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


on tap

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RATINGS: 482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (2100) - 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 - didn’t 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 (4134) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s 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 (5527) - 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 (1751) - 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 it’s bitter almonds and sweet cherry pits. Whatever. There is lots of sweetness in the taste, but it’s elegantly backed up by both a light bitterness and a firm touch of acidity. It’s 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]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Pours luvverly. Taste of artificial cherry syrup, gently leading to a stoney cherry acceptableness. A really acidic backdrop: acidic cream. Cannot believe this is 8.5%. Whoops. 11.30 on a Monday is perhaps not the right time for this. In any case I necked it. Wobbles between quite good musky, kriek and fairly sour Sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cnesta (40) - grand prairie, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Smells and tastes of cherry vanilla and oak. Medium body. Very small cream head. Light carbonation. Dark cherry color. Very sweet taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2015
Small head dark red pour mild to medium carbonation aromas cherries of the sour type vanilla candy the flavours vanilla woody note of oak perfect the cherries are so good a mix with the oak flavour candy taste sugary grape note has a balance about very pleasant the finish decent tasting cherry ale with a good oak influence sweetness is good to balance out with the sour note goes down well

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjorsvdg (425) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2015
Een heerlijke volle donkere kriek. Duidelijk echte kriekensmaak. Weinig schuim.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Davros (2773) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2015
Pours dark red with a large head. Aromas of cherry and marzipan. Smells like cherry wine. Flavours include more cherry, marzipan and a very slight acidity. Pretty cloyingly sweet.

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