Petrus Aged Red Ale | De Brabandere

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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
Ratings:
847
Reviews:
139
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
15.22%
 
 
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Photo of NateMac13
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macesq
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wickerman
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of doktorhops
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Here we go, unexplored territory: Doc’s first Flanders Oud Bruin (or in the parlance of English: Flanders Old Brown). Having fast become a fan of Flanders Red Ales, specifically Rodenbach Grand Cru, I’m looking forward to this Petrus Aged Red (or Foudre Rouge en Français) as I’m still crossing beer styles to try off my list [I think there’s only another 10-13 styles left that I haven’t had including obscure stuff such as: Faro, Braggot, Roggenbier, Gose and Kvass... W(here)TF do I get Kvass from in Canberra???]. Anyway that’s enough waffle, bring on the Petrus!

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Duvel Tulip.

A: An interesting deep hazy brown/ruby body, no doubt the ruby is a result of 10% of this brew comprising of cherries, there is also a pink-tinged tan coloured head that quickly dies down to a thin lace. One of the most interesting brews I’ve ever seen, quite outside the box, Doc likes outside the box. 9/10.

S: Cherries, real sour cherries dominate this damn fine aroma. This is one cherrystravaganza! Combined with this are notes of oak (woody/vanilla French oak), sourdough yeast and honey. Here’s hoping the taste is as good as the aroma. 9/10.

T: Woah! *Keanu Reeves voice* This is a big cherry slap in the face which starts out (almost) sickly sweet, then hits with slight tart character and finishes with a medicinal note that morphs into cherry cough syrup (not a fan of that part). Everything else takes a back seat as the cherry demands your attention, with those hints of oak, sourdough and honey lingering in the background. The question with Petrus Aged Red is: Too much? And the answer for me is ‘yes’ and ‘no’. I sorta really like it... then I don’t... my tongue is so confused right now. 8/10.

M: Medium bodied, a bit of cloying from the sugar content, with a light but dense carbonation. However I am wishing this would go down a bit easier. 7/10.

D: This is one beer that could benefit from less flavour intensity, especially in the finish with the cough syrup notes, and believe me - if you’ve been following my reviews you’ll know this - I very rarely say that a beer can “benefit from less flavour intensity”. You have been warned. Question now is: Did I end up deciding if I actually like Petrus Aged Red? Yes, I think I do... hmmm, I’ll try it ice cold next time. Some good cherry characters at play here though. 7/10.

Food match: Roast beef with a cherry jus, sautéed leeks and chard, and a cherry tart with whipped cream for dessert.

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Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LennyBound
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not terribly sour. Very strong cherry smell and taste. Drinks more like a lambic.

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Photo of WelshCondor
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great easy taste. Sweet, but not overpowering, immediately ordered another.

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Photo of Lucular
4.27/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

TONS of cherry smell and flavor. A little bit sweet and almost but not quite on the medicinal side but delicious nonetheless. Only slightly tart but again, lots of cherry.

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Photo of VAcrossr
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Weixiaobao
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Too much cherry and too cola-like feel. A fan of the style, not this particular brew, though.

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Photo of Wsherry1
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigdb
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kingpthethird
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Merks
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wcu80
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikesnoHSL
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This is a good beer, but the cough medicine flavor kinda lingers. Wish it had a little more sour

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Photo of BogBoyJD
4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sheenisgod
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thetravelguy01
4.55/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great sour beer! Amazing cherry flavors! Extremely easy to drink, can't wait to enjoy this beer again!

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Photo of Azpittil57
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CakeTruck
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dhfreak
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Interesting beer. Taste more like a Lambic than an Oud Bruin to me.

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Photo of epyon396
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of srletend
3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hop_head22
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Petrus Aged Red Ale from De Brabandere
3.68 out of 5 based on 847 ratings.
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