemke10
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a reddish brown color with a very thin head of carbonation. The aroma is sweet with cherries and hints of oak. The taste is rather interest as it’s not quite a sour ale and not quite a lambic either. Taste fairly good with a touch of carbonation. Still kind of a desert beer though. Not bad, I would recommend trying it.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of spoony
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a 750 ml bottle into a tulip.

A-An aggressive pour produces about one finger of short-lived brown head. The brew is deep red, almost purple, with brown overtones. I cannot see any carbonation through the dark liquid.

S-This is a sweet mutha...lots of sweet, black, cherry flavor, as well as a medicinal/herbal/leafy note that is reminiscent of cough syrup.

T-The taste tracks the smell with cherry cough syrup sweetness and a touch of leafy, green, vegetal flavors being most prominent. I also get a hint of cola. The alcohol is buried beneath the syrupy sweetness and I did not notice it on my palate. Interestingly, the acidity is mild on the palate, but I notice it in my stomach.

M-The feel is syrupy and slightly heavy for the style with lower amounts of carbonation.

O-I have a hard time calling this brew an oud bruin because it drinks more like a high-powered kriek. The flavors are quite sweet and cherry-forward and once you get over the massive sweetness, there is a little bit of enjoyment to be had. This beer might work for dessert, but unless you want sweetness, be wary. Side note, I feel like this brew is very comparable to Delirium Red.

Photo of MadScientist
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: A fine looking beer that pours a deep red with highlights of copper. The head is tan and pink with rocky bubbles and average retention.

S: A strong fruity aroma of tart red cherries and red currents. There is a light oak aroma bringing a little vanilla.

T: Fruit also dominates the flavor with strong tart cherry and red current flavors blending with a medium sweetness. Between the fruit and the light sourness there is a decent tartness with balance being moderately sweet despite all the sugar. There are some moderate spicy phenols and a little bit of oak coming through. There is a slight hops bitterness but it's the fruit and the fermentation doing the bulk of the work to keep it from being cloying. The finish is medium sweet with a cherry aftertaste.

M: A medium bodied beer with a medium-strong level of carbonation. A light alcohol warmth noticeable.

O: This beer focus on fruit, sweet-tart and light spice. If you don't like sweet beer you might want to avoid this one, I think it has a decent sweet-tart balance but the sugar is winning here

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Petrus Aged Red from De Brabandere
85 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.