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Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale | De Brabandere

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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:
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Added by paterlodie on 10-05-2005

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Photo of Dithyramb
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out as a hazy chestnut w/ruby highlights. Amazing retention and lacing. Loads of esters and sugarness on the aroma with bits of booze poking though.

Super malty brew that almost lost me with flirtations of sugary sweentess. Molasses and candied fruits mix with a hint of sourness on the finish.

A good brew that would be nice as an after dinner sipper. Might be a bit too sweet for some folks.

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Photo of santoslhalper
2.63/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearence: Pours a dark ruby with a nice, creamy brown head that lasts the whole glass. Good clarity.

Smell: Sweet malt notes, including caramel and toffee, mix with some burnt and almost biscuit aromas.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Very winey and vinous, with huge grape and alcohol notes. The fruitiness is overpowering, with a raw burnt grain flavor in the background. Unbalanced and slufery, with a disgustingly cloying mouthfeel. The aftertaste is half wonderful grape flavors, but half disgusting stone flavors.

Drinkability and Overall: Half of this beer is delicious, half is terrible. Overall, the terrible half prevails, turning this into a cloying, overly sweet, unbalanced brew. PASS.

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Photo of Erdinger2003
4.38/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out nicely with a big head that falls into a good strong lacing. Smells different, and therefore very good, from what I've reviewed lately. I always enjoy a new taste. It's full flavored and a little spicy with something I can't put my finger on. Mouthfeel is very good and the aftertaste is slightly sour in a good way. I would definetly have more of these.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on Day 1 at the Lucky Baldwin’s 7th Annual Belgium Beer Festival.

Beer Listed at #43 of 60: Petrus Dubbel Bruin

Yet another in the varied range of Baviks ‘Petrus’ brews. Petrus Dubbel had a dark brown body with a pale biscuit colored head that had a good initial presentation but soon died with some nice lacing. Earthy malts with a splash of caramel and Devon toffee in the nose. Body has a nice thick feel to it, bold with a good supporting role from the conditioning. Tastes are attractive and inviting, solid malt backbone, lightly toasted malts with some caramel and toffee tones in the middle. Finish has a soft warmth and a lingering biscuit malt ending but an annoying sweetness takes over on the palate. Delicate fruity tones too as it warmed a little. Nice enough.

Nothing outstanding here but this was a very solid brew. Funny how I have picked up a lot of Petrus bottles to date yet I never seem to see this one. Draft version was good and well worth trying, if a little too sweet at times.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer came a very dark amber with slight brown and burgundy highlights. The head was huge, uneven and a dark tan. Smelled of sugary sweet malts and a sweet and mildly tart over ripe fruit. Tasted clean and light with a light malt and candy sweetness that collapses into a powdery dry cherry. The cherry and a dry chocolate nip at the edges of my tongue in the finish. The mouth feel is light to medium bodied with a syrupy feel to it along with a light tingly carbonation.

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

First off, when I opened the cap, a dark brown frothy mess surged out and the only way I averted total mess was by holding the glass over my chalice.

Upon pouring, the foamy mess transforms to a very dark, chocolatey brown with a thick, creamy, off white head.

This smells very sweet, malty and sugared. There is a definite caramel scent with a fruit backing...bananna, or peach maybe? I can't really place it.

The taste is sweet caramel, malts and fruity essences. A definite desert beer, but one that has a slight sour hint to it. No alcohol to it, but almost too sweet. This seems highly sugared, and as such feels a bit syrupy.

I gave this a high drinkability, because despite its almost overpowering sweet, syrupy character this comes off almost a desert drink, and I found myself having no problem in drinking it.

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Photo of Gusler
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer disembarks the 330ml brown bottle a clear deep brown with a perpetual frothy tan head that lingers on, but after its depletion to nothingness, the residual lace forms a tight skirt upon the glass. Nose is musky, hints of caramel with a nice malt sweetness; a fine sniffer to be sure, start is somewhat sweet with a pleasing grain presence, top is fair to middling in its feel. Finish is benignly acidic, the hops present and pleasing, the aftertaste dry and a fine beer to end the evening with.

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Photo of jaluria
4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A dark brown color with loads of foam that just sits there indefinitely. When the head begins to deflate, it leaves behind excellent lacing. Aromas of caramelized sugar, malt, and candy. The taste is refreshing and engaging with a fruit flavor that works into both the sweetness and the bitterness of the beer. A very delicate beer in that all of the textures and flavors collaborate with one another. Impressive beer for its lack of overpowering, dominating characteristics. Very drinkable, especially with a lower ABV for this style. Quite thin in my mouth.

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Photo of paterlodie
2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

BB 14-07-07. Good presentation with nice welllasting thick yellowish head. Clear darkbrown beer make it a good presentation. Nose is dark candy, carramellic malty and a slight hint of roast. Good and full yeastester arome completes this quiet good smell. Taste is far oversweetened, dark candied, carramellic, alcoholic maltjuice. No this is certainly not my taste and for mouthfeel is to say that my mouth shrinked together while drinking this. For people who like it sweet probably highly enjoyable but less to me.

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