Red by Petrus
De Brabandere

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From:
De Brabandere
 
Belgium
Style:
Flanders Oud Bruin
Ranked #58
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,401
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 14.32%
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
763
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 08, 2022
Added:
Mar 01, 2013
Wants:
  25
Gots:
  179
SCORE
85
Very Good
Red by PetrusRed by Petrus
Notes: Formerly Petrus Aged Red Ale

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.
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from an 11.2 oz. can. Has a very dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dominated by cherries. Taste is tart cherries, some malts, a hint of alcohol. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.
Sep 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.35 by Rhetion from Florida

Aug 11, 2022
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dark green color with a dark tan head. Nose is slightly cherry and taste is the dark cherries with the fizz. Very above average Belgian red in my opinion
May 08, 2022
 
 
Rated: 4.25 by Hendry from Vermont

Feb 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Best by 10/10/21…oops

You know, it’s pretty rare to see Oud Bruins around these days, and this one is especially strange. 15% foeder beer and 85% double brown aged on cherries and blended. It’s not like it’s the typical blending of old and new batches, and more like a bastardized style hybrid. Nevertheless, I’m pretty excited to try it despite the age

Pours an opaque purplish brown with 2 finger of pinkish orange head that fades to a thin cap and leaves decent lacing

The cherries definitely come through in a serious way in the nose, just tons of tart fruit. I’m picking up on aromas of sour cherry, red wine, dark toast, vinegar, light toffee, sharp oak, and brown sugar

It takes quite a step down in taste from the enticing aroma, but I still find something to enjoy here. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting tart cherry, brown bread, sharp vinegar, oak, and light caramel. The swallow brings notes of sour cherry (quickly fading to sweeter cherry), toffee, brown bread, toast, earthy yeast, and light leather

A medium body pairs with aggressive scrubbing carbonation, resulting in full yet silky beer. Finishes a tad sticky but nothing that gets in the way

It’s possible that the lack of freshness dragged this a bit, so I’ll have to give it a break in the overall. Pretty good stuff
Dec 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3.35 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Nov 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.88 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Jul 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Jun 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.95 by MGibbons from Maryland

Apr 09, 2021
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

2.58/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
#1697 - Blind-tasted except for the beer's name and brewery/country, zero reviews below read (yet!)…
L- It certainly is red, a deep clear lustrous shade. Pours with a 1Cm fine-bubble mid-tan cap, that looks likely to stick around. I check the bottle; it's filtered/no sediment.
S- Fresh ripe cherries. Not much else gets past that for me.
T- Huge fresh cherries, then a sudden sour note from the blue (or red!) so instant I involuntarily shudder. It goes as swiftly as it arrived, and on subsequent sips my palate adjusts and the fruit and sour+hops balance better.
F- It has richness, actually touches of sweetness too, but the sour fruit + hops bring some balance to the feel. Overall though it's still on the sour/hoppier side of neutral.
O- For me this is ONLY about the cherry taste. No other beer-like taste notes come into it. The Feel is nicely balanced. The CO2 is holding really well and forming lacing on the way down; doubly impressive given the beer is 8.5%. 1) You need to enjoy mildly sour/majorly fruity beer 2) You need to LOVE cherries 3) You have to be ok that this doesn't really come over like a beer much at all, perhaps more an alco-cherryade with a great colour and head of foam.
This beer is likely a big divider; and I'll just say it's way OTT mono-dimensional on the cherries for me and not one I'd wish to drink again.
Review/scoring all done, now the reveal, I get to read the bottle lables to see what I missed! ==> Contains 10% sour cherry juice, sugar and 'Aroma'.... hmmm!
330ml bottle BB: 09/09/2022 £4.29 Bought from BelgianBeerCompany, Stoke/UK as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London.
Mar 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.8 by ZombiePlus from California

Mar 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by drstalker from Illinois

Jan 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.07 by DvdP from Netherlands

Dec 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.58 by jstern from California

Nov 14, 2020
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Reviewed by andypeters1971 from Georgia

4.49/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Quite amazing and certainly easy to get in over your head or out over your skiis on this one. Creeps up on you. Probably better than Kasteel Rouge or similar ones
Oct 28, 2020
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Rated by Daniel473 from Netherlands

3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
GIVE THE CHILD A JAR OF PORTER
Oct 05, 2020
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Reviewed by dunkel_weizen from Oregon

3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Unknown age bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Dark hazy copper brown with suspended particulates, weak head even with a center pour that dissipates quickly. The nose is cherry, cherry, cherry, and sweetness. The taste follows with some nice red ale malt and hop up front, cherry and aged oak in the middle, and a blended finish that lingers on all notes with a sour twang and sweetness. It finishes nice and dry, clean and crisp on the palate.

This is a great aged red, but the cherry dominates heavily for my taste, and it is sweet but not cloying. It honestly tastes like low sweetness, more developed, and oaky cherry coke, but beer. Great dessert beer but rather expensive for what it is!
Jul 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 30, 2020
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
L: Hazy deep red color, one finger light brown head, messy lacing, light carbonation.

S: Sour cherries, tart. Smells wonderful.

