Petrus Aged Red Ale | De Brabandere

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3.76/5
Very Good
869 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:
#21,198
Reviews:
146
Ratings:
869
pDev:
14.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
164
Trade:
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Ratings: 869 |  Reviews: 146
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

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 StoutSnob40
3.21/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Petrus Aged Red Ale from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 869 ratings
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