Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Harelbeke, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Petrus Aged Red is constructed from a base of Double Brown Ale. 15% Petrus Aged Pale is added to provide a dry character to the brew and give it a slight sour essence. Finally the brewer adds fresh cherries, which are evident in the rich thick head. Petrus Aged Red is a perfect blend of sweet and sour with a cherry undertone which makes this brew remarkably drinkable at 8.5% ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogniskowicz (517) - POLAND - MAR 24, 2015
Aromat: wiśnie, wiśnie, wiśnie, w tle delikatny drewniany akcent i tyle Wygląd: ot kompot wiśniowy Smak: jest słodko wiśniowo, w tle delikatny piwniczny aromat, odrobina beczki, końcůwka o dziwo wytrawna. Jest dość pijalnie, ale absolutnie bez szału. Typowy przeciętniak. Pije się dobrze, zapomina po chwili.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cokolwiek11 (203) - POLAND - MAR 24, 2015
Dark ruby beer, low tanned head, quickly disapears. Aroma of sweet cherry. Sweet cherry syrup. Taste: light sour. high sweetnes. Cherry. A hint of chocolate. Palate: for me itís medium to high body, flat carbonation, hidden but warming alcohol. Overall: sweet cherry juice, kinda chemical cherry aroma. Dont like this at all. itís not sour ale for sure. Altough if some1 likes sweet cherry juice or wine, go for it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuszek (702) - Gdynia, POLAND - MAR 24, 2015
Beatiful clear ruby color, nice head. Aroma of cherries, bitter almond and vanila. Taste rather dry, sour and sweet. Taste fruity and a bit malty. Sweet finish. Could be less sweet, but still very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cheap (4756) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
On tap at Hollywood garden $1 per ounces, wew. Too much for my taste buds but when I saw it was petrus wanted to do it. Nice dark on tap BS maroon beer. This stuff is so expensive, wew. Nice mild tart aroma, Quite yummy at first then it gets a little alky medicine like. Something more than I anticipated fer a tart beer. Yes, as the session the beer becomes a little mpore tghan coff medicine . Yes good initial impressesa then it continues to treat me like a patient. Leaves me with qa cough medicine finish so I guess Iím getting over it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (535) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2015
Pours a dark reddy-brown with a light red tinted head. Nose is a bit of balsamic vinegar, some benzaldehydey sort of cherry. Flavor is subtley sweet and a bit tangy. Itís got some really great, rich, cherry flavor, a bit of caramel. Not much sourness to speak of at all, but thereís a little bit of tartness on the mid to late palate. Some vanilla flavor, no oaky tannins. Medium to heavy body, pretty oily and viscous. Interesting beer. Less sour than I expected, massive cherry flavor. If I didnít know it was natural cherry I would have guess it was artificial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (1685) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2015
330mL bottle from Slowbeer. BB30/10/16 Rather attractive looking beer - deep, clear ruby body with creamy beige foam lingering atop. Moderate intensity nose, quite intriguing; sour cherry, marzipan, almond meal, toffeed malts, dried & vinous (red) fruits, old oak. Body is quite thick, sticky, low carbonation gives it a somewhat velvety texture - didnít pay attention to the 8.5% abv tag before drinking! Starts rather sweet - Kirsch, cherry cola, marzipan, chewy dark toffee, becomes more vinous towards the finish, subtle oak, some balsamic undertones too with a touch of tartness to accompany. Rather liked this one - there is a slight "artificial" cherry syrup quality about it, but the base beer adds a welcome complexity & depth to the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (4091) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmkís place. Pours brown with a beige head, aroma of marzipan, cherry, caramel and pleasant acidity, flavor is slightly sweet with cherries, plums and marzipan, medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (4737) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle during Brussels vacation. Deep red with brownish red head. Aroma and taste is sweet, candy cherries, extract, tart despite the sweetness, very well hidden alcohol. My notes says that is is clearly a sour oud bruin in the bottom of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Pours like coke with super fizzy, carbonated head and lacing, and dark color. Smells like Cherry Coke, acid, and alcohol. Tastes like Cherry Coke, acid, and alcohol. Some sourness and more complexity in the finish. Well this was different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1505) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2015
Pours clear, very deep red body with a brown hue. The head is a bit small, beige with some pink in the mix. Good lacing. Sweet fruity and strong aroma of sweet cherries, cherry pits and marzipan. The cherries are the main component of the strong flavour as well, but now with a more sour touch. Also bitter cherry pits and marzipan. Or maybe itís bitter almonds and sweet cherry pits. Whatever. There is lots of sweetness in the taste, but itís elegantly backed up by both a light bitterness and a firm touch of acidity. Itís full-bodied, creamy, and with a quite soft carbonation. A more-ish, drinkable, crisp and refreshing brew!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 19 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

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