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Petrus Aged Red - De Brabandere

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631 Ratings
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Ratings: 631
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 15
Gots: 79 | 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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4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on draft at busy bee in raleigh. into a tulip.

pours a very dark red with a half inch head. smell is big on tart cherries. very inviting. taste is very cherry dominated as well, though the tart flavor isn't so apparent. good dry finish. medium bodied with medium carbonation.

overall a good flemish red. can't complain here.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Petrus Aged Red from De Brabandere
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