Petrus Aged Red Ale | De Brabandere

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3.77/5
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885 Ratings
Petrus Aged Red AlePetrus Aged Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Brabandere
Belgium
bavik.be

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Petrus Aged Red is a blend of 15% Petrus Aged Pale, pure foeder beer that has been aged for 2 years in oak foeders, and 85% double brown with sour cherries. For the fruit beer lover, but with an ideal sweet-sour balance.


Added by Sludgeman on 03-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,120
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
885
pDev:
14.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 885 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of janubio
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Petrus glass. Red colour, minimum red head, almost no lace.
Aroma of cherries, ripened fruits, notes of chocolate and some wood.
Medium to full body, thick texture, normal carbonation. Dry finish.
Taste of cherries, chocolate, bananas, some citrics.
Not really that sour, but it is a good, complex and well balanced beer to Taste.

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Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewtifulBrewnette
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EldiabloNegrote
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beejay
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep red when held to the light, not much head. Aroma is cherry bomb. Flavor is a cherry bomb with touches of oak and almond. Mouth feel is medium with moderate carbonation. Overall interesting, though a bit cloying.

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Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.95/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antwon616
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BWED
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle poured into a teku.

A- Dark ruby, with some decent clarity. Mildly cloudy. Head tan and dense due to effervescence. Almost creamy. Great lacing.

S- Tart cherry, slight sweetness. Oaky, classic barrel aged aroma. Not much in the depth, but enough to really please the nose.

T- Cherry up front. Sweet almost caramel, backbone of malt. Sweetness overrides the tartness in this one.

M- Body is medium-light. Carbonation tingles the senses nicely. Faint dry-tannin finish.

O- Wonderful. Sweet, tangy, and a textbook example of a wood-aged beer.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ddiane02
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Storm_Rryder
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank this when I was quite thirsty, and it was quite refreshing. Not very beer like but still good. Strong tart cherry flavor.

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Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a strong, >1 finger head of light pink foam, topping a shockingly deep red body.

Very sweet aroma, primarily cherries and raspberries. Light tartness.

Flavor follows: intensely sweet, only slightly tart. Cherries at first, but yielding to raspberries. Overly sweet and syrupy.

Lively and active.

This is a tasty brew, but there's little depth or complexity, no oak, and no funk. It's almost more of a wine cooler than a beer.

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Photo of tux_alin
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of domnulboca
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Alright beer, more brownish red than red. But had a source cherry cola flavor. Reminded me back in the day when I was a kid and the waitress would tell me they didn't have cherry coke but instead took grenadine and marishano cherries with coke and made a cherry coke except these marishano cherries were more tart. But for a beer it's not exactly something I want.

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Photo of Marvicsin
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of the_awesometeer
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is extremely dark red/brown, thin head but it was lasting. The smell was all cherries. The taste was also strongly cherry. It almost had a cherry cola type of flavor to it but instead of being sweet it was sour. The beer is overall good just struck me a little strong at first.

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Photo of Jason_Schroeder
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great cherry nose, but authentic cherry not cherry flavored. The finish raw cherry and refreshing. Not very sour, but a great mix of sour and fruity. Rich dark cherry-brown color and decent lacing. Almost no foam when poured. Relatively low abv, easy drinking and very pleasant.

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Photo of Tone
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear red color. 5/4 inch head of an off-pink color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong cherry, Belgian yeast, sweet malt, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Flanders Oud Bruin. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level and slight dryness. Tastes of strong cherry, Belgian yeast, sweet malt, slight alcohol, and a hint of hop. Overall, cherry overwhelms, lacking in complexity, and average at best.

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Photo of h-parks
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I couldn't find any Delirium Red, so I thought I might give this one a try.

Poured with a 1/4-1/2in. head, beautifully deep red-brown. At the usual serving temperature, you're greeted by an extremely complex--almost dissonant--flavor. Cherry, some sort of licorice flavor, mild sour notes, molasses, and massively malty. Slows you down like magic with all the flavors and the 8.5%ABV. The aftertaste lingers pleasantly, like after taking a shot of what a bachelorette party had dialed up. Warm, sweet, numb, light.

Try it on a sunny holiday afternoon.

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Petrus Aged Red Ale from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 885 ratings