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Petrus Aged Red - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
85
very good

607 Ratings
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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 14
Gots: 70 | 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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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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3.47/5  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.

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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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3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Very rich mahogany. Very nicely colored with a pinkish, one finger head with decent retention. Little bit of foam clings to the glass as it settles.

S - First scent is spring flowers followed by a sour smell. Lots of dark cherries and maybe a little alcohol. Not at all what I was expecting. Didn't realize until now that this is a flanders red.

T - Wow, a lot of flavor in that bad boy. Lots of cherries, almost like a lollipop. Not as boozy as I was expecting. Much more of a sipping ale. So much fruit flavor it really tastes like a Framboise. Not really what I'm into. I'm much more into bitter than sweet.

M - Very crisp and full bodied. Pretty refreshing for a hot summer's day. Plenty of carbonation to keep the brew tasting fresh to the bottom.

O - Very good ale that really highlights the cherry. I didn't even realize until now that there are cherries on the label. I'm a little dense sometimes. If you lean towards fruit beers or sours you should give this a try.

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3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cherry, cherry, cherry! I don't usually like fruit beers, but I failed to notice the cherries on the label of this one. But when I opened it up and smelled it I said "Hey, what's this? Cherries!" It smells like a quart of bing cherries. A pretty nice smell if you like cherries.

It's a deep autumn red color. A very attractive look.

The mouth feel is very much like soda. Fizzy and sweet. But then there's the alcohol bite. It goes down pretty easy for a beer with 8.5% ABV.

Guess what? The taste is dominated by... Cherries! There was a hint of Belgian maltiness, but the cherry flavor was at the forefront. Although I generally avoid fruity beer, there was something about this that made it very enjoyable. Although many people complain that it isn't sour enough, it does have a sour bite to it. And that made drinking it akin to nomming down a handful of fresh cherries. This is the first fruit beer I've had that I'd buy again.

Overall, I give it 3.5 for the cherrific fun of drinking it, and the ample buzz provided by the alcohol content. But if you don't really, really like cherries, don't buy this. You'll be disappointed

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Petrus Aged Red from De Brabandere
85 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.