Petrus Aged Red - De Brabandere
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3.55/5 rDev -5.1%
10 oz in a tulip, ruby red and crystal clear with moderate carbonation
Aroma is all cherry. Was hoping for a hint of funk that was not there. Cherry, strong esters, sourdough and slightly acidic aroma
Mouthfeel is a light to medium body. Once again, was hoping for more tartness similar to the Aged Pale - but i guess that is unfair. Slightly tart - not sour - with a cherry cough syrup like flavor. Very one dimensional.
Overall - nice beer and very good example of the style. I was really looking forward to this beer and had big expectations.
04-18-2013 02:41:38 | More by alphaacid9000
3.63/5 rDev -2.9%
Appearance: Deep rich garnet. Nice and clear. Head is a super pale pink, lightly creamy. Drops to a small wispy cap in short order leaving a small collar. Minimal lacing.
Smell: Cherry juice and flesh. Medicinal. Cough drops. Cherry everywhere. Candy and actual cherry flesh. Some light tart edges running through the back. Bright and fruity. Vague notes of tobacco and some light hints of yeast. Sweet.
Taste: Light powdery yeast in the back of a crap load of cherry. Some backing tobacco and sweet malts. Fermented cherry flesh. Medicinal. Cough drops. Some grass and damp basement. Earthy in small amounts on the finish. Oak. Pretty spot on for the style with some sweet and slightly tart cherry skin and flesh.
Mouthfeel: Light body. Carbonation runs on the high side of medium. Nice and clean with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: MMM....vintage ginger.
A nice blend of vaguely tart with oak and earth and a boat load of cherry skin and flesh. Solid with some bonus points for not being a cloyingly sweet cherry mess.
04-17-2013 00:50:17 | More by Goblinmunkey7
3.69/5 rDev -1.3%
A - pours a clear deep burgundy, such a wonderful color when held up to the light. Pinkish beige head. Some lace. Bubbly.
S - straight up fermented cherry. You might associate it with artificial cough drop cherry, but this is the real thing and so are the cough drops. At the end of the beer, I smelled spot on cherry pipe tobacco and it made me smile.
T - cherry dominates the flavor with a small amount of a malt in the back ground. The flavor isn't cloyingly sweet like Kasteel Rouge or New Glarus Belgian Red. It is much dryer than either of them, but not as dry as a Kriek.
M - light-medium body with a soft and pleasant cherry tartness. Not even close to being sour.
O - it's 8.5% and drinks like semi-malty cherry soda with less sugar. I enjoyed it for what it is, a dangerously quaffable cherry beer.
04-14-2013 22:55:13 | More by GuzzLah
3.9/5 rDev +4.3%
Picked up a bomber of this expecting just a sour cherry ale. Paid 10 bucks.
A - Looks more of an amber ale than cherry juice with a 1/4 inch of deep red hue head that seems to stick around for a while.
S - Like other said it has more of a cherry Popsicle or cherry cough drop like smell (herbal) than just tart cherries. After it sits a while I swear I am smelling cherry kool aid.
T - Actually taste better than it smells the flavor is pretty much on par for the style for me. Sour cherry flavors mixed with puckering Flanders ale aspect and finishes with a rather earthy raw cherry flavor.
M - Best part of the beer it drinks like a fruit beer or lambic but hides the ABV like I can't believe. Such an easy sipping beer.
Overall consider me a fanboy but I can't bash any beer with such great cherry flavor. It doesn't taste artificial to boot so I am not sure why the hate. One of the best fruit based beers I had in a while. If it wasn't for the 10 dollar price tag I would have a bottle in my fridge every week.
04-14-2013 00:59:36 | More by DrDemento456
3.39/5 rDev -9.4%
750 mL bottle,
A: Pours red with a medium white head, light lace, solid head retention.
S: Heavy cherry syrup, almost like a Luden's cough drop or a Life Saver. Artificial smelling, but not too off-putting.
T: Gets more traditional in the flavour, but still fairly sweet. Dominated by sweet cherry, with light hints of oak and sweet and sour sauce.
M: Medium-bodied, crisp, flabby at times, round in the mouth. Very light acid.
O: An OK Flanders Red, but at this price point, I'd much rather go with Rodenbach Red. The Aged Pale is much better and traditional.
04-07-2013 06:39:28 | More by Halcyondays
1.15/5 rDev -69.3%
Yeah, this wasn't good.
After reading all the positivity here, I had to toss up a review. So others like me are not misled.
Nose is sweet artificial cherry.
Taste is sweet artificial cherry. Nothing worse than getting a sour that you think is foing to be great and getting that sweetened lindemens taste. The artificial cherry is just way too much. I am getting sick from drinking this.
THIS IS NOT SOUR.
This is along the lines of an alcapop. Sweetened cherry flavored beer. While technically still an oud bruin... It is not what I consider a typical or traditional bruin. Extremely disappointing considering some of their other things.
04-05-2013 02:00:12 | More by crusian
3.7/5 rDev -1.1%
A: Pours a dark ruby-brown with two fingers of red-tinted khaki head that fades into a thick ring with good lacing.
S: Tart and sweet cherries dominate here, smelling like a cherry tart or cherry cobbler. There are some Belgian yeast aromas underneath, but mostly it's just cherries.
T: Cherries here as well, though more tart and sour than sweet. Tastes like cherry cobbler as well. The finish has a slight alcohol warmth along with a lingering sweetness.
M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is nice and crisp feeling at first, but leaves a bit of a sticky sweet coating.
O: A tasty beer overall. Not as good as Petrus Aged Pale and lacking some complexity, but if you want a nice, simple, tart, and fruity beer, this is a good option and reasonably priced.
03-30-2013 05:18:55 | More by n2185
Petrus Aged Red from De Brabandere
84 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.