Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale | De Brabandere

Petrus Dubbel Bruin AlePetrus Dubbel Bruin Ale
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Petrus Dubbel Bruin AlePetrus Dubbel Bruin Ale

Brewed by:
De Brabandere

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by paterlodie on 10-05-2005

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from an undated brown 33cl bottle into a St. Bernardus snifter, including all of the dark, muddy sediment that didin't remained fixed to the bottom of the bottle. The beer was still rather clear, dark brown in color, with a small tan head. The head soon died to a partial top coat and ring but left the glass nicely coated with lacing with each tilt of the glass.

Sweet and fruity aroma. Sniffing this is the only way one gets a hint that the ABV is over 4-5% (except for some warming).

The flavor is sweet, too much so, with a slight buttery note [diacetyl?] that some would take as a defect. Dark fruit over medium and medium-dark malts with a hints of smoke, cherries, and sherry.

M: Full smooth feel with a bit of astringency and mild alcohol harshness.

O: OK, but compared poorly to the Val-Dieu Dubbel that preceded it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A deep shade of brown with an off-white, tan head—good formation, though not much lasting power or lacing

Aroma is primarily toast but with some brown sugar and ale fruitiness too.

Body is slightly thin; carbonation is fine

Smooth, malt-forward ale featuring a rich toasted character; there’s a slight sugar sweetness, as well as some plumb notes. Finish has a slightly off-putting twang to it, but it seems to get better as the beer warms and opens up.

Aside from a few complaints, it’s an otherwise enjoyable, easy-to-drink dubbel and another well-crafted brew from Petrus.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - dark amber with a big, loose, soapy, brown head that fades to a thin lacing

S - huge sugary caramel, some fruit

T - big caramel malt, sugary, dessert apples, pie crust, very mild bitter finish

M - medium bodied, some stickiness, well carbonated

This is really an impressive beer. It has a tremendously malty flavor profile. It has an intricate range of flavors that keeps me interested in each sip. There really isn't anything bad to say about this one. It was definitely a good find.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle, part of a box of six different Petrus beers. ABV 6,5%. Poured into a tulip glass. Two fingers of beige head, with good retention. Body is dark mahogany colour, almost brown. Aroma of malts, chocolate, coffee, a bit of alcohol and clove. Taste is quite sweet, with lots of malts, again some chocolate. No sign of the alcohol on the taste. Very nice. Medium and smooth on the body, light carbonation. Fair amount of dryness on the palate. Very good beer, maybe a bit on the light side but that was not big of a problem.

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4.88/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I did not have the joy of seeing them pull for my glass. But this has a nice dark reddish brown with a frothy light brown head. The aroma to me was charming It did smell like well as it read on the menu SPRING WATER with a tinge of caramel and fruit being more dominant. The taste is sweet but not over sweet (No Lindemans Framboise here) nice flav of caramel, dark fruity flavors. The beer is decently heavy with low carbonation, creating somewhat of a syrupy feel.
And no ending back kick taste.
This beer was OK to my sidekick, as he was more into strong IPA hops But to me this was pure heaven. This can be scarey brew as I could had no complaints if the brew waitress had served it in a gallon Mug.

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Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 47.2% out of 100 with 322 ratings
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