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Petrus Aged Red Ale | De Brabandere

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3.76/5
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865 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:
#20,637
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
865
pDev:
14.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
159
Trade:
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Photo of Jason_Schroeder
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
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 -11.7%
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%
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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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had picked this up an apparently did not look at it carefully. I not much into sours, and though not a true sour it does help with getting into the style...

A very nice rich, red mahogany color that produces a thin reddish foam with little staying power but decent lacing. The smell is rich in cherries with a lightly tart tang to the nose. Mouthfeel was heavy on the carbonation and somewhere between medium- and light-bodied. I enjoyed it from a pure drinking experience, but I was not necessarily impressed from a purist sense - it tasted more like a sour Cherry Coke. But then again, from the overall, it was definitely different, unique, and kinda fun to drink.

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Photo of Sir_Goatman
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Houborg1
2.69/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of josanguapo
3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Alcampo. In Teku glass. Playing Verde Station. Lots of cherries here, in nose & mouth, not much dubbel character. Good body. Fine but seems more a refreshment than a beer. Abv well hidden

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Photo of Foley67
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shanex
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattmarka1
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hermit990
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Brought by a guest to a poker game I host. Don't care for the style but drank my share. Poured dark red with an ivory head. The aroma is sweet cherries and not much else, the taste is sour cherries and oak. Felt crisp, but overall was not an enjoyable experience. Maybe if sour beers are your thing.

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Photo of JTuomi
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Neoplan
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a dark ruddy red to almost brown color with a quickly dissipating finger’s worth of white foamy head. Concaves nicely around the sides to bubbles. Mild messy lace. The aroma starts off with a nice sweet and tart black and red cherries. Sourness is quite tame. Malts seem sour and sweet in this one. The flavor leans sweet initially and then opens up into some sour and tart cherry. Sweet cherry fruity aftertaste roping the finish in with a little bit of stickiness. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Low carbonation yields an ample amount of balance between the stickiness and soft tartness. Overall, almost a straight up fruit beer, perhaps with a hell of a lot of tart to sweet cherries rolling all about. Definitely would be a stellar go to for Summer evening dessert.

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Photo of brenn79
3.04/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

11.2 oz bottle- Pours very dark red to brown with a small light tan head. Aroma is cherries in syrup, maraschino cherries, some oak, some malt. The taste is like a brown ale, brewed with maraschino cherries, sweet, dessert, a touch of oak. Overly simplistic, and was hoping for so much more, it's not bad, just on the sweet side.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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