Petrus Sour Quad | De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
3.95/5
Very Good
29 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Brabandere
Belgium
bavik.be

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by samEBC on 08-04-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
29
pDev:
6.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
Trade:
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by DanGeo:
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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of MGibbons
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2185
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HipCzech
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On nitro at the Ginger Man (Houston, TX), poured into a small goblet. Dark, reddish brown with a fluffy head of khaki nitro foam. Quad qualities abound with plenty of dark, dried fruit (prunes, dates) on the nose and tongue, as well as roasted Malta, cocoa and Belgian yeast. Brighter tart notes cut through nicely (dried cranberries, soft vinegar), but don't dominate. Soft, smooth nitro feel with a medium body. Nothing like a traditional Quad, but good, familiar notes are there. Just a bit too balanced easy to drink for its ABV.

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Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, 6/2016 date on the cork. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy dark khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lightly tart cherry, berries, raisin, prune, fig, date, currant, red grape, apricot, apple, pepper, oak, caramel, brown sugar, cocoa, toasted dark bread, herbal, light hay/funk/leather, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spice yeast, dark/bready/roast malt, and oak notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart cherry, berries, raisin, prune, fig, date, currant, red grape, apricot, apple, pepper, oak, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, cocoa, toasted biscuit, dark bread, and herbal; with lighter notes of nuttiness, hay, funk, leather, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Moderate yeast spiciness and light fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, berries, raisin, prune, fig, date, currant, red grape, apricot, apple, pepper, oak, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, cocoa, toasted biscuit, dark bread, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spice yeast, dark/bready/roast malt, and oak flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from carbonation and yeast spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy/bready, fairly crisp/sticky/chalky, and lightly acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden, only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent sour blended Quadrupel style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spice yeast, dark/bready/roast malt, and oak flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to sip on for the big ABV. As expected with the 70/30 blend of Quad and sour; this showcases the Quad style very well, with lighter underlying sour ale notes. A bit more roasty than I expected, but still had really great balance of yeast/malt flavors. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Whey2Hoppy
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours almost like a stout, a shade of deep red that's so dark it's basically pitch black, with a very thin, dark brown head, that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is straight up funk, tart cherries, and some astringent punch. The taste is much less sour than expected, tasting more of the dark fruit and yeast flavors of a typical Belgian quad. Very sweet, and just enough sour to let you know it's there. Tons of cherries, figs, and raisins dominate the palate overall, with basically no hint of alcohol in the taste. This is one dangerous beer at this ABV. Mouth feel is medium-full for the style, without much carbonation to speak of. Overall, not quite what I expected, but it's an excellent beer in its own right.

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Photo of jwat
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattsucks
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bump8628
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thalador
3.01/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rolltide8425
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of samEBC
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucular
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Blazer22
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

neat to see a new one from these guys hit shelves, a blend from what i understand, and a cool extension of this series. the quad is more evident than the sour, a rich one with a ton of dark fruit notes to it, plenty of residual sugar, and a robust belgian yeast strain, pretty classic. the sourness is moderate, tang but not a lot of acidity and not as much of the vinegar type bacterial profile as some of their others have more forward in the experience. this is like a lemon zest pucker, nothing more. the quad has a lot of dried cherry and raisin to it, even cranberry, brown sugar, classic belgian dark toffee and caramel grain complexion, more residual sugar than it needs, but aided there by the sourness i think. still heavy beer even without the booze being real evident, and a glass is enough for me this go around. the thing about this for me, is that it doesnt need to be sour, the sourness doesnt add much flavor, its not funky or earthy or anything, its just a change of texture and feel, and it really isnt needed for this to be good beer. not as traditionally belgian as some of their other stuff, but a little something different in an old world style is always fun. worth trying absolutely.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Petrus Sour Quad from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 29 ratings