Petrus Blond
De Brabandere

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Belgian Blonde Ale
Ranked #90
Ranked #43,311
3.53 | pDev: 12.46%
De Brabandere
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Reviews: 120 | Ratings: 240
Photo of ordybill
4.94/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 330 ML bottle into a tulip glass.
Aroma- Has a very inviting malt and hop aroma that has a sweet smell to it.
Appearance- pours a copper color with a small white head.
Taste- A fantastic malt flavor that has a floral sweet blend to it.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with low carbonation, this is a very smooth beer
Overall- One of my favorite beers of all time (Top 50). It has a great flavor and texture and looks killer.

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Photo of azorie
4.33/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: first off this is a strong blonde or golden ale not a BPA. Big 2 inch head, lots of nice lacing all the way down to the end.
clear golden ale in color. not cloudy.

s: dry yeast fruit hit the nosy with of sweet esters. banana like with some hints of hops. great smell very complex. as it warms your thinking triple. great stuff

t: wow yummo, hehe. Very nice balance of malt and hops, its a dry sweet fruit flavors of a good golden ale, reminds me of a weaker hopped duval and a good tripel. complex golden ale.
malty banana like flavors, too complex for me to figure out but I love it.

m: nice refreshing, med body, med carbonation

o: outstanding ale, if you like Belgians this is a great beer not as strong as a tripel but drinks like one. costs about as much as one does also, haha

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Photo of RBorsato
4.27/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lightly hazed peach color with a nice off-white head and decent carbonation. Yeasty Belgian aroma with a light spicy phenol aroma and flavor. Nice balanced yeast, malt, hop, and spice flavor. Light-medium bodied and just a touch airy.


Tasted: 04/29/07

($21.99 / 11.2 oz. mixed 6-pack Petrus Sampler)

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Photo of adamette
4.23/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY last october into my tall Petrus Chalice which came with a Winter Ale gift pack purchased at Beverage Warehouse in Cleveland.

A Pours with a great frothy head that creates a nice lacing over a golden yellow body with visible carbonation rising from below.

S A nice Belgian yeast blonde smell with some alcohol and sweetness to the nose.

T Like a Leffe Blonde only much more flavorful and interesting. There are malty sweetness and nice yeasts, grains without a lot of alcohol to the taste.

M Nice light to moderate feel.

D Good but high ABV would keep it from being the highest. Indeed Leffe Blonde is more "drinkable" but this is a superior beer.

Notes: This is the beer that Leffe Blonde umulates IMO.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.13/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had while in Pittsburgh on business, having never seen it before (I'd previously only seen and tried the tripel and the aged pale ale). It poured with an enormous poofy head over the slightly hazy pale yellow liquid. Yeasty aroma and slightly spicy flavor, really really nice. A little bitter after-taste, but very addictive.

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Photo of Parrotbeak
4.12/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange with a yellow hue, and a thin white head that fades gradually, becoming slightly patchy. Decent lacing.
Smell is fairly tart, with notes of cherries and grapes. Ample euro malts, with a touch of hops. Notes of sugary red fruits come in as well. Touch of caramel and raisins.
Taste is spicey malts and some very subtle hops, with the malts becoming slightly bready towards the finish. Lightly roasted, caramelly notes come in near the finish as well. Some fig and raisin, as well as some light, sugary fruits.
Mouthfeel is crisp, with a nice bite from the carbonation. Dry on the finish. Light-to-medium body.
Drinkability is very good. Pretty good beer overall.

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Photo of whtguitarguy
4.12/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours to a beautiful straw color with a head that fades down to a thin layer but coats the glass fairly well. Not really all that much going on with this one, but still satisfying nonetheless. Slightly bitter, tastes a bit like wine and is very light. Has a bubbly feeling going down the throat...

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Photo of JEdmund
4.11/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Darker than blond, more copper/orange, and hazy; small head forms

Pleasant Euro hop aroma that’s a bit floral, as well as creamy-sweet malt component

Flavor and body are super smooth. I’m initially struck by how perfectly full and soft the texture is. And the flavor is really well balanced with its not overly sweet malt and floral hops playing nicely together. It’s seemingly simple in flavor but certainly not simplistic. Leaves a fruity and toffee aftertaste.

This is a really good beer! Of all the Petrus beers in my variety pack, this one’s my favorite (with Aged Pale a close second). I look forward to finding this on tap somewhere and enjoying it again.

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Photo of cbl2
4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

8/26/2006 $3.50 11.2 oz. No best by date, but coded 38616.


