Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale | De Brabandere

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82
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319 Ratings
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Petrus Dubbel Bruin AlePetrus Dubbel Bruin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Brabandere
Belgium
bavik.be

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
319
Reviews:
161
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.44%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Douberd
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
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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Photo of ventiman
4.88/5  rDev +35.6%
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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Photo of andysk
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of stealth
4/5  rDev +11.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of cliff1066
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SquidVicious
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Peyton5410
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of JMad
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark reddish brown with a frothy light brown head. The aroma is a kind of different, it smells tangy with caramel and cherry being dominant. The taste is sweet with lots of caramel, dark fruity flavors and some clove spice. The beer is kind of heavy with low carbonation, creating a syrupy feel. This beer was ok but I enjoy the sour Petrus beers more.

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Photo of jklecko2
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of beerdhabelly
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of sendbeer
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a finger and a half of off-white foam on top of an amber-brown body with excellent clarity. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves light lace.

S - Caramel and light molasses notes brown sugar and a touch of dark fruit.

T - Sweet, dark malt up front with notes of caramel and brown sugar. Some dark fruit in the middle with notes of cherry, plum, and red apple. Finishes with more brown sugar, lightly spicy hops, and a bit of toffee.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - A bit on the sweet side for the style, but it manages to cover all the standard characteristics. There is dark fruit and a touch of spicy character but the sugary notes dominate. The sweetness leaves it feeling a little flabby, but it isn't overly thick and remains relatively drinkable.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into chalice, 40098 bottle code(?). Pours very hazy dark brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Good spotta lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of raisin, prune, caramel, molasses, biscuit, earth, toffee, light cocoa, and light yeast spices. Pretty nice aromas with good balance and complexity; maybe a bit metallic at times. Taste of raisin, caramel, prune, chocolate, molasses, biscuit, earth, toffee, and light yeast spices. Lingering notes of dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, molasses, bread, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a bit. Good flavor balance and complexity; not as complex as others in the style, but it will do. No cloying flavors at all; slightly dry on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with barely any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good Dubbel. Not as complex as some; but is nicely balanced and easy to drink. Definitely enjoyable.

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Photo of JasonSiedman
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of pkalix
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2nd of the sampler pack. i think it's just OLD STUFF from Total Wine. poured it into the PETRUS sampler pack glass and saw a 1/4" thick black sediment stuck to the bottom of the bottle. took several rinsings of water to get it out. i dont know if this stuff is old, sat in the sun, very low quality, or just sets out to be a strange brew....

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of KTCamm
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours really dark brown, bordering on black. Very little foam atop. Light cola malt smell, some candi sugar. Taste is a full flavorful malt. Loads of cola taste too, backed by a mild hop. Dark cherries too. As the beer warms, more dark fruit surfaces. Low carbonation. Quite good.

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Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale from De Brabandere
3.6 out of 5 based on 319 ratings.
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