Petrus Aged Red Ale | De Brabandere

Petrus Aged Red AlePetrus Aged Red Ale
BA SCORE
62.9%
Liked This Beer
3.76 w/ 859 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:
#19,207
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
859
Liked:
540
Avg:
3.76/5
pDev:
14.63%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
158
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 859 |  Reviews: 140
Photo of DamienI
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Edie
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

To much like a wine.

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Photo of KensWorld
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

cherry syrup, blah!

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Photo of Skabiski
3.11/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Summerteeth
2.98/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Magnetofunk
2.69/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

It's difficult to be objective when you really don't like the style.
Anyways...
Clear deep amber with with a dirty brown fuzzy head,
Definitely cherry, raisins and prunes.
Nutty and toasty very sweet malt. Sweetness it's all it has. No hops. Unbalanced to me.
It doesn't taste like beer. It's more like a pop, a cherry coke with some cheap spirit.
I wouldn't drink it again.

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Photo of reebtaerG
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured from the 11.2 ounce bottle into a clear glass chalice. A moderate pour produces a short, creamy, light brown head that dissipates quickly. The beer is lightly carbonated and of a ruby brown color of medium depth.

The aroma-flavor really showcases the cherries- it is a real fruit bomb but just manages to avoid being overbearing. The cherry flavor tends toward sweet rather than tart, and balances the tartness to a certain extent. The cherry flavor is also rich, and accentuated by the alcohol and esthers, and is actually fairly complex despite the perceived sweetness. A touch of nuttiness and chocolate.

Purchased as part of a variety pack. A brochure in the pack states that this beer is a blend comprised of 15% of their aged pale and 85% double brown beer- apparently blended and then infused with the cherries. Makes an excellent dessert.

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Photo of 123321123321
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MMeyers87
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled
Big dark red body , reminiscent of vimto, with off white head.
Smells like black forest gateaux
Black cherry dark chocolate
Sweet cherry taste

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Photo of DaverCS
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a murky Brown color with red undertones with one half of a finger of an off-colored caramel head. The head dissipates quickly, reducing to nothing.

Roma reminds me of a vanilla, cherry cola. Some funkiness, molasses, tons of cherries, some notes of vanilla and an overall prevalent sweetness.

Taste is surprisingly sweet. I was expecting a lot more tartness. Compared to the nose, the taste is very lopsided. Some cherry notes play through, but a dominant off-flavored sweetness is most noticeable. it almost brings up memories of a cough syrup without the artificial cherry flavor.

Overall, this beer was a surprising let down. I see this pairing well with an Italian sandwich with extra vinegar. The beer needs a good amount of citrus to Cut the sweetness. It gets a 82/100.

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Photo of dwagner003
3.21/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Traveler19808
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark with a strong head that settles to a film over a dark ruby body
Smells of dark bready malt with present sweet cherry
Smooth malt cherry and hints of oak. Cherry is sweet, slightly tart. Enjoyable palate if a bit overwhelming.
Light sour taste
Moderate mouthfeel with a bit of a tingle
I enjoy this one, if you're cherry fan, you likely will also.

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

Photo of thoglund
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of K3lso1123
4.54/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jhartley
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my favorite piece of glassware; Snorkel tulip thanks again @Ozzylizard !.
A lovely deep dark red to brown body with a creamy khaki head with a slight reddishness . Constant stream of bubbles running up on the edges of the glass, keeping that head around.

The first aroma I am getting is tart fresh cherries followed by a stronger sourness and some slight malty roastiness and a pretty decent amount of woodiness on the end. I'm getting a nice mix of aromas on this one

Taste....Cherries, oak, small vinegar-like bite, not very sour. As it sits on the tongue the brown ale starts to come through. The cherries come out a lot up front and are much sweeter than I thought they would be, was expecting more tartness. Not much from the oak coming out, just a hint.

The mouth feel is around medium at first and then finishes light with a slight lingering sweetness.

Overall, this was a decent beer, however I was expecting/hoping for a little bit more of that sour-acidic bite. Just not enough there in my opinion. I think the cherries dominate a little too much for me adding a sweetness that is not off-set with enough sourness.

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Photo of BenBreeg
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of safaricook
3.14/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks great: dark ruby
Smells of sweet cherry cake; promising
Taste is a great let down for me: sweet with licorice. Cannnot stand it
Carbonation and body are not bad but there is a strong burn
Taste like Cola with cheap Rum. I ll try to stay away from it in the future.

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

Petrus Aged Red Ale from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 62.9% out of 100 with 859 ratings
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