Poured into my new Petrus glass (from Roofs Brothers in Paducah KY), this emerges from the bottle a hazy orange brown with roughly 2 inches of creamy tan foam that settles slowly leaving a lovely lacing on the glass.


Moderately sour with a touch of sweet malts combining to give this an almost granny smith apple aroma.


Very smooth and light bodied with a nice fruity maltiness up front. Clean and refreshing due to the crispness of the carbonation. Notes of the granny smith are present, and the finish has a dry chardonnay oakiness to it. Alcohol is masked up until the end, but this is highly drinkable and very enjoyable. I'm glad I stumbled upon Petrus, as each of their offerings is completely different from the norm.

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Photo of Squire
4.06/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light golden color with excellent cap and lacing.

Aroma of ripe golden fruit with clean yeast highlights and touches of spice.

Taste like sun ripened fruit that the wind has dusted with spices. I find little hop presence but that absence is not missed because it isn't needed. Light enough to accompany food and rich enough to be the desert.

A good example of what Belgian Ale is all about. Complex, rich, sophisticated yet not too much, as Goldilocks would say it's just right.

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Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Petrus out of a thistle glass.

Nice brilliant golden yellow color with a fluffy two finger white head. The head did not last however and soon turned into a ring around the glass.

The aroma was of lactic acid and funk. It would have been nice to have some fruit smells mixed in but I did not get any.

The beer started off sweet and finished with a nice tart sourness. All lactic acid and smooth, no harsh acetic acid was present.

The mouthfeel of the beer was full and smooth.

Overall this was a very tasty treat and I am very glad that I got to try it.

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Photo of lenin2040
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

serving type: bottle, in a petrus glass from a gift pack.

appearance: it's a gusher! big pillow head dies down over the course of 5 minutes to a thin layer. delicate lacing. toasted straw with a tangerine glow

aroma: faint bread pudding, butter

taste and mouthfeel - oh so creamy and smooth.. metallic hop bitterness balanced by some caramel sweetness. gras a little booze creeps up midway through.

drinkability and notes: not especially complex, but the creamy mouthfeel really goes down easy and digging the delicate hop bitterness.

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Photo of Gusler
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The second of six beers from my Petrus gift pack an amber colored brew with a personable head that is semi-creamy and light tan in color as it slowly erodes the resultant lace forms a thin but tight skirt around the glass. Nose is sweet malt, as with the speciale, a hint of honey shores up the malt, a pleasant nose, start is lightly sweet with a decent grain profile and the top light to medium in its feel to the palate. Finish sturdy in its acidity, the hops pleasing in their spicy bite, droughty aftertaste melds itself to the palate, must say I prefer it to the aforementioned Speciale.

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Photo of tweeder263
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Super carbonated! I barely poured this brew out and the glass filled quickly with foamy head. Pours a yellow slightly hazy brew. Smell is very faint semisweet scent, not much else. Now the taste is pretty damn good. Not too overbearing and not bland, it is a sweet beer ,no hops to speak of ,with a muted estery flavor. Mouthfeel is good,,doesnt feel overly carbonated. Definitely a brew i could session.

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Photo of bala747
3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer at a bar called Wala Wala in Singapore. At first glance I was pretty miffed at it as it appeared to pour like a macro lager but I was wrong. Here's the review.

A: Poured from a bottle into a glass that appeared like a mix between a footed pilsener glass and a goblet. Brownish yellow, slightly cloudy pour with a head that dissipates quickly leaving almost no lace.

S: Smelt nicely of scottish shortbread, some malt, some fruity esters, and really floral hoppy smell. Not as complex as a trappist but very pleasant.

T: Very smooth, slightly acidic taste, and somewhat sweet. Very tasty, and yet simple. I am having some trouble describing the taste because while it is pleasant, somewhat hard to resolve the individual flavours, but remarkably nice and sweet, and almost detected some corn. Remarkably subtle for a beer.

M: Well carbonated, nice, smooth mouthfeel that doesn't feel like you're drinking bread. Good medium bodied finish that doesn't leave your mouth puckering like a macro lager. Slightly sour aftertaste.

D: Very smooth and goes down easy, the medium body and good carbonation makes this a remarkably drinkable beer.

Now I think one good thing about many macros is that they are drinkable, and this beer is as drinkable as a macro but to call it a macro is to do it a grave injustice. It is sort of a half-and-half. Has enough to interest a serious beer drinker, and yet as drinkable as a macro. Good beer.

