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:
837
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
15.22%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
156
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of safaricook
3.14/5  rDev -14.7%
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 +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of trickynicky
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of justinp444
4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip it has a massive 2 and a half inch head of pink light beige foam and a brown amber body. Smell of lots of cherries, bit of raspberries, and bread-y malt. Taste is mostly cherry with some bread-y malt, caramel, some earth, raspberry, and candy sugar in the back. Mouth feel is full, body is moderate to light, and carbonation is full. A very sweet cherry oud bruin that still maintains some of it's beer characteristics, but maybe a too little.

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Photo of sahd-1
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Doniphan
4.57/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice dark cherry tartness

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Enjoyed from the tiny bottle in a snifter via a friend from work---THANKS TONY!
This nice oud pours a dark mahogany with red highlights and a moderate head of light tan foam that settles to a thick ring, subtle pool, and light lacing. Nose of dark cherries and a hint of sweet candy sugars with a touch of must. Flavors are much like the nose but well placed with lightly tart dark cherries on all sides with light caramel and candy sugars and a pleasant lightly earthy yeast component. Nice carbonation, effervescent when cold and light with warmth finishing lightly tart with a touch of sweet candy sugar. Overall an excellent oud.

Cheers

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Photo of cjgiant
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle:
Nice pop from that cork, and a pour that didn't yield too much head. What was present faded fairly quickly to a thin rim of bubbles atop the body. The bubbles do grow on the side of the glass with a little swirl, and recede to its thin line fairly quickly. The beer pours a reddish brown, sorta rusty in color until enough liquid turns it a deep crimson burgundy.

The nose is heavy on the dark sweet cherries, no doubt or subtleties here about the additional ingredient. Really, it reminds me of the scent I get when I stir a fruit-on-the-bottom black cherry yogurt. It's also about the only scent I can pick out - a light cherry soda impression.

The taste also does not leave the cherry in doubt. However, it isn't quite as sweet as I'd expected it to be. Unfortunately, I'm also not really getting anything beyond that. Carbonation tickle is nice up front, but fades by mid taste as the cherry flavor seems to fade to a blander version of itself. I was hoping for a little tartness to counter the opening sweetness (which isn't cloying or too sweet).

It's got a nice sweet cherry note up front, but it also is lacking something/anything beyond the opening cherry sweetness just fading. I actually liked the feel of the beer, and there is not even the slightest hint of its 8.5%. It does seem to drink a little like a cherry soda, even.

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

Best By 07/27/17

L-The beer pours a clear brown with reddish highlights. The modest pour leads to a one finger creme colored head which recedes to a thin film. Lacing is spotty.
S- The aroma of sweet cherries is prominant. Behind the cherries is a bit of toffee and barnyard mustiness.
T- Fruit flavor in the form of black cherries. It's a sweet cherry rather than the sour cherry which I sometimes find overwhelming. While the beer is sweet from the fruit and malts, I don't find it cloying. The beer is well balanced between sweet and sour.
F- Carbonation is light. Overall mouthfeel is medium. The beer coats and the fruitiness lingers for a good time.
O- This would make and amazing beer to pair with dessert. I could see enjoying it equally well with vanilla ice cream or a rich chocolate cake. Recommended to anyone looking for a good dessert beer.

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Photo of jw4free
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark ruby ​​color, clear. Foam beige-pink, tall, fine-bubble, durable, beautifully adorned walls.
Aroma: fruit, mainly cherries, vanilla, slightly woody notes.
Taste: vanilla sweetness and sourness of red fruit on the finish of each sip, a slight aftertaste of stone fruit, wood.
Gentian stones, saturation average, alcohol perfectly hidden.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of St_Patty_Cakes
5/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect. Well balanced. Umami.

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Photo of YalovaIA
4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shivtim
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of wonothesane42
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huffs
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Patrickt22
4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samEBC
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkman89
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Strong berry flavor, great color, refreshing

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Photo of Trentt2
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

L: Dark ruby with a lttile foam head.
S: Smells raspberry, cherry.
T: Berries, sweetness with a little soar.
F: Very smooth, oily.
O: Too sweet but like it at all.

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Petrus Aged Red Ale from De Brabandere
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