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Petrus Aged Red Ale | De Brabandere

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3.76/5
Very Good
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:
#20,783
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
865
pDev:
14.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
160
Trade:
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Ratings: 865 |  Reviews: 144
Photo of BWood
4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good mild sour. Easy to drink at 8%. Looks like carbonated cognac. Feels awesome going down.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dd43
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very cloudy, burgundy in color with a nice finger of head. It receded quickly but can be reinvigorated with a few robust swirls of the glass.

An aroma strongly reminiscent of cherry cola, with not quite that level of sweetness in the flavor (thankfully). Tart notes are subdued, present but certainly not overwhelming. Very easy to drink, this is something to offer to people who say they don't drink beer because it's too "beery". It is mild by sour beer standards, which is another reason for people to give it a shot.

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Photo of Cycle69
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ristaccia
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budlum
3.19/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

This was a sweet treat. It reminded me of a berry version of Grand Marnier. I think this is better in a size smaller than a pint simply because I wanted to sip and enjoy it for all its flavor. It was a hit for everyone at the table.

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Photo of davegray
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Boostie
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrMeerbill
2/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.25

Way to sweet not sour gross

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Photo of Shy5
3.12/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of grover37
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmwilliq
4.46/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Giesch
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The pour is a deeply dark garnet red. Smallish head of foam over achieves with the lacing.

The aromas of mostly sweet but some sour cherries is all I get smell wise but that's what this beer is all aboot.

The taste is closer to a 60-40 mix of sweet and sour. Hints of some oaky notes in the finish.

Nice mouthfeel and very drinkable for the one bottle.
I'm very happy that I bought the Petrus sour pack.

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

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

Photo of NateMac13
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macesq
3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wickerman
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of doktorhops
4/5  rDev +6.4%
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 -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LennyBound
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
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 +15.7%
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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Petrus Aged Red Ale from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 865 ratings
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