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Photo of Shanex
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a teku

Interesting Belgian pale Ale, got it as a gift for my birthday...

Pours a 2 inches head fading quickly.. there are better Belgian pale Ale out there for sure.

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Photo of IceAce
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 Oz. bottle with a code date of 38616. (No clue)

Body is hazy orange with a thin collar of foam leaving a wispy pattern of lace in my Duvel tulip.

Nose is Flemish with crisp yeast and earthen malt. Entry is lively and the mouthfeel is pleasantly full.

Midtaste shows off bushels of earthy malts while the finish ping-pongs between sweet candi sugar and that famous Belgian yeast.

This would sure go well with smoked yellowtail.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy golden brown with some white head. Nose is pretty mild actually. Slightly hoppy with a little bit of a sweet edge. A touch of yeast. A touch of what might be described as a light floral perfume. Flavor is actually nice and full. Has a slight sweet edge to it that has a citric tone. I am actually surprised a bit. I didn’t expect it to be so full and even. It does have a bit of a syrupy tone to it, though it is not overwhelming. Mouthfeel is pretty good. Slight edge of carbonation. Very drinkable. I could down these all night and right now I am wishing I had more to be able to do just that. This is the first out of the Petrus 6-pack I picked up. It’s a good start.

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Originally reviewed April 28, 2007. 33 cL Bottle. Cantelope and candied lemon. Faint malt. Clouded gold and pale amber pour, with smooth soapy fringe. Flavor is a rich tawny creamed malt and a bit of raisins and acerbic airy flower of sweet sugars. Satisfying flavors and awesome attenuation create a rising percolation that pushes stellar drinkability to the edge. A bit of phenols and warmth. Surprised by some glowing caramels in a nice crisp Belgian blond. A bit of biological dryness and styrian crispness creates a flavorful finish. Excellent for the style.

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Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle

Pours a clear golden color with a creamy white head that thins. Thick lacing on the glass.

Belgian yeasty and bready aroma with a light fruitiness and a nice hop smell.

Taste is mildly grainy and fruity upfront leading into nice bready and yeasty tones. Leads into a mild bitterness with a light hop flavor and finishes rather clean and dry.

Medium body, plentiful carbonation.

A solid Belgian pale ale and quite easy to drink. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of peabody
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I met up with cb12 at Roof Brothers here in Paducah and both of us walked out with a Petrus sampler.
This beer pours out a slight yellow/orange with 1/2 inch of foam that leaves lots of nice lacing as it slowly dissapates.
The smell is very subtle but I am getting yeast and a fruity aroma.
The taste is kinda bitter at first but gets sweet and bready. Mild hops I would guess.
Very clean mouthfeel and the alcohol doesn't hit you till the very end and it is slight at best.
I think one could consume a few of these at one sitting.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first Petrus brew, and it was not a bad sample at all... Copped an 11.2 oz single bottle from Gary's in Madison... Great hazy, yellow cloudy appearance with impressive foamy head... aroma is not overpowering, but full of esters, bananas, fruits, and citrus... taste strongly complements the smell, with an obvious citrus, fruity presence that is rich but not overbearing... light, easy-going taste that is very drinkable and has a great mouthfeel... Although this is not the best Belgian Pale I've tasted, it definitely scores point for character and a light, refreshing flavor that really satisfies... Very smooth and crisp... sweet aftertaste and no bitterness present... Good stuff... Recommended...

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Photo of oelergud
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Translucent golden body with a tint of red. Light tan head of tiny to small bubbles, decent retention and abit better lace.
Sweet mildly fruity and hayish scent, green apple. Fresh and crisp.
Fresh sweet green apple taste. Little in the way of aftertaste but some hops do come through.
Medium body with a dry finish.
Good drinkability.
Petrus seems to be the Belgian answer to Sam adams. Not all that spectacular but good solid brews.


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Photo of hdofu
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pleasant tasting. Poured with a thick white head which very quickly dissolved into lacing. The beer itself was a pale gold. Smelll smelled of wheat and citrus. Taste was that of wheat and fruit. Quite light on the tongue. Nothing swaying me one way or the other as far as drinkability goes but it was better then the average beer.

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Photo of IntriqKen
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Definitely a pretty golden yelllow-orange with a white full finger head that melts to really sticky lacing.
Aromas of soft fruits...oranges and light spices along with subtle belgium yeast.
Taste is also soft...definite belgium in flavors but very soft. Lots of the light oranges and faint yeasts with warm alcohol.
Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

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