Petrus Aged Red - De Brabandere
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3.98/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Served from a 750 ml bottle into a goblet.
A - Medium brown with a serious red tint to the color. Beer is fairly opaque, but very clear when held up to light. Head is off-white; initially thick and fades to faint wisps with a ring around the glass. Good lacing.
S - Strong, sweet candied cherry or cough syrup aroma drowns out everything else, yet somehow it still smells tempting.
T - Flavors hit with a big burst of candied cherry. Light nutty malt in the background. No hops or obvious yeast notes. Sweet throughout. Very clean, but not a lot of depth of flavors.
M - Medium body. Smooth, creamy carbonation. Light bitterness. A little alcohol burn helps keep it from being cloyingly sweet. Excellent.
O - Based on the overpowering aroma and flavor from the cherries, I did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did. The parts come together very well. Worth trying, for sure.
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2014 04:57:43 | More by Radome
4.74/5 rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
On tap at the Bier Abbey in Schenectady, NY.
Pours limp and red. Even before the glass is raised I can already smell a very tart, wonderfully smooth cherry aroma that's darn near New Glarus Belgian Red-level of crisp juiciness. Only the cherries here play up against nodes that are much more beerish than the Fruit Roll-Up flavors of NG's brew. The effect is sublime.
Tastes not *quite* as cherryish as it smells, but more varied. Dry up front, moving into gushing, moist cherry nodes and ending in a more traditional oud bruin bitter-tart brownness. Cherries linger far behind. Wonderful.
I got no idea why this isn't more revered.
Serving type: on-tap
04-14-2014 16:58:22 | More by mynie
3.83/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Very sweet beer, almost like a hard cherry root beer. It has a nice deep ruby red color, a nice carbonation that creates small bubbles and leaves some foam. It will do as a great dessert beer due to the sweetness. I was not able to finish the bottle myself. If I had thought of it as a soda, I may have finished it, but under the stigma of a sweet beer, I had a hard time emptying the bottle.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2014 18:57:12 | More by JulioH
Petrus Aged Red from De Brabandere
84 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.