Petrus Winter #9 | De Brabandere

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180 Ratings
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Petrus Winter #9Petrus Winter #9
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Brabandere
Belgium
bavik.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OWSLEY069 on 09-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
180
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
23
For Trade:
1
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Purchased @ H.E.B. 1 Pint 9.4 Fl oz. Bottle. Red Bottle with standard cork with gold color cage. Price: $10.95

Color: Pours brown-red similar to sun brewed tea. Small khaki colored head. Some retention.

Smell: Banana,Molasses,Nutmeg,Cinnamon,and Gingerbread.

Taste: Molasses,Raisin,Caramel,Cinnamon,Bourbon.

Feel: Light feel, medium carbonation, long warm finish.

Very good overall. Will pickup another bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Nice tangy, sour aroma and taste to this winter beer. Not much of a head to speak of, caramel/copper color with faint carbonation. Sour palate, taste of caramel and toffee. No alcohol burn apparent. A real winter warmer.

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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautifully packaged in a large red bottle (2013? BB date stamp of July 2015) with gold-colored wire retaining the cork. Served at a starting temperature of about 45F in a Belgian snifter. Modest improvemnt with further aging.

Pours clear and dark; a lovely red-brown color with a small head that displays good retention and coats the glass upon tipping.

Aroma: appealing and faintly sweet and fruity over dark bread.

Flavor: little if any spicing in the winter ale, but some hints of spicing from, I believe, the yeast. Starts lightly sweet and finished mildly bitter. Hints of dark fruits including dried plums and raisins, as well as toffee.

Feel: smooth but a touch too much astringency. Appropriately soft carbonation.

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Type: Draft
Glass: 0.25L (8.5 oz.) glass
From: Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $4.00 (with progressive Friday)
Purchased: Feb. 21, 2014
Consumed: Feb. 21, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a brownish red, almost mahogany color with 3-to-4 fingers of khaki tan head. Sporadic spots of lacing all around the sides. Average-to-above average retention on the top.

Smelled dark fruits, dark sour cherry, plum, dark raspberry and black cherry first, then got wintery spices - nutmeg, molasses, caramel, gingerbread and cinnamon. What a mix.

Tasted more what I was expecting with the wintry mix. Got nutmeg, cinnamon, gingerbread and molasses. Sour notes were still there with dark grape, bourbon, black cherry and sour cherry.

Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long warming finish.

A very good and unusual winter beer. Would love to try it again.

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Petrus Winter #9 from De Brabandere
3.9 out of 5 based on 180 ratings.
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