Petrus Aged Red Ale | De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
3.76/5
Very Good
878 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:
#22,773
Reviews:
148
Ratings:
878
pDev:
14.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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22
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Ratings: 878 |  Reviews: 148
Photo of Squire
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Attractive reddish brown color with tan cap and lace.

Aroma of dark fig, ripe cherry, some spice elements and, yes, a hint of tartness.

Flavor is rich and full. Reminds me of a pastry filled with ripe Bordeaux cherries and dark bittersweet chocolate though I'm sure the chocolate sensation comes from malt rather than actual chocolate. A noticeable but low level of sweetness highlighted by a pleasant sour tartness.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

What can I say, dark cherries and dark chocolate are two of my favorite combinations and that's exactly what we have here. Fairly simple ingredients yet a complex, sophisticated result.

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Photo of ABabbidge
3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L: Dark brown body with some dark red around the edges where light gets through. Fizzy head, very short lived.

S: Sweet, almost like maraschino cherries.

T: Much like the smell, it is very sweet. Almost tastes like a cherry flavored soda. A little bit of tartness to it as well.

F: Fizzy and tart. Leaves a bit of a funky feel/taste in your throat that I can't quite place.

O: Overall not terrible, but if I didn't know better I wouldn't have guessed this was a beer. A little too sweet for me.

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Photo of golf4collet
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Near perfect Oud Bruin color with a brownish red color. Very creamy head with tints of pink and beige.

Aromas of sour cherry candies, nice oak presence as well.

Flavor starts off promising with bright cherry and oak, but immediately an overwhelming presence of antiseptic and alcohol takes over, and it ends with some pretty strong resemblances to cherry Robitussin. Halls' Cherry.

Feel is buzzing to start, with a nice creaminess and then dries out at the finish.

Overall, this can be drinkable, if you get past the cough drop qualities. They're not overwhelming, but they are present. For that reason it loses marks from me.

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

Hazy reddish brown color with beige head. Aroma is really fruity, like cherry preserves or natural cherry juice. Taste starts sweet with cherry flavor but also caramelized sugar, even a bit burnt. Slightly boozy, finishes with a bit of burnt sugar bitterness. Medium body, quite smooth mouthfeel. Really well balanced between tart and sweet. ABV is also integrated well for its 8.5%.

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Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is dark brownish red in color and is too dark to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left swirls of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of black cherries are present in the nose along with bits of sweetness.
T: The taste follows the smell and is packed with black cherry flavors along with some hints of oak. The beer is relatively sweet but also has hints of sourness from the barrel aging.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a lot sweeter compared to others in the style and could make for a good selection to pair with a dessert.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of tubeyes
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.12/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

You can really smell the cherries, so much so that it's all you can smell but that's good. The taste however takes a big dip as it tastes and even feels way too much like wine. It's not as bad as another beer that tasted like wine (this one was a lot more enjoyable) i had but still not something i'd buy again.

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

Photo of mcpat1993
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty decent beer. A little on the sweet side for me, but the high abv level balances out the flavor pretty well.

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

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a .33l bottle coded 42165. The beer pours deep brown/amber with a small tan head. The head dissipated quickly leaving a small amount of lacing. The smell is strong sour cherries up front. I'm also getting some oak. There is a very wine-like quality to the smell. The taste was surprisingly sweet. The cherries come through strongly and the oak is there also. There is very little sour flavor and a little alcohol taste underneath. The mouthfeel is smooth but highly carbonated. This reminds me of a highly carbonated cherry cough syrup, and not in a good way (if that's possible). I won't be buying this again.

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Photo of yaron73
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Counsel
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TGS
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of thebooyakid
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billysdad
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing. My little rural distro has a mixed case from this brewery. 90 bucks a case. I tried once. Never again. Best beer I've ever had. Just too expensive for my budget.

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

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

Petrus Aged Red Ale from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 878 ratings