T: Sour cherries, tart, sweet, alcohol. Leaves a somewhat "medical" aftertaste that I'm not very keen on but generally it tastes pretty decent.

F: Medium bodied, lots of sour cherry flavors.

O: It's a very decent beer but nothing I will look for again, to be honest.
Jun 26, 2020
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Reviewed by just1cho from California

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
*Poured into a Teku glass from a 11.2oz bottle*

This beer poured a clear brown/red with a slightly tan head which was two finger thick with low to medium retention. This had a nice array of rocky to micro bubbles to it, making this look pretty nice, and when the head subsided, this beer left a nice lacing around my cup.

The aroma was pretty one note, but pretty pleasant so I can't really complain here. Of course, I expected cherries upfront and that's exactly what I got, big notes of tart sweet red cherries with a bit of a ripe apple aroma. One note and very simple, but overall I thought this was pretty satisfying to smell.

I was pleasantly surprised that the taste was a bit more complex than what I got on the aroma. Don't get me wrong, I still got the same one-note sweet and tart tastes of cherries from start to finish, I thought that the back-end showed more caramel and bread notes from the malts. There was also a slight medicinal bitterness in the back as well coupled with a bit of an oak character--these flavor notes were noticeable and good--but they weren't really strong or lingering.

The feel of this beer was medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation. I felt like this was super easy to drink and for the amount of alcohol that's supposedly in here, I couldn't taste any of it. This also being super mellow and having a dry finish to it made this super easy to drink, almost like cherry juice.

This was very good in my opinion--very sweet, tart, and fruity (cherry...obviously), but with a slightly unappetizing medicinal bitterness in the back-end of the taste. If someone isn't a big fan of sours or strong alcohol tasting ales, I would probably recommend this to them.
Jun 15, 2020
 
Rated: 3.96 by arzt from Germany

Jun 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by Boone757 from Virginia

Jun 05, 2020
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Reviewed by robwired from Kansas

4.69/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Nose: sweet red.
Poured with a good head, slow to dissipate. Belgian lacing around the rastal teku glass.
Flavor: yes cherries yes yes
There also are citrusy, fruity notes.
Finish: Clean, crisp, dry.
And the Belgian lacing is still there, from top to bottom of the glass.
May 30, 2020
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Rated by decay from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Tasty as all get out. Really nicely balanced, great cherry vs. sour, just enough sweet to make it kick!
May 18, 2020
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
750ml bottle. Poured out a murky, brown color with a small, tan head of silky foam. It smelled of cherries, toffee and malt. Tart cherry taste with a sweet malty backbone.
Mar 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.72 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Feb 03, 2020
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Reviewed by sjrider from California

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle - dark carmine color with thin off white head leaving scant ring of bubbles. Nose is mostly cherry, slightly sweet and slightly sour. Taste follows. If you like cherries , this is very good -if not then not so much. I find it very tasty.
Dec 27, 2019
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
**
10/13/19

Sampling of Aged Petrus Beers coutersy of JPK. Go Hawks.
Bottle to sample glass.

Favorite of the group.

Reddish Brown color. Small beige head.
Light cherry flavor, sweet and tasty. Cherry counteracts the sour/wild/funky well.


**
Oct 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by mizx from England

Oct 09, 2019
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Rated by Captain68 from Russian Federation

4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
90,5
Jul 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by mrcraft from California

Mar 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by shigg85 from Japan

Feb 02, 2019
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
330ml bottle - part of a mixed Petrus sixer that recently arrived on Alberta's mighty shores.

This beer pours a clear, dark red-brick brown colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly tan head, which leaves some stellar layered cirrus cloud form lace around the glass as it lazily melts away.

It smells of cherry cough syrup, bready and doughy caramel malt, a bit of musty woodiness, and very, very tame earthy, herbal, and floral noble hop bitters. The taste is grainy and bready caramel malt, toffee pudding, candied cherry, ethereal barrel staves, a touch of estery yeast, and more well-understated earthy, leafy, and dead floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly meek in its milquetoast frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, with nothing really getting in the way of an adequate time at this point in the process. It finishes off-dry, the malt and 'cherry' essences presiding.

Overall - yeah, this is pretty much a dumbed-down version of the style, with the sweetness edging out any sour character by a long mile. That said, it does have some flavour, and the 17-proof booze factor is essentially invisible, so I guess you cast this as a sort of gateway offering.
Jan 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by The_Essbee from Arizona

Jan 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by ScottK22 from New York

Dec 29, 2018
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

3.06/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a mahoghany brown with ample tan foam that rises above the rim and has good lasting power. Spotty lace lingers around the edges.

Smell is musty, sweet, and minerally, old wet dishrag and cherry cough drops. Artificial cherry, no funk to speak of.

Saccharine cherry cough drop flavor, strange metallic astringency and bitterness. Cloyingly sweet and mildly tart, thin bodied with ample carbonation. Overly sweetened, not much malt or barrel funk at all. Fairly disappointing and artificially flavored. Stick to Goudenband and Liefmans Kriekenbier for the real deal.
Dec 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.67 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Nov 30, 2018
Red by Petrus from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 932 ratings